Dear subscribers, let me first thank you. You are important to us.
We’ve had some issues with the automatic new post notifications we send you. In fact, no emails were sent in the period starting from late February until recently. We did not notice because we received an email each time telling that notifications were sent without errors. We only learned about the issue when some subscribers contacted us asking why they hadn’t received any new email notifications.
The reason was, and still is, that the plugin we use for automatic notifications when new content is posted simply does not work properly.
We can still send notifications manually using the same plugin, in somewhat modified form. For instance, because all automation is missing at the moment, the prior unsubscribe link does not work. Instead, as you have seen in past notifications, the only way for us to know you would like to stop receiving our emails is to reply to any notification email with the subject line Unsubscribe.
When automated, those not subscribing but leaving a comment could choose to receive notifications if and when their comments got a reply. Unfortunately, this is also broken at the moment. Presently, the only way to see if your comment has a reply is to visit the page you commented and check.
Please, be patient. We will fix this. The poblem is this: because the site is registered in the European Union, and has many EU users, we must follow EU regulations, especially GDPR.
I feel this is my fault. When Win10.guru was started, I alone made the decision to get so-called Windows hosting from GoDaddy, with Managed WordPress as publishing platform. As it looks at the moment, although those few plugins we use all seem to work as they should, in reality some plugins can cause issues with other plugins if they are both (or all) active at the same time. In my opinion, we must start looking for an alternative hosting service and platform. We do apologize for an inconvenience we’ve caused you, and will work hard to remedy this issues as soon as we can.
But please: always keep in touch. You geeks can send us email anytime if you want to tell us something you don’t want to post publicly as comment.
Author: Kari Finn
A former Windows Insider MVP, Kari started in computing in the mid 80’s writing code for VAX / VMS systems. Since then, he’s worked in a variety of IT positions. He specializes in Windows image capture, customization, repair and deployment as well as Hyper-V virtualization. Kari is a proud Team Member at number #1 Windows site TenForums.com.