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Windows 7: E-Mail Notification wording: What possible benefit can this serve?

22 Jan 2012   #11
z3r010

 

He probably doesn't get 10's of millions of page views a month, once you've past that point it's hard to get a warm fuzzy feeling by a few members (that dont see ads) revisiting the site to read a thread.
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22 Jan 2012   #12
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
He probably doesn't get 10's of millions of page views a month, once you've past that point it's hard to get a warm fuzzy feeling by a few members (that dont see ads) revisiting the site to read a thread.
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22 Jan 2012   #13
Emerogork

Windows 7 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
He probably doesn't get 10's of millions of page views a month, once you've past that point it's hard to get a warm fuzzy feeling by a few members (that dont see ads) revisiting the site to read a thread.
The warm fuzzy feeling is only felt by the higher-ups that get their jollies by the numbers. It all bookkeeping, nothing to do with effectiveness. It is a collection of state universities so I figure the numbers are up there.

No ads, the numbers do the talking.
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22 Jan 2012   #14
z3r010

 

They don't get no higher than me here and the only thing that gets me warm an fuzzy is courvoisier vsop.
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22 Jan 2012   #15
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Nice one John
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22 Jan 2012   #16
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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
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22 Jan 2012   #17
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Interesting the thought processes of people. Yeah I wouldn't want every post to be emailed to me. That would seriously irritate me cluttering up my inbox. Is the OP only looking at this through his one thread. There of thousands of threads here. That's a lot of email that's really unnecessary. I always understood that the single email response was a courtesy to let you know of activity to a thread you subscribed to.
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22 Jan 2012   #18
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
...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   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
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?
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01 Feb 2012   #19
Emerogork

Windows 7 32
 
 
A worthy point

I was more thinking that if I neglected to check back in for a first response then all would be silent while the dialog continues. I do try to make it a point to check back in to thank, check as helpful or check as answered where it applies.
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