Go Down

Topic: Who is messing around with my notification settings ? (Read 3757 times) previous topic - next topic

MAS3

Just got a shitload of e-mails from this forum telling me that someone has replied to some thread i participated in.
I am 100 % sure i disabled that really annoying function, but for some reason that got reset today.

I know that this forum software is work in progress, has been for years now.
But tell about what you are going to change stuff.
And tell before you go and make changes, instead of making changes and see who will complain first about the latest screw up.
Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
Je kunt hier ook in het Nederlands terecht: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html

Grumpy_Mike

Noticed it this morning and turned them off again. It had absolutely no effect, still being spammed.

MAS3

Right.

Came back to check on it, now i got all kind of spam telling me a thread was moved and about replies.

Crap.
I don't need nor want it.
Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
Je kunt hier ook in het Nederlands terecht: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html

MAS3

#3
May 14, 2016, 02:30 am Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 02:33 am by MAS3 Reason: Clarification and typos
I went to my settings again.
Now you have multiple pages where you can set your notification preferences.
You need to uncheck all the crap you don't need.
If you have participated in threads after someone has changed your preferences by adding this 'feature', and before you switched the option off again, then those threads in which you did participate, will be in some list telling the forum software you want to be notified of any changes.
That list has priority over the check box about you wanting to receive notifications or not.
In other words, seems i just got rid of this crap.
Let's hope it'll stay that way.
You can find it under profile > notifications > tab Watched Topics.
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?action=profile;area=notification;sa=topics
(the actual link has an appendix with reference to the user too (;u={your user account number here}), but it will work without that, just tested it.


Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
Je kunt hier ook in het Nederlands terecht: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html

aarg

Yes, but do I have to keep going there and unchecking topics forever? Anyway, I'm looking at that page and all the "receive email" boxes are unchecked. But I'm still getting notifications.
  ... with a transistor and a large sum of money to spend ...
Please don't PM me with technical questions. Post them in the forum.

MAS3

I just took another look before i linked here from the other topic, and those boxes have been unchecked for the past 10 hours.
So i'm hopeful that this will be a work around.

People keep creating or activating new functions where they should get rid of the crap they created over 2 years ago first.
So us mortals need to go and look for a work around whenever they screw up again.
Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
Je kunt hier ook in het Nederlands terecht: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html

MAS3

#6
May 14, 2016, 11:31 pm Last Edit: May 15, 2016, 05:10 pm by MAS3 Reason: Added the link
Crap.

You need to go to that link, check the top right check box (to check all boxes below), and then click the "Unnofity" button.
After that the threads new in that list will also not generate alerts anymore.

If you participate in any thread you haven't participated in before, they will automatically be set so you will get e-mails.
You now need to go and check the above link and disable the newly added items in this list as mentioned above.
Note that there are multiple pages in this list so you might need to check other pages too.
The items in the list are newest first (that's how they seem to be displayed to me).

What a ridiculous idea, what idiot thinks that is a good thing to have on your forum...
Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
Je kunt hier ook in het Nederlands terecht: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html

MAS3

Quote
When sending notification of a reply to a topic, send the post in the email (but please don't reply to these emails.)
I WILL be sending replies from now on.
And they will contain a clear message which won't be misunderstood.
Perhaps that will get someone's attention.
Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
Je kunt hier ook in het Nederlands terecht: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html

pYro_65

I WILL be sending replies from now on.
And they will contain a clear message which won't be misunderstood.
Perhaps that will get someone's attention.
That is an idea!

If the storage quota for that email is all used up, it may become unable to send emails. It has happened with my work email.
Forum Mod anyone?
https://arduino.land/Moduino/

Koepel

I tried everything, but I'm still receiving emails.

MorganS

"The problem is in the code you didn't post."

westfw

The notification forum setting "Turn notification on when you post or reply to a topic" seems to keep getting turned back on, even when you explicitly turn it off, save, and get a "settings updated" confirmation...

aarg

I seem to have stopped it with Notifications->Notifications Preferences->Alert Preferences->Boards and Topics->Notify me of: [nothing at all]. Either that, or my mail server couldn't take the barrage. I hope not.

*** edit - neither - it was just a posting lull. It' still not working!!!!!! ***

Is anyone at the helm?
  ... with a transistor and a large sum of money to spend ...
Please don't PM me with technical questions. Post them in the forum.

pYro_65

I get no emails at all. However I disabled these settings a while ago so I guess I missed error. This was back in 2011 -2012 when alerts where previously enabled (and the previous version of the forum software).

Now I'm  just annoyed that because I updated my profile it stripped the tags from my signature. Some of us would like to have useful links in there!
Forum Mod anyone?
https://arduino.land/Moduino/

MAS3

I disabled it years ago too.
But on may 13th the spamming suddenly reappeared.
Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
Je kunt hier ook in het Nederlands terecht: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html

Go Up