[23-AUG-2012] New e-mail notification system implemented on BLF [Updated: 01-OCT-2012]

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rufus001 wrote:
It’s weird. I received an email when you posted in this thread as I had subscribed to it. But I’ve yet to receive any emails for the following thread despite also being subscribed to it.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/12767

I’ve tried unsubscribing then re-subscribing. Swearing at my computer monitor. Everything! It may just be a glitch with that thread.
Oh and I’ve checked Spam.

Same thing for you too Rufus, your subscription to the above thread was also an edge case that I’ve never tested before. Should work now. Please let me know.

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Still nothing for me, will check back later.

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CM2010 wrote:

Even tho i'm subscribed i'm not getting any email notifications.

I'm getting the opposite so now BLF is sent to the spam floderCry

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CM2010 wrote:

Even tho i’m subscribed i’m not getting any email notifications.

I’m getting the opposite so now BLF is sent to the spam floderCry

Hi there how2, the checkboxes under “Subscriptions” in your account settings for disabling notifications needed to be checked, so I did it for you. You shouldn’t receive any more notifications now. Please don’t mark them as Spam, that will only cause problems for all our users. If you mark a mail as Spam, that could the e-mail service to mark all messages from BLF as Spam and cause problems for all of our users who do want to receive notifications. Thanks in advance.

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Update: 24-SEP-2012

  • Identified and fixed another bug. The system was mistakenly sending a notification for every comment in a poll thread, instead of checking to see if the user already received a notification.

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Update: 01-OCT-2012

  • Made a small change to the message header to avoid it being detected as spam.

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Hi.

I’ve enabled notifications for some threads but in emails I’m getting from the system URL address is invalid.

For example:

“There are one or more updates to this BLF thread:
“Deal alerts for WallBuys, 2014 ($100 back sale)”
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/21114#comment-559850”

See url – it’s wrong. It provides proper anchor for that comment – “#comment-559850” BUT it lacks page number.

Proper URL should be:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/21114?page=99#comment-559850”

Could that get fixed?

Right now clicking on url from email brings me to first page, first post :-/

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That has been normal behavior of the notifications.  You'll get a correct link to the correct post only if it falls on the first page of the thread.  A notification for a post on another page simply does as you found out - only directs to the original post.  (Can't remember how the "posts per page" affects this.)

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So I assume that its “normal” because people have become accustomed to it.

It should be easy/possible to fix it to match “reasonable experience”, right?

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The page number tag used to work and then it got broken. SB tried to fix it but was unsuccessful.

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arekm wrote:
It should be easy/possible to fix it to match “reasonable experience”, right?

Unfortunately, no. My apologies.

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Is the source code for forum engine available anywhere? I could take a look if it is available.

Edit: If not fixing it correctly then maybe changing it to always point to last page?

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arekm wrote:
Is the source code for forum engine available anywhere? I could take a look if it is available.

Edit: If not fixing it correctly then maybe changing it to always point to last page?

I really appreciate you offering to take a look. But basically a lot of people have tried, and failed to come up with a good solution.
https://drupal.org/node/26966
The good news is that it is supposedly fixed in Drupal 7. I just need to find a LOT of time to upgrade BLF to Drupal 7 and test and fix the inevitable issues that arise with the new platform.

Thanks again for the offer to help!

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Its to bad it never got fixed. Cumulatively, it would probably save a good amount of bandwidth in sending users straight to the first thread update.

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FlashPilot wrote:
Its to bad it never got fixed. Cumulatively, it would probably save a good amount of bandwidth in sending users straight to the first thread update.

True. But at this point an upgrade to the next major version of Drupal is inevitable, so fixing it in our current version would probably be wasted effort, if indeed it was possible to fix it.

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At least you tried. Good luck with your upgrade… and just about when you got everything working properly in the current version.

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[ The good news is that it is supposedly fixed in Drupal 7. I just need to find a LOT of time to upgrade BLF to Drupal 7 and test and fix the inevitable issues that arise with the new platform.

Then we need just temporary hack until upgrade to drupal 7 happens.

Please hardcode (if possible in the code) high page number (for example 99999999999) like:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/12620?page=99999999999#comment-559996

Drupal will always put you in last page available (and I don’t think there is more pages than such number) thus making
“better” behaviour in most cases.

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arekm wrote:
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[ The good news is that it is supposedly fixed in Drupal 7. I just need to find a +*LOT*+ of time to upgrade BLF to Drupal 7 and test and fix the inevitable issues that arise with the new platform.
Then we need just temporary hack until upgrade to drupal 7 happens. Please hardcode (if possible in the code) high page number (for example 99999999999) like: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/12620?page=99999999999#comment-559996 Drupal will always put you in last page available (and I don't think there is more pages than such number) thus making "better" behaviour in most cases.

Click your link and take a look at what it does to your post number.

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Yeah, it is just a hack not a elegant solution. Personally I would prefer to end up on last page with bad post number than on first (bad) thread page with correct number.

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I would assume one other problem with landing on the last page as a default is that the new post may be an updated post, not so much new. It could therefore be on the first, or a middle, or the end page. When you edit a post it appears as a new post too. Having the right post number, you can find the relevant post easy enough, getting a borked post number would be less useful.

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