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denice

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I am still getting an email when someone posts in a thread. I don't want the email notifications.
 

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Click on "Watch Thread" at the top right, above the first post. You should get a pop-up where you can change the notification settings.
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You can also change the notification settings for an entire forum by clicking on Watch Forum at the top right:

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By clicking on your user name at the top right and going to "Preferences", you can change the notification settings for the entire site:

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Jcat - this simply doesn't work. I've unchecked everything, and am still getting emails.

@anne - this is clearly a bug.
 
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I am glad I am not the only one. I have even switched to unwatched on the threads and I am still getting emails.
 

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I seem to be having the opposite problem- A thread that I actually started, and used to always receive email notifications from, I realized someone posted to the thread yesterday and I DIDN'T receive an email notification! Why is that happening? Also, I noticed I can no longer see where people are from when they make a post, if they happen to have their location listed in their profile. I liked being able to do so, and it can be informative when answering questions for people,without having to actually go and ask where they are from.
 

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Jcat - this simply doesn't work. I've unchecked everything, and am still getting emails.

@anne - this is clearly a bug.
I am glad I am not the only one. I have even switched to unwatched on the threads and I am still getting emails.
Could you please try adjusting the settings on "Browsing Preferences" and clicking "Save Changes" a second time? It didn't "take" the first time I tried it, but it seems to be working now.
 

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..............You can also change the notification settings for an entire forum by clicking on Watch Forum at the top right:

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Is there a way to select both New Threads and New Messages? Option is only select one but not both.

I think it'll be good to be able to select both so that the alert will be for both instead of just one and will be missing either one since we are watching the thread.

So if New Thread is selected, we won't be alerted for New Messages and vice versa. Am I right to say that?

I'm a little confused over this option of selection.
 

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Is there a way to select both New Threads and New Messages? Option is only select one but not both.

I think it'll be good to be able to select both so that the alert will be for both instead of just one and will be missing either one since we are watching the thread.

So if New Thread is selected, we won't be alerted for New Messages and vice versa. Am I right to say that?

I'm a little confused over this option of selection.
There should be a single option for, "do not receive any emails from TCS," and that should be the default. As to subscribing to separate threads or forums, that should be likewise. Users shouldn't have to, "unsubscribe," every time they post; that's sheer madness.

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There should be a single option for, "do not receive any emails from TCS," and that should be the default. As to subscribing to separate threads or forums, that should be likewise. Users shouldn't have to, "unsubscribe," every time they post; that's sheer madness.

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Yes, a single option for "do not receive any emails" would be good but it is also good to have the option to either select either one or both New Thread or Messages and get notified via alert.
 

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Is there a way to select both New Threads and New Messages? Option is only select one but not both.

I think it'll be good to be able to select both so that the alert will be for both instead of just one and will be missing either one since we are watching the thread.

So if New Thread is selected, we won't be alerted for New Messages and vice versa. Am I right to say that?

I'm a little confused over this option of selection.
I think if you chose new messages you get everything, threads and messages. I honestly don't want to try it though because I don't want to get flooded with emails. :lol:
 

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I think if you chose new messages you get everything, threads and messages. I honestly don't want to try it though because I don't want to get flooded with emails. :lol:
That's the way it seems to work.

Users shouldn't have to, "unsubscribe," every time they post; that's sheer madness.
Isn't that covered when you untoggle "Automatically watch threads that you create or when you reply" under "Browser Preferences"? And click "Save Changes"? It works for me and the test account I used.
 
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That's the way it seems to work.


Isn't that covered when you untoggle "Automatically watch threads that you create or when you reply" under "Browser Preferences"? And click "Save Changes"? It works for me and the test account I used.
jcat - there are four different places in which "receive site emails" is initially the default: under "Contact Details," "Privacy," "Messaging Preferences," and "Alert Preferences." If the box is checked in just one of the four areas, emails are sent to your registered email address.

That explanation should be made here (it just was, in fact, in the preceding paragraph), because it's simply not intuitive to hunt around for the same switches in several different places.

With all four set to "no mail" my email seems now devoid of new messages from TCS, having found the last switch only a short time ago.

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It has been several hours for me so I think the emails are turned off.
 

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I am not getting all notifications. A few trickle in, but I am still missing quite a few. I keep checking threads and there are responses and I never received an email notification.
 

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I think if you chose new messages you get everything, threads and messages. I honestly don't want to try it though because I don't want to get flooded with emails. :lol:
:lol:..........I don't want that too.

It should be allowed to check one or both option and disable receive email notification and you won't be flooded with emails but just get notified via alert on the top right hand corner.
 

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jcat - there are four different places in which "receive site emails" is initially the default: under "Contact Details," "Privacy," "Messaging Preferences," and "Alert Preferences." If the box is checked in just one of the four areas, emails are sent to your registered email address.
That's good to know! I don't recall looking at all of them.
 

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jcat - there are four different places in which "receive site emails" is initially the default: under "Contact Details," "Privacy," "Messaging Preferences," and "Alert Preferences." If the box is checked in just one of the four areas, emails are sent to your registered email address.

That explanation should be made here (it just was, in fact, in the preceding paragraph), because it's simply not intuitive to hunt around for the same switches in several different places.

With all four set to "no mail" my email seems now devoid of new messages from TCS, having found the last switch only a short time ago.

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There are several seemingly redundant options in these area, which is probably leading to a lot of the confusion. Also, the previous platform had a tendency to send out notifications for everything, where the current platform does not.

Long story short, I've never seen a robust notification system that wasn't at least mostly baffling to try and figure out or get used to.
 

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More email from the site this morning:

Cat Owners: What is the most ANNOYING thing, and what is your BIGGEST FEAR about owning a cat? - New reply to watched thread

It's clear that every thread to which you respond - no matter the fact that every "no email" box is checked - the site defaults to "watch this thread and receive email" unless you physically uncheck the "watch this thread" box when you reply - every time you reply.

The default should match your alert preferences - not default to "watch this thread and send email."

@anne - I loved this site; it's populated by some of the most delightful, caring people I've ever known, but there are simply too many problems now, and it's impossible to live with. I genuinely regret asking this, but please delete my account.

To all: continue to be who you are - a community of people who Love animals, and who care about one another. I'm truly proud to have been a very small part of this wonderful group.

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