questionsemail notification...bug?

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You have it turned on in your deals settings?

"Someone mentions me by @username
OFFON
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That setting probably takes priority over following a thread, and probably shouldn't

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@tygerdave: wow, I never knew that existed...

For anyone else also confused: My Account >> 3rd frame down >> Settings >> switch to on

@shawnmiller @josefresno: Why does that default to "off"?

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@perkalicious11: can you hear me now?

I think default to off is the correct behavior, less invasive, but following a thread should override that setting

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@tygerdave: She'll probably get the email notification with the thread following turned on. Best bet is to try it with a random old deal somewhere to see if it works.

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@reemus: That's what i was trying to test :-)

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@reemus: that was the issue: I was following a thread, but then when someone mentioned me in a reply, I wouldn't get that post. The don't-send-me-a-notification-when-someone-says-my-name setting that I never knew existed overrode the keep-me-in-the-loop-on-this-deal/question selection.

It always takes a few minutes for me to get the notification. I use an email address that's periodically grabbed by another address that I actually check. I'm sure it'll come through now.

I understand about being less invasive...I guess. But if someone's talking about you, you'd think the average person would want to be notified of that. If you're just signing up, chances are no one is talking about you, so you wouldn't be getting that many emails, if any for a while.

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@perkalicious11: This setting is turned off by default because it would otherwise be too easy to spam a group of Deals.Woot users simply by typing their usernames in a comment. You'll have to opt-into this feature.

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@shawnmiller: oooh, you're so right. amazing how the average user wouldn't even think of evil, underhanded ways of doing things like that. shame on spammers...

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Has anyone had the experience of receiving mail notification of a comment made only to find the comment is NO WHERE to be found in the thread? That happened to me three times last night on the AtC thread entitled "sigh." The comments eventually showed up about 20 minutes after I received the heads up in my in box.

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@josefresno: I like it when I have confirmation like this. Saves me from thinking I'm slowly sliding off the edge of reality.

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@perkalicious11: but we spam staff all the time. ;-) I don't think they got the opt out feature. hahahahaha

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@hobbit: That's true. I definitely made a mental note of relevant staff names that I could remember how to spell once I read that they were notified via email. I wonder if that works with @foughtey now!!

I try not to frivolously tag staff, but I'm sure they'd rather know of something as it's beginning as opposed to coming in on the tail end of rants/conversation.

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@perkalicious11: It would work better if you spelled it @faughtey. Just saying.

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@perkalicious11: What a useful question this was! I have notification turned OFF for any time someone mentions my name (and that goes for @theflounder too, thankyewverymuch). Every once in a while, I actually care about being notified that there was a follow up on a thread. Now I understand what happens when some of the responses go missing when I've returned to the thread.

Since I only care about making a timely response, it shows that I must either turn on the oh, so, potentially ANNOYING email everytime someone mentions me, or check back very often for anything that I care about. Fortunately, there's very little that goes on here that I need to rush back and respond to.

This is a question I'd had in the back of my mind, and thanks for asking it (now we all get to know the answer).

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@shrdlu: damn! I knew I should have looked up how to spell her screen name before attempting to type it. Sounding it out in my head -- English accent and all -- failed me.

I was hoping I wasn't the only one that hadn't figured it out. @hobbit mentioned that she thought it had only been added about a month or so ago, so I feel less moronic for not knowing. I thought for sure I was going to get thwacked with slimy scales!