PF alert machine

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I used to check up on this forum for every hour to see if there are ant new alerts of me, but now I ran into a problem:

I actually have an eye treatment in process which the doctor told me yesterday that I can only view this forum for 1 hour a day, which makes checking once per hour impossible.

The alert function of this forum is very useful.But I have to log in or at least open the browser to see it, so is it possible to make something, whether a script or an actual machine, that can monitor this forum, and send text messages to me whenever there is an alert? That will dramaticly reduce the actual time I need to spend on this forum since I don't need to open the browser and see no alerts, which happens to be the case for 90% of all time.

Are such things possible? Or are there other alternatives?
 
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I used to check up on this forum for every hour to see if there are ant new alerts of me, but now I ran into a problem:

I actually have an eye treatment in process which the doctor told me yesterday that I can only view this forum for 1 hour a day, which makes checking once per hour impossible.

The alert function of this forum is very useful.But I have to log in or at least open the browser to see it, so is it possible to make something, whether a script or an actual machine, that can monitor this forum, and send text messages to me whenever there is an alert? That will dramaticly reduce the actual time I need to spend on this forum since I don't need to open the browser and see no alerts, which happens to be the case for 90% of all time.

Are such things possible? Or are there other alternatives?
You can set "send email on alert" in your profile.
 
  • #3
Tom.G
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Leave the browser open and do a Reload command as needed. On a keyboard, the F5 key tells the browser to request a re-send of the currently displayed page.

Cheers,
Tom

(hope you are off the usage restriction soon)
 
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(hope you are off the usage restriction soon)
Thanks. By the way, I just finished writing the refreshing program. It worked out great!
 

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