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email noticfications of responses to one's posts

JonL Jan 5, 2011 04:00 AM

Judging from how promptly some people respond to new content in their posts--even old posts that are resurrected--it seems that they are receiving notifications. I am reasonably computer competent and it is driving me crazy that I can't figure how to activate such a feature. Or am I wrong and no such email feature exists?

  1. Davwud Jan 5, 2011 04:14 AM

    I don't know of one. It would be in settings and I don't see it.

    I don't really want to be emailed anyway so it wasn't something I opted for if I ever did have the option.


    1. The Chowhound Team Jan 5, 2011 04:42 AM

      There is no email notification for responses.

      You can always check the threads you're participating in by going to your profile. You can reach your profile by clicking on the 'view profile' link in the top right corner of any page, or by clicking on your username on the thread. Any threads you're participating in that have new responses will have the "New" icon next to them.

      5 Replies
      1. re: The Chowhound Team
        JonL Jan 5, 2011 11:55 AM

        Thanks. Yeah, that's what I do. It always seemed that some people were so quick to respond to new posts, even in year-old threads that were brought back to the top. I concluded that they must have been prodded by a notice in their inbox. I guess they just check their profiles frequently.

        1. re: JonL
          buttertart Jan 6, 2011 09:08 AM

          You want to sort by "recent activity", not "my post date" on "my recent threads", and all of the threads you've been posting to will come up for further enjoyment.

          1. re: buttertart
            JonL Jan 6, 2011 12:28 PM

            Yep. That's how I do it.

        2. re: The Chowhound Team
          davina Jan 10, 2011 10:55 AM

          Yup, it's true that there is currently no email notification for responses. But we are working on it: It's on schedule for a late-January release. You'll be able to choose whether or not you want the emails -- we know that many power users wouldn't want or need that sort of extra notification.

          1. re: davina
            buttertart Jan 10, 2011 10:56 AM

            (as I look away sheepishly...)

        3. Das Ubergeek Jan 10, 2011 12:43 PM

          Shockingly, JonL, your observation is due not to e-mail notification but the Speed of Internet. I've always been stunned by how quickly some of my questions get answered (and, as I get more esoteric, how long it sometimes takes!)

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            DGresh Jan 11, 2011 07:56 AM

            I think it just means some of us are far too invested in this website.

            1 Reply
            1. re: DGresh
              JonL Jan 11, 2011 11:03 AM

              DGresh 's take is more how I see it. No judgment intended.

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