Auto Watch Thread After Posting


I maybe being stupid here (more than likely!) and perhaps this is a standard feature but I've not found anything after looking.

Is there a way so that when you post in a thread, it automatically subscribes you to that thread and you receive alerts for any new post whether a post of yours is quoted or not?

Sorry if this has been brought up before, I did search but couldn't find anything.

Thank you.


So just to clarify I'm looking for a feature or addon that allows automatic watching of a thread after posting.

I believe this was a standard feature in the forum software which must not be named before we migrated to XenForo so I'm sure the feature is available somewhere. Thanks.

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
Yeah this query should do it:

UPDATE `xf_user_option` SET `default_watch_state` = 'watch_no_email'
That will set the default for all current users so that threads are automatically watched when they reply.


UPDATE `xf_user_option` SET `default_watch_state` = 'watch_email'
That will set it so they watch the thread with emails.

UPDATE `xf_user_option` SET `default_watch_state` = ''
That will disable auto watch.