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Jan E-28
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Possible to subscribe a search?

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To get a notice every time a new post matching the search get posted.

Cant find how anywhere. Would be nice if its possible.
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I am not aware of a way to do this with this forum software. It may be possible to set up something through Google for an alert, but I've never tried.
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This would require the forum to run a new search every time anyone makes or edits a post and then send out e-mails matching certain parameters. It would be intensive for the software and is not a feature that I've seen (but I haven't seen everything) implemented on any forum software. Likely for the mentioned reason.
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RSS feed?
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The prior version of phpBB had an option for that, I'm not sure if it's there in the current version or not. I remember being told that it ate up a lot of server CPU cycles to run that last time I inquired about it.

Does anybody even use RSS feeds anymore?
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Re: Possible to subscribe a search?

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Google alerts is probably your best bet. I believe you can set the alert to only search this site and email you the relevant links daily, weekly, etc.
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