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RJ Espinoza
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Is there an email notification option not just for new threads I start, but also for threads that I reply to?
I'd like to be notified when someone replies to a thread after me.
 
Thomas Paul
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Sorry, but UBB doesn't provide that feature which, I agree, would be very useful!
 
Mark Herschberg
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There are tools where you can give a URL to website and it will notify you of changes. unforutnately I can't recall any of them (I thought one was called something like "siteminder.")
I did find http://webserver.cpg.com/wt/2.6/, which may help.
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RJ Espinoza
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Maybe it's the version of UBB you're using here.
Just about every other UBB forum I am a member of has this option under User Control Panel > Options > Messaging and Notification:
Use 'Email Notification' by default?
Using this option emails you whenever someone replies to a thread that you have participated in.
[ January 31, 2003: Message edited by: RJ Espinoza ]
[ January 31, 2003: Message edited by: RJ Espinoza ]
 
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Perhaps you can post some links to these other UBB versions, because the other site I follow, which uses UBB, doesn't support it either.
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Originally posted by RJ Espinoza:
Maybe it's the version of UBB you're using here.
Just about every other UBB forum I am a member of has this option under User Control Panel > Options > Messaging and Notification:
Use 'Email Notification' by default?
Using this option emails you whenever someone replies to a thread that you have participated in.
[ January 31, 2003: Message edited by: RJ Espinoza ]
[ January 31, 2003: Message edited by: RJ Espinoza ]


I think Thomas meant this UBB. Not UBB in general. But no matter what other UBB's support E-mail notification like you (and me as well) want, it's not gonna happen here. No point in beating the dead Moose.
 
RJ Espinoza
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Thanks for all the replies.
If anyone is interested in seeing this option in action check out justlinux.com, for example.
 
Francisco A Guimaraes
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I went to the infoPop page of UBB, and they say that there are 3 versions of UBB:
  • UBB.classic
  • UBB.threads
  • UBB.x


  • The first one is the only that limits email notification to topic starters. Apparently, Javaranch uses UBB.classic, is it possible to upgrade to one of the other plans?
    Thanks
     
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    Upgrading costs $$. If you want to donate to the cause, this page will assist you.
     
    Jim Yingst
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    Donations are certainly welcome, but let's be clear - we're not saying (at this point) that if we get enough money we'd automatically switch over. (If I read the licensing right, an upgrade from UBB.classic is $100; not too bad.) Probably the more important issues are - how much trouble would the changover cause, and how much benefit would we gain? Our experience in the past has been that upgrades are painful. We have various customizations we've made, that have to be re-implemented in the new system. Unexpected side effects appear. Not that we'd automatically rule out upgrades, but be aware that we tend to view them with considerable suspicion and aversion. For me at least, e-mail notification just doesn't seem sufficient motivation.
    [ February 17, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
     
    Francisco A Guimaraes
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    I remember that some time ago last year there was a possibility to change to a system called jive, if i�m not mistaken. What happenned to that?
    Francisco
     
    Thomas Paul
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    Jive has some good points and some bad points. Some of the bad points were problems for the way we do moderation here. We need to investigate the new release.
     
    Eric Pascarello
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    A really nice board is
    http://www.vbulletin.com/
    But it cost a bunch of money.....
    I use this type of board at another site. The owner of the site went from the 2nd version of UBB to this one
     
    Gregg Bolinger
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    Originally posted by Eric Pascarello:
    A really nice board is
    http://www.vbulletin.com/
    But it cost a bunch of money.....
    I use this type of board at another site. The owner of the site went from the 2nd version of UBB to this one

    If you are going to even consider something like that, why pay for it when you can get it for free.
    phpBB
    That is what I use.
     
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