[Suggestion] News accounts should be subscribed to the threads they join automatically

anon(8150199)

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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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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?
 

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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.
 
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anon(8150199)

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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.
 

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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!
 

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