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Advice on receiving reply notifications

Postby Rosemary Collins » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:35 am

Hi everyone,

A forum member got in contact and asked if we could make it easier for people to be notified when they receive replies to their posts. Unfortunately we can't change the programming of the site, but this is a reminder that if you want to be informed as soon as you receive a response, you should make sure to tick the box next to 'Notify me when a reply is posted'. This appears at the top of a list of options under the text box when you start a new topic or post (see the attached image). I hope that's helpful!

Thanks,

Rosemary
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Re: Advice on posting to the forums

Postby Rosemary Collins » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:42 am

Upon further investigating, I've also found that you can change your settings so you receive notification of replies by default, if you prefer.

To do this:

Select 'User control panel', which appears at the top of your screen on the left.

Select 'Board preferences', which is the third tab from the left.

Select 'Edit posting defaults' (the second option on the menu on the left).

Click the bubble next to 'Yes' by 'Notify me upon replies by default' (the fourth option on the list).
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Advice on posting to the forums

Postby JaneyH » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:46 am

If you're using the phone app it works differently. I've found (by trial and error) that you have to "subscribe" to the thread in order to be notified of replies. To do this you need to click on the ellipsis (three dots) in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Frustratingly you can only do this after you've posted, not while you're typing.


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