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XF 1.2 Automatically Watch Thread

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by majesty95, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. majesty95

    majesty95 Active Member

    Another XF site that I use has it set to have the thread automatically watched anytime the users replies, likes, etc. I thought I saw this option somewhere before but I cannot find it for the life of me now...
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's in your account preferences.
     
  3. majesty95

    majesty95 Active Member

    What I'm asking is, how do I set it in admin controls so that is the default? I know the user can set it themselves, but by default I want that box to be checked.
     
  4. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

    Admin CP -> Options -> User Registration -> Default Registration Values -> Watch threads when creating or replying
     
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  5. majesty95

    majesty95 Active Member

    Hmm. I have that checked but the box is not automatically checked when creating or replying like it is on here...
     
  6. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    If you go into your profile and uncheck that option - that is what applies. The ACP setting is for new users.
     
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  7. loplo

    loplo Active Member

    Is there a way that changes the default
    from ticked to unticked, while replying to a thread?

    I've changed the option for the new members.
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    In your account preferences.
     
  9. loplo

    loplo Active Member

    I know that each member can alter the setting, but can't I do it globally, from the backend?
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It would require an SQL query to change all members.
     
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  11. loplo

    loplo Active Member

    Is is public somewhere, or could you help me with that? I don't dare making experiments on my database without knowing what I'm doing.
    Thanks.
     
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You shouldn't really be changing existing member settings without their permission.
    I would be extremely annoyed if a site owner did that to my account.
     
  13. loplo

    loplo Active Member

    The issue is, that most of them started to complain regarding the tons of mails they're receiving.
    For me it would be a much nicer move to be able to have the "Watch this thread... and receive email notifications" unticked by default. This way noone is automatically subscribed to a thread.
    If someone wants to follow a thread, discussion he can tick it, but by default should be unticked.

    LE
    I've found this from @Jake Bunce, posted in 2011. Is this going to work on the latest database?

    Code:
    UPDATE xf_user_option
    SET default_watch_state = '';
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2014
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Code:
    UPDATE xf_user_option SET default_watch_state = ''
    or

    Code:
    UPDATE xf_user_option SET default_watch_state = 'watch_no_email'
    Depending on whether you want them to still watch or not.

    Take a backup first.
     
  15. loplo

    loplo Active Member

    Wired things happen.
    Did the query with the result "271 rows affected. (Query took 0.2835 sec)", but the "Watch this thread... and receive email notifications" is still ticked by default and in /account/alert-preferences is everything ticked too.
    Am I missing something?
     

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