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Monday, 28 May 2018

Sorting out the comments problem

Blogger does not seem to be doing anything to sort out the sudden demise of the comment notification emails that used to arrive in my inbox when a regular blog reader wrote a comment on my blog. Someone on the Blogger Help Forum has suggested a 'fix' that I am going to try. It involves me creating a post (this one!) and sending myself a comment about it.

It might work ... but if it doesn't, I'll find out quite quickly!
Well I ticked the 'Notify me' box next to my comment, and an email duly arrived to tell me a comment had been made. Now I need to see if a comment by someone else will generate a notification email!

28 comments:

  1. A quick comment to see if this cures the problem!

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    1. Judging by the following comments, the 'fix' wasn't 100% effective.

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    1. Rumblestrip (Andrew),

      I'm afraid that I didn't get an email notification regarding your comment ... but I did get one for The Good Soldier Svjek's comment.

      I don't understand why this has happened, and it looks as if the 'fix' didn't work.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. Aah the apparently random computer error...good luck with tracing and fixing that!
      Cheers
      Andrew

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    3. Rumblestrip (Andrew),

      You aren't going to believe this, but I got an email notification of your second comment!

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. The Good Soldier Svjek,

      It worked for your comment ... but not for Rumblestrip's!

      This does not make sense to me!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. Perhaps because Rumblestick’s post was a reply it didn’t get emailed?

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    1. Ed M,

      I have no idea why the problem has arisen (although I have a fairly good idea) nor why the 'fix' doesn't work for all comments.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Ray Rousell,

      It seems to be working ... for the moment!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  6. Bob,
    I'm in the same boat here in AUSTRALIA- I'm not receiving any e-Mail notifications of People writing comments on my BLOG...most disappointing! It would be almost impossible to now find someones recent comment who may have added to a BLOG Posting of mine which may be three months or more old...with e-Mails this wasn't a problem- now it is. Hope BLOGGER Fixes this all up. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Kev Robertson,

      It would appear to be a world-wide problem, and not one confined to Europe as I first thought.

      The lack of communication from Blogger as to what they are doing about the situation is not making matters better, and they are going to lose customers if they don't get their act together soon.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  7. Kev, go into your Design dashboard (very top right of blog). select comments from the menu on the left, you will now see all recent comments.

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    1. Thanks Norm- will check out your suggestion. Regards. KEV.

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    2. Norm,

      Thanks for giving Kev Roberstson this advice. I'm sure that he'll find it useful.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    3. Kev Robertson,

      I hope that you found Norm's advice helpful.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    4. Bob,
      Yes- I've never before seen what Norm has directed me towards on Blogger - though, the problem of not receiving e-Mails still persists. Hope the People who monitor BLOGGER can fix it all up for everyone. Regards. KEV.

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    5. Kev Robertson,

      Its amazing what a little bit of advice from someone else can help one achieve.

      As to Blogger sorting out the email notification problem ... well I've seen nothing to say that they have fix it as yet.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  8. I get enough email as it is so I've always just checked the comments in blogger directly.

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    1. Martin Rapier,

      I used to do that ... but found that I often missed comments, especially if I had been away from home for any time.

      All the bets,

      Bob

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  9. As another test... both of notifications to you and whether it accepts my comment (it didn't when I tried to comment on the Battle of Dorking from my I-Pad...)

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    1. Ian Dury,

      I received an email notification of your comment. I hope this proves that your test worked,

      All the best,

      Bob

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  10. Hi Bob

    Not sure where to add this comment, as I could not find a suitable blog post.

    Just a short note to say that I bought a copy of your Portable Wargame rules. (On the cheap, from Amazon, sorry to say...). Played 28mm scale WII wargames many, many years ago and was hoping to make a restart, so your rules seemed like a straightforward way to do this. I had made a number of attempts to adapt an old rules set by Gavin Lyall to a gridded board, but without success.

    Two questions:

    1. Do you have any scenarios available to play (esp. WWII western front). I'd buy a set of these, if they were available. Failing that, do you know of any on-line resources with material that could be easily be adapted?
    2. Is there any particular size for the terrain squares? I had thought of a 3" (7.5cm) size, as 8 of those fit the width of standard 60cm width. Related to that, how do you represent buildings in the game - are they to the same scale/proportion as the figures and, in that case, would a whole village be represented by a single building on a single square. (I guess I am not clear as to what the ground scale of your game is.)

    Thanks,
    Derek

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    1. GamesBook (Derek),

      Thanks for buying my book. I wasn't aware that Amazon was selling it at less than the published price ... but if you got it cheaper, then good for you!

      In answer to your questions:
      1. I hope to publish some scenarios in due course, but in the meantime I'd suggest that the ones in Neil Thomas's ONE HOUR WARGAMES are quick and easy to adapt. I know a lot of players have done this successfully.
      2. I use 10cm hexes from Hexon II for many of my games, although I have also used 5cm and 7.5cm squares and 4.5cm Heroscape hexes. The rules don't have fixed time or distance scales so that players can select what suits their requirements. Players have used the rules for all sort of periods and unit sizes ... and adopted whatever scales suits their games. Buildings and built-up areas are always a problem, and I have experimented with various solutions, some of which work better than others. One that I need to do more work on is my 2-demensional building idea. Mike Lewis has used this concept in his latest game to create buildings and woods, and they look very effective.

      I hope that my answers are of help.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  11. Thanks for the reply Bob. On your advice, I purchased a copy of Neil Thomas's book. There seems to be a good range of scenarios in there.

    I will have more of a think about creating squares, and also see what others have done. I am really tempted by the idea of offset squares for the grid as a good compromise between ease-of-creation and support for more "realistic" movement/firing.

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    1. GamesBook,

      I've used the scenarios from Neil Thomas's book to run a World War II mini-campaign (See here), and this might give you some ideas as to how they can be adapted.

      Good luck with creating your own gridded tabletop. offset squares do have their advantages although I must admit a preference for hexes or normal sqaure grids.

      All the best,

      Bob

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