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LEGEND ,
Jun 11, 2010

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I confess I have never tried the e-mail route to read and answer forum questions.  So I am wondering what happens if a response is made, the person gets it by e-mail. and then the person making the response goes back in an edits their answer.  Does the person get just the original response, or do they now get another e-mail with the edited version?

This can make a huge difference as sometimes the response is altered due to the "oh crap, I read the OP message wrong" syndrome, or the "oh crap, why did I say that" syndrome.

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Response by e-mail

LEGEND ,
Jun 11, 2010

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I confess I have never tried the e-mail route to read and answer forum questions.  So I am wondering what happens if a response is made, the person gets it by e-mail. and then the person making the response goes back in an edits their answer.  Does the person get just the original response, or do they now get another e-mail with the edited version?

This can make a huge difference as sometimes the response is altered due to the "oh crap, I read the OP message wrong" syndrome, or the "oh crap, why did I say that" syndrome.

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Curt Y wrote on 6/11/2010 5:33 PM:

So I am wondering what happens if a response is made, the person gets it by e-mail. and then the person making the response goes back in an edits their answer.

Email notifications are send out when a message is created, not when

messages are changed.

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LEGEND ,
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So the answer I see is No they do not get

the edited message, only the original message.

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LEGEND ,
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That is correct.

Edit: since you cannot edit the original message in the user's mailbox, only the actual forum topic will show the updated post.

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And I understand that posts gathe

red by Google and the like also do not reflect later edits...


Extra linefeed kindly provided by the software.

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LEGEND ,
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Oh great!  If the edits do not show on

e-mail then the usefulness of the e-mail sy

stem is broken. 


Guess that builds on my disgust of the e-mail system for Forum reading and responses.


Extra carriage returns courtesy of Jive.

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