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Using Notifications

Started by Giant Boy Detective, October 27, 2014, 11:17:07 PM

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Giant Boy Detective

Notifications allow you to receive an email when there is a new topic made in a board you subscribe to, or when there is a reply to a topic you have subscribed to.

You can find the option to subscribe to boards or topics in the bottom-right hand corner of each board or topic:

Clicking on it will give a prompt to confirm, after having subscribed you'll be notified going forward. You can un-notify by clicking on the same button again (now called 'un-notify').

By default, everyone is subscribed to team and committee boards that they are members of. This means you'll be notified of new topics in these forums regardless of your particular settings for that board. This does NOT extend to the General Discussion (league) forum. If this policy changes there will be an announcement.

Another important note -- you can review your notification settings at http://forum.qcrg.net/index.php?action=profile;area=notification

Here you have the option to automatically subscribe to any topic you have posted in (including topics you have created), whether to include the content of topics/replies in the emails sent (recommended), and to set your notification settings for how often you want to receive emails -- instantly (all replies/topics); instantly but only for the first unread reply (until you visit the topic); daily; or weekly. I highly recommend using at least daily notifications, and giving the instant options a try even if you felt Yahoo sent entirely too much email.

If you are finding you get emails for some replies/topics, but not all - it is likely you have your notification settings set to 'instantly but only for the first unread reply' (this is the forum default). Change to 'Instant' to receive all notifications, regardless of how often you visit the forum (best for keeping on top of things via your inbox).

The last option concerns whether to be notified of replies, moderation, or both. I'm not sure what the real purpose of the moderation part is, but you'll want reply notification.

You'll also see a list of all of your subscribed boards and topics and can un-subscribe en masse. Per above, you'll be automatically subscribed to your team and committee boards and this option will not show up in this list.
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