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gene53

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 4:33:42 PM

It would be nice if we can be informed of replies to posting we make, just like what facebook does.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2014 4:13:35 PM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new topic on an existing subject.

I am making the assumption that "informed" means being sent an E-mail. Please advise if you mean otherwise.

[Edited by: CampKohler at 1/9/2014 4:13:36 PM EST]
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Retired-Coastie
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2014 10:38:10 AM

>> This isn't Facebook and the main purpose of this site is to help people find the best gas prices they can.

If the main purpose of this site is to help people find the best prices they can then why is there so much fluff?? Fluff that has nothing to do with gas prices.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 11:03:15 PM

Ah - but with the Favorite topics you are in a sense "subscribing" to a "thread". No, you don't get an email, but you can click on the Favorite Topics tab and see a list of topics you have chosen as "favorites" (subscribed). You can see the last post date in the last column. That, to me is better than emails for threads when it isn't at the individual reply to post level vs what they have here -- reply to thread.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 9:26:54 PM

Per thread would be fine, and default it globally to off and require you to turn it on for threads you want to get notified about. And certainly there would need to be an "unsubscribe" ability so that you could stop getting emails for those threads you were no longer interested in. Also, probably want to have it behave as I've seen in other forums where you get one and only one email until you re-visit the thread.

Just some thoughts, I don't think it likely we'll see anything like this, and I also think there are far more important features and fixes that should take precedence.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 7:14:59 AM

"Indeed, there are many forums where you can get emails when a reply is made to one of your posts, or even a thread you've posted in. That would be a nice improvement. "

Yes and no. It would depend upon how it was implemented. Considering the number of fluff threads, it would not be desirable to work like many other forums where it is an on/off switch. And, since there is no "reply to" that allows you to reply to a specific post in a thread directly, it would have to be at the thread level. With many threads, the response you might be looking for in an active forum might have already aged off. Do you really want an email for every post made in a thread?

To adequately implement (based on programming changes I have seen thus far), I would guess it would require replacing the forums with a much more advanced forum software. I don't think GBO has the desire to implement a third party software, nor the resources to create something as robust as say v-Bulletin when they have things like fuel grades and cash/credit that they have been working on for so long.

I would be happy if they proved me wrong.
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UncleRevs
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 11:24:16 PM

If you are interested enough to start a discussion keep checking the thread. If you not that interested why bother starting a topic?
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 10:40:09 PM

>> It would be nice if we can be informed of replies to posting we make, just like what facebook does.

Indeed, there are many forums where you can get emails when a reply is made to one of your posts, or even a thread you've posted in. That would be a nice improvement.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 9:12:36 PM

You can add topics you participate in to your "favorite topics" list and then simply check your "favorites" periodically.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 5:22:37 PM

This isn't Facebook and the main purpose of this site is to help people find the best gas prices they can.
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