Fixed New thread notices via Forum watch respect post reply alert opt-out

Affected version


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If a user subscribes to a forum for new threads, but has the 'post reply' alert opt-out set; the new thread notification is ignored.

This is because XF\Notifier\Post\ForumWatch class sends it as a post::insert alert, which is controlled via the "Replies to a watched thread" alert out-opt out which isn't really suitable.

Having "Replies to a watched thread" alert opt-out also apply to new message notifications on a forum watch also doesn't match XF1 behaviour or what a user would expect. Since it is a watched forum, not a watched thread.


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I'm saying it is a bug that "Replies to a watched thread" alert opt-out is applying to "Watched forums" alerts (but not emails!), it is unexpected behaviour to the user and doesn't match how XF1.x did it.

XF Bug Bot

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Thank you for reporting this issue. It has now been resolved and we are aiming to include it in a future XF release (2.1.4).

Change log:
Add new alert action for watched forum content alerts
Any changes made as a result of this issue being resolved may not be rolled out here until later.