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7/22/18 5:13 P

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I just noticed I hadn't made that link clickable so I updated that just now.

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7/22/18 5:10 P

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Merle, that's awesome, really! I didn't know about that page and I've been here forever. A lot escapes me. Teehee!

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7/22/18 1:39 P

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You're welcome, Merle! Was happy to help! emoticon

And I will check out your app for my Fire tablet and see how that works. Thanks for the suggestion!

Edited by: WARRIORGIRL121 at: 7/22/2018 (13:41)
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7/22/18 1:08 P

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Thanks for working through that with me, Karen! I will pass along the suggestion to provide email notifications as an option for followers.

If are are wanting to try to use our app on your Fire tablet, you can see if you can download the Google PlayStore app. If you can, then you can likely download the SparkPeople app through there.


TIGERSEYEHEART - Unfortunately, since you are in Europe, our app is no longer an option for you. The only thing you could do in your circumstance would be to periodically look at your Mutual Friends page (www.sparkpeople.com/friend_lookup.asp ) to see if new people are listed in the section for "People Who Have Added Me but I Have NOT Added as Friends". That list will include those who used the Add as Friend button and those who chose to Follow you. Sorry we don't have a better answer for you at this time.

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Edited by: SPARK_MERLE at: 7/22/2018 (17:12)
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7/22/18 9:48 A

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TIGERSEYEHEART, hopefully Merle can give you some guidance... best wishes!
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WARRIORGIRL121's Photo WARRIORGIRL121 Posts: 12,308
7/22/18 9:46 A

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Merle, also, in reply to your last note, I have an Amazon fire tablet and could not find a SparkPeople app for that (I'm finding there's a lot of apps that are not available yet for the Fire tablet). Aside from that, I have SparkPeople on my iPod but admittedly I'm not a big user of apps on my mobile.

Thanks again for your help!


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WARRIORGIRL121's Photo WARRIORGIRL121 Posts: 12,308
7/22/18 9:41 A

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Merle, I think we've found the problem.

I did NOT get a notification about your following me. It would be GREAT if we could add that functionality... I feel bad that people have followed me and I didn't even know about it to acknowledge it. emoticon

I was happy to help. I am a devoted Sparker and if you folks need to do some user testing for something, you can ask me.

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7/22/18 7:46 A

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Hi. I don't mean to butt in here, but I don't get these notifications anymore since I'm in Spain. So how can I check "followers" as you've mentioned here? I would really appreciate your help.

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7/21/18 11:40 P

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p.s. The Android app does have a Notifications setting where you choose if you want to receive a notification of a new follower. That is a notification on your phone, not an email. I am not certain if that is also in our iPhone app; I would have to do some checking on that if needed. I just wanted to mention in case you wanted to check how you have that set.

Edited by: SPARK_MERLE at: 7/21/2018 (23:41)
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7/21/18 11:37 P

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I did it just a moment ago. Please let me know whether or not you get an email about the new following. And, thank you for testing this with me. I was going to try to test using 2 of my test accounts; but, it's much better testing it directly with you. I appreciate you doing this.

Spark_Merle

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7/21/18 10:31 P

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Hi Merle, yes! I did get the email notification. I'll be very interested to see what happens when you follow me instead.

Thanks so much for testing this with me!

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7/21/18 8:52 P

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Okay, I'm heading over to add you now--from SheenaDee. I am going to use the website and add you there. I'll go out on a limb and say I expect that you will get an email notice. Let me know and if that works, I will unfriend you and then go through the app and follow you. I'm wondering if maybe the app follow function might not trigger the emails. We'll see.

Spark_Merle

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7/21/18 8:08 P

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Hi Merle, thank you for looking into this. This question came up for me because of the following:

I don't often use the SparkPeople app on my mobile.. I prefer the PC... but took a peek at my "followers" today and happened to notice a couple usernames that I didn't even know had followed me. I checked my email and I did not have an email notification about them (in any folder). As I understand from a previous question I submitted on the messageboards here, following someone on Spark = adding them as a friend and vice versa.

Nothing has gone to my spam folder because I've whitelisted Sparkpeople AND I also check my spam folder daily when I read email. There's been nothing there. It's very strange. Not sure how I missed a few people adding me.

Yes, could you please add me as a friend to your other page, and we'll see if I get the notification? (you can un-add me later once we see what happens).

Thanks so much for looking into this. - Karen


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SPARK_MERLE's Photo SPARK_MERLE Posts: 8,384
7/21/18 5:39 P

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Hi Karen,

We still send out email when someone adds you as a friend. I just now tested it to verify that is working. I checked your account and you are set up to receive those emails. Is it possible they ended up in your junk/spam folder or that no one new has added you recently?

If you would like me to test it out, I can add you as a friend on my personal account (we are already friends with this account). Let me know if you want me to give that a try.

There is not a way to tell exactly when someone added you as a friend. I believe they are listed on your Mutual Friends page in reverse order so the first on the list is the latest addition. That is the only thing I can think of that gives you an idea of who added you recently.

Sorry I don't have a better solution. Let me know if you do want me to send that test friend add.

Spark_Merle

Edited by: SPARK_MERLE at: 7/21/2018 (17:40)
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7/21/18 5:10 P

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Hello, what happened to the email notifications I used to get whenever someone added me as a friend? I don't get them anymore, and I have NO IDEA when someone new has added me.

I don't always use the SP app on mobile to see who's following, and while I know about the Mutual Friends listing under Friend Feed settings, that does not help me to figure out who has recently added me, so that I can check them out and reciprocate.

Is there a way to tell who has recently added me? Thanks!
Karen


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2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.


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