Automatically being subscribed to threads

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Apparently I'm being automatically subscribed to threads whenever I post. This has only started happening in the last few days. Does anyone know how to stop it?
(2018-09-05, 06:23 PM)Chris Wrote: Apparently I'm being automatically subscribed to threads whenever I post. This has only started happening in the last few days. Does anyone know how to stop it?

Open your user control panel, then scroll to the bottom section, labeled "Miscellaneous". There you will find the entry, "Subscribed Threads". Click it and then click "Remove All Subscriptions".
(2018-09-05, 07:23 PM)Doug Wrote: Open your user control panel, then scroll to the bottom section, labeled "Miscellaneous". There you will find the entry, "Subscribed Threads". Click it and then click "Remove All Subscriptions".

Thanks. I did work out how to do that. But I wondered whether I could stop new subscriptions happening. However, my last couple of posts haven't produced any, so maybe it's stopped.
This post might help, Chris.
(2018-09-05, 10:30 PM)Laird Wrote: This post might help, Chris.

Thanks, but it says I don't have permission to access that page.
Oops. It's in the opt-in forums. I'll quote it here instead:

Laird Wrote:
(2018-04-28, 01:12 PM)dpdownsouth Wrote: There's an 'unsubscribe from this thread' link on the bottom-left of each page (underneath your reply box).

Thanks for pointing that out. As for the other part of Sci's confusion:

(2018-04-27, 10:19 PM)Sciborg_S_Patel Wrote: Heh I'm not sure why I keep getting updates for this thread or how I turn that off...

It's probably due to your "Default Thread Subscription Mode" setting, which you can change by clicking on "User CP" (top-left of page), then on "Edit Options" (under the left sidebar's "Your Profile") heading. The "Default Thread Subscription Mode" setting is the last under the "Messaging and Notification" heading.

You can see (and change) which threads you are currently subscribed to by looking (again) in the User CP under "Subscribed Threads" under the "Miscellaneous" heading (again, in the left sidebar).

Oh, and one other thing: when posting, there is a "Thread Subscription" selection under the editor so you can alter at time of posting the per-thread setting as defaulting to "Default Thread Subscription Mode" (the "Thread Subscription" selection also shows up when editing a post, but only when you select "Full Edit" as opposed to "Quick Edit").
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(2018-09-05, 10:49 PM)Laird Wrote: Oops. It's in the opt-in forums. I'll quote it here instead:

Thanks for this. The "Do not subscribe" option was showing, so I'm not sure why I ended up subscribed to about half a dozen threads in the past few days. But it seems to have stopped now, anyway.
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(2018-09-06, 07:31 AM)Chris Wrote: Thanks for this. The "Do not subscribe" option was showing, so I'm not sure why I ended up subscribed to about half a dozen threads in the past few days. But it seems to have stopped now, anyway.

No, you were right in the first post - this is new and now it is happening to me. Previously I was getting alerts for replies to my posts or to threads that I have started but never to threads I have merely posted in. Now it seems I'm being automatically subscribed which is not something I opted in. Not too serious at the moment because I'm hardly posting at all but if I ever return to posting more, I would not want to be alerted every time someone posts in a thread I happen to have posted in previously.
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Looks to be a known bug fixed in the next version (1.8.19) which, coincidentally, was released just a few hours ago. Will test the upgrade locally and with any luck we can go live with it shortly.
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Done.

Please report if this doesn't fix the problem!
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