Question Is there a ghost here?

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Feedback' started by Danielx64, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Steve

    Steve Administrator

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    I was under the impression that the ghost alerts were empty alerts not an alert that comes at a later time.

    The first being much harder to track down.
     
  2. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    Sure sounds like it to me, but it's not consistently broke, only occasionally. :p
     
  3. Lisa

    Lisa Chaotically Proportional

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    Yeah, that's why I took the route I did.
     
  4. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    It may be too early to speak on the matter but I haven't been getting any ghost alerts or alerts for a post that been made long ago. I am still keeping an eye on the matter.
     
  5. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    Lisa, a question, is that addon the one that allows me to select what I been alerted for? Is it disabled? It may be a dumb question but I have a feeling that it may not be fully disabled. I got an alert for a topic that I haven't followed (and didn't even know that it was there). On my phone if I went to follow someone I am asked what alerts I want to receive but that doesn't happen on my computer.
     
  6. Lisa

    Lisa Chaotically Proportional

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    It's an addon that's solely to do with the people you follow. When you select to follow someone you are given the option to follow new posts, threads they make (regardless of your other alert settings). So, regardless of whether you're following a thread or not, if someone you're following has posted it in and you have selected to be alerted when they post, you'll get an alert regardless.
     
  7. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    So it should be disabled (according to the ACP)? If yes there is a problem.
     
  8. Lisa

    Lisa Chaotically Proportional

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    Are you asking if we have disabled the addon? If so, no it's running.
     
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  9. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    Thank you for confirming, I was under the impression that it was disabled.

    At this point I dont have anything else to report.
     
  10. Lisa

    Lisa Chaotically Proportional

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    Why? If it was disabled, I wouldn't have asked you to run the checks I have :)
     
  11. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    Ok I been getting ghost alerts but I am getting more than one. I the alert thing says that I got 11 when I really I only have 4.
     
  12. Lisa

    Lisa Chaotically Proportional

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    Like I said, can you confirm whether these alerts are from a person you're following or not. If yes, can you change your following settings and see if they stop. Just repeating that you're getting alerts is telling me nothing :)
     
  13. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    That what I been doing however I dont know where they been coming from as some of people who I am getting alerts from I don't even follow.

    Tomorrow I might just get my entire list up and change then all in one hit.
     
  14. Lisa

    Lisa Chaotically Proportional

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    Yes, but I can't see you doing it so I need confirmation by you actually telling me :D

    Could be worth doing this - just in case something has glitched somewhere. Let me know when you've done it and track it for a day or two and we'll see what happens.
     
  15. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    Ok I went over to https://theadminzone.com/account/following clicked on "Alert Preferences" made sure that all the boxes are unticked and save the changes (if needed). Some people I have no choice but to unfollow then because I was unable to change the alert preferences because I can't see their profile. On some profile clicking on "Alert Preferences" gives me "This member limits who may view their full profile".

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  16. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    Probably because they set it to people the follow. ;)
     
  17. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    Yes but you would think that you can still change your alert preferences for that person right?
     
  18. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    More than likely not, just by design.
     
  19. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    Well if that the case then that poorly coded IMO.
     
  20. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    Why should you be allowed to change preferences for someone that don't want anyone to do do?
     
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