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Old 09-02-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
Mega Man X
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Question Happy Birthday E-Mail!


Hi!

I've a suggestion. How about sending to the registered members a Happy Birthday message? Today is my birthday and, I got impressed with the amount of forums that sent me a message, such as Abit and VBForums, among many, many others that I've totally forgotten.

Now the reason why I'm asking this is because we have really a huge amount of registered members, but how many are really active? Perhaps they don't want to receive the LQ.org bulletin for one reason or another (I do, mind you) and they most likely will forget LQ.org as time goes by, as I did with many other forums.

The e-mails I received are bots, it's lame, I know that, but made me at least take a look into those forums again that for a long time I've not logged in. It's a simple gesture that could help to bring a member back and/or make the active ones to feel a little more welcome.

Just a suggestion.

Now you can all congratulate me. I promise to be nicer and start less flames, been under very much stress for the past 2 years, without holidays and underpaid job with a family to feed, but that's another story, besides, today is a happy day for me

Regards!
 
Old 09-02-2005, 11:42 AM   #2
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I have nothing to say to you, except happy birthday .
 
Old 09-02-2005, 12:04 PM   #3
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Thank you Nylex
 
Old 09-02-2005, 01:13 PM   #4
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Happy birthday Megaman X.

It sounds like a good idea and if it's limited to the people that have e-mail enabled and their birthday set I can't see why there would be objections.

I'm not sure how many inactive people will actually have their birthdays entered though.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 01:18 PM   #5
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Happy birthday Megaman X This could work, maybe there could be an option in the Control Panel to "receive a birthday greeting email". As to why it isn't done already, well, it could be that Jeremy doesn't want people to feel inundated with email from us (possibly), or either he just didn't think of it or did't think we'd want it.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 03:55 PM   #6
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Happy Bday Megaman. Doesn't seem like a bad idea to me, and if it turns just one inactive member into an active one, then it's done its job. I realyl don't see where it could hurt if it was able to be turned on/off like XavierP says.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 02:03 AM   #7
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Hey guys! Thanks a lot for you replies, I really appreciated it. I'm also glad you liked the idea of Birthday-EMail. Oh my, can't believe I'm 26 yo now . Ghehe.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 08:46 AM   #8
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one message a year isn't really flooding the inbox.

I like this idea.

a community bulletin every two weeks (that's what you mean with bi-weekly, right? not twice a week? ) isn't a huge strain on the inbox. It's when you subscribe to a bunch of threads- then it is heavy on the inbox. Delete! I have renovated my inbox by deleting every old thread notification. It's great!

titanium_geek
 
Old 09-03-2005, 08:56 AM   #9
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Thumbs up Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Megaman X!!
26 y.o. isn't bad at all. After 30 time flies like a rocket, but 26 is the best.
Happy Bithday again. All the best! Gambatte Kudasay (Japanese, all the best) !
 
Old 09-03-2005, 12:38 PM   #10
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The next version of the software will give you much more granularity over the amount of email you get from LQ (think thread subscription with no email being possible, daily digests, etc). At that time, I'd consider enabling birthday email for members who both allow email from LQ and have a valid birthday defined.

--jeremy
 
Old 09-03-2005, 03:55 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by jeremy
At that time, I'd consider enabling birthday email for members who both allow email from LQ and have a valid birthday defined.
Cool!
 
Old 09-03-2005, 05:07 PM   #12
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man jeremy- this new forum release is going to be amazing-

titanium_geek
 
Old 09-05-2005, 12:54 AM   #13
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Thanks SlackerLX for the encouragement message and all the others for the replies . The new forum sounds really great jeremy.

Regards!
 
Old 09-05-2005, 06:02 AM   #14
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I feel bad that we missed your birthday Megaman X
so I searched high and low
to find something appropriate
I couldn't find anything
so I hope this will make up for our transgression
http://marilynmonroepages.com/sounds/birthday.mp3

floppy
 
Old 09-05-2005, 10:58 AM   #15
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Talking Loved it!

Oh floppywhopper! You are too kind. Now I am touched .

Thanks a lot mate!!!!
 
  


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