Community Discussion: Turning off Bills and Income Reminders

Turning off Bills and Income Reminders
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The problem seems to be that the original poster (and the responders) do not realize what is happening.
The original poster does not appear to be describing "reminders": he seems to be describing Quicken "suggesting" reminders. As in:
"A reminder that I had previously deleted came back. This time it came back asking if I "wanted to schedule" this one?
When Quicken asks if you want to "schedule" this one, Quicken is asking if you want to create a reminder.
Having Quicken "suggest" the creation of reminders is an option (two options, if you like) which can be toggled on or off using the "Options" choice in the Manage Bill & Income Reminders menu row.
[I have always had the options to suggest reminders turned off. I just installed R29.12 on my test machine, and the patch did not alter my Bill & Income Reminder Options.]
From Quicken Help:
About checking for bills I may have missed
Based on a number of factors such as consistency of payment amounts and dates, you can have Quicken identify any transactions that appear to be regular bills. Quicken performs this check whenever you close the product. You can then schedule or ignore the suggested bills in the Manage Bills & Income Reminders list (Tools menu > Manage Bills & Income Reminders).
1. Click the Bills tab.

2. Click Manage Reminders.

3. Choose Options > Suggest Reminders > Suggest Reminders based on my past activity.
What happens now?
Quicken scans your transactions and lists new candidate bills and deposits under the Schedule These? heading at the bottom of the Manage Bills & Income Reminders list (Tools menu > Manage Bills & Income Reminders).
4. If necessary, scroll to view transactions listed below the Schedule These? heading.

5. You can review the proposed bills and deposits and accept them on an individual basis, or you can reject the entire group by right-clicking in the transactions list and choosing Reject all candidate transactions.
6. To have Quicken automatically check for recurring bills on an ongoing basis, choose Options > Suggest Reminders > Review my accounts for reminders to suggest.
Reply to
John Pollard
Besides the self-promoting post showing how you Mr. Pollard understand the user questions better than they do consider:
1) you were no help to the original poster posting this here... indeed, I suspect you were no help to anyone. 2) I've read the thread and it's not at all clear that he's talking about reminder suggestions vs reminders *all the time*. It seems at least in some cases he was talking about reminders. 3) The issue was resolved with Quicken Support by selecting "Reset Cloud Data" from the Preferences menu, nothing about the settings on suggestions.
Turning off Bills and Income Reminders
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The problem seems to be that the original poster (and the responders) do not realize what is happening.
The original poster does not appear to be describing "reminders": he seems to be describing Quicken "suggesting" reminders. As in:
"A reminder that I had previously deleted came back. This time it came back asking if I "wanted to schedule" this one?
When Quicken asks if you want to "schedule" this one, Quicken is asking if you want to create a reminder.
Having Quicken "suggest" the creation of reminders is an option (two options, if you like) which can be toggled on or off using the "Options" choice in the Manage Bill & Income Reminders menu row.
[I have always had the options to suggest reminders turned off. I just installed R29.12 on my test machine, and the patch did not alter my Bill & Income Reminder Options.]
From Quicken Help:
About checking for bills I may have missed
Based on a number of factors such as consistency of payment amounts and dates, you can have Quicken identify any transactions that appear to be regular bills. Quicken performs this check whenever you close the product. You can then schedule or ignore the suggested bills in the Manage Bills & Income Reminders list (Tools menu > Manage Bills & Income Reminders).
1. Click the Bills tab.
2. Click Manage Reminders.
3. Choose Options > Suggest Reminders > Suggest Reminders based on my past activity. What happens now? Quicken scans your transactions and lists new candidate bills and deposits under the Schedule These? heading at the bottom of the Manage Bills & Income Reminders list (Tools menu > Manage Bills & Income Reminders).
4. If necessary, scroll to view transactions listed below the Schedule These? heading.
5. You can review the proposed bills and deposits and accept them on an individual basis, or you can reject the entire group by right-clicking in the transactions list and choosing Reject all candidate transactions.
6. To have Quicken automatically check for recurring bills on an ongoing basis, choose Options > Suggest Reminders > Review my accounts for reminders to suggest.
Reply to
JohnA
Blah, blah, blah.
I have been posting in this newsgroup regularly for the last 20 years.
My purpose has always been the same: to help other Quicken users. Sadly you can not make the same claim.
My motives, contrary to yet another one of your unwarranted false accusations, are: to help other users get the most out of Quicken; and to experience the pleasure of diagnosing problems ... the reward of exercising my mind (you should try that sometime; your mind appears to need the exercise).
Sometimes I am posting to answer another user's question; other times I am being pro-active and trying to provide information that I think may be helpful to some users, without replying to any specific question.
Those who read my posts have always been free to react to them as they like. If my post is of no interest, users are free to ignore it. If my post helps, users are free to say so. If my post does not help, users are free to say so - and tell my why. If users don't understand my post, they are free to ask for clarification. And I'm pretty sure most all of them understand that without having to be told - I'm not responsible for those who don't.
[EVERY Quicken user (actually ANYONE) is free to scan this newsgroup for information ... and quite a few of the Quicken Community users do just that.]
I believe the Community post referred to in this discussion offers a useful opportunity for some users to gain insights both into how Quicken works; and how (and how not) to describe a perceived problem when seeking help. I never assumed you to be in that group.
The original poster in the linked discussion clearly did not pay much, if any, attention to what "Schedule these?" might mean (not even enough attention to wonder why a "reminder" would be asking the user if they wanted to "schedule" it). By confusing "candidates" for becoming reminders with actual reminders in his problem descriptions, I believe the op effectively passed some of his confusion along to those trying to help. Hopefully, a user, having read this newsgroup discussion, should not make the mistake the op did in the linked Community discussion.
Had everyone in that Community discussion been able to get together on the fact that candidates for reminders are not reminders, they would have had a better chance of realizing that once an existing reminder is deleted, the "actual" transactions previously generated by that deleted reminder are then candidates to become new reminders - since the candidates are deduced by Quicken from existing actual transactions, and actual transactions aren't deleted when a reminder is deleted.
That realization in turn might have triggered suggestions to turn off the options telling Quicken to look for candidate reminders (or having the user just tell Quicken "No" when asked to "Schedule these?"). If the original poster did that (or said those options were not set) and still saw the problem (especially the "Schedule these"), that could easily have caused someone to consider data corruption ... or interference caused by mobile sync (something notorious and well known for screwing up .QDF files).
You could say the object of my initiating this discussion is that when you want help from others, it pays to provide the most complete and accurate information possible.
Lastly, your comment that the problem was resolved by Quicken support just shows how little you grasp of what I posted and why I posted it. First of all: I read the Community post about the problem resolution the day it was posted (several days ago) - what took you so long. I found the "solution" immaterial to my reason for initiating this discussion.
Secondly: there is nothing said in that Community post about what information was exchanged between the user and Quicken support, so there is no reason to believe support had any "insights" whatsoever. Quicken support is generally not capable of diagnosing problems; if they haven't seen the problem before and have no "script" for it, all they can do is guess (something which I intentionally did not attempt to do, since I was not claiming to have a solution). Thirdly: you failed to note here that the user finally (in his last post in the Community, as of today) said that the "reminders" returned AFTER "syncing with the bank" ... something he never said previously. That was IMPORTANT information (probably more important than the confusing "schedule these" info) ... though apparently not to you.
Finally: as noted above, mobile sync is a known cause of problems in a user's QDF file. For Support to suggest "resetting cloud data" was very likely nothing more than a guess based on knowing that mobile sync has caused problems in the past. And since I was not responding to any user here having the problem - and since my post was not about what I thought the "solution" to the problem was; your pointing out what "solved" the problem is nothing but a red herring, having nothing to do with why I initiated this discussion.
But then, you have not yet meaningfully addressed anything I have said in this newsgroup; only what you have falsely pretended I said. So the bar for intelligent useful comments from you has already been set higher than you seem able to attain. It's difficult to exceed your intentions - even when those intentions are as low as yours.
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John Pollard

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