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I'm permanently 'watching' every thread I reply on!

Discussion in 'Welcome lounge and forum help' started by cissy3, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Can anyone help? or @tes-Rosaline

    I remember clicking on a thread, so I could 'watch' it, some time ago now.

    However, ever since, everytime I look at a thread, a little pair of glasses appears, to indicate that I'm watching, even though I don't want to!

    In addition, I'm getting hundreds of emails, detailing every time anyone replies to the said threads!

    This isn't as big a problem as it could be, because the email address is for TES only.

    I have tried numerous settings, etc and searched the help guides, but nothing I try works!

    Any ideas?

    (ps I am extremely happy with this new site, and this is in no way any criticism!)
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    Hello @cissy3

    Firstly go to the drop down menu that appears when you hover over your avatar and click on alert preferences


    Next select or deselect from the given options

    Then go back to the drop down menu and select preferences


    On this page you should be able to change your email notifications - deselect as I have in mine.

    Any threads you're currently watching you can choose 'unwatch thread'


    And to stop getting notifications when a new thread is started on a forum you can 'unwatch' the forum.


    Hope this helps! :)
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  3. marlin

    marlin Star commenter


    P.S. The correct tag for Rosaline is @TES_Rosaline (there is an underscore after TES not a hyphen).
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  4. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Oh, thanks Marlin. You are such a great help on this forum!

    I will follow your very clear instructions. Thanks again! :D
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  5. shmazing_teacher

    shmazing_teacher Occasional commenter

    Does that happen?
  6. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    In fact, I've just checked, and it was in the 'preferences' section where the box was ticked for 'automatically watch threads'

    Why didn't I think of that?

    @marlin You're a star! (But now feel very silly :oops:)
  7. shmazing_teacher

    shmazing_teacher Occasional commenter

    Silly is used to describe me when I forget some books.
  8. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

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  9. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Wicked technical post marlin!
  10. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

  11. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    @marlin has many many talents!

    I'm getting her to help hang my new blinds and curtains next week. ;)

    Best wishes

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