therainbowrepublic wrote:I have to say, it doesn't make sense to duplicate subscriptions snd create an entirely new feature just to subscribe without email notifications. A simple setting to disable emails would be more useful. =/ In my opinion, of course.
As I said, phpBB 3.1 will have the option to only get notifications in the notification area (go to Area 51 to see how that works).
I still fail to understand what the point of subscribing to a topic would be if you don't want to be notified about new posts. By definition a subscription sends you things (like a magazine every month or a newspaper every day). As Oyabun said, if you want to track topics without notifications, you can bookmark them. If you want to track all topics that you've posted to, use the View your posts
I'm still looking for a way to disable email notifications while keeping users subscribed, because many of my users have low-speed network, and rely on Tapatalk, which uses phpbb's subscriptions.
Now you've finally
explained the real issue -- you're using Tapatalk. Why didn't you mention that in the first place.
So how exactly does Tapatalk "use" phpBB subscriptions? What feature does it provide using that information? If you can explain that, maybe we can help more.
UPDATE: I just read the Disable Subscription Emails
topic (which is locked for some reason and your post doesn't appear there). It appears that Tapatalk uses phpBB subscriptions to enable "push notifications" (for example, on an Android device, maybe it displays an icon in the notification area that you have a reply).
At least it makes some sense now why you want the E-mail turned off, but see below....
therainbowrepublic wrote:Before you say it's a Tapatalk issue, you just admitted that users need to track topics without receiving emails or there wouldn't be a "bookmark" feature.
Don't try to engage in that sophistry here.
Bookmarks and Subscriptions are different functions, and that doesn't imply that your "problem" is not a Tapatalk issue. Nobody not
using Tapatalk (apparently) has asked to subscribe to a topic without notifications (as far as I'm aware, at least).
It sounds like Tapatalk could be doing things "wrong" for phpBB. If Tapatalk piggybacks on phpBB subscriptions, that's a Tapatalk issue. If Tapatalk modifies phpBB code, then Tapatalk could check to see if the user is using Tapatalk and only send notifications if the user isn't. Or Tapatalk could add a feature to the UCP that allowed choosing E-mail, Jabber and/or Tapatalk push notifications and the user could select any combination that he wanted.
Or, if your users don't want notification E-mails, they could simply change their phpBB E-mail address to an E-mail account that's not linked to their mobile device. That doesn't require any phpBB or Tapatalk changes at all.