Delete All Subscriptions?

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  1. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    I never paid much attention to subscriptions and now realize I have 90+ pages of them. Is there an easy way to "Delete All" - selecting them all in each page, and then deleting would have to be done 90+ times.

    Tried the "Delete Folder" process in Edit Folders, but this doesn't seem to do anything.

    Thanks,

    - Mark
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    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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  3. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    That gives you your subscriptions, but how do you get rid of them all as a batch? I've got 90+ pages of them and the only way it appears I can delete them is to select them in page groups, and delete them. I'd have to do this 90+ times.

    - Mark
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  4. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    does this one work?:ear

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/subscription.php?do=usub&folderid=all


    here's the exact wording at the bottom of my latest subscription email update:


    i've heard your subs get deleted when you are banned, so if all else fails you could always just go wild over in jomomma for a while:evil
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  5. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Now that's a plan!

    I don't get email notifications, but I think if you click the the link it just takes you (again) where you can only unsubscribe one page's worth at a time. Maybe I'll do a couple pages a day - it will only take a month or two. Just surprised that there is no way to completely clear your subscriptions with one command.

    Thanks for the help.

    - Mark
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  6. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Why do you need to clear them?
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  7. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    I guess I don't, but I never look at them past a few weeks and I got to believe that having several thousand subscriptions takes it's toll on performance. I'd also like to keep them cleaned out fromt his point forward, so I can use my subscription list as things I'm actively tracking, not an archive of everything I've responded to.

    - Mark
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  8. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    I set up a separate folder for "archive" stuff that I know I want to find easily in the future. There's only maybe two dozen things in there out of the bazillion subs that I have. I also have a separate folder for epic trip reports.


    I have wondered about the server load with lots of subscriptions. Perhaps the boss could weigh in on that?



    BTW -- I do enjoy it when an old thread pops up with a new question, or an epic report gets bumped a year or two after the fact. :thumb
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  9. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    Server gets REALLY loaded when there are lots of subscriptions, expecially the ones with email notification. There was one person, a mod nonetheless, who changed his email addy but never updated it on the site. He had hundreds of subscriptions and all the emails were generating mail errors and it caused a real mess! :lol3
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  10. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    I'm surprised there is not some kind of aging feature. I would guess the default behaviour that most people use is:

    1. Auto-subscribe to any thread they post to.
    2. Never bother to clean them out.

    That would seem to make things ugly for the server.

    - Mark
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  11. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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    :dunno My default is never to subscribe unless I specifically want to
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  12. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    If you want them all deleted, I can do that. PM me.
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  13. thumper_tx

    thumper_tx Adventurer

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    I accidently deleted all my subs a little while ago.
    How can i get them back?

    Many thanks to anyone who can help me out on this
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  14. Russ

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    I don't think you can.
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