New Notifications Features

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    Ari Lamsteinposted 9 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 image78
      sarovaiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good. I Welcome this new features.

    2. Bendo13 profile image80
      Bendo13posted 9 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 image78
      sarovaiposted 9 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 image89
    Aficionadaposted 9 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 image95
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 9 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 image94
    Simone Smithposted 9 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 9 years ago

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

  6. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image94
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 9 years ago

    Very nice!

  7. tilinaoita profile image60
    tilinaoitaposted 9 years ago

    very well done Ari.

  8. FloraBreenRobison profile image61
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 9 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 image90
    RedElfposted 9 years ago

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

  10. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 9 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 image79
    celebritieposted 9 years ago

    Great Idea, Thanks!

  12. Aficionada profile image89
    Aficionadaposted 9 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 9 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 image89
        Aficionadaposted 9 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 image79
        Karandaposted 9 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 9 years agoin reply to this

          What browser and version are you using?

          Also, what operating system and version are you using?

          1. Karanda profile image79
            Karandaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Internet Explorer 9 with Windows 7.

  13. Rosie2010 profile image69
    Rosie2010posted 9 years ago

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

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image61
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      so did I!  Love it

      1. cardelean profile image88
        cardeleanposted 9 years agoin reply to this


  14. Just Ask Susan profile image93
    Just Ask Susanposted 9 years ago

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

  15. Rafini profile image82
    Rafiniposted 9 years ago

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

  16. ferris102 profile image59
    ferris102posted 9 years ago

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


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