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Default setting for watching a forum/thread

Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by SlickRCBD, Dec 5, 2021.

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    On other Xenforo powered sites, specifically Spacebattles, Sufficient Velocity, and Questionable Questing (I know, but often I'll hear there's an uncensored version of some story posted to one of the first two on QQ), there is an option to set the default option for watching a thread or forum to receive e-mails so I don't forget to click the checkbox when subscribing.

    Is that option not implemented here or did I forget where it is located? I can't find it under "preferences" or "Alert preferences".
     
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    If you want to watch an entire forum, there's a "Watch Forum" link below the Post New Thread button on the forum thread list.

    As for automatically watching threads you create or reply, this is set to on by default as far as I know, so if it's not for you, you must have disabled it at some point. You can set it at https://sorcerers.net/community/account/preferences under Options:

    "Automatically watch threads that you create or when you reply...
    • and receive email notifications of replies"
     
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    I think you misunderstood. I meant how to automatically check the checkboxes in the options that appear when you click on "watch forum" so it defaults to e-mail alerts.
    I had discovered that somehow I was unsubscribed from several forums and was subscribing en mass, only to get annoyed by having to keep clicking the same options over and over.
     
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    From what I can see, there's no option to set that in either XF1 or XF2. Setting global email defaults is reserved for your own content only, not for watching entire forums. There, alerts are usually preferred over e-mails, hence only alerts being ticked by default.
     
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    I just checked, and it's done for individual threads on 3 other xenforo forums (Spacebattles, Sufficient Velocity, and Questionable Questing), but only seems to be for forums on Sufficient Velocity. It is NOT an option to customize on TheFanfictionForum when they recently switched to Xenforo, or if it is I can't find it.
    Sorry about that, I thought all of them did it except SP, but it's only for "watch thread" not "Watch forum."

    SV seems to have a few features not found on any of the other Xenforo sites. Most notably that there are more "reactions" than just "like", but I forget what other features it has that others don't. This was apparently one of them.
     
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    Np, expanded post ratings will come with XF2 here as well.
     
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    Sorry if I phrased it badly, I meant to say that I made a mistake confusing a special feature of SV with one found on all the Xenforo sites. I'm only regularly on the 5 I mentioned. I just cited the post ratings as the most visible and obvious example, all the others are more subtle such as some BBcode tags that I never use, although SB has added a few of them in the last update.
     
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    I know, I just mentioned it because expanded post ratings is a popular addon for XF1, but in XF2 it comes stock.
     
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