Just testing the notification feature

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Seeker of Truth's picture
Just testing the notification feature

Hi all,

I am not a new member but neither old either. You may remember me from my posts titled "The origin of Islam". I will continue with the series and in fact I have already collected enough material that will reveal an incredible truth about the origin. But I have problem with following the comments in this website. If it wasn't listed on my profile page, I think I wouldn't even be able to find my own posts.

My previousAR account was created with FB account link so I thought that could be the reason I never got notification. Because FB is not an email page. This one has been created with e-mail address so I'm just hoping the notification feature will work. Not that I expect a lot of comments but I have a tendency to forget things and after a few days I don't even visit my on threads so in case someone has a question or more importantly spots an error in my theory, I wouldn't want to look like someone who speaks her idea boldly but has no face to show up when proven wrong :)

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Seeker of Truth's picture
Good news; notification works

Good news; notification works if all of the boxes are checked under notifications settings.

Bad news: Impossible to understand from what thread the notification is from. It is all garbled with codes.

This is how the notification about my post (this one) being published looks like: http://i.imgur.com/QDLK1FF.png?1
This is how the notification about an update ona a thread I randomly picked for the test looks like: http://i.imgur.com/ndfvm2z.png?1

But from the positive side, we know now that at least notification works. That we receive a text of codes is a minor detail :) The trick is to create an account with an email address and not through other subscriptions like facebook and to check all of the options listed under Settings / Auto-subscribe.

The "Plaintext email only" option under website settings in profile edit page does not make any difference.

CyberLN's picture
You can tell what thread it

You can tell what thread it is from because, from your screen shot, there appears to be a hyperlink to it in the notification.

Seeker of Truth's picture
Yes, you are right. All I

Yes, you are right. All I could see was text codes. I need to pay more attention. Thank you :)

ThePragmatic's picture
I get the same thing, but

I get the same thing, but haven't bothered to mention it, since no other problems mentioned have been fixed either :(

In case the code monkeys do show up:
My guess is that the content-type header isn't set, so instead of rendering the html, it's displayed as text.

Seeker of Truth's picture
@Pragmatic

@Pragmatic

"In case the code monkeys do show up:
My guess is that the content-type header isn't set, so instead of rendering the html, it's displayed as text."

I am good with computer but not good enough to understand the code language. Is this "content-type header" something I need to do? If you mean there is a way to prevent the codes to show up in the message, I really would like to know how.

ThePragmatic's picture
Oh, sorry for being fuzzy! :)

Oh, sorry for being fuzzy! :)
No, it's something that the site developers need to fix.

There are several other issues me and others have mentioned, but nothing is happening. So I guess there's a shortage of people who have the time to fix issues on the site, for the time being.

Sir Random's picture
"for the time being."

"for the time being."

Prag, I've been on this site since February, and not a single thing has been fixed. 8 months is a long time to go without any tech support.

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