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    Are Alerts on the fritz again?

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    by deepsand ·

    Since 08 APR, when I received a consolidated alert e-mail for 07 APR activity, nothing.

    Should I expect to shortly have yet another humongous missive show up?

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    • #2939787

      You bet

      by michael jay ·

      In reply to Are Alerts on the fritz again?

      No Alerts here either.

    • #2939729

      This place

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to Are Alerts on the fritz again?

      cannot be beat.

      • #2939704

        But, it can get beat up at times! < eom >

        by deepsand ·

        In reply to This place

        .

    • #2939689

      Ugh.

      by seanferd ·

      In reply to Are Alerts on the fritz again?

      Reliable alerts on all discussions to which I’m subscribed would be wonderful. Even back when it was “working”, though, it wasn’t entirely working as evidenced by the occasional alert dump that contained many links to the distant past.

    • #2939600

      Oh, great, now My Workspace reports “NO UPDATES.”

      by deepsand ·

      In reply to Are Alerts on the fritz again?

      Is this really all just a dream?

    • #2937678

      Update….

      by Tammy.Cavadias ·

      In reply to Are Alerts on the fritz again?

      Still waiting on an update about what is going on with this.

      -Tammy [_]3

      • #2937666

        Thanks :)

        by seanferd ·

        In reply to Update….

        I really do miss the Alerts – that feature was always something I always really liked about TR. Of course, I could live without them, but I would be cool if we could find out whether or not there is any intent on bringing them back. 😀

        I always thought the Alerts were of particular use for the Q&A forum, where the thread could fall entirely off the radar, and you’d never know it was still active, unless you bookmark every one and check them a lot.

        • #2937525

          Even with Alerts activity on old threads can still be missed.

          by deepsand ·

          In reply to Thanks :)

          It’s been the case for several years now that one’s subscription to a thread could be mysteriously changed to “unsubscribed.”

          To the best of my knowledge, the cause has never been identified by TR, and, consequently, not fixed.

        • #2937498

          Yes

          by seanferd ·

          In reply to Even with Alerts activity on old threads can still be missed.

          I’ve had dumps, from when alerts were apparently working, which covered large swaths of history. Of course, I’ve no idea what there might have been that never even made it into the sudden alert dumps.

          I hadn’t know that a subscription could mysteriously reverse itself. Interesting.

          The other thing about not getting alerts, for me, has had an opposing consequence: I’ve had to go and unsubscribe several hundred old threads, one at a time (!), as it wouldn’t occur to me when I did not get any. If I remember correctly, the unsubscribe function was updated so one could modify multiple entries at once, but it may have been a dream. I won’t check on it, as I’m tired of “updating” my information every time I’m required to log in to do any management function.

        • #2937492

          Can unsubscribe to multiple threads in one fell swoop.

          by deepsand ·

          In reply to Yes

          However, as of the last time I looked, still no way to set your own default preferences, or do mass edits of such.

          Like you, I’ve grown so weary of spending so much time managing my subscriptions with such a FUBAR system that I’ve stopped trying.

    • #2937461

      Did anyone receive….

      by Tammy.Cavadias ·

      In reply to Are Alerts on the fritz again?

      ..and alerts over the last few hours by chance?

      My own have personally hit high gear and arrived all at once going back over the last week.

      -Tammy [_]3

      • #2937273

        Hello????

        by Tammy.Cavadias ·

        In reply to Did anyone receive….

        Any one out there? ::::::::::::hears echo::::::

        -Tammy [_]3

        • #2937263

          Alert batches

          by ksoniat ·

          In reply to Hello????

          …there is another thread http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=307273&messageID=3059536 that everyone is exclaiming about getting a weeks worth of alerts at one time – so Yes!

          Started by CaptBilly1Eye

        • #2937258

          Thanks!

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to Alert batches

          I must have missed that one… when searching through…kicks computer

          -Tammy [_]3

        • #2937119

          Not you, but TR’s “wonderfully useful” Search “function.”

          by deepsand ·

          In reply to Thanks!

          It’s really not good for more that searching Tags.

          Shame of it is that the old one of years ago was way more useful!

        • #2937118

          I have yet to find what I am looking for

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Not you, but TR’s “wonderfully useful” Search “function.”

          using TR’s search feature. Completely gave up on it after the latest revamp.
          At which point it got even less useful than it already wasn’t.

        • #2938798

          The one we had in 2000 wasn’t the greatest, but was the best since then.

          by deepsand ·

          In reply to I have yet to find what I am looking for

          Why, back then we could even search a directory of members via a number of keys.

          It seems that, with every new roll out, the Search function has been rendered less useful, to the point where it’s now effectively neutered.

        • #2938790

          I personally prefer…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to Not you, but TR’s “wonderfully useful” Search “function.”

          Google’s site search – but that hadn’t archived yet, so it didn’t find me anything either.

          One of my all time favorites that I LOVE and APPRECIATE (I place them in caps to how grateful I am) is when I get a spam alert to grab my attention.

          I can never say Thank you enough for all the eyes on here.

          -Tammy [_]3

        • #2938784

          Well, then, we’ll just have to make sure that you get more.

          by deepsand ·

          In reply to I personally prefer…

          Shouldn’t take too long to set up a bunch of new accounts; free e-mail accounts are available aplenty for the taking.

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