1. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    I've been through this situation over and over: someone with a new account asks for help, and I replied but they're never notified through email that someone has replied to their thread. I want this setting to be set like this by default, since it's pretty useless when you ask something and someone replied, but you never even realize it.
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    12-10-2014 08:48 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I've never been on a forum where this is the default. I think there is a reason email notifications need to be enabled manually. Otherwise it looks to new members as if they get SPAMmed by the board and that could be a turn off.

    Enabling this might be going too far. How about if it asked on the first post, "Would you like to subscribe to this thread" and redirected to a tutorial if they click yes?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-10-2014 11:04 PM
  3. iamtim's Avatar
    Yeah... don't set that as default.
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    12-10-2014 11:07 PM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    I think most asked questions getting answered are seen by the askers.
    Especially if desperate.

    The polite ones return with site registration for more info or to show appreciation.
    Others get a solution or find answers elsewhere and disappear.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 12-11-2014 at 01:12 AM.
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    12-10-2014 11:12 PM
  5. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    I've never been on a forum where this is the default. I think there is a reason email notifications need to be enabled manually. Otherwise it looks to new members as if they get SPAMmed by the board and that could be a turn off.

    Enabling this might be going too far. How about if it asked on the first post, "Would you like to subscribe to this thread" and redirected to a tutorial if they click yes?
    That's a good idea. Since most are newbies to forums, there should be a tutorial of some sorts.
    12-11-2014 12:59 AM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's a good idea. Since most are newbies to forums, there should be a tutorial of some sorts.
    There is, but it's way at the bottom of the page (FAQ).
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    12-11-2014 01:30 AM
  7. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    It should be mentioned after the account is created, IMHO.
    12-11-2014 02:07 AM
  8. James Falconer's Avatar
    We're looking at pulling the FAQ (and other important items) into a more prominent location to make sure members are aware. Thanks for bringing this forward, and for the concern. We hear you!
    12-11-2014 11:36 AM

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