Bellowing rant / rage against the machine-generated notification RRS feed

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  • I got an email notification of an answer to one of my questions on this forum, but it has no link, as before, to take me directly to the post. I wrote this in reply to that email:

    This new way of notifying really stinks; please go back to the legacy way, with a link to the post itself. I don't have time to search back through all the old posts to locate the one referred to.

    ...but it bounced; so I am broadcasting my distaste, displeasure, and disdain for the dastardly downgrade of usability here in an "open letter"

    The new type of notification (boo, hiss):

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    The legacy (preferred) form of notification:

    Another user, Barney Rubble, has replied to a thread you have subscribed to in the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Forum.

    Thread Title No buttons found on the form, although there are a gazillion
    Started by: B. Clay Shannon


    The Children collection contains only one hierarchical level of children.  In your case, it seems it will find one item, a ScrollViewer.  You could implement a recursive static method which implements a depth-first or breadth-first search to look for elements of a particular type.  This would be expensive.

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    • Changed type B Clay Shannon Wednesday, May 5, 2010 2:18 PM
    • Moved by Ji.Zhou Friday, May 7, 2010 6:19 AM (From:Visual C# General)
    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 2:18 PM

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  • Hello B.Clay,

    In my alert emails, I still can see the link of the thread.

    An alert email looks like,


    Another user, Cindy Meister, has replied to a thread you have subscribed to in the Visual Studio Tools for Office Forum.

    Thread Title Content controls contained in Autotext
    Started by: jocrews



    For this is a forum issue, I am moving it to the MSDN Forum Feedback. Hope there will be somebody can share ideas and experiences on this,

    Best regards,
    Ji Zhou
    MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum





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    Friday, May 7, 2010 6:19 AM