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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:08 am 
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Good morning, all -

I'm looking at updating the forum software and one of the features that isn't quite ready is the e-mail digests. How many really use it? I can see in the database that there are a bunch of subscribers, but how many actually read/use the e-mails?

The feature is in development, but no word on how long it will be before it's available.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:33 pm 
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I use the daily digest to do literally a 10 second skim of new topics. It's more convenient for me than thinking to log in and then click on topics looking for new posts. That said, if most people don't use the digest obviously it wouldn't kill me to not have it. I just wouldn't think to check for new posts as often. When I do log in, for what it's worth, sometimes it's on a mobile device like the phone I'm using now.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:39 pm 
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I look at it daily also. Not sure if I would log in to visit site very often excapt for specials like CAM or GW and even those I follow the postings.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:09 pm 
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I read the daily email digests. It's a quick and easy way to see all the new topics and replies so I don't miss anything :]

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:24 pm 
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I use it if not daily, then every other day.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:38 pm 
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I read the daily digests, although now that I'm posting more often, I find myself visiting the forum website more often as well. That said, I'd still miss the digests if they went away.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:36 pm 
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I use the digest for all groups I belong to, including this one. I probably would miss reading individual emails. The digest is more convenient for me.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:35 pm 
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I love the daily digest. I don't post to the forum much at all but I read the digest daily to get information on current events. I really don't have time to surf the forums. It's been a lifesaver lately especially with CAM. I get a lot of cool ideas just seeing the posts of others and responses. I hope this feature doesn't disappear for long.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:45 am 
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I read it daily.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:24 am 
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I read it every day.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:36 am 
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Have never used it. I use "View Unread Posts" on the upper right on a daily basis to keep abreast of what is going on.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:29 am 
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zekester wrote:
Have never used it. I use "View Unread Posts" on the upper right on a daily basis to keep abreast of what is going on.


I didn't even know there was a daily digest until now. I do the same method as Zekester.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:37 am 
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Didn't know about it either... now that I do... I will use it.

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Wow, great feedback - thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:09 am 
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We pretty much skim the daily digest, and only go to the webpage if we want to read more of the thread or post a reply. It's especially valuable for CAM related posts!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:46 pm 
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I read my MGS digest daily and pretty much never get on the site unless to respond a day later (like this).


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Ever since I discovered the digest I've been looking at every single one. I'm usually on the go so being able to read the posts in an email is extremely convenient.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:59 am 
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I use the daily digest. I love having everything in one email that I don't have to log in to the site to view.


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I'm i digest junkie; i scroll through it nearly every day. It's a lot more convenient for me than logging in, especially when i've only got the phone handy. I could adapt if it had to go, but i'd prefer it stay if possible. Either way, Robert, thanks so much for asking first! It would be nice if certain «ahem» other websites would take your lead. :whistle:


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As long as you're going to the trouble of updating the forum software, ya know what else would be useful? Having a feature like Geocaching.com where the user can change his/her username without having to contact the admin :-D 8)

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