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New shortened email notifications

  1. Feb 20, 2013 #1

    tiny-tim

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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:
    https://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:
    https://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 :frown:

    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? o:)
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2013 #2
    That's one reason I changed it. Makes people visit the site :)

    I understand your complaint and will consider changing it.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2013 #3

    phinds

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    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.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2013 #4
    oooooookay I'll change it later this afternoon :)
     
  6. Feb 20, 2013 #5

    phinds

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    What a guy !

    Thanks
     
  7. Feb 20, 2013 #6

    jtbell

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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.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2013 #7

    phinds

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    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.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2013 #8

    mfb

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    Everything is possible, but the default system just allows to add the full message or no message, if I remember correctly.
     
  10. Feb 20, 2013 #9

    phinds

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    GUYS ... STOP !!! Take yes for an answer :smile: You're selling past the close.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2013 #10

    dlgoff

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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¢.
     
  12. Feb 20, 2013 #11

    tiny-tim

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    yay! the full text is back!!

    thanks, greg! :approve:
     
  13. Feb 20, 2013 #12
    Finally a solution! (clicks link)

     
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