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How To Un-Subscribe?

06/26/2013 2:53 PM

All of a sudden, when I checked my e-mail today, I was deluged with CR4 comments that I was subscribed to. They go back a long time. I tried to unsubscribe to them, but it failed.

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Re: How to un-subscribe?

06/26/2013 3:07 PM

The deluge was (hopefully) a one-time thing. There was a problem with the emails for subscriptions and so it's possible that the fix inadvertently sent you some old ones.

If it continues to happen, please let us know and we'll see what we can do to fix it better.

In the meantime, there are a few ways to manage the number of emails CR4 sends you:

On the My Subscribed Discussions page (from your profile or the link on the right-hand navigation).

  • Check the boxes next to the discussions you'd no longer like to follow and click the 'Unsubscribe' button down at the bottom.
  • I just tested this and it seems to work okay.

On your profile, click 'Edit Profile'.

  1. Scroll down to the bottom section (Customize CR4) and decide whether or not you want to receive emails. The specific setting is called Subscribe to Discussions.
  2. Below that is the Limit Subscribed Discussion Alerts setting. You can choose to receive one email for every comment, limit them to once between visits, or turn them off entirely. Same goes for private mail.
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06/26/2013 3:45 PM

It's easy to do. Must be, cause I did it.

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06/26/2013 6:22 PM

Me too! All the ones that should have been sent previously, arrived today.

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06/26/2013 7:48 PM

You're complaining about a resumption of service, provided free of charge, by IHS GlobalSpec for what reason??

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06/26/2013 8:27 PM

Complaining? Who is complaining? What on earth is wrong with you? Suggest you get out more.

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06/27/2013 12:19 AM

Touchy, aren't we?

Sounds like a complaint to me.

Is observation a better word?

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06/26/2013 8:46 PM

What is the question ?

Call me stupid, but I don't understand what you are asking.

I can understand some of the time-lag stuff, but as (you) a long standing member I'd expect you to desribe the problem better.

'unsubscribing' can take a while for it to filter thru. Would it not haver been better to PM one of the admin folk ? I can't offer a solution, becaause the question baffles me. By asking an open question, you have now just increased the problem.

Maybe I misunderstand. You can edit your profile as to what (and how frequent) you get notified of stuff. If dersired, you can pretty much stop all CR4 update stuff.

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06/26/2013 9:05 PM

He failed to unsubscribe? why are people so testy today?

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06/27/2013 1:58 AM

It's going to take some pushing, but that is a seriously good answer ! You've just prompted me to think, it would be fun if CR4 allowed us to cast a ' 10 point vote' once each month for something we thought well worth reading. Nice one .

Agh...it's happening.....I'm having too many ideas !! It would be great to have some sort of vote for thread/discussion of the year. The voting system already exists, but I'm sure many people would look back over the previous 12 months and could consider which one was the best. We only get one vote per thread, so can't express much more what we all consider to be well worth the read. 'Post/Topic/Contributor of the Year' type thing. I'm a little scared of what people might want to call the CR4 Oscars, but it would be a fun 'end of year' thing. I'm hoping that if the idea takes off, there may be a category for off-topic rambling. I'd say more, but have some strange urge to go clear some shelf space .

Can't give you a '10', but have a well deserved GA vote. You just lightened my day with some humour and wisdom .

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06/27/2013 8:09 AM

Admins work in mysterious ways.

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06/27/2013 8:42 AM

Is there a freebie from the CR4 shop for good ideas ?

Do you have any angels over there ? Check out the intro/end scenes and music, it's nearly as good as UFO

Excellent tweak on the votes

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06/27/2013 8:56 PM

I want A Hello Kitty CR4 mobile phone strap!

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06/28/2013 7:22 AM

I want CR4 baseball caps in the CR4 store...tan with red print, so I can wear it and refuse to tell anyone what it means.

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06/28/2013 9:09 AM

Then you'll have to change your tag line.

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06/29/2013 12:14 AM

Okay fine. I'll just tell people that if I tell them what CR4 means, I will have to kill them.

It's an exclusive think tank for the super duper elite, and information is given out on a "need to know" basis.

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06/29/2013 12:17 AM

Will you shoot them, or talk them to death???????????

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06/29/2013 1:05 AM

Talk them to death?

Look at our join dates and number of posts. Hell, if I want them talked to death, I'll just introduce them to you.

The dummies are probably working on homework anyway.

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06/29/2013 1:28 AM

I can't help it if you aren't articulate, and have fewer posts than I do.

My conversation is therapeutic anyway, and soothing, whereas you incite people to, to, to, well you know, go crazy and rant.

I'm going to go do something fun now. Is that paint dry yet?

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06/27/2013 11:13 AM

Oscars are for acting, as in fiction. We all know that this site is a place for engineers, who make really crappy actors, with the exception of Hedy Lamarr, who once said, "Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
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Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/h/hedy_lamarr.html#ZiqQj1OUM0Gxl0zh.99

Maybe we could call it The "Hedy".

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06/27/2013 7:09 PM

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06/27/2013 9:25 PM

That's not accurate

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06/27/2013 9:33 PM

That's all????

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06/27/2013 10:18 PM

I made it 50! (until somebody better comes along)

How the heck did you get 49????

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06/27/2013 10:44 PM

It's the psycho maniac Admins. Man did it.

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06/28/2013 6:44 AM

Don't worry guys, I fixed it

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06/28/2013 2:49 PM

....or a 'Zeppo'

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06/28/2013 2:59 PM

Or Bozo the Clown?

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06/28/2013 10:38 PM

I hope you can back that up - I thought Zeppo was rather a good one to add on. Is it not acting and engineering ? Sorry to say, but you started it, and with a very obvious example. Citing Heddy is rather 101. Care for some more ? I do believe I can up you on this.

< I'm just ragging lyn in anticipation there may be some more good actor/engineers out there >

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06/29/2013 12:23 AM

OK, OK, Zeppo was a talented engineer.

From Wiki:

Offstage, Marx had great mechanical skills and was largely responsible for keeping the Marx family car running. Marx later owned a company which machined parts for the war effort during World War II, Marman Products Co. Inglewood, CA, later known as the Aeroquip Company. This company produced a motorcycle, called the Marman Twin[8] and the Marman clamps used to hold the "Fat Man" atomic bomb inside the B-29 bomber, Bockscar.[9] He also founded a large theatrical agency with his brother Gummo, and invented a wristwatch that would monitor the pulse rate of cardiac patients and give off an alarm if they went into cardiac arrest.[9]

That's it, the gauntlet is thrown! The bell has been rung.

I may have to bring the full force of LynDoor™Industries to bear on this.

I've got some thoughts here already.

Be prepared to go down for the count!

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06/29/2013 3:13 AM

No need to quote Wiki, the gauntlet was not thrown......just dangled for you .

Hammer Horror will never buy into that as a potential film title, quite apart from the fact that most (not all) of the classic actors are gone.

"Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of repartee"

<slinks off whilst lyn tries to anticipate anticapted answers and dubious quotes>

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06/27/2013 3:02 AM

Yet another example of e-mail having had its day as a means of business communication.

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06/29/2013 8:28 AM

You people have far too much time on your hands. Why don't you do something useful?

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06/29/2013 9:13 AM

Lets talk about it.

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06/29/2013 9:41 AM

Au contraire mon frere, you confuse camaraderie with idle time.

We ARE doing something useful.

We are entertaining those less fortunate than we, who have neither friends, nor imagination, while enlightening those less knowledgeable and worldly among the unwashed masses.

(This stuff takes time, you know)

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07/01/2013 9:19 PM

People tend to forget, that email and like services are NOT guaranteed in any sense.

Hence, sometimes the seams show. No big deal, live with it!

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