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phpbb custom notification new users

Post by peopleinside » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:34 pm

Hi, today i registered on the Area 51 forum, after you register an account because you need post for asking questions you suppose everything will be ready so start to post.

Once post is sent is put in the moderation queue and a message inform that a notification sent by email will inform when post has been approved.
This is a wrong information as phpbb decide for the user what is sent and what not by email. By default notification for approved post are tuned off (very bad) so i missed the notification of the approved post.

I was waiting the email and email never come.

Also the reply to my post it has not been notified because phpbb turn off by default notification of replies to own post. (very bad)

Now as i do not like this on my personal forum, i must ask for an extension for decide or let user decide (on registering) with notification are on?
I tried a search on the forum, found different messages but not the solution.

Thank you!

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Post by Mick » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:42 pm

Area51 wrote:Login with your username and password from www.phpbb.com. Please note it can take up to four hours for your login details to synchronise between www.phpbb.com and our bug tracker.
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Post by peopleinside » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:32 pm

Hi Mick , I never understand, should I open a bug regarding this?

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:05 pm

there is no bug. it is working just as intended.

when you make a post to a forum you do not become automatically subscribed to that forum/topic.
you have to specifically subscribe in order to get a notification email.
if phpbb was to send you a email without you specifically asking for it, that would be considered spam.

getting an email /notification should always be opt in and not opt out.

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Re: phpbb custom notification new users

Post by peopleinside » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:10 am

So nice, as user i registered on the forum supposed to post and receive reply and this was not done so missed replies.
Not so nice and correct :) from my point of view

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:39 am

peopleinside wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:10 am
So nice, as user i registered on the forum supposed to post and receive reply and this was not done so missed replies.
Not so nice and correct :) from my point of view
did you setup your notifications ? did you subscribe to the forum you wanted to watch?

did you even go to visit the site to see if there were replies?

it has only been a few years that notifications have been available at all.
in the past you simply had to visit the board to find out if there were any posts that you wanted to read.
nothing wrong with doing that now.

I never setup notifications, I hate getting all that email. If I want to know if there was a reply to a post I make, I go back to the board and look.


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Re: phpbb custom notification new users

Post by janus_zonstraal » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:42 am

This article is still working in phpbb3.2
https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... nd-values/
Sorry! My English is bat ;) !!!

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