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xerces8
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Notification mail links

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Hi!

There is a minor annoyance in reply notification mail in phpBB3.

Example:

The email has a link to the newest post in the form

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... e=12905352

This link requires a login.

Why isn't the equivalent link like this used:
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... #p12905352
?

It gives the same page, except without the login requirement.

I apologize if this was changed in newer versions.

Regards,
David
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Because if you don't login then you will not receive any further notifications of replies to the topic. This is the reason for the forced login.
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Ah, I see the reason now.

But it can still be done without login.

Similar to the registration confirmation email:
The link can have a codeword/number, that is unique and the server would know that the user is visiting the thread from an email notification.

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David

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Might be something to consider for 3.2. Might want to create an RFC in the 3.2 RFC forum. ;)
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