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Lately I have not been getting "notified" every time that I have a notification, like a "like" or "thank you," yet I see them in my posts. Anyone else experiencing this?

Just to be clear, I still get some notifications, but others seem to slip through the cracks.

Of course, I'm all for getting rid of this stuff anyway.

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The oddest thing, and this just started happening last month, is I will get a notification that I have a new private message. So it seems like two new things have happened when it's only one thing-- just the PM. I never received notifications about private messages before.

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On 10/1/2018 at 2:18 PM, scsu1975 said:

Lately I have not been getting "notified" every time that I have a notification, like a "like" or "thank you," yet I see them in my posts. Anyone else experiencing this?

Just to be clear, I still get some notifications, but others seem to slip through the cracks.

Of course, I'm all for getting rid of this stuff anyway.

I could do without the five different kinds of upvotes.  The other forums I am on don't even use upvotes, and somehow manage to survive.  Though they are not entertainment or media-oriented.

While I am it it, now that I temporarily unblocked these annoying icons on my computer, the "Like" shouldn't be a Valentine's Day heart.  That's just flat-out wrong, this isn't a dating site.  It should be a "thumbs up", like this:
http://moviecollectoroh.com/pics_to_hotlink_on_TCM/forum-thumbs-up-sign.png

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19 hours ago, MovieCollectorOH said:

I could do without the five different kinds of upvotes.  The other forums I am on don't even use upvotes, and somehow manage to survive.  Though they are not entertainment or media-oriented.

While I am it it, now that I temporarily unblocked these annoying icons on my computer, the "Like" shouldn't be a Valentine's Day heart.  That's just flat-out wrong, this isn't a dating site.  It should be a "thumbs up", like this:
http://moviecollector.us/pics_to_hotlink_on_TCM/forum-thumbs-up-sign.png

Yes, the heart symbolizes "love." Some of us merely like a post, we don't actually love it. LOL

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I wish I could figure out a way to turn notifications off. Every time I click on a page or a page refreshes, the site asks me whether I want to allow them. It wont take no for an answer.

Someone send a round of iced cold brew grande mocha frappacinos... to that crack TCM javascript programming team --on me--to make this cease someday...

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Ah yah that's probably it. I don't have any 'Block notifications' setting under 'Privacy and Security permissions' because I run an older version of Firefox. I have to have this version for a specific open-source "add-on" I need.

Firefox 57 'Quantum' outrages me. I refuse to get aboard with it. Because if I do so, it means that all the add-ons and customizations I require, are mostly lost. I am against constant, never-ending upgrading driven by their prerogatives.

Anyway, thank you for your attempt to assist!

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Time for some unmitigated PRAISE (rather than a GRIPE).

TCM Forums, I must commend your Javascript programming, or your CSS, or whatever it is you deploy on this site--for in one regard, you really came through for me. Two nights ago I was typing a post-reply which wended its way to a length of likely nine or ten thousand words in LENGTH. Maybe more.

Then, catastrophe. I accidentally closed the tab due to a network error. I haven't had this happen to me in a long while and I broke out into a sweat. It was really hairy. This particular forum post had probably cost me ninety minutes to prepare. It was filled with links, citations, quotes; everything.

I thought I was a goner. I tried everything I could think of. Finally, glumly resigned to my fate and sick at heart, I plunged back in to start afresh. And there....there the original post was. Extraordinary! Beatific! O, happy day.

Its very rare that a site has such capacity for this feature, lately. I thank ye!

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What's up with the tinyurl links.  I never saw the purpose in that, other than to obfuscate the domain name of the link until it is visited.  Some people swear by it though.  You probably have your reasons.  I am not a "smartphone" guy though, so maybe that might explain it.

As for Firefox about:config options - I have the latest and greatest v.62, where some bulletproofing or other improvements may have been made.

dom.webnotifications.enabled

I have had this in user-defined state as disabled all along, don't remember doing it, but that hasn't had any effect on the TCM site.  Perhaps it only controls the operations as per Firefox menu option: preferences/privacy & security/notifications.  Opening the settings for that, it is completely empty (so no permissions for TCM notifications are being granted or revoked here for me).  I will say these two items are probably correlated.


dom.push.enabled

This one has been enabled all along for me, in its default state.  It's probably safe to assume this is the control for the type of notifications from TCM at the bottom of the screen.  I'm not online constantly and I like those notifications, so I will be leaving it as-is.


As for "stepping away from things" a bit, I moved from Windows 7 (a few years ago already??) to Linux Mint for all my online activities.  Linux Mint has been every bit as capable for mundane Internet usage and then some, without any further control issues or headaches from Microsoft.  Not that I don't still use a Windows computer, but it is now a disconnected Windows 7 "appliance", no network connected, no Wifi, only used for a very specific piece of software - a video processing program.  That is a whole other topic though.

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No Linux for me. For home use I rely on throw-away computers. As objects in themselves, they're not worth my time, concern, or attention.

I always use TinyURL; for one thing I think it looks nicer on a page rather than a giant long address. Also, some web addresses may trigger flags on the firewalls people have at their workplace. That's what its really all about. The main reason for going Tiny is to ensure the link doesn't break; for others (as well as for myself when pasting it). So, rather than give you all a link which fails I actually do the right thing, and pre-set it for your ease of use.

Yeah definitely do not need email reminders for anything happening on a web forum. I agree.

Though I work with some of the highest tech in the country I really abhor every aspect of it. Yuck. Personal computers --to my way of thinking, they're barely one level up from television, which I tapered off long ago. The less I have to actually regard these soulless, dumb, silicon-filled slabs, the better I like it. Gag... I loathe 'puters.

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The 'block user, block thread, & block post' functions on TCM forums are almost perfect; but not quite there yet. I wish the 'block user' functions would block the post headers as well. So that a post would not even have a trace at all. Its not really that effective to be subjected to spam-threads galore with the only relief not being forced to endure the content of the post. Why can't the post itself be hidden? :o

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