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Bug report: forum comments were not sent by email

I noticed a strange bug when browsing John's official "BookMooch blog" forum: I had received John's "Downtime fun" message itself by email, but the comments people had made to it were not sent to me.

I unsubscribed from receiving the forum by email and resubscribed back. Let's see if that corrects the issue.

Taneli T

Taneli T
4 years ago

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I had the same thing Taneli.

I'd be interested to hear if that sorts out your problem.

Rob

Rob
4 years ago
Oh, good Rob, I'm not the only one. Now we just need someone to post a new comment to that thread: Downtime fun

I'd hate to leave just a plain "test comment" just to see if the problem was fixed. Have to think of something...

Taneli T

Taneli T
4 years ago
I had the same problem. I commented on John's original message and was surprised that no one else made any comments. Then I discovered all the comments online, but I had not received any of them by email. My ISP doesn't filter my mail for spam and I was receiving comments from other BookMooch forums by email, so I assumed I wasn't subscribed for some reason. I went to the forum and tried to subscribe, but my option was to stop receiving emails from the forum, which meant I was subscribed.

Your posts indicate there is a problem affecting at least three of us.

I'll make a post in the Downtime Fun thread.

Jon

Jon Maloney
4 years ago
I made a reply earlier, but so far have had nothing in my inbox.
Rob
4 years ago
Thanks Rob and Jon for making a comment in the Downtime fun thread. I received none of them in my inbox (and they're not in my spam folder either), so indeed this seems to be a genuine bug that affects either that specific thread or the BookMooch Blog forum as a whole.

Unsubscribing and resubscribing to that forum doesn't fix it.

Taneli T
4 years ago
One thing that's probably different about the BookMooch Blog forum from most of the forums here, is that it is probably set up to only let the forum's creator post messages. Anyone can post comments, but not messages. I wonder if that could affect the email subscription process?

Jon

Jon Maloney
4 years ago
This is probably a "mis-feature" on my part.

Specifically, I thought that "blogs" should be treated differently from "open discussions" and that people would want to receive only the main topics via email in blogs, but in open discussions, they'd receive topics and comments.

However, given how the forums are actually being used, I think this is not very helpful, so I'll change the email feature for blogs to send all topics and comments, just like open discussions do.

John Buckman
4 years ago

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