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I've got a new reply -- from myself!

by Cody Pendant (Prior)
on Feb 19, 2003 at 06:20 UTC ( #236555=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I like the fact that I can get notified of responses to my threads, but it's pretty counterproductive that I get notified of a response even when it's me who's written the response...
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“Every bit of code is either naturally related to the problem at hand, or else it's an accidental side effect of the fact that you happened to solve the problem using a digital computer.”
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Re: I've got a new reply -- from myself!
by jryan (Vicar) on Feb 19, 2003 at 07:42 UTC
    An old boss of mine used to tell me that we talk to ourselves when noone else wants to listen. If you start to get too many response notifications of yourself, then perhaps you should consider it a hint ;)
Re: I've got a new reply -- from myself!
by Marza (Vicar) on Feb 19, 2003 at 06:55 UTC

    Well then stop talking to yourself! ;-)

    I have seen that as well but simply wrote it off as a "feature."

    Would we gain anything by coding for it? It would seem that everypost would have to be checked to see if it was the original author? Also, what about your replies to other people? Well maybe I am making it harder then it really is....

Re: I've got a new reply -- from myself!
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Feb 19, 2003 at 06:56 UTC
    How often do you reply to yourself?

    Makeshifts last the longest.

Re: I've got a new reply -- from myself!
by Cody Pendant (Prior) on Feb 19, 2003 at 20:39 UTC
    Call me old-fashioned, but I quite often reply to a thread just to say "thanks everyone for their help".
    --
    “Every bit of code is either naturally related to the problem at hand, or else it's an accidental side effect of the fact that you happened to solve the problem using a digital computer.”
    M-J D
      Why are you thanking yourself?

      If you reply to a reply, you shouldn't get the notification.

      $ echo '$0 & $0 &' > foo; chmod a+x foo; foo;
        Aha, I see.

        I normally reply, in a general way, at the top level -- to thank more than one person -- I don't reply at individual level unless I'm thanking that specific person.

        I'm a victim of my own politeness...
        --

        “Every bit of code is either naturally related to the problem at hand, or else it's an accidental side effect of the fact that you happened to solve the problem using a digital computer.”
        M-J D
Re: I've got a new reply -- from myself!
by webfiend (Vicar) on Feb 21, 2003 at 02:30 UTC

    You could probably avoid notifications, as well as other people saying you talk to yourself, by editing the original post that you made. You know, along the lines of:

    Update: Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. The little green men are happy now.

    I just realized that I was using the same sig for nearly three years.

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