February 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm #2439
Maybe I’ve missed it, but since I don’t want to be emailed with all these topics (I’d rather find them on the message board), how do I turn that feature off?February 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm #2440
Hear, hear! Inquiring minds want to know.
Actually, and maybe more to the point, can I unsubscribe from Allcom now? In the past subscribing to Allcom was required to remain a ranger in good standing. Now that we have the forum to disseminate information, I would love to be able to do away with all ranger messages I do not seek out on my own.February 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm #2441
Unsubscribe from Allcom. It’s at the bottom of every e-mail.February 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm #2442
Thank you Toby!February 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm #2445+1
flintKeymaster17pSF Bay Area
With the transition from the Allcom mailing list to the new discussion forum, a dialogue of maintaining the mailing list as a read-only medium (like the Announce list) became a novel solution. This provides those who want to still be in the loop in regards to Ranger conversations and who may not visit the forum on a consistent basis.
Most people on community forums, lists, and other social mediums are lurkers; they view the content, but do not contribute to it. Only about ten percent of people engage in conversation, and even less so with greater frequency as described the 1% Rule – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%25_rule_(Internet_culture)
This weekend we’ll be making the switch over to this new operation. If you visit the discussion forum on a regular basis and you feel that receiving the email updates on new topics and replies a bit overwhelming, the recommendation is to unsubscribe from Allcom. You may do this by adjusting your account at – https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/rangers-allcom-list
Note that because this is a shiny new toy and everyone wants to play with it, it’s why we’re getting far more traffic than usual. Once things settle down I expect it to be less verbose.
February 28, 2013 at 3:05 pm #2446
I switched Allcom to digest mode which lets me scan through the list of topics at the top of the e-mail and see if it looks like anything I might want to read has been posted on the forum. It’s kinda handy.
“Realizing you’re wrong is what’s devastating, but being wrong often feels pretty good. As a matter of fact, it often feels identical to being right.” ~Kathryn SchulzFebruary 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm #2449
I’m wondering if it’s possible to get email notifications for just specific forums, such as Announcements, Events and Training and Regional>SFBayRangers.
Other forum sites (such as ADVRider.com) have this functionality which allows a user to subscribe to a daily or weekly email for each forum. It lets the user tailor their email settings to their own needs.
Check out ADVRider and you’ll see what I mean.
-CreechApril 5, 2013 at 8:10 pm #2780
One thing that would make the email notifications more useful for those of us using threaded mail readers is to assign either or both References and In-Reply-To tags to messages that follow a topic. This would thread the messages properly in most modern mail readers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email discusses this in some detail.
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