Email poster when reply is added
Hi. A suggestion. Most other first-rate forum websites will send an email to alert the original posting person that there is a reply to their issue. This is so helpful and really makes sense to me. I think it would be a great addition to this website. I haven't received any such emails from here - but if you already do that, thanks.
Jfood's gotta disagree with that one J. He gets so many emails already that adding to that in-box is not a positive event.
jfood thinks the "new" under My Chow serves this issue perfectly from this first-rate+ forum.
Thanks for your reply, J. Now, the question is - since it's not been fixed, is there enough call to put it back in order? Don't you think it's a useful service? I can give you a reason too - say someone posts a question and wants an answer. There's no way to let the original poster know it's up there unless they check back incessantly - and that wastes time. I'd like to know what you think.
I'd like to put in a vote for this one as well. I like the "my chow" option, but if i've lagged on any site for a few days, sometimes those "you have a reply" e-mails bring me back to the site. I use this optional feature on a few other boards I post on, and it brings me to those sites more often.
On a related note...those sites that DO have this option, when you click on the link within the e-mail, it brings you directly to the point in the thread wher you'd last left off, and you can start reading there. In other words you don't have to scroll through posts and posts and posts trying to find where you last left off, or where your original post was. I wish CH did this. In some of those 100 + post threads, it's hard to find your place.
It's an optional thing, so I don't see what the problem would be in bringing it here...either click "notify me when a reply is posted" or leave the box empty and therefore get no e-mails.
This is a must have option on any respectable forum board. For any people who don't want the e-mails, they can just disable it under their account settings. People lead busy lives and these notifications help posts stay current. Please implement as an option!