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hambil
16 May 2006, 14:29
If someone subscribes to a thread, and I get a double post merge when I post in it, are they notified of a new post?

I ask because this has happened to me a couple times in support threads where I am trying to answer a question for someone.

Marco van Herwaarden
16 May 2006, 14:38
They will get notified of the first new post, as usual.

hambil
16 May 2006, 14:39
They will get notified of the first new post, as usual.
Meaning no.

Ziki
16 May 2006, 14:43
Meaning no.

Guess so.But it is not so good to subscribe to a topiv here @ vb.org :D

Marco van Herwaarden
16 May 2006, 15:24
It is the same as with any other reply i guess.

Chris M
16 May 2006, 17:22
I think he means; If he posts a reply, and someone gets notified of that reply and reads it but does not respond, and then after that he then posts his second post that gets auto-merged, do they then get another email notifying them or not?

If thats not what you meant, then thats a question I also would like to know the answer to :)

Chris

hambil
16 May 2006, 17:26
I think he means; If he posts a reply, and someone gets notified of that reply and reads it but does not respond, and then after that he then posts his second post that gets auto-merged, do they then get another email notifying them or not?

If thats not what you meant, then thats a question I also would like to know the answer to :)

Chris
Yes, that is what I meant. It's happened to me three times now, so I am sure it must be relatively common. Thanks Chris.

Marco van Herwaarden
16 May 2006, 19:03
Well since the timestamp is not updated, i doubt that a new notification will be sent out.

Auto-merge will happen mostly in 2 situations:
- You give multiple responses, mostly within minutes. Chance is small that someone will get notified and visits the thread within this short time.
- Someone bumps before 24 hours. Nothing new so it is ok that there is no notification sent.

It si a prize we all must pay for those that uined it by bumping all the time.

hambil
16 May 2006, 19:11
Does it have to be either or? Can auto-merge be tweak to send notification without updating the timestamp?

Xenon
16 May 2006, 19:51
it can be, yes, but it's not the way i'd like it to be here

hambil
16 May 2006, 19:53
You realize it can be 'defeated' by quoting a post anyway...

Xenon
16 May 2006, 19:56
well, of course, if someone quotes a post, then it is not the same author, that's for purpose

peterska2
16 May 2006, 21:28
A quoted post still merges if you are the last poster in the thread.

You only recieve email text for the original post.

I use thread subscription here (and on most sites).

Below this line is Stefan's post above quoted.

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well, of course, if someone quotes a post, then it is not the same author, that's for purpose
Just to let you see what happens :)

hambil
16 May 2006, 21:31
Well, I think it's an issue, for what my 2 cents is worth :)