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.

Shoutbox

treeslicer: Looks like KOA is working again. Mar 22, 2023 5:48:53 GMT
JonSchwertFechter: as of this time 7:44amEST Kult of Athena's Web certificate has Expired( or so My preferred Browser service has told me) not sure if any one else has had this problem-- not sure if it is safe to log on until they get it updated...... Mar 21, 2023 11:46:23 GMT
durinnmcfurren: My computer's hard drive decided to fry itself. I worried it was the motherboard. Fortunately not. But still annoying. Mar 19, 2023 4:48:20 GMT
carbon: Taking my SA-35 to the range tomorrow. Should be a lot of fun. Mar 17, 2023 21:52:30 GMT
rh: Hello swordfriends, is someone here who owns or owned a shamshir made by ottoman swords? Mar 15, 2023 14:35:07 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Where was Gondor when the Westfold fell? Answer: In Gondor! Mar 14, 2023 18:55:17 GMT
txhighlander: For Gondor! Mar 14, 2023 17:51:54 GMT
alientude: There is not an SBG discord server that I'm aware of, but there is one for /r/SWORDS. discord.gg/Rf2mGD2sNn Mar 11, 2023 18:54:38 GMT
cptclap: is there an sbg discord server? Mar 11, 2023 14:59:45 GMT
cptclap: Hey all. Mar 11, 2023 14:59:34 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Awful! (A man's gotta do...) Mar 3, 2023 5:19:08 GMT *
eastman: (don't want to, but with that last Shout I have to) No nose, then how does he smell? Mar 3, 2023 1:27:32 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: My polar bear's got no nose. Mar 2, 2023 19:38:27 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Not really. Mar 2, 2023 18:04:30 GMT
RufusScorpius: That depends on which end of the polar bear you are getting the air from..... Mar 2, 2023 13:46:57 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: When the air here smells like polar bear it's cold too, but not sooo. Mar 1, 2023 18:01:19 GMT
Ouroboros: Fascinating. Our weather in Ottawa is guided by the arctic jetstream. When it dips low under james bay. Ontario gets smoked with cold. The great lakes provide an incredible ammount of lake effect snow that usually buries anyone along the St Lawrence Mar 1, 2023 16:20:31 GMT *
AndiTheBarvarian: With certain constellations of highs and lows Sahara air (and sand = dirty cars and red sunsets) is lead to Germany via Spain and France. Mar 1, 2023 15:40:49 GMT *
AndiTheBarvarian: :) Things have changed! Mar 1, 2023 15:38:01 GMT
RufusScorpius: I thought storms in Germany came from Italy? More or less in the form of a testudo? Mar 1, 2023 14:45:18 GMT