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tiny-tim
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Feb20-13, 05:35 AM
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my email notifications suddenly have less information

until yesterday, the typical notification was:
Dear tiny-tim,

**** has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - ***** - in the **** forum of Physics Forums.

This thread is located at:
http://www.physicsforums.com

Here is the message that has just been posted:
***************

---Quote

***************


There may also be other replies, but you will not receive any more notifications until you visit the forum again.

All the best,
Physics Forums
but now it only says:
Dear tiny-tim,

**** has just replied to a PhysicsForums thread you have subscribed to entitled - ****

Click this link to view the reply:
http://www.physicsforums.com


There may also be other replies, but you will not receive any more notifications until you visit the forum again.

All the best,
PhysicsForums.com
no forum name, and no content

i much prefer being able to read the new post in the email, before deciding whether to open the thread itself

it can save a lot of time, particularly if it tells me whether someone else is helping, or the OP is actually answering (or saying something like "i'll think about it overnight", or "thankyou", that doesn't need a reply!)
can we please have the "long form" emails back?
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Quote Quote by tiny-tim View Post

i much prefer being able to read the new post in the email, before deciding whether to open the thread itself
That's one reason I changed it. Makes people visit the site :)

I understand your complaint and will consider changing it.
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Feb20-13, 08:18 AM
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Quote Quote by Greg Bernhardt View Post
That's one reason I changed it. Makes people visit the site :)

I understand your complaint and will consider changing it.
I REALLY hate the new style and would very much appreciate it if you would change it back. I spend a lot of time on the site but find it very annoying to come here just to find absolutely nothing of interest in a reply.

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Quote Quote by phinds View Post
I REALLY hate the new style and would very much appreciate it if you would change it back. I spend a lot of time on the site but find it very annoying to come here just to find absolutely nothing of interest in a reply.
oooooookay I'll change it later this afternoon :)
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oooooookay I'll change it later this afternoon :)
What a guy !

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Feb20-13, 09:26 AM
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I wonder... is it technically feasible to quote just the first few lines of the post? That might give enough information to allow the reader to decide whether to come back here and read the whole thing.
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Quote Quote by jtbell View Post
I wonder... is it technically feasible to quote just the first few lines of the post? That might give enough information to allow the reader to decide whether to come back here and read the whole thing.
The problem with that is that it is frequently the case that the response starts off with a quote of the previous post ... that is NOT enought to be useful.
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Feb20-13, 11:38 AM
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Quote Quote by jtbell View Post
I wonder... is it technically feasible to quote just the first few lines of the post? That might give enough information to allow the reader to decide whether to come back here and read the whole thing.
Everything is possible, but the default system just allows to add the full message or no message, if I remember correctly.
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GUYS ... STOP !!! Take yes for an answer You're selling past the close.
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To me it really doesn't matter, as I usually see the post before seeing the email notification. But I think that having the message indirectly adds quality which also increases traffic. My 2.
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yay! the full text is back!!
thanks, greg!
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Feb20-13, 05:10 PM
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Dear Quarkcharmer,

micromass has just replied to a PhysicsForums thread you have subscribed to entitled - "Please help me with this tensor problem"

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Finally a solution! (clicks link)

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