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How to get notified of ANY New Promos, Announcements, System Outages, etc (& any others)

Want to get notified automatically of any new promotions? What about planned System Outages? Or follow ANY community area in this forum?

 

Don't want to deal with RSS technology? The following is a SIMPLE 3 step process. 

 

Using 'RSS to e-mail' services instead. Here's how:

  1. find an RSS to e-mail service (click this Google search). I chose https://blogtrottr.com as it was the first one to come up, has good reviews, and it was super simple to set up with 2 available options. See #3 below.
  2. Enter details of thread to follow in 'RSS to e-mail' service of choice (https://blogtrottr.com). Using this service as an example (see screen shot below)...
    1. The first thing you need is the URL for the forum area you want e-mail notifications. For Announcements, it is https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Announcements/bd-p/Announcements (for blogtrottr.com you only need the part after the https://).
    2. Now enter your e-mail address.
    3. Then select the frequency for your updates.
    4. Click the [Feed Me] button.Screen shot 2019-01-19 at 11.56.27 AM.png
  3. Choose your notification frequency and level of details. You are then presented with 2 choices. The first will notify you when a new thread is created. The second will notify you when there are replies to those threads too. Choose one or both. (I simply want the initial announcement, as I do not want all the extra chatter that might follow, so I chose the first). Click the [Subscribe to this feed] button.

                       Screen shot 2019-01-19 at 11.57.00 AM.png

 

THAT'S IT! Now enjoy getting an e-mail anytime there is a new post! Never miss an one again!

EDIT: Actually, there is one more step... you should get a confirmation e-mail about your subscription. Be sure to click the link in the e-mail to confirm. 

NOTE: You then will start getting notifications in your e-mail only when there are new posts.

 

If you ever want to stop the flow of notifications, there is an unsubscribe link in the e-mail you receive.

 

This technique can be used for ANY forum area. Just put in the URL for that specific feed.

 

P.S. You do not need to turn on the 'Subscribe to RSS Feed' feature of the PM Community forum. In fact, you do not even need an account for this forum to get notified! So ANYONE can get notified!

 

So why use this service at all?

  1. this forum only supports getting e-mail notifications to specific discussion threads.
  2. the only way to get notifications of whole topic or discussion areas is to use RSS technology and third party readers
  3. this gives a simple alternative to get e-mail notifications for any topic/discussion area in this forum.

 

A BIG SHOUT-OUT to @RobertQc for making me aware of this type of service.

 

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Yes, you could use the built-in RSS subscription feature of this forum BUT if means learning and knowing how to deal with RSS and using another piece of software to do this. Chrome does not have a built-in RSS reader and Firefox just dropped support for a built-in RSS reader as of Nov 2018 with v64. If you really want to use a RSS reader, click to read the instructions on how to set up RSS feed. BUT the solution above is easier.

Oracle

Re: How to get notified of ANY Announcement, including New Promos, System Outages, etc (& any ot

That's one way of using RSS feed. Here is another way that i have learned from @srlawren : https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Discussions/Brief-Guide-How-to-subscribe-to-a-communi...


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Mayor / Maire

Re: How to get notified of ANY Announcement, including New Promos, System Outages, etc (& any ot

Thanks @NDesai (and @ShawnC13 on the other, messy thread) for bringing up my alternate solution.  To be completely honest, I doubt many community members here make use of an RSS reader, so getting these notifications by email as @RobertQc suggested and @pm-smayer97 detailed above is probably the better solution for most.  A lot of people have asked for a way to be notified by email of new posts in the Announcements area, and this looks to be a great way to do so.  So, thank you for writing this up @pm-smayer97!  I hope it's helpful to many.  If I wasn't already an RSS user (and overloaded with email notificaitons), I'd probably be using this teachnique as well.  Cheers!


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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: How to get notified of ANY Announcement, including New Promos, System Outages, etc (& any ot


@NDesai wrote:

That's one way of using RSS feed. Here is another way that i have learned from @srlawren : https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Discussions/Brief-Guide-How-to-subscribe-to-a-communi...


I actually do mention and link to @srlawren's solution at the end of my thread above for those truly interested in using an RSS Reader. 

 

 But as @srlawren even acknowledges, the RSS to e-mail is a simpler and more straightforward solution and probably more likely to get used.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: How to get notified of ANY Announcement, including New Promos, System Outages, etc (& any ot

@srlawren thanks for the acknowledgement :-)

I hope it benefits many; some have already applied this :-)

Mayor / Maire

Re: How to get notified of ANY Announcement, including New Promos, System Outages, etc (& any ot

@pm-smayer97 I have to admit I only skimmed the other thread as I was late to the party and this thread alreasy existsed--but I get the sense the concern was more in the presentation/delivery than in the value of the content itself.  In any event, let's focus on the value in this thread, which should be pretty high.


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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: How to get notified of ANY Announcement, including New Promos, System Outages, etc (& any ot


@srlawren wrote:

@pm-smayer97 I have to admit I only skimmed the other thread as I was late to the party and this thread alreasy existsed--but I get the sense the concern was more in the presentation/delivery than in the value of the content itself.  In any event, let's focus on the value in this thread, which should be pretty high.


Yes, I understood the contention. I just felt it was over the top making a mountain out of a mole hill, especially as has been pointed out that the value is justified, and the rest is just inconsequential to me (if it were, my stats would be quite different). Anyway, moving on. Thanks again for the acknowledgment.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: How to get notified of ANY Announcement, including New Promos, System Outages, etc (& any ot

I tried it too, the free version only updates once per hour. It's good enough.

Mayor / Maire

Re: How to get notified of ANY New Promos, Announcements, System Outages, etc (& any others)

 

 


@pm-smayer97 wrote:

 

A BIG SHOUT-OUT to @RobertQc for making me aware of this type of service.

 



@pm-smayer97Thanks !!

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: How to get notified of ANY New Promos, Announcements, System Outages, etc (& any others)

Thank you for this!