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Alert failures on subscribed threads

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by DandyDon, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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    I really like the current board better than the old V-whatever that was, in a lot of ways. I do get failures tho, when new posts are made to some of my subscribed threads - no alerts.
     
  2. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
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    Yep.
     
  3. BRT

    BRT Orca

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    Tis the way it is.
     
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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    I guess that I can just keep Unread Watched Threads open on a tab and refresh it now & then.
     
  5. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
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    Have you checked the box for
    "Receive an alert when someone Replies to a watched thread"
    under Profile - > Alert Preferences?
     
  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
    48,085
    4,012
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    Yep. I get most Alerts. Just not all that I should. Some threads just get ghosted.
     
  7. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Highland Park, IL
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    I have noticed it too. Not sure, but it seems like what might be happening is that when I ignore an alert I won't get any further alerts on that thread until I click/read it again.

    I have NOT done any particular testing of that hypothesis to confirm that is the scenario at play.
     
  8. caruso

    caruso Banned

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Long Island, NY
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    Seems to be more of an issue lately.
     
  9. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    It's a wonky algorithm and the size of our DB makes it even wonkier. It was designed to not 'over' alert, so there are a number of conditions that won't allow an alert to pass. We're due for a DB cleanup, but that will be another month or two. That may help.
     
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