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XF 1.3 Watch a thread, make default email, not alert

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by slewis1972, May 17, 2014.

  1. slewis1972

    slewis1972 Member


    When you set watch a thread, by default notification is by alert. Where can I change it to email for everyone that chooses to watch a thread?

  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Have a look at the "Default Registration Values" option (you can use the ACP search in the upper right to find it).
  3. slewis1972

    slewis1972 Member

    Not seeing anything in there to switch from default of alerts to email. What am I missing?
  4. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Maybe this?
    Screen Shot 2014-05-17 at 2.54.10 PM.png
  5. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

  6. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    U been ninja'd!:p
  7. slewis1972

    slewis1972 Member

    Sorry, this does not change the default eg on my forum:

    Watch Forum - Football Discussion Forum
    Send notifications via:

    The default is alerts, I want the default to be email.

  8. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    It will only change it for new members. If you want it changed for existing members you will need to run a query against the DB.
  9. slewis1972

    slewis1972 Member

    ok, sounds workable. Any ideas on the query?
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

  11. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    @slewis1972, I think the second line of that query is what you need...but unsure and think in where there are just two ' you need to place a 1. Maybe @Brogan or @Mike will chime in here.
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    UPDATE xf_user_option SET default_watch_state = 'watch_email'
    That will make all members automatically watch threads and receive email when they are updated.
    Tracy Perry likes this.
  13. Main Company

    Main Company Active Member

    This will only apply to existing members?

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