Setting up an alert in the Emporium

Discussion in '"How To" Tips for the new Software' started by slowerhand, May 31, 2015.

  1. slowerhand

    slowerhand Supporting Member

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    Is it possible to set up an alert to be notified by email automatically when a keyword comes up? Thanks.
     
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    candid_x Supporting Member

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    Brilliant idea!
     
  3. spanishcastlemagi

    spanishcastlemagi Supporting Member

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    This would be a great function. I can't figure out how to do it though.... Anyone? Is this possible?
     
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    UsableThought Supporting Member

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    Use Google Alerts with the special "site:" keyword. For the site, just put whatever forum URL you like. There's a setting to provide your email address & how often you'd like alerts to be sent to you.

    E.g. for mentions of the word "turtle" on this forum, you could create this alert:

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    turtle site:http://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?forums/how-to-tips-for-the-new-software.117/ 
     
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  5. spanishcastlemagi

    spanishcastlemagi Supporting Member

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    Ah.... :facepalm Great idea! It's funny how its so easy to forget all the stuff that can be done with google.
    This was very helpful. Thanks a lot!
     

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