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Question re Town Forum: How to follow subsequent Replies to comments?

Original post made by psmacintosh, Danville, on Dec 12, 2011

First Issue -- no NOTIFICATIONS of followup comments:

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Posted by psmacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Dec 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm

psmacintosh is a registered user.

Wow, I just see a line at the bottom of the page that says,
"Remove this topic from your tracked list (What's this?)"

Clicking on the link says:
"Track this topic:
"Track this topic" means you will automatically be sent an e-mail when someone posts a comment on this topic. "Remove this topic from your tracked lists" means these e-mail notifications will no longer be sent."

But how do you get the Tracking List to start up in the first place?


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Posted by Gina Channell-Allen
a resident of Danville
on Dec 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Gina Channell-Allen is a registered user.

Hi psmac,

That box to track a thread only appears if you are a registered user after you post a comment. Ironically you are the second person to ask me about tracking threads today, and that question hasn't come up in the four years Town Square has been live. I will suggest to the people who can make those changes that we add that box for people who don't comment and / or aren't registered.

The double thread issue is being addressed. That's annoying for readers and editors.

Thanks for the question!
Gina


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Posted by Frank Bravo
webmaster of Danville Express
on Dec 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Frank Bravo is a registered user.

The ability to track a topic is reserved for registered users. When you create a topic, there is an option 'Notify me when someone comments on my post' which, when checked will sign you up to receive notifications. You do not need to post and then comment to track.

Also, if you have a topic you'd like to follow, again, if you are a registered user, you'll be able to track the topic. I think you've realized this in your second post.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to post here or email me directly at webmaster@DanvilleExpress.com


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Posted by psmacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Dec 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm

1. Well, it seems to me that usually the term "registered user" simply means someone who has Registered, which I did years ago, not the state of being a "logged in" user.
So you're saying that a person has to "log in" (with password) every day and then they'll have this tracking option.
It's interesting that I can do comments/replies without logging in. But that's usually what I do. 99.9% of the time.
Yeah, I'd like to see the ability to "track" with or without logging in.
2. Is there a way to see a list of all the topics that I'm "tracking"? (a location to go?)
Anyway, thanks for the info.

3. PS-
FYI, so far I haven't actually seen the button 'Notify me when someone comments on my post'.
What I saw was "Remove this topic from your tracked lists" ....and when I clicked on it (to see what would happen), it now sends me emails when someone responds to the topic.


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Posted by psmacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Dec 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Thanks for fixing the Verification Code issue!!!
It now usually works with until one entry of the code, regardless of how long I've had the reply box open.
Previously I'd have to enter the Code at least two times to get it to go through as a completed submission.