Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed
...I sure as heck wouldn't want an email every time there was a reply. I don't want to have to sort through 50 emails and trying to read the discussion by jumping from email to email. It's just easier to know that there's been a reply and to go read it and any others that may be there. Sifting through emails is not fun, and, in my opinion, pointless. First thing I would do once I realized there was a reply would be to delete all the other 49 emails and go read the forum...
My sentiments exactly.
Another thing to remember (talking to the Thread Starter here) is that there are some threads which get many posts each day and go on for months or even years. The notice is a reminder that you can't just delete the email because you are busy right at the moment and expect to get another reminder down the road that there are new posts.
If you don't like getting the email notice you can always turn it off and just check your User CP to see updated threads.
I've been involved in other forums which would just send a plain notice that there was a new reply - it did not include the text of the actual reply. If SevenForums wanted to drive traffic to the site they would do it that way. (On a side note, how many new people here get a response to a question about a problem they are having, read the email with instructions for fixing it, rush off to do that, then never come back to say if it worked or not?)
Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy
You're going to get an email that there is a reply, and not only assume the reply quoted is the ultimate answer, but not bother to log in and thank that poster? A Guy
Some people do exactly that. (You know who you are.) After all, the volunteers here are amply rewarded by that big fat bonus check we get at the end of each month, right?