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As always, it's possible that this is already implemented and I just haven't seen it. I think it would be helpful to have expanded functionality with regards to forum tracking. For example, Admins get notified when any post is made in any forum, certain staff get notifications for certain forums, etc. Now, I know you can go into each and select track, however, on a forum that has more than a handful of topics, this becomes a tedious and error prone option.

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As people would say on ipb when they like a feature and want it as well.
+1

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Hi,

Any groups with the 'May track forums for new posts, via e-mail' permission will see 'Track forum' buttons when they view a forum.

We have it disabled here to decrease server load (potentially 1000's of people could track forums resulting in loads of load).


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ya I remember my host yelled at me for the track back feature on the catalogs.

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Thanx Chris, I'll check that out. One additional feature here then: cascading tracking? For example, my forum has three groupings with 1/2 to 1 dozen forums in each. As the admin, I would like to be notified of any post in any forum. The nice touch would be to click Track Forum on the root and have it cascade to all the children.

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That would be cool and maybe make it more like the one that is for IPB and less cpu intensive :).
I mean kind of like what you have no that is not disabled where it sends me an email of a reply, like the one I got of the post above.
But I may have suggested this but it would be nice if the subject of the email matched the subject of the topic.

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Hmm guess it has been turned off I did not get an email about Chris's reply to my recent topic.

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We've been having some problems with the mailer on our server being really slow and I've just hopefully fixed it. So a few mails might not have gone out whilst I was fiddling - sorry about that.


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Oh ok so the track back and the email thingy are not the same thing?
I am confused.

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I haven't turned tracking off or intentionally changed any tracking setitngs - it's just it might have not been working for a while this evening whilst I was reconfiguring our mail server.

I fixed a problem with our mail server being slow. The problem was making it very slow to reply on this forum (and had been going on for months actually, just got around to diagnosing it).


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Oh good job.

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