Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] New rule for posting jobs

27 Aug 2010 - 5:43am
6 years ago
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Danny Hope

On 26 August 2010 15:27, netwiz wrote: > A while ago because of a chance comment in one of these posts I went to > check my subscription, and found that I was indeed subscribed to the job > list, even though I have no recollection of having done so, and don't think > I would have done so intentionally.

I didn't realise I had multiple subscriptions either. Perhaps those who don't realise they've been added to the jobs list could see a different footer in job posts. Here are some ideas:

"You're subscribed to: Jobs and Discussion Manage Subscriptions or Unsubscribe:"

"Unsubscribe from job posts:"

"Stop receiving job posts:"

"Opt out of job posts:"

"Opt out of job posts:"

"Turn off job posts, filter posts, unsubscribe:"

"Turn off job posts, manage delivery, unsubscribe:"

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27 Aug 2010 - 8:22am
Matt Nish-Lapidus

Thanks for the footer suggestion.  

I think that might be a little too long for every email, but there might be a better way to call out which subscriptions are active. The real issue is that when the site first launched everybody was automatically subscribed to discussions and jobs. We've since changed this, so new members are not subscribed automatically. I'm hoping that will go a long way to fixing the issue in the greater scheme of things.. but it's still a problem for existing members.

I like the idea of saying "You are subscribed to..." in the footer, however this could get complicated as there are many many subscription options. Somebody who is a member of multiple local groups, subscribed to discussions, jobs, and a specific member's posts could end up with a pretty hefty footer.


27 Aug 2010 - 3:05pm

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 3:51 PM, emenel <> wrote:

Thanks for the footer suggestion.  

The real issue is that when the site first launched everybody was automatically subscribed to discussions and jobs. We've since changed this

Pardon me, but I feel I have to say 'good grief' at this point. It's the first I've heard of it. 
After all the complaints about the volume of job postings, did no one think to tell the early adopters that they were (and some still are) actively subscribed to job postings? I've already made the point that I only discovered this by accident, and after I un-subbed the job postings dropped to an acceptable level.
The mere point that there are two subscription methods has never been made properly specific. 
I'm appreciative of all the volunteer efforts, and sorry I don't have time to contribute. But for me, to have a high volume of complaints about job postings, and then not tell people that they are subscribed... and all the debate had been about how to educate job posters etc etc....  

28 Aug 2010 - 8:03am
Matt Nish-Lapidus

The fact that there are separate subscriptions has been mentioned multiple times in the discussions over the last months, and is clear if anybody looks at their subscription setting page.

This decision was made when accounts were migrated from the old list to keep things "as they were" .. since jobs used to get posted right to the list. That may have been a bad decision, but it is what it is.

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