in reply to Re^2: Can I get emails when somebody responds to my PerlMonks post?
in thread Can I get emails when somebody responds to my PerlMonks post?

This would cause much traffic

Only if everyone did it, and then at a high rate. I would figure refreshing (automatically) once ever 15 minutes would suffice, and not cause much hurt to the server.

Does that make sense?

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Re^4: Can I get emails when somebody responds to my PerlMonks post?
by LanX (Cardinal) on Oct 18, 2017 at 19:36 UTC
      ++; but since chacham's proposed solution uses javascript, that notification would probably not be mail, but a popup or something different. And this gave me the idea of sending a notification via IRC or XMPP or similiar protocol. Of course, except for the blacklist probability being lower, the other problems mentioned in tye's Re^3: Email notification of replies pertaining to me (work) would still remain.
        I have no experience with blacklists, we had about 50 posts yesterday, I'm not sure if this would be enough traffic for getting blocked.

        NB : The monastery already sends password reminders via email.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Je suis Charlie!

        update

        OTOH, as soon as we have answer notification, people will start asking for message forwarding, too ... and this could really cause traffic. :/