Actions you can be notified about, and choosing how to be notified

The forum software allows you to receive notifications on the forum with the built-in notification system, as well as receive notifications via email if you choose to do so. To setup your forum notifications, as well as to view which types of notifications are available, click the Profile button found in the top menu bar of the forum, and then click the Edit Profile button on your profile page. You'll then be taken to the Edit Profile & Settings page; once here, click on the Notifications tab.

On the notifications page, you'll see a set of checkboxes separated into two columns. Checking the boxes in the left column will allow you to receive forum notifications to the option you have checked, and checking the boxes in the right hand column will allow you to receive an email notification to the option you have checked. You can choose to receive both forum and email notifications for certain actions if you wish. Below is a list of notifications you can choose, and what you can expect:

when someone likes your content - With this checked, you will receive notifications when someone has liked a post that you have made on the forum.

when someone quotes you - A notification will be received when someone has made a reply to you with a quote of a post you have made on the forum.

when someone tags you - If someone has tagged you in a post (using @username), you will receive a notification along with a link to the post that you were tagged in.

when someone follows you - When a member has followed your profile activity, you'll receive a notification letting you know which account on the forum has followed you.

when someone becomes your friend - If you are following a member and they follow you back, you will become friends on the forum. When this happens, you will receive a notification letting you know.

when a new registration is pending approval - This notification option will be available if you have a member account that's part of a staff member group. If you have restricted registrations enabled in the forum settings, this will allow you to be notified when someone has created a new account on the forum and is pending approval.

when a new member joins the forum - This notification option will be available if you have a member account that's part of a staff member group. This allows you to be notified when a new forum account has been created.

when a user requests to join a group you lead - If you have been designated as a leader of a member group on the forum, this will allow you to receive a notification when another member of the forum has requested to join your member group.

when a user joins a group you lead - If you have been designated as a leader of a member group on the forum, this will allow you to receive a notification when a member has joined your member group.

when you are added to a group - This option allows you to be notified when you have been added to a member group on the forum.

when a bookmark is updated - If you use the forum bookmarking system, this allows you to be notified when a topic you have bookmarked has been updated.

when a thread you have participated in is updated - If someone posts in a thread you had previously posted in, you'll receive a notification. If the notification is sent by email, you will receive at most one email per day containing a list of all updated threads.

when you receive a Personal Message - This allows you to be notified when someone has send you a new message on the forum. This will work for both new conversations that have been created for you, or has replied to an existing PM conversation with you.

when there are reported posts - This notification option will be available if you have permission to view reported posts on the forum. With this option checked, you will be notified when a new report has been filed, or when another staff member of the forum has replied to an existing report.

Apart from the above, there is one last option on the page that will allow you to specify whether or not you would like to receive mass emails sent by a staff member. Once you have made your selections, click the Save Notification Settings button to complete the process.

If you have chosen to receive forum notifications, how you will be notified depends on the type of notification you have chosen. Forum notifications are presented to you with bubbles that appear over certain buttons found in the top menu bar of a forum. For example, when someone sends you a new PM on the forum, a bubble will appear with the number '1' listed within it to let you know that you have one new PM waiting for you. These notification bubbles can appear above the Admin, Profile, Bookmarks, and Messages buttons in the top menu bar. Directly clicking on the notification bubbles generally takes you to the area of interest where you can learn more about the specific notification.



Notification Frequency - Only Applies to Emails

Smart - only emails you once per item on the forum until you've viewed the item you're being notified about. So if you were notified about a thread you wouldn't receive any further updates about that thread until you visited the forum and viewed the thread.

Instant - emails you every time a notification is triggered.

Daily - only emails you once per day for all of the day's notifications.

Weekly - only emails you once per week of all the week's notifications. A week is Monday thru Sunday.

Never - never receive an email notification.

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ouroboros: Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict?? Jan 25, 2020 22:31:54 GMT
RufusScorpius: I've heard that picts aren't as large scale as other men Jan 25, 2020 17:17:52 GMT
christain: I think that the notion of Picts fighting naked and covered in Woad is a bit exaggerated. I don't think it was as common as many are led to believe. Same as some notions about Viking Berserkers. I'm sure it all happened, but not on a large scale. Jan 25, 2020 16:37:17 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Naked in northern Scottland you don't need dye or tatoos to have blue skin! Jan 25, 2020 14:53:24 GMT
ouroboros: Blue skin dye counts as clothes, right? Jan 25, 2020 14:15:28 GMT
RufusScorpius: I promise to leave the Picts alone if you promise to put on some clothes Jan 25, 2020 13:23:50 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Ah Pfannkuchen, will have had some for lunch today... (but not Berliners, just thicker Crêpes) Jan 25, 2020 7:31:05 GMT *
treeslicer: Actually, JFK expressed it correctly for where he was. Now pass the Pfannkuchen. Jan 25, 2020 5:19:38 GMT
Quillon: “Ich bin ein Berliner” 🍩
Jan 25, 2020 4:37:47 GMT *
treeslicer: So did you transfer into German then, too? I had enough of French in first year, trying to pronounce barbarisms like "Moi non plus" like the Froggies do. (rofl) Jan 25, 2020 4:09:16 GMT
christain: SMACK!!!----I'm loving this! :D----- (rofl) Now us Scottish---we'd just take your liquor and leave you to kill each other. (rofl) Jan 25, 2020 2:51:02 GMT
RufusScorpius: I was scolded by a French teacher for not speaking good French. I told hear all I hear coming out of her mouth was badly mispronounced provincial Latin. Jan 25, 2020 2:46:55 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: The Roman senator in the animal cage behind my house utters such things usually but we know the Romans used only a bad copy of the Etruscan and Greek letters. Jan 25, 2020 1:06:55 GMT
RufusScorpius: I like your use of the LATIN alphabet. Why not use your own? Oh, wait... Jan 25, 2020 0:45:41 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: It's ok for us barbarians to HAVE, what the Romans had! Jan 25, 2020 0:14:55 GMT *
RufusScorpius: Same thing. You are just imitating. But I understand. You can be LIKE a Roman, but you can never BE a Roman.. Jan 25, 2020 0:02:23 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: The reason may be that the pencil still was in the hand of a degenerated Roman who lost it somehow (the hand, not the pencil)! Jan 24, 2020 22:58:41 GMT
RufusScorpius: Scratching a pencil across paper imitating what you see civilized people doing isn't writing. Barbarian Jan 24, 2020 22:00:06 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: I sometimes write words with a pencil but no one can read them! :'( Jan 24, 2020 21:12:42 GMT
RufusScorpius: Pencils aren't used for writing words anymore. Jan 24, 2020 21:07:27 GMT