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Re: Re: Re: Email notifications again

by davido (Cardinal)
on Sep 26, 2003 at 08:02 UTC ( #294354=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Email notifications again
in thread Email notifications again

There is not a way to subscribe to a Perlmonks thread and be notified of changes. One option is to periodically check in at Newest Nodes.

That may not be an option you like, but the fact remains that there is no mechanism in place for pushing notification to you when a thread receives activity.


"If I had my life to do over again, I'd be a plumber." -- Albert Einstein

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Email notifications again
by dda (Friar) on Sep 26, 2003 at 09:26 UTC
    Yes, Newest Nodes will not help -- suppose I just noticed some thread and decided to look at it, but was unable to visit the site for a week or more. Is it too much work to create something similar to "root says You've got a reply to..." and display it in a separate nodelet?


      I suggest that you take a look at a discussion that took place less than a week ago on the same exact subject, that eventually provoked a response from the gods explaining (for the umpteenth time) (annoyedly this time) why such a system isn't in place, and the heavy demand it would place on already heavily taxed servers.

      The most recent thread on the subject started with: RFC: Subscription to nodes. The eventual response by tye was: Re^2: RFC: Subscription to nodes (really?). And an eventual possible workaround came from Limbic~Region with Working Node Tracker?. In the end, Limbic~Region's solution doesn't do exactly what you are asking, but it could be helpful nevertheless, as it provides an offsite tool for assisting you in tracking nodes and threads.

      But your question originally was, is there a way to subscribe to threads and be notified of their activity. The answer became a little convoluted, you asked for clarification, and to make it perfectly clear I presented an unconvoluted and factual answer: Re: Re: Re: Email notifications again.

      At any rate, check out those links I provided here. They really do tell the story better than I can.


      "If I had my life to do over again, I'd be a plumber." -- Albert Einstein

        Thanks Dave!


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