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Subscribe to topic without notification?

Post by condor » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:46 am

Hello,

Is there a way to stop emails being sent when somebody replies to a subscribed topic? I searched through the whole User C/P but couldn't find anything like that.

Thanks!

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Re: Subscribe to topic without notification?

Post by Ice » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:11 pm

Hi condor, you can unsubscribe to the topic.

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Re: Subscribe to topic without notification?

Post by Morgan19 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:13 pm

I almost replied with that as well, but then re-read the question... I think he wants to still be subscribed (so it shows up in the CP) but just not get email notifications. Is that right, Condor?

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Re: Subscribe to topic without notification?

Post by condor » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:00 pm

Yes, that's right. I use Tapatalk and it keeps track of my subscribed topics so I get a notification when there is a reply. The problem is that when I subscribe to a topic, I get a notification and an email.

I also like going into the subscribed topics tab and seeing all the new posts there. The email gets annoying when you're subscribed to several topics.

Thanks for looking into it!

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Re: Subscribe to topic without notification?

Post by vynsane » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:52 am

There doesn't seem to be a way to subscribe without receiving the email alerts. Honestly, that's the original point of subscribing - phpBB was created long before push notifications, so it was the only way for the system to notify you.

The latest version of phpBB (3.1.x) has a new 'notifications' feature which gives you a little more fine-grained control over subscriptions, including what kind of alert you get - either an email, an in-forum notification, or both for various actions. I could easily see them adding an additional column for push notifications to a phone number in the future, but for now it's just the email or in-forum notification.

I know Ice has intentions to upgrade sometime in the future but not until there is more support for themes and mods/extensions - 3.1.x is still relatively in its infancy.
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Re: Subscribe to topic without notification?

Post by condor » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:26 am

Thanks for the info!

It looks like the other forums I frequent use vBulletin and IPBoard so that's why they are different. I just saw the "bookmark this topic" option too, so I'll see if that does what I'm looking for.

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