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How to set up or edit Notifications


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How to have the site notify you of things such as Private Messages.

I got an email, asking why the site was not letting them know via email when they received a private message here.  
 

This software will do that -- but you must tell it to -- it doesn't do it automatically.  You can set this notification (and lots of others) on the menu underneath your username in the top right corner.  Go to Settings > Account Settings on the dropdown menu underneath your username in the top right corner.  That will bring up this screen:

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Click the link on the right for Notification Settings.  That will bring up this screen -- note that I've scrolled down the page to show some of the things you can choose to be notified of:

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By clicking in the appropriate column (as shown in this example for Private Messages), you can choose to be notified by an on-screen notice or via an email.  It you have selected the on-screen notice, and you have allowed your browser to do that (it will ask first, the first time), it will slide out a notification in the bottom right corner of the screen -- regardless of whether you're on this site or not.

Once again, this software will do all kinds of things that the old site could not -- but it's a bit more complex, and in this case you must tell what you want it to do for you...

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