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Turn on and off thread alerts?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by Breezly, May 4, 2017.

  1. Breezly

    Breezly Newbie

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    Sorry if this seems too simple but I keep receiving alerts for replies people make on threads I posted in and the replies aren't even mentioning me. It's probably right in front of my face but I can't see where I can control how I'm alerted?

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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Go to your preferences and deselect "Automatically watch threads that you create or when you reply...".
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    Thank you so much!

    For the past week, I've been wondering if there was an option to not "watch" a thread by default just because I posted a comment.

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  5. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    @mangoodi's thread just reminded me that you could also deselect the "replies to a watched thread" option in your Alert Preferences settings. https://www.blackhatworld.com/account/alert-preferences
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    Both settings should accomplish the same things; the system alerts you because you're watching the thread, that is unless you stop checking the thread and it goes on to a new page. Although deselecting the "replies to a watched thread" will allow you to still receive alerts if someone attaches a file in that thread.
     
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  6. Breezly

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    Sorry for the late follow up guys. @Zwielicht you have been very helpful. I'm changing my alerts.
     
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