New Notifications Features

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    Ari Lamsteinposted 11 years ago

    Today I am happy to announce a few new features in how HubPages handles Notifications.  These changes are designed to improve the experience of all users on Hubpages.
      * All new notifications settings are now handled from the email settings page.
      * You can determine the behavior that HubPages takes when you new content is created on Hubs that you follow, Questions that you follow, and Forum topics that you follow.
      * Currently we do our best to determine when you should be contacted about new content (such as a new comment on a Hub, a new Answer to a question, or a new Post to a forum topic).  This is the "auto" choice.  You can also choose to be always, or never, notified of new content.
      * Today we are also unveiling a new feature: the Notifications Digest.  The digest will be sent out once a day, and will include a summary of all of your notifications for the day in one email.
      * Lastly, we are releasing a "Vacation" setting.  If you select this, then HubPages will not send you any notification emails until you uncheck the box.

    We hope that you enjoy these new features!

    1. sarovai profile image75
      sarovaiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good. I Welcome this new features.

    2. Bendo13 profile image81
      Bendo13posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I keep getting emails I don't want even though I set it to never email me about them.

      And now it won't let me go edit my settings.
      I tried on IE9 and Firefox and it just shows me the gray background after I put in my secret answer.

      I'm sure this will be buggy at first but it doesn't work for me at all.
      Sends me stuff I told it not to... for the past two days.
      And I can't even go in and edit it now.

    3. sarovai profile image75
      sarovaiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank u for the continual improvements in hubpages. Credit goes to one and all in the hubpages team.

  2. Aficionada profile image85
    Aficionadaposted 11 years ago

    Well done, Ari!  This is amazing, and I hope it works exactly as promised.  I'm looking forward to trying it out right away.

  3. Gordon Hamilton profile image94
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 11 years ago

    I just received one of these e-mails and wondered what it was all about. Glad this post was here. Thanks for the quick update and it sounds like a great system.

  4. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 11 years ago

    I'm such a huge fan of this update.  Thanks a ton Ari!  It's awesome!!!

  5. Peggy W profile image97
    Peggy Wposted 11 years ago

    Will go and check my email right now.  The vacation feature is an especially good idea!

  6. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years ago

    Very nice!

  7. tilinaoita profile image61
    tilinaoitaposted 11 years ago

    very well done Ari.

  8. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 11 years ago

    I love the idea of a way to stop notifications during a vacation. Not that I have any money for vacations.  But there are times when I'm involved in a festival where I'm ther efor several days all day and night and I  have no time for checking email.  That would certainly help if I could do this was everyone

  9. RedElf profile image88
    RedElfposted 11 years ago

    Love the vacation feature, and digest is always a good thing big_smilebig_smile

  10. K9keystrokes profile image87
    K9keystrokesposted 11 years ago

    Ari, outstanding update. It seems you have thought of most everything-- the vacation feature is brilliant. Thanks for your hard work.

  11. celebritie profile image70
    celebritieposted 11 years ago

    Great Idea, Thanks!

  12. Aficionada profile image85
    Aficionadaposted 11 years ago

    Ari, are the E-mail settings and Digest settings paired in a specific way?  I wanted to leave Digest set to "Always" and E-mail to "Never," but after I saved the changes, all of the E-mail buttons showed up as "Auto."  Is that supposed to happen?  (I tried it a couple of different ways with the same result.)

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      Ari Lamsteinposted 11 years agoin reply to this


      I am not sure why you were unable to make this change, but I have gone ahead and made it for you.  Can you take a look at your new settings and confirm that they are now set up to achieve what you want?


      1. Aficionada profile image85
        Aficionadaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I just now checked, and it looks perfect!  Thank you.

        I think maybe my browser was just tired.  Working too hard or something.

      2. Karanda profile image78
        Karandaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I'm having the same problem Ari. It would be great to get a digest rather than individual e-mails but when I change and save the settings it reverts back to auto on the e-mail buttons.

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          Ari Lamsteinposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          What browser and version are you using?

          Also, what operating system and version are you using?

          1. Karanda profile image78
            Karandaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Internet Explorer 9 with Windows 7.

  13. Rosie2010 profile image69
    Rosie2010posted 11 years ago

    Ari, I just got an email notification digest today, and I thought it was awesome.  I love it!  Thanks

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      so did I!  Love it

      1. cardelean profile image89
        cardeleanposted 11 years agoin reply to this


  14. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 11 years ago

    I just received mine. This is awesome, thanks so much!

  15. Rafini profile image71
    Rafiniposted 11 years ago

    I'll have to try this - thanks for letting us know.

  16. ferris102 profile image58
    ferris102posted 11 years ago

    thanks.. awesome to know.. great job guys!


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