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    default subscription to thread once you reply

    this got brought up in another thread
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post3050829

    i posted in post #20 that i thought just replying to a thread should subscribe you to it
    is that not the case?
    i thought that it was
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    Re: default subscription to thread once you reply

    It depends on how you have it in your settings.

    If you go to the settings page, on the left under settings, general settings, in the middle under messaging and notification, there is a setting for "Default Thread Subscription Mode:" Next to it is a drop down. I believe the default is "Do not subscribe" The next one is "Through my control panel only" which will keep any thread you post in (or select "suscribe to this thread" from the "cadillac discussion tools" in the header of the topic) in your subscriptions on the settings page. The next three options will put them in your subscriptions and send you an email when there is a new post.

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    Re: default subscription to thread once you reply

    right, but what is the default for new members?
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    Re: default subscription to thread once you reply

    I am pretty sure "Do not subscribe" is the default. Whenever I join a new forum, that seems to be the default.

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    Re: default subscription to thread once you reply

    hmm... i that makes a lot of sense now ... and gives reason as to why lots of newbs don't come back and reply ... they don't know that they've been replied to and probably can't find their thread if they aren't keeping track of it hourly/daily
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    Re: default subscription to thread once you reply

    quite so. Almost no one uses the subscriptions feature. I couldn't live without it.

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    Re: default subscription to thread once you reply

    yeah me too... i guess i must have made those settings back in 2007 when i joined
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    Re: default subscription to thread once you reply

    I was just reading a new member post in the past Cadillac section and this came up again.

    He posted a question and got the responses he was looking for and was surprised to see them when he logged back on. He thought he would be informed if anyone responded to his thread.

    It seems that Chris has a good idea that for new members the default should be automatic subscribe at least for threads started?

    We seem to be losing a lot of potentially active members because they figure we didn't respond to them.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ed-1973-a.html

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    Re: default subscription to thread once you reply

    i'm pretty sure that the default behavior is to subscribe you to posts that you reply to but the email notification is not set by default

    i could be wrong but that's what sounds right to me ... wouldn't make sense if you didn't get subscribed after replying
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    Re: default subscription to thread once you reply

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    i'm pretty sure that the default behavior is to subscribe you to posts that you reply to but the email notification is not set by default

    i could be wrong but that's what sounds right to me ... wouldn't make sense if you didn't get subscribed after replying
    That sounds right but that should be changed then. I shudder every time I read someone say they didn't know anyone responded to them. I wonder how many people post a question or photo of their car and think we are just too stuck up to reply to them.

    We all go in and respond and welcome new members, it would be nice that they know it and feel inportant to our group. It is easy enough to opt out if they want but that would be the way I would set it up, that they would have to opt out of emails.

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    Re: default subscription to thread once you reply

    I think it's the default in the vbulletin because otherwise you could end up with a new user getting a ton of emails and thinking it was being spammed by the forum

    i think a welcome email explaining this kind of stuff and pointing you to the settings might be better than just making the change

    it's kind of like a lowest common denominator problem where you end up making things more annoying for those that know what they're doing to accommodate those that don't
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    not to mention most only check their email when they are expecting one.

    i always love it when i send someone an email and get a response weeks or even months later

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