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Watch this thread / Email Notifications" checked by default?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Bolaji, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Bolaji

    Bolaji New Member

    Hi guys!

    Question: How do I configure it so that "Watch this thread" and "receive email notifications" are both checked by default, on all posts?


    I did a search but didn't find this posted in the community.
    (Please feel free to link me to an existing thread if there is one.)


  2. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    In your admin control panel, for user registrations, enable the default option of watching a thread.

    Admin CP -> Options -> User Registration -> Watch threads when creating or replying: [Select the option you would like in the drop down box] -> Save.

    This works for new users, but I don't think it impacts users that are already registered.
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  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Members can set their own preferences here

    [ ] Automatically watch threads that you create or when you reply...
    [ ] and receive email notifications of replies

    or do you mean at the admin level ?
  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I think the default for"Watch threads when creating or replying ?" is YES, with email.
  5. Bolaji

    Bolaji New Member

    Thanks, guys!

    You hit the nail on the head.

    I actually had that default checked to "YES with email"... but it wasn't working for me.
    But perhaps it will work for all subsequent users (I'm the only user in the forum right now.)

    I figure this is a key default setting to drive more traffic to the forum.

  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    It can get them back for that important second visit.
    I wonder if people might actually prefer some message to Facebook (not that I use it !).

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