Ayende @ Rahien

It's a girl

Automation, Mark 1

I just got this email:

I seem to get automatic E-Mail notifications if you answer a comment from me on your blog. I asked our admin to enable this for our team blog, but he came up empty. Any hints?

My reply was a bit disappointing, I guess.

Yes, 

It works like this.

  1. You post a comment to my blog.
  2. I get an email.
  3. I answer the comment in gmail, send it to you.
  4. I then copy the reply to the blog and post it.

Sorry, no magic here :-)

It would be a nice feature, but by this time this is part of my workflow of answering comment.

Comments

Frank Quednau
09/11/2009 06:44 PM by
Frank Quednau

And there was me thinking you hooked it up on the comment's display name, since your mails usually start with that :D

Daniel Hölbling
09/11/2009 07:05 PM by
Daniel Hölbling

Haha.. I never thought it's so simple :)

But good idea after all...

mendicant
09/11/2009 08:22 PM by
mendicant

Is this really automation, or do you just remove the "I" and find out that Ayende is an Automaton?

Stephen
09/11/2009 11:08 PM by
Stephen

Thats pretty cool, always nice to get an email response but didn't realize it was personally sent :).

Stefan Wenig
09/17/2009 05:28 AM by
Stefan Wenig

(That question was from mine)

Initially I was surprised, but I realized this is not a lot of extra work. Only 5 extra keystrokes.

So I'm no longer slightly annoyed that those emails are not sent automatically. Now I'm slightly annoyed that my email-replies are not posted automatically, because posting takes way longer (can't easily do it without using the mouse)

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