View Full Version : Forum behaviors...

2005-08-03, 18:20

I've been meaning to ask for a long time. I'm on at least one other phpBB board run by a friend, and the "notify me when a reply is posted" works on the other board I am on every time, for any thread I've either posted in or said I'm watching. While I keep things similarly set here, I generally don't receive such replies from this board. I might receive one or two about particular threads but come and find lots of the threads I've been watching have been updated. I've been gone a couple of months recently, but I was finding this the case both before I got busy for a while and now as well. Is the board suppressing doing topic reply notifications in most cases to keep load down or something? Just thought I'd check into this finally.

2005-08-04, 03:57
It's not suppressing anything deliberately. It may be that one of the modifications has broken auto-notifications, but it's also possible that the messages are being blocked by your ISP or caught by a spam filter. Is anyone else having the same problem?

2005-08-04, 04:41
Hm...I can only guess but....you said at that board you can get a message when one of the topics you have replied to or are watching has been replied to....despite not knowing how you can mark a topic as 'watched', maybe this reply on watched topics does require the 'Always notify me of replies' function in your board profile. Just a stupid thought but if you only use the "notify me when a reply is posted" [which is the only thing you mentioned] checkbox at every post then you might not get a reply for those you are only 'watching'. Stupid idea but if the admin himself has no idea one can as well post some possibitilies.

2005-08-04, 05:14
Well, I usually don't mark threads watched, because if they're of interest to me I'll usually say something in them. But I generally don't get topic reply notifications here. I might post in ten threads, and get one or two topic reply notifications - but when I check, all ten threads have updated.

I've never really done anything in terms of modifying myself explicitly... and originally I didn't even really filter spam (and again, I get topic reply notifications sometimes from this board and all the time from the other board I'm on).

That's just what's happening/been happening to me though. Anyone else?