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Test test test - Anyone use Subscriptions?

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Test, test, test. Is the Mic on? Louder? Ok, Thanks. The question will now begin:

Do you use the Subscription service on SoakersForum? We have been experiencing an issue for a member where forums are being "automatically" subscribed, so unless we have a number of folks using this feature, we'll turn it off.

Fortunately we have a fairly small number of posts so it's easy to keep up with the incoming. I believe this feature is useful where boards see hundreds of postings a day.

Thank you for your replies!

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Hi Bruce,
BNMac wrote:Test, test, test. Is the Mic on? Louder? Ok, Thanks. The question will now begin:

Do you use the Subscription service on SoakersForum? We have been experiencing an issue for a member where forums are being "automatically" subscribed, so unless we have a number of folks using this feature, we'll turn it off.

Fortunately we have a fairly small number of posts so it's easy to keep up with the incoming. I believe this feature is useful where boards see hundreds of postings a day.

Thank you for your replies!

--Bruce...
Sounds good to us. This could be a case of Less Is Better.

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I've turned off the feature for now...

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Not currently using it and have not for a long time...
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Bruce, I posteed to you under Administratium. I have not used subscriptions.
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I personally like the subscription feature, especially since SoakersForum gets little enough traffic that I often check and see no replies to threads I am following. I like being able to get an e-mail to let me know I should check the forum.

You can turn off subscription to forums but still allow subscription to topics.

I won't complain if you keep it turned off, but I do use the feature.

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Thanks for the response! For the moment, I've turned it back on... yet I see there's been no activity on any topic over the last couple of days.

I suspect everyone is out there doing SoakersForum field work. I expect to see trip reports coming in SOON! B^)

Speaking of trips, I'm currently north of Denver Colorado this week on business with no opportunity to go soak except in the hotel spa at 105°. Such as life!
Hello to everyone in central Colorado! Go soak for me, please...

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For some reason on this board, users have the "notify me upon replies by default" set to "yes" by default in the UCP. I can see how that could get annoying. There is a way to turn default subscription off while still allowing users to subscribe to topics/forums.

See this page: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1401745

These are instructions to turn notification "on" by default, so you would want to change the "user_notify" value from 1 to 0 and edit the SQL query to SET user_notify = 0 (modified below)

For new registrations:
OPEN includes/functions_user.php
FIND

Code: Select all

      'user_notify'         => 1,
REPLACE WITH

Code: Select all

      'user_notify'         => 0,
SQL

Code: Select all

UPDATE phpbb_users SET user_notify = 0 WHERE user_type <> 2
User types are as follows:
0 = normal users
1 = deactivated/inactive users
2 = bots and anonymous users
3 = founder users
so you could probably change "user_type <> 2" to "user_type = 0" if you don't want to change the settings for founders.

Any users who want subscription turned on by default would have to re-select that option in the UCP, but that should be simpler than asking folks to deselect it.

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Bruce,
I hope you brought your snow shovel with you. I'm getting real tired of "Springtime In the Rockies."
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(Thread diversion - I love it!) Yep, it's cold rain at the moment, but they've been saying the snow will start soon. It may be fun getting to work in the morning.

Mark, I'll play with the sql... per those instructions. Odd tho that I don't recall that setting was on by default.

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After creating user Mento, I looked at the settings; "Notify me upon replies by default" is turned off. So... who knows.
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Notification is on by default for me, and I don't think I ever turned it on. I remember back in the PHPBB2 days that folks were having issues with being subscribed by default. So my guess is that anyone who has registered since the switch to version 3 has the notification turned off by default, and anyone who registered before then has it turned on unless they have changed their UCP settings. The SQL should fix it in any case, but it looks like the file edit won't be necessary.

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jrbarber wrote:Bruce,
I hope you brought your snow shovel with you. I'm getting real tired of "Springtime In the Rockies."
CO(lorado) Jim

Hey Jim, Snow?? What's that? It'll be 93 on the weekend at Highline Hot Well!! I persuaded a friend who had never been out there to check it out along with Five Palms and Slabs.
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Will check it this afternoon when I have e-mail.

Stop braggin Kim, it's 45, rainy & over cast here..

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I looked at the User Control Panels of some of the users who registered for the board prior to the conversion to phpBB3 in January 2009 and I think Mark is correct. The users who have never posted anything generally have Notify Me on Replies by Default set to Yes. This is not the case for users who have never posted anything who registered subsequent to January 2009.

To check this setting:
1. Click on User Control Panel (just below the forum logo above).
2. Click the Board Preferences tab on the top row.
3. Click Edit Posting Defaults on the left.
4. Look at the Notify Me on Replies by Default radio button. If it is set to Yes, click it over to No, then hit Submit at the bottom.

Sorry if that has caused issues for anyone.

We had a full-blown blizzard here at Lake Tahoe on Monday afternoon with about 4-5 inches of snow. It should be fully melted off by this aftenoon. Then we get the first 70 degree day of the year on Friday or Saturday...HOORAY!!!
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45 degrees Jeff! Yikes- that's almost freezing ;-)

Eric- looks like you'll be swimming in Lake Tahoe soon!
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