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How to get e-mail alerts when others comment on your Town Square posts

Original post made by Richard Hine, editor of The Almanac, on Aug 12, 2007

If you register before you post on Town Square, you will get e-mail alerts when others comment on your post.
To register, go here: Web Link

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Posted by Mark Drury
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Aug 15, 2007 at 3:20 pm

Those of you wishing to stay up-to-the-minute with Almanac content (all three of you) can text "almanac" to 44636 (4INFO) from your cell phones. You will receive a text response with a menu of the most recent posts (reply with the menu number to read that post) plus the option to receive text alerts whenever Almanac content is updated (Reply "a"). The service is free and sends five alert messages per day, maximum (alerts will only be sent if you opt in via Reply "a", and can easily be stopped by replying "stop" after receiving a message). More fun for you Almanac junkies. Regards,

Mark D.

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Posted by Mark Drury
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Aug 15, 2007 at 3:41 pm

For fun, let's see how this forum renders html markup in a comment (if an alert signup widget follows, excellent; if raw markup follows, sadness):

<form method="post" action="Web Link; target="4info" onsubmit="'','4info','toolbars=0,width=300,height=150');"><input type="hidden" name="openKeyword" value="almanac"><div style="text-align:left;font-size:12px;background-color:#FFFFFF;width:250px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><div style="padding:10px;padding-bottom:0;color:#000000;"><img src="Web Link; width="230" style="margin-bottom:2px"><br>Enter your phone number below to have new posts sent to your phone.</div><div style="padding:7px 3px;color:#000000;">( <input name="phone1" type="text" maxlength="3" style="width:30px;" onkeyup="if(this.value.length>2){document.getElementById('phone2').focus();}"> ) <input id="phone2" name="phone2" type="text" maxlength="3" style="width:30px;" onkeyup="if(this.value.length>2){document.getElementById('phone3').focus();}"> - <input id="phone3" name="phone3" type="text" maxlength="4" style="width:43px;_width:37px;"></div><div style="padding:10px 0 7px 11px;padding-top:0;color:#000000;"><select name="maxAlerts"><option>50</option><option>40</option><option>30</option><option>20</option><option>10</option><option selected="selected">5</option><option>1</option></select> alerts/day max.</div><div style="padding-right:10px" align="right"><input type="submit" value="Continue"></div><div style="padding:5px 10px;font-size:10px"><hr size="1"><a href="Web Link; style="color:#000000;text-decoration:none;">Modify existing alerts</a><br /><a style="color:#000000;text-decoration:none;" href="Web Link | Get this tool</a></div></div></form>

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Posted by addicted
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Aug 15, 2007 at 3:48 pm

Must. Resist. Temptation.

(Like some of us don't waste enough time here already!)

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