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Ian,

During this upgrade, could and would you alter one item?

When we post to a thread, we are automatically set to "follow" that thread and therefore recieve email notifications for every new post made to that thread. Can you set it up so that we have to select to follow the thread if we desire, rather than automatically setting it to do so? I generally know which threads I am posting to that I want to follow up on and don't require the notifications coming to my normal email account. I would like to have the option of being able to set a thread as being followed because it is of high interest to me, but I don't want to follow each and every thread I post to all the time. Can this be adjusted so that we have to select "follow this thread" manually?

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Hi Gordy,

Yes, that is indeed possible with the new software :). I do that very same thing myself on XenForo - I use the on-page alerts to notify my of replies, but instant e-mail notification to let me know of replies to important/urgent threads.
 

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gordy in the settings there is a way to say don't follow the threads, did that long time ago. Disliked getting all of those emails, I get enough, more than enough lol
 

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I'm going to be starting the upgrade very soon - I'll make the forum "read only" while it goes ahead :). Once everything is in read only mode, I'll add a notice to the forum.
 

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Ian,

During this upgrade, could and would you alter one item?

When we post to a thread, we are automatically set to "follow" that thread and therefore recieve email notifications for every new post made to that thread. Can you set it up so that we have to select to follow the thread if we desire, rather than automatically setting it to do so? I generally know which threads I am posting to that I want to follow up on and don't require the notifications coming to my normal email account. I would like to have the option of being able to set a thread as being followed because it is of high interest to me, but I don't want to follow each and every thread I post to all the time. Can this be adjusted so that we have to select "follow this thread" manually?

Gordy
If you didn't find it Gordy, under your name is preferences, click that and under options you can tell it not to send you email notifications, or automatically watch threads.
 
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Addy,

Thanks, I went seeking it after you mentioned that it was a setting that I could change. Took a little time for me to find it, but I got 'er done! :)

Gordy
 

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Great gordy makes it a lot nicer to not have all of those emails.
 

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We all get comfy click without needing to think, change is good, but it does take some time to adjust. I keep going to that little x the old forum had to preview a thread............not there lol, so retraining my hand movements.
 

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