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Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 4:22 pm
by Triniteras
Yeah.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 4:59 pm
by [violet]
You mean emails when the forum is updated? You can get those, but you must have supplied an email addy.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:23 pm
by Reploid Productions
Plus on any thread, if you scroll down to the bottom you'll spot the little check-box symbol and "Subscribe"- which is how you can subscribe to threads.

I wouldn't mind the ability for the forum to auto-subscribe you to threads you post in, but I have yet to find any way to do it on my end of things.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:04 pm
by Unibot
I realize that it seems a tad pointless because if you're on NationStates already then why bother with subscription posts... but I think it would be kind of neat for a telegram subscription ... I'd use it at least. :)

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:11 pm
by Reploid Productions
Man, that would probably burn through your TG inbox space absurdly fast unless you used it only for fairly inactive threads :shock:

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:16 pm
by Unibot
Man, that would probably burn through your TG inbox space absurdly fast unless you used it only for fairly inactive threads


Oh yeah. Nevermind. Wow, bad idea.... :oops:

Using real flags is just a Bad Idea. Trust me on this one... no matter which one you pick, no matter how dead, someone is gonna get pissy about it.


And trust me no matter how much you want this thread to be the right one - it isn't :D

Nice mispost...

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:44 pm
by Dread Lady Nathicana
Here's the problem - I'm not seeing any 'subscription' option, just the 'bookmark' one, as you can see from the screenshot:

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I'm using Firefox 2.0.0.18, for ref.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:49 pm
by The Garbage Men
And here is a copy of the portion of the page where it's meant to be (and is for me)

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Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:10 pm
by Reploid Productions
Now that is weird o_O Hopefully [violet] can offer some insight then

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:25 pm
by Triniteras
I also wanted subscription to threads. But subscriptions to individual forum sections - every forum should have that option. And you how know that I thought of it, and how forums don't have it, and how odd that is? That's because I'm a fucking god in a world of machines, clamoring at the possibility of a single thought the collective does not have. Unless forums already do this.

And why the hell do we have two forums! The Jolt one wasn't enough? I mean, now I'm going to have to go through two general forums. Actually, I don't care, although if there was a way I could make it go directly to general, that would be nice.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:30 pm
by Northrop-Grumman
Triniteras wrote:I also wanted subscription to threads. But subscriptions to individual forum sections - every forum should have that option. And you how know that I thought of it, and how forums don't have it, and how odd that is? That's because I'm a fucking god in a world of machines, clamoring at the possibility of a single thought the collective does not have. Unless forums already do this.

And why the hell do we have two forums! The Jolt one wasn't enough? I mean, now I'm going to have to go through two general forums. Actually, I don't care, although if there was a way I could make it go directly to general, that would be nice.


Because of this:
[violet] wrote:
Indri wrote:Just one question: Why?

  1. We didn't want to wake up one day to discover Jolt had shut down the NS forum. Jolt has served us pretty well over the years, but has lately become much more aggressive at monetizing their userbase.
  2. Their forum doesn't integrate with the game properly. For many people, it works fine. But for others, it doesn't work at all, meaning they just can't post there. This is a long-running problem and we never seemed to get any closer to fixing it.
  3. Jolt's moderation policy is changing; for example, they banned an NS user for criticizing a Jolt game. We feel that open debate is an essential part of NationStates, and want to preserve that.
  4. We can earn revenue from ads displayed in this forum, to help support the running costs of the game. Jolt doesn't pay us anything for the traffic we send their way.
  5. Jolt has been steadily building up the amount of advertising in the forum, with the latest addition being ads actually inside posts. We feel this significantly detracts from the forum's usability. We were also concerned about what might be next.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:35 pm
by Triniteras
Does thread subscription use too much bandwidth?
Also, can I get a cookie that will let clicking on the "forum" part take me directly to general?

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:37 pm
by Northrop-Grumman
Triniteras wrote:Is thread subscription use too much bandwidth?
Also, can I get a cookie that will let clicking on the "forum" part take me directly to general?
Thread subscription is there for single threads, but apparently it isn't working for some people like myself and Nathicana. But that's to be expected and all since the forum is still in Beta.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:34 am
by Former English Colony
Hmm... I can subscribe to this topic, something in Gameplay, something in General and something in Fiction. And I don't have any special permissions.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:13 pm
by Naivetry
Unibot wrote:
Man, that would probably burn through your TG inbox space absurdly fast unless you used it only for fairly inactive threads


Oh yeah. Nevermind. Wow, bad idea.... :oops:

...Actually, if there was a way to export it into a 'daily digest' format or something...

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:20 pm
by Triniteras
What do I click? I would think it would be on the screen.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:36 pm
by Triniteras
Alright, it's in reply, but I should really be able to subscribe to a thread without replying.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:42 pm
by Somewhereistonia

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:48 pm
by Triniteras
Somewhereistonia wrote:http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t38/unreal229/subscribe.png?t=1241667672

Like that?

We can have children now.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:55 pm
by Erastide
Yes, you don't need to reply before you can subscribe. Just scroll to the bottom and click the "subscribe button" according to the picture.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:01 pm
by Triniteras
Erastide wrote:Yes, you don't need to reply before you can subscribe. Just scroll to the bottom and click the "subscribe button" according to the picture.

I was used to it being on the top. I had not occured to me to use control+f, because I am used to it being in a menu. Circumcision is criminal.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:22 am
by [violet]
Dread Lady Nathicana wrote:Here's the problem - I'm not seeing any 'subscription' option, just the 'bookmark' one

You don't get the option to subscribe to email notification unless you've supplied an email addy in your nation's "Settings". DLN, you have, but for some reason the forum couldn't see it... maybe because you were in early and I hadn't added that code yet. I've synced you up manually now, so it should work.

If this affects anyone else, clearing then re-entering your email addy in your nation's "Settings" should do the trick.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 1:19 am
by The Most Glorious Hack
Reploid Productions wrote:I wouldn't mind the ability for the forum to auto-subscribe you to threads you post in, but I have yet to find any way to do it on my end of things.
Personally, I never liked auto-subscribed, as there's plenty of threads I post in as a mod where I don't really care to follow.

Re: Needs Forum Subscription

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 3:03 pm
by Dread Lady Nathicana
Many thanks - I can see both the box options now. Much appreciated. :)