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Not a bug  Alert System: something is strange with it


Well-known member
I just received an Alert for a Thread which I actually never viewed before (see below the Alert message).

Why would I get an Alert for this thread ?

There is something strange going on with the Alerts-system......


Eriksrocks replied to the thread <script>alert('hello');</script>. There may be more posts after this.


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for the above mentioned, I have the following settings in my Profile:
In "Preferences", I have this box checked: "Automatically watch threads when you reply."
In "Alert Preferences", I have all boxes checked.

but on the other hand, I sometimes do not receive any alerts for threads which I have posted into.

the other thing which confuses me:
when I go to "All Watched Threads", then it only shows 10 pages of Threads.
I assume there should be more than 10 pages of Threads which I am watching. Is this being cut-off at 10 pages ?


Well-known member
I'm guessing you somehow started watching the thread. You can unwatch it by clicking the "Unwatch Thread" button. :)


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Although... I'll bet someone comes up with a Mod that gives people a random faux alert now and again, in case they wander off for awhile due to an alerts flatline.


XenForo developer
Staff member
You have a post in that thread from August 22nd that you deleted. It may have been a merged thread, not sure.