Not getting my alerts

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by someguy1, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. someguy1 Registered Senior Member

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    Recently when people reference my handle in a quote, I don't get an alert. Is this a bug?
     
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  3. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    I'm not getting your alerts either!
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I've got them all.

    Send $29.95 +S&H via PM, if you ever want to see your alerts again.
     
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  7. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Can you throw us one of the posts?
     
  8. someguy1 Registered Senior Member

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  9. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Oh, well ...

    Okay, so I went through this, myself, a while ago. I actually hate the Reply function, and have forced myself to use it these last couple years. But, no, I effin' hate it.

    Anyway, what's happening is that someone is doing the smart, easy thing, just copying and pasting the text, and using the tag format quote=(name).

    It's an old way of writing posts from times when people had more substantial discussions. With all the one-lining, though, the Reply function works well enough for some.

    If I use the reply function, it will generate an alert:

    If I just indicate you, "quote=someguy1" in the tag, the system will not generate an alert:

    The whole purpose of that function is to regulate the order and manner in which you communicate; the Reply function discourages longer, more complex post structures.
     
  10. someguy1 Registered Senior Member

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    Thank you, that's a perfectly sensible explanation. Much appreciated.
     

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