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Old 11-12-2019, 03:24 AM   #1
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Successive email notifications while not reading explicitely the related threads on LQ


There seems to be a discrepancy about LQ email notifications recently.
Indeed, in each of these notifications, it's written:
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There may also be other replies, but you will not receive any more notifications until you visit the forum again.
However, now I'm receiving successive email notifications regarding a same thread even if I've not gone on LQ to read the new posts of this thread.

NB: This behavior happens for multiple threads. It's not exclusive to one thread.
 
Old 11-12-2019, 05:42 AM   #2
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The relevant part is :

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until you visit the forum again.
It's not "until you visit the thread again".

So it'd doing that it's telling you, this is the standard vBulletin functionality.

[edit]So the notification for a new post in a thread will get sent once, but if you visit the forum again but don't read the thread and there's an update to the thread it'll get sent... once. It's a bit counterintuitive tbh.

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Old 11-12-2019, 03:11 PM   #3
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^ Hummm... I don't have the feeling it was the behavior some time before... I mean, I was used to receiving only 1 notification for X new posts in a thread as long as I don't visit this thread (no matter I was visiting other threads).
So now, in my inbox, I have multiple notifications for a single thread even if I didn't visit LQ at all (I'm still connected though - cookie stuff). I don't think I receive 1 notification per new post nonetheless but it's rapidly bulky in my inbox.

I think the most important part of your answer is probably the "[edit]" part but I don't understand it. Are you saying you get new notifications for thread T if the latter has new posts and you visit anything but thread T?

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Old 11-12-2019, 03:17 PM   #4
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I think the most important part of your answer is probably the "[edit]" part but I don't understand it. Are you saying you get new notifications for thread T if the latter has new posts and you visit anything but thread T?
Yes. Having run vBulletin software for almost 20 years I'm (unfortunately?) familiar with a lot of its behaviour.
 
Old 11-12-2019, 06:32 PM   #5
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^ Ok but I still don't understand why I receive multiple notifications for a single thread even if I'm not going to LQ.
Is being connected enough to generate those notifications?
 
Old 11-12-2019, 07:12 PM   #6
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^ Ok but I still don't understand why I receive multiple notifications for a single thread even if I'm not going to LQ.
Is being connected enough to generate those notifications?
By “connected” do you mean having an LQ page open on a browser? Or just logged in?
I never log out, but I don’t have pages open all the time. Just wanted to clarify.

I also never subscribe to threads...I just use the “View New Posts” to see what’s happening.
 
Old 11-13-2019, 03:12 AM   #7
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By “connected” do you mean having an LQ page open on a browser? Or just logged in?
Just logged in via cookie.

EDIT: actually no, I have some LQ threads opened in web browser tabs and those are not related to notifications I'm receiving.

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Old 11-13-2019, 02:35 PM   #8
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Just logged in via cookie.

EDIT: actually no, I have some LQ threads opened in web browser tabs and those are not related to notifications I'm receiving.
Thank you for the clarification.
I wouldn’t think having a page open is something the board would know about. Nor is the fact you’re logged in a factor. The cookie, after all, is on your ‘puter
 
Old 11-13-2019, 03:06 PM   #9
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In my experience:

LQ will send a maximum of 1 notification per subscribed thread, until you're Last Active status gets updated. This means visiting the site(even just the home page) while logged in. Open tabs would likely be counted as active.
 
Old 11-13-2019, 03:17 PM   #10
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In my experience:

LQ will send a maximum of 1 notification per subscribed thread, until you're Last Active status gets updated. This means visiting the site(even just the home page) while logged in. Open tabs would likely be counted as active.
Agreed, but isn't that status updated when the page was opened/last refreshed?
I'm suggesting that if I open a thread in a tab yesterday, then yesterday is the Last Active date. Leaving it open doesn't make it Last Active now/today unless/until I refresh the page.

And, requesting a clarification from TenTenths: Does "visit the forum again" mean the specific forum as LQ Suggestions & Feedback or Linux - Newbie? Or just load any page at LQ?
 
Old 11-13-2019, 04:07 PM   #11
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Agreed, but isn't that status updated when the page was opened/last refreshed?
I'm suggesting that if I open a thread in a tab yesterday, then yesterday is the Last Active date. Leaving it open doesn't make it Last Active now/today unless/until I refresh the page.
Well how does the forum know to show the currently online status? I'm talking about the little penguin with/without the question mark at the bottom of posts.
 
Old 11-16-2019, 01:07 PM   #12
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The notification behavior has not changed in any way. The online status lasts for 900 seconds after your last activity.

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Old 11-17-2019, 02:38 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone for your feedback!

So if I've well understood, I should not have any LQ tabs opened (whatever they are refering to) while logged in if I don't want to receive more than 1 notification per updated thread. Otherwise, those opened tabs would create activity on my account.

If this is right, may I suggest to change the behavior so only online activity on a specific thread can reset email notifications for this one? I'm asking but maybe it's too complicated to implement, especially if LQ is totally dependent on vBulletin solution...
 
Old 11-17-2019, 02:54 PM   #14
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To confirm, open tabs do not count as activity.

--jeremy
 
Old 11-27-2019, 01:29 AM   #15
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I've been testing some things recently and noticed that the volume of received notifications is heavily reduced when user is not logged in (even of course if there are multiple browser opened tabs containing updated LQ threads).
I still don't really understand what triggers a notification exactly as I received 2 notifications in a row (1 day gap) regarding the same thread despite being offline...
 
  


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