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Turning on/off all Kudoz mail options with a single click (T)
Thread poster: xxxIanW
xxxIanW
Local time: 15:20
German to English
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Aug 20, 2003

Although Kudoz questions are often the only glimmer of light on certain days when other people's translations are a lot more interesting than my own, there are times when I'd like to have the option of not receiving any KudoZ questions. This could be either for a day or two (due to pressing deadlines) or for a few weeks (holidays, death-threats from fellow members, etc.).

As far as I can make out, the only way to do this is to click away all the individual KudoZ notification options on the personal e-mail settings, and while this is not exactly a lot of work, the one-click option would be handy.

If a similar option does already exist, my apologies – but let me know where it is so that I can turn everything off for a few months and crawl back when everyone has forgotten me...


[Edited at 2003-08-20 10:40]

[Edited at 2003-08-20 10:40]

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-02-02 20:57]


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Maciej Andrzejczak  Identity Verified
Poland
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Member (2005)
English to Polish
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fully agree Aug 20, 2003

Ian Winick wrote:

Although Kudoz questions are often the only glimmer of light on certain days when other people's translations are a lot more interesting than my own, there are times when I'd like to have the option of not receiving any KudoZ questions. This could be either for a day or two (due to pressing deadlines) or for a few weeks (holidays, death-threats from fellow members, etc.).

As far as I can make out, the only way to do this is to click away all the individual KudoZ notification options on the personal e-mail settings, and while this is not exactly a lot of work, the one-click option would be handy.

If a similar option does already exist, my apologies – but let me know where it is so that I can turn everything off for a few months and crawl back when everyone has forgotten me...


[Edited at 2003-08-20 10:40]

[Edited at 2003-08-20 10:40]


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Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 11:20
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Spanish to French
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The reasons why I prefer it as it is Aug 20, 2003

Hi Ian

First of all, as far as I know, you're right, it's the only way to swith off KudoZ notifications.
As far as I can make out, the only way to do this is to click away all the individual KudoZ notification options on the personal e-mail settings, and while this is not exactly a lot of work, the one-click option would be handy.
I used to be subscribed to
En-Sp, En-Fr, Fr-Sp, Sp-Fr, Fr monolingual and Sp monolingual.
Some months ago I switched off En-Sp and kept the others. When I'm busy I switch off En-Fr, and if I'm very busy I just keep the pair that I moderate and the monolinguals. But if I'm not away I never switch off all the questions.
It's a matter of quantity. I do like the fact that the system allows to chose as freely as that, first, and the fact that it's activated immediately.


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xxxIanW
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Quick clarification Aug 20, 2003

Hi Claudia,

Just to clarify - I wasn't suggesting a one-click option as a replacement for clicking on and off the individual pairs, but rather as an additional overriding option.

For example, I'd like to be able to switch KudoZ off for a day or two and then switch it back on again with all my settings still in place.

All the best


Ian


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Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
Chile
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OK Aug 20, 2003

but rather as an additional overriding option.


I see now, I thought it was instead of what we have.


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Elvira Stoianov  Identity Verified
Luxembourg
Local time: 15:20
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I wanted to suggest that myself Aug 20, 2003

While I was away on a Powwow I had 500 messages in my inbox when I came back, but I didn't want to go through the whole process of swithing off the options individually and then turn them back on.
Glad someone else suggested this before I could.


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Katherine Zei  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 09:20
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<i>Very</i> good idea... Aug 20, 2003

... and especially useful for pre-vacation preparation.

Great suggestion. Is it feasible?


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invguy  Identity Verified
Bulgaria
Local time: 16:20
English to Bulgarian
Agreed Aug 20, 2003

I've also thought about that. I hope it wouldn't be that difficult.

To extend the issue, there could be three check boxes: to switch off

A) KudoZ notifications,
B) job notifications, and
C) forum notifications.

Or, if we get more detailed:

A1) KudoZ notifications for new questions only (leaving on notifications about comments/grading to your own questions and those you have answered), and
A2) all KudoZ notifications

I guess each of these could be useful under certain circumstances.



[Edited at 2003-08-20 23:34]


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Sylvain Leray  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:20
German to French
As simple as that Aug 21, 2003

Ian Winick wrote:

Hi Claudia,

Just to clarify - I wasn't suggesting a one-click option as a replacement for clicking on and off the individual pairs, but rather as an additional overriding option.

For example, I'd like to be able to switch KudoZ off for a day or two and then switch it back on again with all my settings still in place.

All the best


Ian


Great idea indeed.
Sylvain.


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