Alerts (not email notifications) for answers in "own" threads possible?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Erdbeertorte, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Erdbeertorte Suspended

    May 20, 2015

    I am wondering why I don't get an alert if someone replies to a thread I created without quoting me or mentioning my user name with an @.

    It happened that I thought nobody answered me and forgot about my thread over the time because there has been no alert and recognized the answer(s) much too late. :(

    The only options I see are to get email notification (what I don't like so much) when creating a thread or activate the alerts for "Replies to a watched thread" in those options on my screenshot below. I don't want to activate that option because every thread I wrote a message in appears in "Watched Threads" and I would like to keep it that way without getting bombarded with alerts. ;)

    Did I overlook anything in the settings or is email notification the only way? It would be nice if there could be just another checkbox like "Replies to a thread you created/started". :)

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  2. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    You'd have to watch the thread. A thread you created isn't treated any differently than any other thread.
  3. Erdbeertorte thread starter Suspended

    May 20, 2015
    Thanks for your answer. Seems it's better for me to turn off automatically watching every thread I replied to and do this manually for only a few and my own ones and delete the watched threads list that is getting longer every day. :oops:

    After that I can turn on the alerts for answers in all watched threads and won't get flooded with alerts.

    But it's also a nice overview to have every thread I replied to in a list... Maybe I should simply use email notification for the threads I started. :rolleyes:

    The problem is, sometimes I don't like to open my email client for several days because there might be some emails I don't want to see, read, answer. Same with my phone. Sometimes it's in airplane mode for several days.
    Sounds probably a little strange and old-fashioned but I am very sensitive and get easily stressed. Most people nowadays expect they can reach you anytime and day and also expect an immediate answer and I sometimes just don't want to read or hear anything from anyone for some days or even longer. :cool:

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