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New option for Emailing news

We promised our users ages ago that we’d email them when Episode 2 was launched. This was one of the most often requested features during the Episode 1 Beta, since players had finished the content and wanted to be notified when they could come back to play more.

So far, any emails you’d receive from the Forumwarz site were related to your Tubmail, Flamebate threads or forgetting your password. This is actually the first email we’ve ever sent out announcing a new feature. In fact, if you’re reading this blog you are probably an active user and will never see the announcement emails: we are only sending them to accounts that aren’t highly active already.

Since we take spam very seriously, it’s really important to us to allow users to opt out of receiving this kind of correspondance easily.

There is a new option on your Options page, “Email me Forumwarz related news”, which is checked by default. If you uncheck it, you will NEVER receive announcements of new features via email.

Additionally, each email we sent out related to this kind of content has a unique “unsubscribe” link. If you click it, you will be opted out instantly. Unlike other sites we don’t ask you to enter your email address again or jump through any hoops: just one click and you’re good to go.


Written by eviltrout

October 30, 2008 at 7:02 PM

Posted in Home, News, Site Updates

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  1. What exactly would be Forumwarz related news? Is it stuff that wouldn’t be in the Blog or on Twitter?


    October 30, 2008 at 7:02 PM

  2. If you read the blog and twitter, there would be nothing new in the email.

    In fact so far the plan is to only use it for non-active accounts. The idea is to catch people who liked Episode 1 but got bored, but are interested in playing Episode 2.

    (As it turns out, there are many such people.)

    Evil Trout

    October 30, 2008 at 7:02 PM

  3. Why is it enabled by default? I think it should be opt-in, not opt-out.


    October 30, 2008 at 7:02 PM

  4. @antaboshi: the problem was there was no way for people to opt-in before. So I couldn’t have contacted them any other way, even though I promised I would!

    Evil Trout

    October 30, 2008 at 7:02 PM

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