How to stop auto-subscription

Discussion in 'Ask Baldy, Blame AceRph' started by bigbadandugly, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. bigbadandugly

    bigbadandugly Been here awhile

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    My account seems to be autosubscribing me to each thread I post in. Thus I have to go into my subs and clar out all the threads I've been autosubscribed to that I don't want in my subscriptions.

    Damn - I've just been autosubscribed to this thread!

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  2. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Hi.

    Change your profile settings. Click on the clipboard icon (upper right corner). The select "edit options". A third of the way down you'll see "Thread Subscriptions", it probably says "instant email notification". Change it to "do not subscribe" and then select "save changes" at the bottom.

    You can also change this the first time you comment on a thread, it's a pull down option on the posting screen (below where you enter text), so you can override your new default of no subscription on a per thread basis if you wish.

    HTH
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  3. bigbadandugly

    bigbadandugly Been here awhile

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    Bingo. I more relaxed now (or maybe because I've drunk half a bottle of wine...)
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  4. MaineScoot

    MaineScoot Been here awhile

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    How about the opposite question? I am not subscribed to threads I post to but would like to be. Thanks.
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  5. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Are you wanting to change the default for just future threads you post to, or for all the existing ones also?

    For future: presumably your default is "do not subscribe", so you'd do the same as above, except you'd change "do not subscribe" to whatever default you wanted, instant, daily digest or weekly digest.

    For existing: If you want to see your existing subscriptions on a per thread basis, you can see that at:
    http://advrider.com/forums/subscription.php?do=viewsubscription

    The problem is that if you're not subscribed at all (default = "do not subscribe") threads you've posted to won't be listed. Only way I know of (maybe someone else has an idea) is to find all the threads you've posted at (using the search feature), then edit your post and in the edit window, change your subscription choice (it's a per post option below the edit window), I think if you change the default above, edit will show that as your new default, so you just need to then save.

    Hope this helps!
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  6. Young-Gun

    Young-Gun KTM Tragic

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    does anyone know if it's possible to get an email notification if someone sends me a PM? I'm getting thread post email notifications but would love to also get email PM notifications so that our IT guy at work doesn't bust me for 50 instances of the site each day lol
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  7. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    That is also easy:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/profile.php?do=editoptions

    Under "Private Messaging" check "Receive Email Notification of New Private Messages"
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