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    Reply to post without emailing to originator

    Not sure if this is workable, but I feel a little guilty for not thinking before I replied.

    In the Scuttlebutt Thread, I posted a rather long reply to one by Legare on Facts. I suddenly thought that he is probably going to get hit twice by that post, first by email notification and then if he returns to the Thread to read other replies.

    This isn't a problem for me as I have a permanent link at work, but for the many with dial-up connections it must be rather tiresome.

    Is there anything I can do when reply, with a long post, to reduce the load on these links? Or am I worrying for no reason?
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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    Yes, keep your posts brief. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    I think you are worrying without reason <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    Anyone who can afford the time to make posts in Scuttlebutt deserves to get hit twice <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    But seriously - every user has the option to de-select notification if it is a problem to them. I think you can rely on users to use their common sense on that one.

    However - if your conscience is really killing you - here's what you do:
    Reply with the shortest possible reply: e.g. "Hi Legare, I've just replied" and post it.
    Legare (only) gets a minimalist notification.
    You then immediately edit your post, adding the 2,000 word essay you originally planned on posting.
    (No notification is sent out for the edit.)

    Result? Your conscience is clear and Legare is totally confused.

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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    {laugh] This is a great solution. <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    You probably replied to one of Legare's longer posts in Scuttlebutt, so he deserves what he gets.

    However, Legare has email notification turned off in his profile so he does not get any email notifications. He gets way too many replies to have to read them all twice.
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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    Then this reply is brief <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    <hr>This is a great solution<hr>
    That is a grate solution....
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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/eileen.gif border=0 alt=eileen width=17 height=15> glad to see I am not the only one to have trouble with { instead of the [

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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    Ah, but why read the ones you've been notified about in your email client? Why not just use it so that you know the thread is alive, so you can shoot over to the Lounge? Once the red numerals and triangles have gone, time to delete the lot from OE (choosing alphabetical sort). It works for me...

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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    The { instead of [ and instead of / get me every time! So i try to remember to *Preview* before I post.
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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    This appeals to my evil twin so... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    Then I would never know if the original had been edited and replaced with the real message.
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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    Does that deserve a star post, Mummy? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    What? Have you no curiosity? I *always* have to follow the links back to the source message. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Reply to post without emailing to originator

    We *really* do need that [raspberry] Smilie...
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