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Uploading image to xenforo media gallery watches entire category?

Discussion in 'Media Gallery Support' started by sross, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. sross

    sross Active Member


    Can someone advise how to disable this? I have a mass of users complaining about it. With a busy site and gallery you can't have a single image upload subscribe a user to an entire category, they are getting hammered with notices. An image upload should auto-watch that image, but the entire category? really? Maybe I am missing a setting.

  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    This is a user option in Preferences:

    Automatically watch categories that you add media to...
    • and receive email notifications

    I believe the user must set this as I can't find an option to set it by default for new users on registration.

    Users can untick the option in their Preferences. This will prevent watching/emails for any new categories they upload to.

    To unwatch/stop emails from existing watched categories they can go to

    yoursite.com /watched/categories

    and from there disable email alerts for watched categories or stop watching categories altogether.
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  3. sross

    sross Active Member

    Thanks! :)

    That being said I uploaded a test image here and it auto-subscribed me to the category. This was by default.
  4. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    It's not set in my Preferences. If you don't think you set it in yours, it, might be worth checking with @Chris D if it's a default or not.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Out of the box it will be checked automatically in preferences.

    This is a vanilla install:

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