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TJersey 09-29-2009 12:34 PM

Thread subscription default
 
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In my opinion (as a veteran vBulletin operator and skin designer) might it not be a good idea to make thread subscription the default setting? I don't think most new members are familiar with vBulletin's many options, and haven't a clue you can keep track of threads in which you have posted by using the 'thread tools - subscribe to thread' option each time you post in a thread, or by setting an automatic subscription option in their user control panels. I feel people might participate more actively if they had a reminder of where they've posted. Just a thought.

Regards,

B.

joemd60 10-01-2009 04:41 PM

For some reason my post from yesterday got deleted, so maybe it is not a good idea.

Levinoss 10-01-2009 04:58 PM

Wonder why hardly any noobies got through the options...

1BLKJP 10-06-2009 02:46 AM

Interesting idea, but I think it would cause more grumbling than good. You start posting in 5 or 10 busy threads and then can't figure out where the emails are coming from and people start getting upset with use about sending them emails they didn't ask for.

jgano23 10-06-2009 07:30 AM

i have to agree with jack. it is, in theory a good idea, but i know that it would have confused the heck out of me, and possibly turned me off to the forum, to have all of those emails and not know why. tjersey, maybe you should do a write up on the subscribe feature so that newbs can introduce themselves to it and take advantage of it on their own.

joemd60 10-06-2009 12:07 PM

My first post on this subject got deleted, why I do not know. But what I stated was, the thread subscription can be a good idea if you do not check off email notification.
The wireless forum I belong to is set up, that if you post on a thread than it automatically subscribes you to that thread. The format of this forum is the same as the wireless forum, either way is fine by me it is just my opinion. if I want to subscribe to a thread than I can do it on my own.

whiteyj 10-06-2009 12:10 PM

I prefer not having to "un-select" being automatically subsribed to every thread I post on. The plethera of e-mails would be a pain.

Geoff@Bestop 10-06-2009 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJersey (Post 450199)
In my opinion (as a veteran vBulletin operator and skin designer) .

Can you imagine even five years ago being able to say you were a "skin designer"? It's a cool world!

joemd60 10-06-2009 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whiteyj (Post 454570)
I prefer not having to "un-select" being automatically subsribed to every thread I post on. The plethera of e-mails would be a pain.

I do not get an email for every thread I post on in the wireless forum, it is an option. And I agree, all those emails would be annoying after awhile.


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