Because it fills up my mailbox with 'Post Added' messages, which I have to open and check to see whether it is a thread I am still interested in or one where I have made my point, seen the response, and don't want to see every new addition.
The Profile/Edit Notifications page has a long list, not of threads, but of Situations. One of these Situations is 'when a thread I have participated in is updated'. In the email column this has a single tick box, so you can choose to be notified of ALL updates to threads on which you have posted or NONE.
Let's take a concrete example. I contribute a picture to a general and very long running thread called (and I hope I am making this up) Show Us Your Red Stamps. Having contributed, I don't really want to be informed every time someone shows another red stamp over the next six months. But I don't want to switch off the notification box, because if I do I will not get advised about updates in all the other threads where I am keen to see the latest post.
Most forums (I'm not just talking stamp ones) have a subscribe/unsubscribe facility which allows you to turn update emails on or off for each individual thread.I genuinely don't know if 'old' Stampbears site had this facility, because I had not been a member very long.
Open the Participated button, then in the pop-up menu mouse over the thread that you do not want to receive updates on and then check the box that will appear to the left of the thread name. Once the topic is checked, click the "Actions" menu and select Mark as Read > Forever. When that is done, you will no longer receive a 'new' notification next to the participated button when the topic has been updated
Thanks, Bear! I`ll give this a try. Every day on our Updated threads, at the very bottom, there is a place to unsubscribe from EVERYTHING, but I didn`t want to do that! Just one or two, but I`ll try one for a start!
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