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GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by moab » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:20 pm

(Fair warning - I use strong words below - because I'm about to go off. Seriously. You were warned. Apologies in advance.)

If you read through my many many threads and posts on this forum you will see that I am a pretty level headed person. But this has got to be fixed - once and for all.

I know there are other threads about this. Actually one just below here. And I've started ones myself in the past. But what I have to say deserves it's own thread. And to be heard by the admins/owners.

This has been going on FOREVER. Thus my rant below. Again apologies in advance. But every other forum I belong to has NO PROBLEM getting their notification system to work. So you have no excuses:


****Why can't this site subscribe you to a single damn thread? Really upsets me. Just venting here. But this type of thing keeps me from donating again. Get your stuff together admins/owner. I participate a lot on this site. But less so because I can't get a single thread to let me know of any responses. Wonder why people don't come back? Cause they don't know anybody gave a crap about their thread they started or responded too. Cause the subscribe button doesn't work!

This is a problem that has to be fixed or this forum is just going to die. Who will come back when they think no one cared enough to respond to their post or thread?!

Can we get a once and for all fix for this? How much do we have to donate for that to happen? Yes. I said it. Maybe once people stop donating and coming here you'll fix the issue. Until then don't be surprised when the forum doesn't grow and membership falls off.

I'm sorry for the above rant. But I love this forum. Seriously I do. Which is probably why this upsets me so much. I've complained about three or four times about this. And nothing ever changes. and we never get a serious response. I'm seriously considering donating my precious time some place else. As I honestly feel sometimes like all I'm doing is helping the owners sell more water bottles.

Ya. I said that too. And I'm sorry. I love this place as much as anybody. Look at my post count. Look at my thank you's. I'm a long time contributor. That has spent a serious amount of time contributing to this forum.*****



PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEM?! It's the very basis of how a forum works. How do you have a conversation when you never "hear" anyone respond to your words? Think about that for a minute. A forum doesn't work without it.
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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by Halfapint » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:00 am

I agree, it is annoying when I miss a day or two come back and a question I asked was answered. But I didn't know about it. Or when my favorite stores (which drive a lot of traffic gere) updates and I don't see it for days!

Hope it gets fixed. Please.
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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by MPMalloy » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:28 pm

I don't post much, but I have been here for a while. I would appreciate this being fixed. I don't want ZS to fall by the way-side. I need ZS.
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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by teotwaki » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:00 pm

Deja Vu Moab!: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=117706

More Here: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=119345

A related symptom is the broken "Thank you" links viewtopic.php?f=25&t=118610
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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by flybynight » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:42 pm

I don't think any of that has worked since I've been here ,so I don't miss any of it.
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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by Murph » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:47 am

It would be nice if Notifications worked again.
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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by moab » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:24 pm

Murph wrote:It would be nice if Notifications worked again.
Or if just one of the mods jumped in here and had anything positive to say. Or even an explanation.

You've built a great forum here. That people love to contribute to. That's not gonna continue happening without knowing you've received responses to respond too.

For the record, I did not get a single notification from this thread. And I started it.

Don't mean to sound so harsh. But...

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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by majorhavoc » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:10 pm

I'm sensing that the meatspace side of the ZS staff organization has dwindled significantly in recent years and this lack of responsiveness here on the forums might be related to that. Have you tried PM'ing an actual moderator?

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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by teotwaki » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:20 pm

majorhavoc wrote:I'm sensing that the meatspace side of the ZS staff organization has dwindled significantly in recent years and this lack of responsiveness here on the forums might be related to that. Have you tried PM'ing an actual moderator?
I while back I recall that I had a response from a ZS tech admin who had flushed out the notification system and subsequently I had a flood of alerts. After a week it died again.

For the life of me I cannot find the PM or post. AFAIK Mods are just mods and cannot do anything that requires s/w fixes..


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Post by Confucius » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:43 pm

majorhavoc wrote:I'm sensing that the meatspace side of the ZS staff organization has dwindled significantly in recent years and this lack of responsiveness here on the forums might be related to that. Have you tried PM'ing an actual moderator?
I don't know that it's dwindled or not. They have expressed that the forums are a low priority compared to the meatspace organization in the past.

Who wants to get emailed every time someone posts anyhow? Bugs me...

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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by raptor » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:10 pm

teotwaki wrote:
AFAIK Mods are just mods and cannot do anything that requires s/w fixes..
Yep!
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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by teotwaki » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:38 pm

Confucius wrote:...............Who wants to get emailed every time someone posts anyhow? Bugs me...
I want notifications for these:
  • Bug Out Gear Deals
    Story threads such as "Dead at Destitute Mountain" or "An Unwelcome Development"
    Threads that I started and invested a lot of time in
    Free ebooks: Fiction. PAW/Zombies and Free Prepper Ebooks which are time highly sensitive
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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by majorhavoc » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:52 pm

raptor wrote:
teotwaki wrote:
AFAIK Mods are just mods and cannot do anything that requires s/w fixes..
Yep!
But I guess that's almost beside the point, isn't it? Unless the webmaster actively monitors this subforum (and I think we can all agree that is NOT happening) then the question boils down to: OK, the mods aren't responsible for fixing software glitches; we get that. But do the mods know of any good way to communicate with those who can? Or is 'Ask ZS' just window dressing?

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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by SCBrian » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:15 pm

I know it's beating a dead horse, but what *I* do, is make a comment in the thread. If I can make a relevant comment, great, if I just want to watch the thread, I've posted an "Obligatory subscribe post". Then those threads can be checked on log in by clicking "View your posts" under the user control panel (In Subsilver2 theme). Should give you egosearch (nice name btw :roll: )

search.php?search_id=egosearch

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Post by teotwaki » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:29 pm

SCBrian wrote:I know it's beating a dead horse, but what *I* do, is make a comment in the thread. If I can make a relevant comment, great, if I just want to watch the thread, I've posted an "Obligatory subscribe post". Then those threads can be checked on log in by clicking "View your posts" under the user control panel

I admire your dedication to wielding the bat, but that still means that for time sensitive stuff I have to go in and manually check ZS. For my email I get alerts.

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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by teotwaki » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:31 am

Here you go gals & guys. It was J Nathan on October 24th, 2016

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=87147&p=2647168#p2647168
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I received in one sudden batch 143 (old) notification emails about topics or PMs from a month ago. I can't say if they are ones that were never sent or if they were duplicates.
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Post by BullOnParade » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:14 pm

While I hate the interface, would tapatalk be of any help? I haven't used it for years, hated several aspects of it, so went back to mobile web browsing, but I don't know if it might have a proprietary notification system which works better than the house brand.

I've grown greatly disappointed with HQ and their interaction with us. One of the members in Ontario never received his lifetime membership card, after over a year of emails sent by our past president and myself to no prevail. I don't think any of the chapter three members use the forums anymore because it is not what it once was.
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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by SCBrian » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:39 pm

teotwaki wrote:

I admire your dedication to wielding the bat, but that still means that for time sensitive stuff I have to go in and manually check ZS. For my email I get alerts.

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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by LowKey » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:34 pm

Based on what board members have said and implied over the last few years, this forum is an embarrassment and hassle to them which they wish would go away. As such I don't expect them to maintain this place. Protestations of being politics or dogma free aside, there is a bias from the "meatspace" and "core" members that is easy to spot.
While I like checking out what's going on here from time to time, this forum has long ago jumped the shark.
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Post by raptor » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:17 pm

Feel free to PM the board members and programers. They are the ones in red at bottom of the home page. That is also where the board stats are displayed so everyone can the level of activity.

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Post by majorhavoc » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:13 pm

Email for the website administrator:

admin@zombiehunters.org

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Post by SCBrian » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:52 pm

raptor wrote:Feel free to PM the board members and programers. They are the ones in red at bottom of the home page. That is also where the board stats are displayed so everyone can the level of activity.
I've was in an argument with crypto/JNathon once about this entire thing.

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Whisk.e. / Last visited: Wed Apr 27, 2016

The 'Admin' team include all the above with the addition of Crypto and JNathan.

Crypto / Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 (Made a total of 4 posts in 2016)
JNathan / last visited: Sat Jan 14, 2017 - Made a 3 word post, prior to that was October, 2016

Not even going to touch the moderator pool, as it's just as dismal, and I thank the active mods for EVERYTHING they do to keep rolling this stone to the top of the hill.


Now, if Admin/Board are running sock puppets, fine, but say you are and interact, but personally, I think they have given up on us.
LowKey wrote:Based on what board members AND adminhave said and implied over the last few years, this forum is an embarrassment and hassle to them which they wish would go away. As such I don't expect them to maintain this place. Protestations of being politics or dogma free aside, there is a bias from the "meatspace" and "core" members that is easy to spot.
While I like checking out what's going on here from time to time, this forum has long ago jumped the shark.
Unfortunately I'm in agreement with you. If the admin/BOD has any long term plans, it'd be nice to hear them.
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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by MPMalloy » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:26 pm

SCBrian wrote:
raptor wrote:Feel free to PM the board members and programers. They are the ones in red at bottom of the home page. That is also where the board stats are displayed so everyone can the level of activity.
I've was in an argument with crypto/JNathon once about this entire thing.

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Kyle / Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015
Evening / Last visited: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:16 am
Non-Cry / Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:22 pm
IloveAsh / Last visited: Sat Dec 24, 2016 (note: Posted: Tue May 31, 2016) Only posts for mostly ZCon
Whisk.e. / Last visited: Wed Apr 27, 2016

The 'Admin' team include all the above with the addition of Crypto and JNathan.

Crypto / Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 (Made a total of 4 posts in 2016)
JNathan / last visited: Sat Jan 14, 2017 - Made a 3 word post, prior to that was October, 2016

Not even going to touch the moderator pool, as it's just as dismal, and I thank the active mods for EVERYTHING they do to keep rolling this stone to the top of the hill.


Now, if Admin/Board are running sock puppets, fine, but say you are and interact, but personally, I think they have given up on us.
LowKey wrote:Based on what board members AND adminhave said and implied over the last few years, this forum is an embarrassment and hassle to them which they wish would go away. As such I don't expect them to maintain this place. Protestations of being politics or dogma free aside, there is a bias from the "meatspace" and "core" members that is easy to spot.
While I like checking out what's going on here from time to time, this forum has long ago jumped the shark.
Unfortunately I'm in agreement with you. If the admin/BOD has any long term plans, it'd be nice to hear them.
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Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Post by teotwaki » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:01 pm

I just received 448 notifications. Someone gave the forum a good swift kick!!


EDIT: just got 75 more
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