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Auto Watch Thread After Posting

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by TW89, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. TW89

    TW89 Member

    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.
  2. TW89

    TW89 Member

    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.
  3. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

  4. TW89

    TW89 Member

    Knew it would be right under my nose thank you very much for pointing that out, most appreciated. Is there a way I can update all existing accounts to have the 'automatically watch threads th....' box ticked? I'm assuming a sql query will be the only way for existing members while for newly registered members that can be changed in the admin.
  5. Chris D

    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.
    sadiq6210, easiii, oVR and 1 other person like this.
  6. TW89

    TW89 Member

    Brilliant, thank you very much for your help.
    Chris D likes this.
  7. topcat

    topcat Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to set this to selected by default
  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yeah it's in the User Registration options in the admin CP
  9. clubpromos

    clubpromos Active Member

    @Chris D do these queries still work in XF 1.4.8 ?

    Sorry for bumping this thread but it was the only relevant to my question from what I've found.

  10. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yes, should do.

    Take a back up first.
    DeMelo likes this.
  11. clubpromos

    clubpromos Active Member

    I will :)
    Thank you.

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