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Offline drewactual

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notify dormant accounts/users
« on: November 29, 2018, 09:00:53 PM »
I don't know if this has been done and if it has i couldn't find it... seems like it would be something others have thought of...

anyway....

let's say a user altered their notifications to stop receiving emails upon response to a thread they've participated in... good for them, right? no problem... however, what if someone comes and pulls a Lazarus and responds to their post say, a year after their last login...

is there a way to alter ONLY dormant account's settings in one fell swoop where that switch turning off email notification is turned back on?

.... and if so, how expensive a lookup are we talking about? seems like it would be a costly one... maybe a separate script that can be run weekly/monthly by moderators or admin targeting only members who fit this criteria? 

thoughts?   

and this is more about socializing the concept than requesting anything...

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Re: notify dormant accounts/users
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 11:49:43 PM »
In many countries now what you are suggesting would be considered illegal spamming. Their opt out should be respected.
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Re: notify dormant accounts/users
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 09:33:21 AM »
i didn't think of that aspect...

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Re: notify dormant accounts/users
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 09:36:30 AM »
Kinda thought you hadn't. I do understand the "need", but just thought I'd point out that many might not like it.
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