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Larry Stein Jul 2, 2006 04:45 PM

On other boards in which I participate, I have the option of receiving emails in my inbox when someone has responded to a topic when I've posted to that topic, or started a topic.

In that email is a link to that topic.

Is that going to be implemented here? I find it VERY handy. Hey Oko, are you listening? ;-)

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  1. Gary Soup RE: Larry Stein Jul 2, 2006 04:53 PM

    That's great for boards that deal with highly specific or obsure interests, or are lightly trafficked, but you must have noticed that threads in Chowhound often get dozens of responses in a very short period of time. Are you sure you want to be notified of each one of them? As my mother would say, "be careful what you wish for...."

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      Larry Stein RE: Larry Stein Jul 2, 2006 06:48 PM

      It hasn't been an issue for me on Wine Therapy, eRobertParker and other sites that have this feature. eRP is as heavily-trafficked as this site. An option for that feature is whether one wants to be notified or not. The default on both boards is no. The user has to select a check box or pick that option from a pulldown menu.

      So yes, I do wish for that. ;-)

      1. foodieX2 RE: Larry Stein Jul 5, 2006 04:28 PM

        One of my favorite boards has an email notification that allows you to choose 'instant', 'daily' or 'weekly'. I love this feature!!

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