Notifications

The forum has lots of ways to keep track of the things you want to follow, and a few to help you lose track of those you don’t. :slightly_smiling_face:

Topic and Category Notifications
Preferences/Notifications
Live Notifications
User Notifications

Topic and Category Notifications

You can find the Topic Notification settings at the bottom of every topic, and a similar one on each Category page (eg #games) on the top right:

With these you can set how closely you want to follow each topic and category. The options are:

Watching

Watching

This one is high alert. You get a notification every time someone posts in that topic/category, and it gives an activity count of all the unread messages on your Latest feed.

Tracking

Tracking

This one gives the activity count (but not the notifications) for the topics you’ve earmarked as interesting, but not unmissable.

Normal

Normal

You will be notified when someone mentions your @name, quotes one of your posts/topics, or replies to you. This is the standard one where you only get a notification if someone reaches out and involves you.

Muted

Muted

You won’t recieve any notifications for or from a muted topic, nor will it appear in any of your Latest lists.

The topics of a muted category won’t appear in your Latest feed, but they are still visible on the category page itself (eg #games).

Watching First Post

Watching First Post

This is for categories only. You will receive a notification every time a new topic is created in that category.

You can manage all your notification lists from your Preferences/Categories page.


Notification Preferences

The forum automatically tracks certain topics depending on how you interact with them (by posting, or spending time reading them). You can change what it automatically sets to track on your Preferences/Notifications page, along with the ‘consider new’ and ‘notify when liked’ options.

:lovehoney_heart: Live Notifications
To allow the forum to send you live notifications you’ll need to enable them on your Preferences/Notifications page as well as in your browser/app settings.

User Notifications

There are also User Notification options that allow you to mute or ignore individual users. You can find these on your Preferences/Users page, as well as on a member’s profile page (if it’s not hidden).

To add someone to either your mute or ignore list, type their username (without an @) into either box, and select them from the list. The ignore option will also offer a timer.

:lovehoney_heart: You must be TL2 or higher to use Ignore. You can find out more about levels in Trust Levels

Once on the ignore list their replies will be hidden from view, but can be expanded by clicking on the ‘View x Hidden Replies’ text.

You can remove anyone at any time by clicking the cross next to their username on your Preferences/Users page.


If you have any other questions about any of the notifications feel free to ask them below. :slightly_smiling_face::lovehoney_heart:

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Is it defaulting to the colour of the category? Are they category notifications?

Ah I did wonder what the dots were all about on each post in a thread, I’ve seen the plenty of blue ones . That’s one new thing learned this morning :slightly_smiling_face:

I think it’s to do with the thread having a flagged post in it

Found it.

Red denotes a topic that has an ‘extremely high like to posts’ ratio.

Orange is a ‘very high like to posts ratio’

So there you go - hope you can now sleep better tonight!

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