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By jardinier ·
Can someone please tell me what is going on?

First there were boxes with a tick in them. After a lot of complaints the boxes appeared without the ticks. Now the ticks are back again.

By using the "Subscribe" icon under a post, I find that I am not subscribed to it at all.

VERY irritating !!

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Not seeing things pre-checked

by sMoRTy71 In reply to Subscribe to discussions

I'm not seeing the box pre-checked.

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Not seeing them at all

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Not seeing things pre-che ...

What boxes? I see the "Subscribe" link at the bottom of a post, but no boxes, checked or unchecked.

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by stargazerr In reply to Subscribe to discussions

The box is not checked ...

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Cached pages on your computer?

by stress junkie In reply to Subscribe to discussions

I'm not seeing prechecked notify squares today. Maybe your computer is using cached pages.

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Tick appear on threads you're already subscribed to

by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to Subscribe to discussions

If you were previously subscribed to a thread and are making a new post to it, the subscription checkbox will be prefilled. If you are starting a thread, or are posting to a thread for the first time, the boxes will be unchecked. If you don't see any checkboxes at all, there is a global conspiracy to deny you your inalienable subscriptions rights, and you should form a cyber-envoy to press King, sMoRty71 to restore your privileges. That, or there's a bug we need to track down. Either way, I expect to hear from you.

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Meeting your expectations

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Tick appear on threads yo ...

Things appear to be doing what you described. I was looking for the checkbox on the discussion's page, not the post page.

Are these alternatives to the existing Subscribe / Remove options or do the checkboxes do something else?

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The checkboxes

by stargazerr In reply to Meeting your expectations

Are for receiving emails every 4 hours, if there is a new post in the discussion ...

It appears right under the text area when you post in a discussion.They used to be checked by default. After a long battle (Discussion ), it was decide to set them to unchecked by default.


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by jardinier In reply to Tick appear on threads yo ...

I understand your explanations as to in which circumstances the boxes are checked or unchecked.

What I had found, and this is why I made the post, was that discussions to which I subscribed using the "Subscribe" icon under a post were NOT listed in my "Discussions subscribed to" section of my posting history.

And in case you think I am imagining this, since yesterday a discussion to which I was most definitely subscribed: "Feminism," has been moved from the "Discussions Subscribed To" area back to " Discussions Participated In? area of ?My Discussions.?

I do not necessarily wish to receive emails every four hours of new activity, so I have unchecked the box below this post and will wait and see if I remain subscribed to this discussion.

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What's does TR mean by "subscribing"?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Subscribe icon

I thought all subscribing meant is that you would receive emails telling you about updates.

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by jardinier In reply to Tick appear on threads yo ...

Since making this post about half an hour ago, TWO MORE of my subscribed discussions (including this one) have been moved down to "discussions I participated in."

So it appears that if I make a new post to a discussion WITHOUT checking the box, it is no longer recognised as a "discussion subscribed to."

Well I think the whole thing is an annoying mess.

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