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Email notifications

After the massive reduction of subforums I have to write this here. I don't know how can I activate email notifications (is it actually possible?). In the past I used to get an email everytime someone sent a message and recently I missed a traveler for not accessing my profile daily.

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Notifications

Normally you cannot choose not to get notifications but what with all the changes the last year I am not sure if it can be the case. I seem not to have gotten email notifications since beginning of July now that I check it. Workaround is to install the app on your phone but you will need to have the app running to get notifications there also.

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Thanks... I hope if any of

Thanks... I hope if any of the developers of WS sees this they'll reintroduce that option. It's doubtful someone would want to pay for WS in its current disfunctional state.

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notifications

Same problem here. I dont get notifications anymore. 

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Same. Already missed 3

Same. Already missed 3 requests. When travelling, requests with no answer was already a problem to deal with, but without emails notification, I can't imagine the pain using warmshowers this summer.

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same also

I send lots of requests no responses and I miss also lots of guest . No notifications by email and even with the apps on my phone no notifications .                                                                     

I CANNOT open the web site EVERYDAY to check !!                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Please do   something it is alreday difficult with covid and if you get no notifications it is impossible .....

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same here ...

... anyone without this problem?

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No notifications

I agree. I had to edit my profile and ask everybody to send SMS after sending a request. Notifications are missing. This kind of disfunctionality should be informed to all members, to payers and non paying members.

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Still NO notifications!

Since beginning of July we don't get notifications and missed several cyclists! For iOS I dont know any useful app, so we need to use the website on computer or tablet.

Hope there will be some solution VERY soon. Otherwise warmshowers is of very few use anymore!

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Yep I missed a 7/25 request.

I never check the WS site as it used to notify me via email and a ping if a request popped up or some feedback about crapping in a bucket was left after a stay..   I just happened to pop on the WS site to look at the email and sure enough there was a request for 7/25 that I just caught today..7/27 .    The site is more or less undependable if cyclists send out requests but don't get replies even from persons willing to host them and not just use the system as guests.  I don't put the app on my phone either and I'm not sure if that's a solution if the application has to be open for a notification to appear.  I guess it might be best for prospective guests to text first, WS email as a backup just to say I'm requesting a site, if I show up dead a day or two later , the guy in Michigan with the poop buckets might be a suspect etc..   It actually protects both the guest and host that somebody someplace at WS has a record of requests.  Killer hosts, Killer guests etc.  It was working prior to July so I'm not sure what the heck happened, but my poop buckets are going un used for now. 

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Having the same issue as well

Having the same issue as well - not received any for the last month and missed three travellers. :( 

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No notifications for me either

I just missed to host two separate cyclists due to no notification coming. This problem needs to be addressed quickly since it is vital for the hosting process.

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We missed to host several

We missed to host several cyclists due to no notification coming. This problem needs to be addressed quickly since it is vital for the hosting process.

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Not working here either

Not working here either

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They are working on it

Hi

I contacted help desk through the contact form and quickly got a reply that they are working on it. That is good but it is beyond my ability to understand why there is absolutely no information about this on the website.

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"That is good but it is

"That is good but it is beyond my ability to understand why there is absolutely no information about this on the website."

The WS leadership doesn't like to mention any bad news about the organization. It wants to maintain a purely positive atmosphere. The newsletter only says things like "Things are great, and don’t forget to DONATE!" And if you ask on the Facebook group why this longstanding bug keeps reappearing, or how exactly the organization has used the hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations in recent years, your post will immediately be deleted and you will probably be banned from posting on the Facebook group ever again.

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Working again

Hi

I just got a message from the helpdesk that the problem is solved and that an announcement will be made soon.

I understand that there sometimes will be technical hiccups but why announce it only after it is solved? This notification function is so important to the process that we also need to know when it has stopped working and not only when it is up and running again.