I think I’ve figured out the problem. Please read: segue.com.tw/viewtopic.php?p=41046#41046
Post here if you still encounter this error.
TT, the title glitch you describe id new to me. I’m unaware of this problem (never encountered it) – besides, most of the repeat replies you made to this thread did not have the same title. Your posts are added to the database that this forum is buit on, but the notification and post counts are where the problem lies.
W, sorry, i missed where you suggested the across the board registration period.
Let me explain the nature of the 3,000+ (nearly 4,000, ha!) member “count” and why we can do something about it now:
In the year before the switchover from ORIENTED to Segue, Chris and I chose to use the forum as the main e-mail database. We were getting dizzy maintaining not two, but three visitor databases: the forums, the mailing list and the people directory. All were maintained by separate software systems. The simplest way to integrate things would be to ask everyone to register in one place.
One day, forum registrations jumped 1,400 people. This was the day we retired the e-mail list. I’d say a very significant majority of that list never posted on the forums (80%? more??) . However, the weekly e-mail list was generated by the forums. Hence, we couldn’t ‘purge’ them, could we?
Well, today, things are quite different. Foremost, phpBB does not seem to allow members the choice to NOT receive e-mail. Since 10% to 20% of registered forum members do NOT wish to recieve e-mail from the website, I can’t use phpBB to generate the weekly blast.
I’ve since discovered Post Office Pro (about US$ 95, I think) – which is a pretty sophisticated e-mail blaster. I plan to add the subscription form on the site so that Segue people can subscribe and unsubscribe at will and whim.
When I re-start the weekly e-mail, unfortunately EVERYONE is going to get a copy of it – but they can take themselves off the list thanks to Post Office Pro. Believe me, that blast is not going to be fun for me because a LARGE of this database bounceback (can you imagine how many addresses like firstname.lastname@example.org there are?)