Categories, Threads & Notifications

How do I customize the categories I’m following?

You can personalize the Forum sections you’d like to keep an eye on and revisit. Simply follow these steps to create a personalized Forum experience. :)

First, visit each category you’d like to see and click Follow:

 

Be sure to repeat for each category, skipping the ones you prefer to hide. You’ll see a grey dot pop up next to ones you’ve followed. 

When you’re done, head over to the home page, with the view of All Topics. Click the profile icon > Show followed categories for your tailored selection:

 

Your followed categories are remembered on an account basis. However, if you clear your cache or use a private browser window, you may need to click Show followed categories again in your next session.

 

How do I keep track of my threads?

As soon as you create (or comment on!) a thread, you’ll automatically be following it. To see what you’re following, visit the home page (where you'll see a view of All Topics). Click the profile icon to the right and choose to Show/Hide topics and/or categories to get a custom view.

 

You can see your posts by clicking on your name at the top right, then View profile. Clicking on Stream will allow you to see not only everything you’ve posted, but also any replies to topics in which you’ve posted or posts that tag your username.

  

 

How can I tag other users—and why would I do that?

When you tag other users, they’ll be notified in their Stream (and via email if they have email notifications on). It’s a great way to be sure someone reads a post intended for them. To tag someone:

  • Type the @ symbol.

  • Start typing their name or username.

  • Select their name from the list that pops up, and go right on typing!

 

How do I get notifications?

In the Forum header, click your name > Notification settings. You'll see the option to toggle email notifications on or off, and adjust your preferences.

 

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