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How to follow a topic OR Following a topic

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#1 britechguy


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:32 PM

If you are a member who does not wish to stay logged in to Bleeping Computer or would still like to have your attention drawn back to Bleeping Computer forums if a reply is made to a thread you started or that interests you the solution is to follow that topic.  This is very easy to do.


1.  When you're reading any topic, at the top of the page to the right of the topic title you will find the Follow Topic button in gray just above the Start New Topic and Reply to this topic buttons in black:




Directly beside the Follow Topic button you will notice the "see who's following the topic" control, which looks like a small group of people, and beside that a counter that shows how many members are actually following the topic.



2.  Once you activate the Follow Topic button you will be presented with the Follow Topic Dialog:





The Receive notification checkbox will be checked and the default notification frequency, Instantly, will be chosen.  If you hit the dropdown you can change how often you receive notifications for a given topic.  Instantly sends an e-mail immediately whether you are logged in to the Bleeping Computer forums or not, while Only when not online will do the same only if you are not logged in to the forums.  The other two options are self explanatory.


The Follow Anonymously checkbox (partially obscured in this screenshot), when checked, will prevent your name from showing up in the list of those members following a given topic.  See step three for a screen shot containing that list.


You must hit the black Follow Topic button at the bottom of the dialog for your choices to take effect.  Closing out with the small X in the upper right corner of the dialog abandons the dialog.



3.  Once you are following a topic, the former Follow Topic button changes to the Unfollow this topic button, the count of people following the topic will be incremented up by one, and your name will be added to the list of members following the topic if you did not check the Follow Anonymously checkbox:





If you wish to stop following the topic you may do so in one of two ways.  You can always return to the forums and activate the Unfollow this topic button for the topic you wish to stop following.  You can also activate the link supplied in the notification e-mails to stop following a topic as well.




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