Can I get email notifications?:

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1 BrokenEye10th Feb 2012 12:27:57 AM from Beyond the Stars , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
True False Prophet
I've been searching around the forums for a way to get automatic email notifications when someone replies to one of my forum posts or sends me a personal message (you know, like every other forum has), but I haven't found that option. Does it even exist?
"How do you know I'm bored?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."
Seeking for Light
As far as I know, it's not an option. I don't think TV Tropes does anything involving users' emails at this point and time.
3 Deboss10th Feb 2012 03:34:05 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Well, there's no such thing as a "reply" to your forum posts, at least as long as far as the forum software is concerned. I'm pretty sure it only counts things as replies to the thread as a whole (which you can follow if you put it on your watchlist). As far as I know, that feature does not have a PM feature.
4 Fighteer10th Feb 2012 06:36:13 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
TV Tropes does not collect or utilize your email address in any way, shape, or form. We have considered requiring email addresses for account verification but that is, at best, at the wishlist stage.

The best way to keep track of threads that interest you is to add them to your forum watchlist and check it regularly.

edited 10th Feb '12 6:36:52 AM by Fighteer

[up] Is there a way one could add email functionality, for people who actually like getting notifications that something they are watching has been updated?
6 SeptimusHeap18th Nov 2012 09:36:30 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Replied in PM. No, I somehow don't think it's going to be implemented.
but does anyone know why not?
8 Madrugada18th Nov 2012 04:52:56 PM , Relationship Status: In season
We don't ask for an e-mail addy when you register, for one thing.
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
9 Nohbody18th Nov 2012 08:53:47 PM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
"In distress", my ass.
I'm also sure that FE et al are disinclined to add to the complaint load with people being paranoid about the use of their e-mail addresses. tongue
10 Fighteer19th Nov 2012 07:25:49 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
As I said earlier, this is not on the table currently. Also, moving to Tech Wishlist.
11 SeptimusHeap13th Jan 2016 09:48:18 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Reopened this, since the major reason why this didn't work back then was because we didn't collect people's email addresses.
12 Ryuhza20th Feb 2016 01:45:27 PM from San Diego, California
Alligator Season
Definitely a big want for me. I'm too easily distracted by refreshing threads when I should be focusing on other things. Getting notifications of any sort would bring so much relief.
13 SeptimusHeap6th Nov 2016 09:48:17 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Rolled into another admin request so closing now.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.

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