Bookmarking/Email notification changes
- Engineering Nov 1, 2006 08:45 PM
A couple of weeks ago, we rolled out a new feature so 'hounds could get emailed every time there was a new post on a topic that they were interested in. Turns out that's not the best solution for a number of reasons, so tomorrow we will be starting our new notification service.
Every night, we'll be sending out just one email that includes a listing of topics that you have participated in that have received new posts that day. You can opt out of these emails by going to http://www.chowhound.com/account/edit and unchecking the Email Notification checkbox.
Let us know what you think.
With the e-mail notification, nothing in MY CHOW was highlighted as it was in the past when there was continued discussion on a topic. The e-mail notification cannot possibly be up-to-the-minute current since it is sent "during the night" so it is still necessary to check the posts. Now, all posts must be checked since none are highlighted.
I prefer the highlighted MY CHOW instead of constantly switching between e-mail and the CH website. Also, opting out of e-mail notification was a nightmare as cited by Snackish.
Thanks for the feedback everyone. We're working on our messaging, which includes email notifications and newsletters, so it may be a bit buggy over the next couple of days. Please keep sending us feedback, and be as tolerant as you can be!