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How Many Emails BLF GT Thread Have To Send Out

By looking at the post numbers, I wonder how many emails this forum has to send out whenever someone make new posts on it? Of course, only those who have read the last post will get email notification. Just wondering.

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Why does this question need it’s own separate thread?

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Because the post counts on BLF GT thread is unprecedented and I find it could interesting topic to discuss.

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I was actually wondering this myself. I don’t keep any sort of statistics of outgoing notification emails, but there are currently 1053 users subscribed to the thread!!! Shocked

In other terms, the GT thread is consistently the #1 thread that takes up more CPU cycles than any other. During the past hour, the server has spent 6 min. 4 sec. chewing through the data just in that thread, and it hasn’t even been a particularly active time or day for the GT.

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I wonder why if you reply to a post you are automatically subscribed to that thread by default, maybe a button that one has to click to be subscribed would be a better option…

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AlexGT wrote:

I wonder why if you reply to a post you are automatically subscribed to that thread by default, maybe a button that one has to click to be subscribed would be a better option...

Change the option from the default, and use the button in the OP of any thread.  :THUMBS-UP:

That's what I do.

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I actually never thought of that questio, bit it makes sense. Maybe we should keep that in mind and after X posts open a part 2....and lock the older thread for new post.  This can go way out of hand in the future......maybe

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Actually it has been a bit slow for me to access BLF recently although not really something to complain about but it is noticeable. And then I saw someone post “Yawn” in GT thread, and I think that could cause extra work for this forum. Not sure what is the best way to do it to save processor time. Notification through emails are very useful feature and then freedom in posting anything in BLF is what BLF shines compare to other forums.

Maybe for GT Thread, because of its humongous post counts, its notification can be switched off. It should reduce number of accesses to it. Not sure how much it can save processor time though.

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AlexGT wrote:
I wonder why if you reply to a post you are automatically subscribed to that thread by default, maybe a button that one has to click to be subscribed would be a better option…

But I think it is right to subscribed automatically when we post in a thread. Most people who post in a thread will want to visit the thread again whenever there is new post in the thread.
Manually clicking subscribe will be a lot of work and time if we think of it as thousands of clicks involved and time taken. Plus it will not be so convenient for phone user who scroll up and down to find subscribe button.

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ChibiM wrote:

I actually never thought of that questio, bit it makes sense. Maybe we should keep that in mind and after X posts open a part 2….and lock the older thread for new post.  This can go way out of hand in the future……maybe


Ya, I have seen forum do something similar by using page counts. For example, every page count of 100, the thread will be locked to readonly and a link to new thread will be at the last post.

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since yesterday i get mail for almost every new post in the GT topic, not only for the first unread but all of them.

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MichielSanders wrote:
since yesterday i get mail for almost every new post in the GT topic, not only for the first unread but all of them.
Shocked Oh! That is very strange. Or my understanding of thread email notification function is incorrect?

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There are 3 checkboxes for subscription. All my checkboxes are not checked.

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AlexGT wrote:
I wonder why if you reply to a post you are automatically subscribed to that thread by default, maybe a button that one has to click to be subscribed would be a better option…

In your account settings you’ll find buttons to change the default behavior:

(The third checkbox currently doesn’t do anything.)

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DENGOH wrote:
MichielSanders wrote:
since yesterday i get mail for almost every new post in the GT topic, not only for the first unread but all of them.
Shocked Oh! That is very strange. Or my understanding of thread email notification function is incorrect?

I had that happen to me a few times with the GT thread as well. Please try un-subscribing and re-subscribing to the thread. The size of that thread is definitely an edge case from a programming perspective, and the forum software is showing several different bugs in handling it that don’t normally appear in other threads.

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Enderman wrote:
Why does this question need it’s own separate thread?

So we can get emails from it of course.

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sb56637 wrote:
AlexGT wrote:
I wonder why if you reply to a post you are automatically subscribed to that thread by default, maybe a button that one has to click to be subscribed would be a better option…

In your account settings you’ll find buttons to change the default behavior:

(The third checkbox currently doesn’t do anything.)

Thanks! I didn’t notice those options since I rarely go there, will check them out.

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I had that happen to me a few times with the GT thread as well. Please try un-subscribing and re-subscribing to the thread. The size of that thread is definitely an edge case from a programming perspective, and the forum software is showing several different bugs in handling it that don’t normally appear in other threads.

I think we should open a new thread for GT then. There are still 650 groupbuy lights to produce, it could still be actively participated for this year.

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Posting in the GT thread is sluggish compared to other threads.

Unfortunately, I agree that it needs a Part II.

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Posting in the GT thread is sluggish compared to other threads.


Unfortunately, I agree that it needs a Part II.

Not only posting, Just opening the thread takes a lot of time.

I also agree we need a Part II.

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Maybe suggest to admin to lock it at 20000 post? And the person who get the 20000th post will get one free BLF GT? Cool

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GT thread is very sluggish now. Could it be due to weekend heavy traffic?

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It has been sluggish since last weekend. And I’ve just encountered error below after waiting for like 30s for GT thread to load.

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Personally some time ago, I shut off all email notification and auto subscribe options.

So now I manually subscribe to the threads I want to follow, including my own, then I just use the “My Subscriptions” page to follow the threads.

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DENGOH wrote:
It has been sluggish since last weekend. And I’ve just encountered error below after waiting for like 30s for GT thread to load.

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Might have been me working on the server. Sorry for the hiccups.

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sb56637 wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
It has been sluggish since last weekend. And I’ve just encountered error below after waiting for like 30s for GT thread to load.

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Might have been me working on the server. Sorry for the hiccups.

Don’t feel bad, it was not a complaint, just to report GT thread has been sluggish compared to other thread, others can report in this thread too. Besides slower loading than other thread, it has caused me multiple times of duplicate posts in it and I had to delete one of them.

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