OK, is there a way to 'unsubscribe' to a thread? If so, I can't find it?
I didn't know you could Subscribe to a thread Irv, can you elaborate on this please.
My bad, I actually mean 'notifications'. Normally when you reply to a post then when anyone replies after you you get an e-mail notification. In almost all cases this is fine. However I replied in NEWS IN BRIEF. I now get notifications on every entry. I'd rather not see these specific ones as they no longer apply to my original posted reply. I can NOT find a way to disable the notification.
So it 'implied' I'm subscribed. A setting does allow me to turn this off, but NOT individually. 'SITE SUGGESTIONS' of course was for your reply to me which is good to get. 'News in Brief' of course is the continuing one but has nothing to do with the REPLY I made a few days ago and is not one I want to keep getting.
If you are not getting these then your setting in EDIT PROFILE, NOTIFICATIONS, and then down the list is PARTICIPATED might be off or set to 'never'.
All I'd like is to be able to turn off ones I'm no longer interest in. In some forums you can get a list of threads and have the option from there or in the thread a button to stop following or getting notifications (unsubscribe). That function appears to be missing here.
There is a Smart option coming soon but I have no knowledge as to when exactly or if it will allow for such a choice. Would you like me to ask Proboards Admins for more info on this?
That 'coming soon' might have been there forever? I wouldn't mind you asking if it isn't too much trouble or has a cost associated with it? Hard to believe they don't have this capability, I think all forums have one way or another dealing with the exact situation?
Update from PB Support (not Admin); You can turn off Participted and just use the Bookmark option for individual Topics/Threads.
(Still waiting to hear about the Smart option)
Well I guess that would work IF I can figure out how to bookmark anything?
Well I can see one in the upper right when I'm posting this reply. I'll check it, on the bottom is a status line saying "The thread in which you are posting will be bookmarked." but to me this doesn't mean much, much less I'll be getting e-mail when someone responds. I also suspect I've lost ALL others I would be following later due to a reply into it by unchecking PARTICIPATED as that turned it off for all.
I'm going to send this one and see if I can even discover what BOOKMARK really does? I suspect under the PARTICIPATED it might show I've bookmarked this, but it has NOT happened right now (opened Participated in another Tab to check) but maybe it will when I send this one.
Right now my 'brain' says BOOKMARKED NE MAIL ON UPDATE....
To put it the most simply the "Smart" option waits until you have a particular number of notifications in a time period (lets use 4 for an example) and sends out all of those at once since they came in together within a time period as a singular notification/email. The system tries to use best judgement on still regularly notifying you but without giving it to you always "instantly" but within a reasonable period of time "grouped" together.