As you will have seen, I posted in this thread on 13/2/07 that I had updated the program. That was so those with a subscription to this thread but not registered for the Orchid service would receive an e-mail (from the MSE forum) within which was a link to the new post. That new post contained a link to the program - in which the change is highlighted and obvious.
Can I suggest that simply subscribing to this thread would achieve almost exactly what you want - to automatically be made aware of any updates to the basic program but not have them imposed upon you.
The problem with this is that lots of discusions also take place in this thread, so you would get a subscription email for all posts, and and just when you do updates to the main program.
Would it be possible to have a dedicated thread that only you post to (I guess you can't stop other people posting, but a very LARGE message in red might help.)
Just a thought...
Good idea, and Heinz pm'd me so I have split the threads and the Heinz Programme thread is now closed and will only be posted on by Heinz with updates
OK, I don't disagree although I would have thought that most MSEers, who use Orchid boxes, are savvy enough to cope with that perhaps (especially as 23.5p per call is saved!).
However, it's still perhaps worth mentioning on the text version of your recommended list so those who want to use it can do so?
A free DQ service, funded by making users listen to advertisements when they call, is now available from 118FREE (0800 118 3733). When calling that number, an announcement appears to require pre-registration in order to use the service but, currently, that is not necessary. As a result, some may want to use this free service rather than paying 23½p to call 118226. Nevertheless, for the reasons below and because of the uncertainty about how long registration-free use will be possible, 118226 remains the DQ recommendation in the program.N.B. I was initially at a loss to understand why a service allegedly funded by subjecting users to advertisements when they call requires any 'registration' whatsoever but the registration page may be a clue. Apart from requiring potential users to provide their telephone number, the unnecessary personal details required would, IMHO, be extremely useful to cold callers, spammers and scammers. Consequently, I suggest readers think long and hard if they consider registering if (when) doing so becomes compulsory.
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