Solved For watched threads without e-mail notification, alerts do not appear

grahamperrin

Son of Beastie

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I assumed that without e-mail notifications, there would be some other method of drawing my attention to new posts in watched threads but it seems that there's no notification; no alert when posts are added.

What am I missing?
 

PMc

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Something. For me there is a bell-symbol in the top-right area, and that gets a red flag with the number of watched threads with new posts. (But I have email notification active as well.)
 

memreflect

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Under your Preferences, you can select the forum style, time zone, etc. Below that, you can check some boxes to control when you receive notifications (that bell symbol). I think that might be what you're looking for.
 
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grahamperrin

grahamperrin

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My preferences (below) are correct. I don't get the required alerts.

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Vull

Aspiring Daemon

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I have these settings. I've never changed them and never receive emails from forums.freebsd.org other than maybe for account verification when I first registered.

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grahamperrin

grahamperrin

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E-mail is not the problem.

It seems that alerts are broken, when I opt to watch a topic thread without e-mail notifications.

Probably a bug in XenForo, I'll take a look in a XenForo area.
 

Vull

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"without receiving email notifications" is already ticked by default default when I click the "Watch" button on a thread. It always works for me; I get the notifications under the bell icon but no e-mail.
 
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grahamperrin

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As a probable example, the Linux systemd-homed thread pictured below, …
 
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grahamperrin

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I'm marking this as Solved only because I find it difficult, sometimes, to understand how XenForo determines whether something is unseen by me. If I can't understand that, I'll not pinpoint a problem (if any).
 
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