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denihilistdenihilist Ancient and MightyRegistered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
Albiet one that I doubt many of you use but a feature nonetheless. We are going to disable the ability to 'watch topics for replies.'

Why are we doing this? We are a fast moving board, some of our more popular topics will get, and I'm pulling a number out of nowhere here, 20 posts an hour and often more. This in and of itself isn't a real problem. If you want your inbox flooded that's your business. The problem is that many service providers are doing everything in their power to stop spam.

"Wait deni, what does that princess in africa, viagra and russian teens have to do with the forum?"

Well Billy, I'll tell you. See to hotmail, aol, time-warner, gmail or a myriad of other providers, all of those topic responses look like spam at best, attacks at worse so unless you've setup your spam filters to allow any and all garbage from this board, it gets bounced.

This causes a whole host of problems that I'll let alpha talk on if he feels the need but we think that at the very least it will take a load off of the servers which means a faster, more stable forum on which to exchange vibrant and colorful ideas like "why does the xbox suck so badly" or "more like gay-lo am i right?"

There is some good news though. When we upgrade the board in December we will be replacing the email notifications with RSS 2.0 notifications. I'm told this is the Cat's Pajamas and a salve to cure all ills. I even hear that RSS 2.0 has saved countless crack addicted orphans with cancer.

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    Perfect, now reroute this extra revenue towards financing linksville

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    matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    If they're orphans how do they afford crack?

    And this is an excellent removal, as one time I somehow managed to watch a picture scavenger hunt for replies unwittingly, only to wake up to a 100% full inbox.

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    BlutnerdBlutnerd Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    If they're orphans how do they afford crack?

    And this is an excellent removal, as one time I somehow managed to watch a picture scavenger hunt for replies unwittingly, only to wake up to a 100% full inbox.
    They don't. And therein lies the tragedy.

    But does the "watch for replies" function send an E-mail every time someone replies or just once for all the replies untill the next time you check the topic?
    For example:
    The topic is "Anus Anus lol!" and I'm watching it.
    Cocmongler post and I get an E-mail, but I don't check the thread.
    Now when, GabeNewellisfatlol14 makes a post (keep in mind I've yet to read Cockmonglers post) do I get a new E-mail? Because if I do, that's a good way to cut down on traffic right there.

    But so is the RSS thingy, so nevermind.

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    ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    The topic is "Anus Anus lol!" and I'm watching it.
    Cocmongler post and I get an E-mail, but I don't check the thread.
    Now when, GabeNewellisfatlol14 makes a post (keep in mind I've yet to read Cockmonglers post) do I get a new E-mail? Because if I do, that's a good way to cut down on traffic right there.

    But so is the RSS thingy, so nevermind.
    Different servers. Our mail server is the one that is getting owned by this.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited November 2004
    denihilist wrote:
    Albiet one that I doubt many of you use but a feature nonetheless. We are going to disable the ability to 'watch topics for replies.'

    Well it's about freakin' time. I suggested this ages ago and got eCockSlapped(tm) by everyone here.

    "I use it all the time!" they'd say.

    "You're fucking lazy," I'd retort. "If you rely on email to tell you when someone responds to your retarded posts, you should be drawn and quartered."

    "Shut up, Señor. U R TEH SUX."

    And so forth.

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2004
    denihilist wrote:
    Albiet one that I doubt many of you use but a feature nonetheless. We are going to disable the ability to 'watch topics for replies.'

    Well it's about freakin' time. I suggested this ages ago and got eCockSlapped(tm) by everyone here.

    "I use it all the time!" they'd say.

    "You're fucking lazy," I'd retort. "If you rely on email to tell you when someone responds to your retarded posts, you should be drawn and quartered."

    "Shut up, Señor. U R TEH SUX."

    And so forth.

    Yeah, but to be fair Señor, U R TEH SUX.


    sorry.

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    JAEFJAEF Unstoppably Bald Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    Thank god, I'm tired of accidentally hitting the "watch topic for replies" button in the chat thread and then coming back in the morning to a flooded inbox.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited November 2004
    pheezer wrote:
    denihilist wrote:
    Albiet one that I doubt many of you use but a feature nonetheless. We are going to disable the ability to 'watch topics for replies.'

    Well it's about freakin' time. I suggested this ages ago and got eCockSlapped(tm) by everyone here.

    "I use it all the time!" they'd say.

    "You're fucking lazy," I'd retort. "If you rely on email to tell you when someone responds to your retarded posts, you should be drawn and quartered."

    "Shut up, Señor. U R TEH SUX."

    And so forth.

    Yeah, but to be fair Señor, U R TEH SUX.


    sorry.

    <obligatory "your mama didn't think so last night" retort>

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    MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2004
    Good. I hate that thing. I've hit it so many times on accident.

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    dylmandylman Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    This is too important a topic not to stay up to date on.

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    ToastToast Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    dylman wrote:
    This is too important a topic not to stay up to date on.

    ...shit.

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    KungFuKungFu Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    Toast wrote:
    dylman wrote:
    It's a trap!

    ...shit.

    God fucking damn it.



    And I approve of this removal.

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2004
    Wait, my pajamas cure cancer? what?

    oh. watch topic. useless thing. glad its gone!

    carry on, lads

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    pheezer wrote:
    denihilist wrote:
    Albiet one that I doubt many of you use but a feature nonetheless. We are going to disable the ability to 'watch topics for replies.'

    Well it's about freakin' time. I suggested this ages ago and got eCockSlapped(tm) by everyone here.

    "I use it all the time!" they'd say.

    "You're fucking lazy," I'd retort. "If you rely on email to tell you when someone responds to your retarded posts, you should be drawn and quartered."

    "Shut up, Señor. U R TEH SUX."

    And so forth.

    Yeah, but to be fair Señor, U R TEH SUX.


    sorry.

    <obligatory "your mama didn't think so last night" retort>
    <obligatory "maybe it was because you weren't doing it right" counter-retort>

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    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2004
    I think it'd be ironic if someone is using the Watch Topic feature to watch this topic.

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    EggNogEggNog Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    If you were foolish enough to click the above link you are.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited November 2004
    Paladin wrote:
    pheezer wrote:
    denihilist wrote:
    Albiet one that I doubt many of you use but a feature nonetheless. We are going to disable the ability to 'watch topics for replies.'

    Well it's about freakin' time. I suggested this ages ago and got eCockSlapped(tm) by everyone here.

    "I use it all the time!" they'd say.

    "You're fucking lazy," I'd retort. "If you rely on email to tell you when someone responds to your retarded posts, you should be drawn and quartered."

    "Shut up, Señor. U R TEH SUX."

    And so forth.

    Yeah, but to be fair Señor, U R TEH SUX.


    sorry.

    <obligatory "your mama didn't think so last night" retort>
    <obligatory "maybe it was because you weren't doing it right" counter-retort>

    Uhh, reading isn't your strong suit, is it?

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    Red Machine DRed Machine D __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2004
    dylman wrote:
    This is too important a topic not to stay up to date on.
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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2004
    I heartily approve of removing a feature that has only been an annoyance to users. May I recommend banning dylman's account as part of this action?

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    Red Machine DRed Machine D __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2004
    I heartily approve of removing a feature that has only been an annoyance to users. May I recommend banning dylman's account as part of this action?
    you clicked, didn't you

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    Paladin wrote:
    pheezer wrote:
    denihilist wrote:
    Albiet one that I doubt many of you use but a feature nonetheless. We are going to disable the ability to 'watch topics for replies.'

    Well it's about freakin' time. I suggested this ages ago and got eCockSlapped(tm) by everyone here.

    "I use it all the time!" they'd say.

    "You're fucking lazy," I'd retort. "If you rely on email to tell you when someone responds to your retarded posts, you should be drawn and quartered."

    "Shut up, Señor. U R TEH SUX."

    And so forth.

    Yeah, but to be fair Señor, U R TEH SUX.


    sorry.

    <obligatory "your mama didn't think so last night" retort>
    <obligatory "maybe it was because you weren't doing it right" counter-retort>

    Uhh, reading isn't your strong suit, is it?
    No, I can read just fine.

    Hehehehehe

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    Marty: The future, it's where you're going?
    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2004
    I heartily approve of removing a feature that has only been an annoyance to users. May I recommend banning dylman's account as part of this action?
    you clicked, didn't you

    It was a mean bastard trick, especially when he knew how it can fuck up a persons mail box.

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    I think the real question is, why didn't it link to the chat thread

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    Marty: The future, it's where you're going?
    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
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