Hello fellow Slackers
I've been playing around with Google Alerts trying to find a way to [hopefully] receive quick and timely notifications about new *threads* being posted to this forum.
As an alternative, "Plan B", I suppose new *posts* in this forum 'might' suffice, although the traffic still might be too much. Besides, I already receive a notification email a few times a day about new activity in this forum with the subject line, "Slackware update', which I use to follow active threads.
I've had some success with using the handles of my fav slackers here, but that usually only let's me know that one of you has responded to a thread by another OP.
What I want is a notification of the OP's thread creation in this forum.
Has anyone worked with Google Alerts in this fashion? And if so, how successful has that been for you.
Yes, I know I can use an RSS reader, but then I have to watch that window, and since I check my mail most often, it would work better for me to simply set up mail filters and have the notifications come in from Google Alerts.
Yeah, this is kind of a rehash of some similar topics already (but haven't considered Google Alerts as a possibility), although I'm still not really able to beat some of you to the gate and be the first to respond to help requests (even at 3:30 in the morning
As an extremely impractical solution to this issue, it would be possible to just hit the refresh button in the browser while at the top level of the Slackware forums, but I really don't think that anyone actually does that.
Thoughts? Ideas? Solutions (even partial ones)?