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U2U Us When Someone Replies to Our Post?

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posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 11:04 PM
Hey guys, I think this is a great idea, Sending U2U messages to us about people who have replied to our posts or have quoted us, along with the name of the thread and the person who replied to accompany the U2U message would be of great help.

Or you could create another message area entirely as U2U implies direct member messaging.

Flag please so this can generate discussion and some Mod intervention.


Once again sorry Moderators for placing in wrong forum

[edit on 17-10-2008 by PinealGlandThoth]

[edit on 17-10-2008 by PinealGlandThoth]

posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 11:10 PM
Absolutely not, do you know how heavy that would be on the server to do? You'd be doubling the write procedures on the server, given if there's over 4000 posts a day, that's about 4000 u2u's, 8000 write statements. The server would run slower, and crashes would be a sure thing.

I'd vote heavily against such a feature on a board the size of ATS.
Just use the recent posts, or MyATS section to monitor your thread's activity.

posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 11:39 PM

This is the klutziest site I bother with on the net vis a vis getting any convenient easy clue about whether someone has responded or not.

There ought to be a VERY easy way to find that out.

I vote for a page listing all the responses as a main link in the main heading.

2nd best would be in the members area.

Thanks for this thread.

posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 11:44 PM
I agree that would be nice to have, I myself have gotten lost searching pages for replies and whatnot, usually resulting in loosing interest.
It would probably spark even more traffic.
I dont know anything about computers, but as mentioned above this could be hazardous to the site.
Although i'm sure there can be another way, we seem to have some very imaginative and creative people here.
Who knows maybe a few members will come up with a simple plan.

posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 11:48 PM
You can always use this link:

Or by using the threads tab in your own profile.
I can't see why you'd add something else to the site that's already being done, just in a different more efficient method.

posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 11:49 PM
Hem, if you go to your profile and click on "more of my threads" on the top right of the page, you will see a list of all your threads and the member who last contributed to them.

If it's not your thread then just "flag" it and follow it to your heart's content.

Anything more than that such as a U2U notice every time is redundant and, as it has been mentioned above, too heavy on the already stretched servers.

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 12:01 AM
The MYATS tab is pretty conveinient too. You can keep track of any threads you've posted in. You're profile will also have your lates replies to any active threads, hence an easy way to pick-up where you left off and see if any one replies.

I like to look at it like this. If you're having trouble keeping track of your thread activity, then they probably aren't very active. It's also been stated that this place has some serious traffic already... I think i read a post and skeptikoverlord said 50-100 thousand in a day??? don't quote me

In conclusion i'd also like to take this opportunity to be the jerkl that tells you this thread is in the wrong board... I see no conspiracies here...

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 12:13 AM
[edit on 10/18/2008 by semperfortis]

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 12:26 AM
I strongly disagree. While it may be a good idea to a few members, I made a topic, and it has over like 280 posts... do you know how full my u2u box would be if I got a u2u for every reply to my topic? I mean, it sounds like it's a good idea on paper, but, I just don't think it would work.

I think it's a bad idea. Maybe, it might work if ATS flashed a notification on the page you're browsing if someone replied to your thread in a popup format, that might work, better than a u2u system.

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 12:40 AM
On another web forum that I post on I receive emails when reply post are made on a thread I've posted on. of course there isn't near the traffic that is here. My ATS is fine with me, I just go there to check a thread.

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 01:25 AM
The problem with u2u notification is that as noted above on really popular threads you could get deluged with u2u's. The GLF thread had over 5000 replies in a few days. I for one would not like 5000+ messages.

Setting aside server loads which would be enormous given the traffic the sheer number of topics and posts here daily would be staggering and quickly get old and the u2u sytem would just be thought of as spam

Most new posts on ATS in one 24-hour period: 9,366 on Oct 15 2008 @ 01:40 GMT

We have alot of post every day and the u2u system as is takes a huge toll on server performance. Thats why there is flood controll on the system

There have been many helpfull suggestions as to how to keep tabs on a thread and any or all of them would have the same effect IMHO.

Speaking as a member I for one do not want a u2u every time some replies to a thread of mine

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 01:31 AM
does anyone have the link to the really helpful tutorial on how to set up your "myATS" tab? Or even know what I'm talking about?

I think it was a mod who wrote the thread, and it goes step-by-step through adding forums to "myATS" and using the "subscribed threads" column. It might be a helpful link to add to this thread for people who are having problems keeping track of responses.

If I could only remember who wrote it

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 01:44 AM
As has been said. receiving a u2u everytime someone posts in one of my threads would be crazy. Alot of threads get alot of traffic. One of my more succeful threads has 392 posts. I would have hated to get 392 separate u2u's announcing that I have a new post. especially when it isnt hard at all to manage my threads via the My ATS link. All those emails would get old. I would have to sift through them to make sure I dont miss any important ones. Ugh. what a mess

Not to mention the strain it would put on the server. as shugo said on a site that gets an average of 4000 posts per day, the server having to send out 8000 u2u;s would become sluggish and no doubt crash.

The way things are now is the most effiecient and the easiet. Lets keep things the way they are shall we?


posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:37 AM
That would be annoying.

I rarely use the "reply to" button directly to reply to someone. I usually just click whoever is closest and clear out all the stuff that appears. So most messages I would be sending out wouldn't be directed to people and they'd just be annoyed.

I have no problem just using the "Top 50 Subscriptions" list on the myATS to keep track of everything.

[edit on 10/18/2008 by Yarcofin]

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 09:19 AM
reply to post by americandingbat

I think this is the thread your looking for adg.

If not, u2u and I'll try and find what it is your looking for.

Oh and as for the concept of u2u's for every reply, bad idea. The sites way to big for an idea like that. The "myats page is probably the best way to keep up with threads your participating in.

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 09:29 AM
I think i know what you want OP...something like what facebook does right? An email when some body post on your wall?

It's a good idea BUT I don't think it could be good for ATS.
I mean people already freak out when it goes down for maintenance,all that new activity might cause it to crash not to mention the work and headaches SKEPTICOVERLORD will go through.

Eh maybe some day.

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 09:38 AM
I go to a forum that has MUCH more traffic then this one and they do have the option of receiving an email when you are quoted or responded to. They also have the option of sending a one time email with a summary of any action on your posts at the end of the day.
That forum is
slickdeals has many options on the member profile that I think ATS would benefit greatly from including the thumbs up/thumbs down for threads so we could have a better accountability system.

[edit on 18-10-2008 by SEEWHATUDO]

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 09:46 AM
I would like to see an alert for a specific reply to my post in a thread. Not an alert for every post in my thread.

Take the GFL thread that grew 200 pages over night. If I replied to a specific post, and that poster replied back to me, I would never find it without having to read 10 pages and stumble on to it.

Again, I'm talking about hitting the reply to in the top right of the post, not the reply at the bottom of the thread.

Yes this will be implemented, because I demand it.

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 03:21 PM

Originally posted by GAOTU789
I think this is the thread your looking for adg.

Yup, that's what I was talking about. Thanks GAOTU

Before I ran across that thread I really didn't use the myATS page at all; I found it really helpful in organizing my activity here. I just thought it might also help people who are reading this thread because they're having the same difficulties.

It doesn't help with the specific issue of not being able to tell whether the new responses in a thread are to one's own post or to something else. I can see where that is hard in the case of a thread like the FOL megathread, where someone could post a real question on page 254, get answered on page 258, and not get back to the thread until an hour later when it's at page 261. But that's very unusual in my experience at ATS.

Most of the time it's not hard to monitor all responses to a thread I'm interested in.

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 11:41 PM
reply to post by SEEWHATUDO

They also have country exec servers, so the load is per country, to client. That's much different than ATS, in addition to the fact that much more data is collected on post submission.

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