Set alerts as on globally? (User opt out rather than in)


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Is there anyway to set alerts to be turned on as default?

Like this thread I'm posting, its set to on? Why not on mine?


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I mean for members? So it's turned on for members without them needing to do anything?

So they have to turn it off rather than on basically


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For new users you can set it in ACP -> Option -> User Registration.

For existing users it requires an SQL query.
UPDATE xf_user_option SET default_watch_state = 'watch_no_email'
That will change it for everyone, regardless of their current setting.