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A question for Will

Posted By: Jean H.

Date Posted: 3/7/2018 8:27 PM



Is there a way to get an email when a new message is added? I get one sometimes but not all the time. Honestly I always forget to check until I see one of the emails that says someone responded to my message. I follow another message board for a local animal shelter and can opt in for email alerts whenever a new message is added. I don't know if that is hard to do, but it might be nice improvement. I would use it.

RE: A question for Will

Posted By: Will

Date Posted: 3/8/2018 6:06 PM



Jean,

I could set alerts up easily enough. I wasn't sure most people would want to get emails, but it wouldn't be too bad with the number of posts on the forum this time of year. I can make it so you can opt in or out easily. That way people can turn off the alerts if the forum gets too busy this spring/summer. Like you, I am a member of another message board that has this functionality. It's busier than this one, so I have the feature turned off over there.

Is anyone else interested in getting alerts when new posts are made? I'm always open to suggestions.

Cheers,
Will

RE: A question for Will

Posted By: Dave

Date Posted: 3/10/2018 4:39 PM



I already get them.

RE: A question for Will

Posted By: Will

Date Posted: 3/10/2018 7:26 PM



Dave,

Alerts go out for responses to threads you have posted on. If I understand Jean correctly, she wants an alert whenever any new post is made to the message board. For instance, when someone starts a new thread (like my webcam one), no one gets alerted.

Does that sound right, Jean? You want an email alert whenever a new post is made to the message board, not just when someone replies to a thread you've posted on?

Cheers,
Will

RE: A question for Will

Posted By: Jean H.

Date Posted: 3/13/2018 6:00 PM



I have another question. How do you take the nice pictures from the beach cameras? I tried the print screen button and get the whole darn screen. How do I get just the camera picture like you do?

RE: A question for Will

Posted By: Will

Date Posted: 3/13/2018 6:54 PM



Jean,

If you use Windows, it's easy. There is a built in utility (since Win 7) called the Snipping Tool. Search your apps for it and it makes the rest easy. Once you click the New Snip option, it freezes your screen and allows you to draw a rectangle around the area you want and copies it. You can then save the snippet and post it wherever you want to. Let me know if you need any help I'm afraid I won't be much help as tech support if you use a Mac, but I'm sure they have something similar.

Cheers,
Will

RE: A question for Will

Posted By: Trevor

Date Posted: 3/14/2018 6:42 AM



I'm in as long as I have the ability to turn the alerts off. Where do I set it up?

RE: A question for Will

Posted By: Will

Date Posted: 3/14/2018 7:18 PM



Trevor,

The checkbox will be on your member profile (where you uploaded your picture), but it's not their yet. I added Jean H as a beta tester so she gets updates whenever a new post is made to the forum. Currently, you only get email alerts if a thread you have posted to gets a new post. I can add you in like I did with Jean, or you can wait until I add it to the member profile as an option.

Jean H ~ Are the new alerts working for you? Are you happy with the way it's working or would you like to see changes?

Cheers,
Will

RE: A question for Will

Posted By: Jean H.

Date Posted: 3/14/2018 7:37 PM



I like it Will. Three came through yesterday and the one just now. It would be helpful If you can add the text from the message to the email. If I can read what was posted it helps decide if I should click on the link now or if it can wait. Now it only says that there's a new update on the forum. My suggestion is a nice-to-have idea. I am fine with the way it works now if its hard to make the change. Thank you.

RE: A question for Will

Posted By: Will

Date Posted: 3/15/2018 6:04 AM



Jean H,

I like the idea. Let me see if I can find some time to work on that this week. Keep the ideas coming.

Cheers,
Will

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