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  1. Jan 14, 2009 #1

    Redbelly98

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    I noticed when one edits the "Scientists" section of a library entry, the edit log says that "latex" has been edited. Would this be an easy fix?

    For example, 2 of the Jan. 14 edits here:
    https://www.physicsforums.com/library.php?do=view_item&itemid=190
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2009 #2
    this is a known problem, thanks
     
  4. Feb 7, 2009 #3

    tiny-tim

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    Library subscriptions and Edit logs

    i] I've subscribed to numerous PF Library entries, but I've never been notified of any changes to them (the main text, not the Commentary), nor of any changes to those I've created myself (for which there is no subscription option).

    Has anybody ever been notified of a Library change?

    Are the Library subscriptions actually working?

    ii] I just edited the title and Scientists of uncertainty relation (still in moderation) and that completely wiped the previous entries in the Edit log (inlcuding of course, the credit to its creator). :frown:
     
  5. Feb 7, 2009 #4

    Redbelly98

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    Funny, I have been thinking the same thing. No notifications for subscribed items, and the edit log can be one of three things:

    1. Non-existent / erased
    2. Incomplete listing of edits
    3. Complete listing of edits

    I've started crediting creators and creation dates in the Commentary section for this reason. I'd suggest adding that info to the earliest comment in your own entries, or entries you are involved with, so people can see when and by whom articles were created.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2009 #5
    Can anyone else confirm that library subscriptions are not working?
     
  7. Feb 12, 2009 #6

    Kurdt

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    tt has edited a couple of my entries and I never received any notification at all.
     
  8. Feb 12, 2009 #7

    Redbelly98

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    Not sure if it was clear from my post #4, but I don't get the notifications either. I am subscribed to a number of entries, both from having created some of them or because I have clicked on "Subscribe to item".
     
  9. Feb 17, 2009 #8
    subscriptions should work now. they are sent via PM. let me know
     
  10. Feb 17, 2009 #9

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    I just got one Greg, I presume it was in retrospect.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2009 #10

    tiny-tim

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    notifications fixed!

    Yes, Greg … I just got about 50 notifications, all sent at 2253 GMT! :biggrin:

    Thanks for fixing it. :smile:
     
  12. Mar 9, 2009 #11

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    notifications no longer fixed

    I've subscribed to Snell's law , but there were amendments on 6th March and 7th March, and I've received no notifications
     
  13. Mar 9, 2009 #12

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    I also was not notified of edits in Snell's Law.

    I've been wondering about library subscriptions lately, since I haven't received any more notifications since Feb. 17. Perhaps my subscriptions were just not getting activity, but I was definitely subscribed to Snell's Law as the entry creator.
     
  14. May 11, 2009 #13

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    subscriptions and autolinking

    Library subscriptions still not working. :blushing:

    And when will autolinking be turned back on? :smile:

    (it's been off since before the new drive was installed)
     
  15. Jul 22, 2009 #14

    Redbelly98

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    Edit privileges?

    New question: I am wondering who has edit privileges for library entries?

    I'm aware that Science Advisors can edit any entry.

    I know of a non-staff PF member who was able to edit an entry they created, which makes sense. But another PF member has said he was unable to edit an entry he had created. He is a Homework Helper but not a Science Advisor.

    Did a setting get changed within the last 4 months or so, or is there some weird glitch with who gets edit privileges in the library? Does it matter if the entry is in moderation or has been approved?

    Thanks,

    RB
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2009
  16. Jul 23, 2009 #15

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    Re: Edit privileges?

    Just checked. I am able to edit my own entries, entries created by others, and also entries in moderation.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2009
  17. Jul 23, 2009 #16

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    Re: Edit privileges?

    Thanks for checking that out, the 4-momentum entry is in fact what prompted me to post here on this issue. I'm more convinced now that some weird glitch is preventing turin, the article's Creator, from editing it.

    (For the record, dx is currently a PF Contributor and Homework Helper, and not a Science Advisor.)
     
  18. Sep 17, 2009 #17

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    Re: notifications fixed!

    For the record, after that I got no notifications until exactly seven months later (today, 17th September), when I got 32 notifications in 2 minutes. :smile:

    But no notifications of edits of my own entries, and no option to subscribe to them. :frown:

    (btw, are the notifications only for edits, or are they for comments also? :confused:)
     
  19. Sep 17, 2009 #18

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    Yeah, I got 2 messages today about edits to library items.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2010 #19

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    Re: notifications fixed!

    Again, for the record, since 17th September, I got no notifications until over five months later (today, 26th February), when I got 21 notifications in 1 minute. :rolleyes:
     
  21. Feb 26, 2010 #20
    Re: notifications fixed!

    you are mr popular :biggrin:
     
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