March 1, 2006 at 1:59 pm #21965
Today I received a number of duplicate message emails that I had previously received over the past 3 or 4 days.
Also I am somewhat confused by the ‘subscribe me to this thread’ option when composing a message because I already have my subscription setting set to receive every message from the whole system (I hope). So I have to uncheck it every time, because I don’t want to screw up my other settings. But if I uncheck it, does that mean I won’t get a notification of it? I would suggest implementing a simple option such as ‘receive all messages’ / ‘receive subscribed messages only’ as part of a user’s global settings, that is the least confusing way to do it. If the user chooses ‘receive all messages’ then the ‘subscribe me to this thread’ option does not even appear.
Lastly I think it would be helpful for the emails to include the title of the thread in the subject of the email. Systems such as Yahoo place the group / board name in square parantheses and then the subject afterward, so for example the email subject of this thread would be: ‘[SierraGamers] Receiving duplicate emails’
March 1, 2006 at 2:33 pm #21966
Same thing happened here. I thought everyone was going post happy.
That’s a good idea about having the title in the subject line, Brandon.
March 1, 2006 at 4:23 pm #21967
The extra emails were my fault. We moved the servers to a new hosting facility, and all email was lost temporarily. I resent everything from the last two days, rather than trying to sort out what had, and hadn’t, been sent.
March 2, 2006 at 2:30 am #21968
Thanks, Ken. It’s always nice when unexplained hiccups are explained, rather than being mysterious and… unexplained! 🙂
April 23, 2006 at 3:12 am #21969
Sorry for the inconvenience, but I think I have spent enough money for you to hear me. You see, I had loved the Sierra games ever since I was a kid. My first was Quest for Glory 1. The only thing out at that time was Nintendo, and Atari (if you had a friend with one). Back then, a game where you could input your own choices was mindblowing. But out of the blue, Sierra came along. I was only 11. These games taught me how to type. These games taught me how to read at a college level. These games showed me Bach level music at an early age. So here I am, an 20 some year old rock star wannabe at 23. Your games gave inspartion.
I was lucky, my childhood friend had an Adlib card.
I begged my dad to install it, but we just didn’t have it. My dad worked with CPU’s when they first started using them in companies in 1974, or something like that.
So I went through all of YOUR old games on beeps and boops, hoping that the next boop would come out of our old 70′ stereo.
Finally! Christmas 93!!! My dad and mom saved up enough for the original Soundblaster Card. They hid it away in the same way the kid in ‘A Christmas Story’ finds his BB gun.
I was so excicted. Finally, i can have Adlib music with my favorite games (by this time it was only QG1, KQ4, SQ3)
But it didn’t work. The card was defective.
Two weeks later we received our new card.
It still didn’t work.
I shortly figured out it was the SET BLASTER command that was the problem!!! Although the first card was really defective, it didn’t even register in the I\O address.
At last the beeps and boops became, at the time, quality music.
I made that basement immaculate for anyone. It was the perfect Sierra game room. Mind you at this time, I was still 11. The broken calculator is was I called it, my CPU. It was an IBM 8086. But it still functioned with a early soundblaster card. Back then,CPU poor people didn’t use mice. I played ’em all with keyboard. I love these games.
As I posted before, please start a petition. Your fans would gladly pay.