so I went into the database and in the xf_forum_watch table put a new line for each account holder, entering the data into the fields: user_id, node_id, notify_on, send_alert, send email.
That was easy and worked fine. so now all my users are in that table set like this:
I can log in as any of the users and see that the forum is in their "Watched Forums" list as "New Threads, Emails".
The problem is that when I post a new thread in that forum, no one gets the email.
Is there anything else that needs to be done in the db to get this to work?