A Conversation for h2g2 Feedback - Feature Suggestions

Notify all accounts (Informed of new messages on a forum) of Transferred threads to that forum

Post 1

Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired

Traveller in Time smiley - tit not informed of any 'dumping ground'
"I still find it odd to see new conversatins on a forum, I am informed of already, but not beeing notified of these new threads.

The high frequency of transferring threads al over the site will give some confusion. Most Researchers are not informed of every new conversation on every forum. By replacing a thread to a forum where you have pressed the [notify me of new conversations] and at that time read and informed you of all relevant threads, one is confused of why this particular thread does not appear on the conversations list.

I doubt if this third rewrite of this message is any clear smiley - erm. Perhaps someone who get the idea and manages to reformulate it can give it a try ?"


Notify all accounts (Informed of new messages on a forum) of Transferred threads to that forum

Post 2

SEF

I think I can translate - having had this conversation before (sometime in the past few years but I can't be bothered to search for threads now).

When a conversation thread is moved from one forum to another, eg from Askh2g2 to MiscChat say, then the people subscribed to the destination forum do *not* automatically get subscribed to the moved thread. So if it was allegedly of interest to the subscribers of the destination forum (MiscChat) rather than of the source forum (Askh2g2) then they may well not see it anyway. The old people are still subscribed to the thread of course, unless they actively unsubscribe from it, and there may be some overlap in these groups of people but that's hardly the point (of the move or of being subscribed to somewhere).

A slightly related example is that of the review forums. There you have to move something out of an unsuitable forum and (possibly) then move it into another forum, thus activating the subscription process for the users of that new forum.


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Post 3

Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired

Traveller in Time smiley - tit aware of the current process
"And my feature request is to inform members of the new forum.

smiley - oksmiley - towelsmiley - cheers "


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