New Feature: Forum Email Subscriptions

7:39 p.m. on July 21, 2010 (EDT)
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Earlier today we launched a new feature to help keep Trailspace members up-to-date with threads of personal interest in the Trailspace forums. Subscribing to a forum Subscribing to a specific forum (for example, Backcountry, Gear Selection, Climbing, Paddling) will give you a daily email notification listing all new topics posted in that forum. To subscribe to a forum, just click the "Subscribe" l...

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8:06 p.m. on July 21, 2010 (EDT)
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That's super Dave, thank you sir.

1:12 a.m. on July 22, 2010 (EDT)
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You might consider making the default on the check box for

'notify me by email of comments on this post'

as blank so you don't generate a lot of unintended emails for people. Opt-in is always my preference. Otherwise, I think it's a good idea.

10:11 a.m. on July 22, 2010 (EDT)
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Cool feature Dave. I'm using more RSS these days.....

11:08 a.m. on July 22, 2010 (EDT)
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Nice feature :) Thanks Dave

I agree, though, that I would rather not have to remember to un-check the box every time I don't want to be notified. Most of the time I don't think I would want notifications, but when I do it will be nice to have the option to check the box

11:13 a.m. on July 22, 2010 (EDT)
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Thanks for the feedback.

SnowGoose: I've seen it done both ways, and I'd been going back and forth on that one. Some people like to get notifications on everything thread in which they've posted; others never want a single email. Maybe I'll set it up as an account preference, so you can choose whether or not the box is checked by default.

Seth: What do you typically look for / like in an RSS feeds for a forum?

3:37 p.m. on July 22, 2010 (EDT)
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I've modified the behavior of the "notify me" checkbox a little bit. It's now unchecked by default, unless you're already subscribed to the thread, in which case it's checked.

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