I've been here for over 5 years... and went through the forum software upgrade, and survived it. Lately I've noticed a change to the ALERTS process... here's part of a screenshot that shows a new change as far as I know: New Threads, Alerts. Since noticing this change, I am also seeing alerts (under the "flag" icon on the upper right corner) when someone starts a new thread in one of the forums that I am watching. How can I revert the behavior to the way it was prior to this? I want to see when people quote/reply to one of my posts, but don't want to see an alert every time someone creates a new thread. I've been through the preferences and haven't found a setting to fix this. Anyone?