11/07/2016 at 5:47 am #5095
If you want to be notified anytime someone posts in a particular category, just click the “subscribe” link next to category name up above.
The “subscribe” link is currently very tiny so we need to make it bolder and more obvious.
But also be aware that you may start getting a lot of email if a certain category is popular. You can always just click it again to unsubscribe.
11/10/2016 at 4:43 pm #5543
Jay.. Question or clarification please. There are 15 Major Sections [at least at this moment I believe]. Within those there are topics that have been created. I have subscribed to all of the MAIN FORUMS [those 15]. Then I subscribed to some of the sub-topics created by individuals within those. Is there a way to just subscribe to the whole forum that will also include all of the sub-topics?
I noticed that after a few days I went back to a few Main Topics and new sub-topics had been created along with some replies and I never got notification of those. I also see that on each of those “New” topics there is the “Subscribe” button. Am I going to have to visit each of the 15 Main topics everyday and then look for the newly created sub-topics and “Subscribe” to them.
In the old “Blog” all I did was subscribe to the RSS Feed for the main topic such as the Monday Post and then all off the replies, regardless of topic came in my MS Outlook Program. I then just deleted those of no interest and flagged the ones of interest and dragged into a SL Sub-folder.
Today I found several newly created sub-topics I was interestd in but had to look at each of the sub-folders, open it and then subscribe. I found about 8 folders that were not sub-scribed too. Is there a master was to just “click” and then get all newly created topics within that main category. Do that one time for all 15 main categories you & Ryanne created and from that point on, all new topics, replies, questions [everything] gets sent to my Outlook program?
BTW… A suggestion for the 16 Main Category.. A section for just Administrative questions on how to navigate, how to do things within the forums, ask you guys just technical stuff about the forums such as this topic, etc. Sort of a Contact Us section only instead of a PM to you guys, a place to “post” it in the forum.
Hey.. you guys still in Atlanta? You going to get to do anything besides your contract work?
Anyway mike at MDC Galleries in Atlanta.
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11/10/2016 at 5:05 pm #5549
I believe that once you subscribe to a main category, then you’ll get any message posted with in.
So go to this page:
Under “Podcast Comments”, you see:
Home › Forums › Podcast Comments Subscribe
(The text is really small right now)
Click on “Subscribe” and you’ll get email notifications for all comments within that category.
I dont think we need a main topic right now for admin stuff. Just post to “Random thoughts” or email us directly.
11/10/2016 at 6:43 pm #5560
Hey Jay… That’s not how it is working on my end. Take the Main Category DOING TAXES.. I went there but had to subscribe again [using the fine type face subscribe] and OK, fine. It changed to “unsubscribe”. Then I clicked on the first topic. It was only one topic “Cogs” at the time. But now it said “Subscribe” again, in this mini topic. So I did and engaged in a few posts. Now I see there are two more mini or sub- for lack of a better word. Those are Needful things… and also tax effects of your building, having 3 voices-posts in each. I never got any of those posts even though I had Subscribe to the Main Category “Doing Taxes” and also the COGS sub-topic. Upon viewing each of those two new topics, it now shows the “Subscribe” text in those. This indicates to me I now have to “subscribe” to each of those seprately.
This is happening in several of the other main topics. I would think that if one subscribed to the Main Category that all sub-topics would be inclusive. And if you didn’t want to get a whole bunch or all posts like you told Linda Sheields, that you would just NOT SUBSCRIBE to the MainCategory and just subscribe to the mini-topics under the Main Heading that you were interested in. But mine makes me Subscribe to the Main Category and then also each and evey new sub topic created by new voices under that main category. This makes for a situation by which I have to go to every main category, click on it, then go down the sub-categories one by one. Most it shows I have already subscribed to, but some don’t because they are new mini-topics and show “subscribe”. This creates a situation by which one has to “monitor” all of the sub-topics [new voices] under each Main Category. It will be somewhat time consuming.
I hope this paints a clear picture of the situation. thanks mike in Atl.
11/10/2016 at 6:54 pm #5561
Okay. I understand what you’re saying, but this is not how it works for me. When I subscribe to the main category, all conversations are emailed to me. It should be as simple as you are asking it to be.
What browser are you using? I’m on chrome.
11/10/2016 at 7:15 pm #5563
Firefox but I also have Chrome and tested it earlier. Same results on Both. Subscribed to Doing Taxes on both, Had to manually subscribe to COGS topic on both, then the other two when I click on them both say Subscribe. Would think that if Subscribed to main “Doing Taxes” then all three topics would automatically be subscribed and all answers and posts under all 3 would be automatic.
Can’t figure out anything else. mike in atl
11/10/2016 at 9:43 pm #5577
One other thing Jay.. I don’t get any of my replies or posts emailed to me. Others replies yes, but my original posts or my replies, no. How about you? Do you get your posts? .. mc
11/11/2016 at 5:50 am #5588
Nope. I don’t get emails of my replies (which I like).
One thing you could try is to create another user. Start from scratch and see if “subscribe” works like its supposed to. Subscribe to the main category one time, and you should get all emails from every response within that main category forever.
11/11/2016 at 8:18 am #5598
Good Morning: Ok I’ll try that a little later after we get our morning shipment completed.
Will I have to go back and “Unsubscribe” to all of the Categories for the first User name? I don’t want to wind up getting duplicates of everything.
Check back later with update after we get it done.
thanks mike in atl.
11/11/2016 at 8:44 am #5602
If your new user works the way you want it to, you can always delete this first user.
11/10/2016 at 7:17 pm #5564
Huh, it’s weird we’re getting different results.
Has anyone else here tried subscribing to the main categories?
i’d love to get some different data points.
11/11/2016 at 6:00 pm #5635
11/11/2016 at 11:01 pm #5645
Thanks Jay will check it all out more in depth tomorrow. mike in atl.
11/13/2016 at 11:55 am #5687
Follow up on your test suggestion of the topic of no new SL emails [posts] coming through.. Results, No go Jay… I haven’t had an email come in with an update since Sat. [yesterday] at 6:38 PM but I know there have been posts since then. So, I read your links and they just explain the basic premise of selecting to subscribe and Favorite a “Topic”.
So I tried an experiment. I “Unsubscribed” to everything. Logged out and closed SL in browser. Then I re-opened SL, signed and went to Forums. The registered again for Forums. Then I went to each of the 15 Main Categories, clicked on each of them and clicked “Subscribe”. Now that should have done it. That should have subscribed me to each and all “Topics” within that Main Category. But nope. That was early this morning and still no new emails sent to my email account since last night at 6:38 PM.
So now the next experiment I was going to try was to click on the “Main Category”, then click on each “Topic” and subscribe. But I added up all of the “Topics” that are contained in those 15 MAIN CATEGORIES and there are 157 seven of them. So decided not to proceed because of the time it would take.
So do you think that maybe it would be best to just delete my whole account from SL and start completely over, new avatar, new account name, new nick name, the whole works? I don’t know?? Mike in Atlanta
11/14/2016 at 6:08 am #5726
I’m stumped. The subscription works for me. As you read on that link, that’s the function of it.
I’ll mention it on the next podcast to see if others are getting the emails if they subscribed. Be good to get more data points.
–check your spam folder if you havent already. We’ve had some members say that emails were there.
–if it still isnt working, create a new user. See if that works for you.
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