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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#2772 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

Impossible to join the notify list on wordpress.org

Reported by: gregh Owned by: matt
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: major Version: 1.2
Component: WordPress.org site Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Problem:

It is impossible to join the notify list linked to from almost every page on wordpress.org.

To reproduce:

Go to http://wordpress.org/list/ and enter a username (optional) and email (compulsory).

Expected results:

Receive a confirmation email.

Actual results:

No email received ever, regardless of whether you specify a username or not. No release announcements received ever.

Workaround:

Subscribe to RSS feed feed://wordpress.org/development/feed/ instead.

Discussion:

This problem with the notify list has existed for months (years even?). I have tried various times over to suscribe the list and have never once received a confirmation email from wordpress.org. I have never received a release announcement. Given that WordPress is a publicly-deployed piece of software with a track record of security holes, it is very important to receive notification of new releases. I am hoping that this can be fixed soon as it is not very professional and it reflects badly on WordPress and the WordPress website.

Change History (1)

comment:1 matt8 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

We don't use the list much, but the subscription part works.

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