I don’t want to receive an email every time someone answers a question I’ve also responded to. I don’t see a place in my profile to change my notifications setting so that I don’t receive so many emails. Help?
On the desk top, take your mouse and hover over the top right corner of the OP. That should bring out your options, the blue box with the “minus” is your “unfollow” option. And for those who don’t want to answer but want to “follow” a question, they can select the “follow”/blue box with the “plus” button.
Even on the old TMB, you automatically were “subscribed” to a thread once you posted. If you didn’t want to get any form of notifications (email, or it appearing “red” as unread) than you had to take the extra step to unsubscribe. I personally like that you automatically follow and get notified, because it makes it less likely for me to miss a reply. But to each his own, no one can make everyone happy.
Thanks SC for your help.
I don’t like getting email notifications either. And I would prefer that we would have to choose to follow a thread rather than automatically be signed up to follow because I have contributed an answer.
BTW, I didn’t receive any email notifications with the old system.
First, I don’t like it that you automatically “follow” a question by answering it. Second, email notifications for responses need to be opted in to, not the default. Thirdly, I don’t see an option for unfollowing a question on my desktop. Does “unfollowing” only appear on the mobile device site?
I sort of assumed the notifications started in response to the question I posted about knowing when someone commented on an answer I posted, since it has seemed to help with that issue. If so, thanks to whoever addressed my wish, and I’m so sorry to all those who hate it!