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Deletion of unwanted subscriptions

  1. Apr 25, 2013 #1

    Danger

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    I didn't actually want to put this as a complaint, but the options are limited.
    This is probably just because I can't understand the owner's manual of this new format. Ever since it took effect, I've had an absolutely obscene amount of e-mails from PF telling me that someone has responded to a thread that I've subscribed to. I have not subscribed to any threads and have actively unsubscribed every one that popped up. Since I can't figure out how to do it myself, will someone on staff please shut down the subscription feature for my account? If I ever want it to work, which is extremely unlikely, I'll contact someone with a request for it.
     
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  3. Apr 25, 2013 #2

    berkeman

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    Have you looked in your Profile settings for the subscription options? That's the place to make the change so it affects your whole account and not just one thread...
     
  4. Apr 25, 2013 #3

    berkeman

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    If you change the Subscription Mode to "Subscribe with no notification", then you can still do searches to see the threads you've posted in, but you won't get any notifications of new posts.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2013 #4

    mfb

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    Changing the subscription setting in the option does not change the subscription for older threads, it just helps for new subscriptions.
    You can change old subscriptions https://www.physicsforums.com/subscription.php?do=viewsubscription [Broken] in chunks of ~50 (Notification: "None", or remove them completely if you like), just use the checkbox in the table head. You can even remove ALL subscriptions at once, but then you'll lose the option to keep track of those threads in the https://www.physicsforums.com/usercp.php [Broken].

    By default, you do this by posting in threads. Can be changed in the settings.
     
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  6. Apr 25, 2013 #5

    Danger

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    Okay, I'll check that out. Thanks, guys.
    I thought that I had done that thing through the profile page, but maybe it didn't register properly. (I didn't click on the subscribe without notification option because I didn't want to subscribe at all.)

    edit: Okay, I took another shot at it. I think that I might have figured out why it didn't work before. There's a chance that I hit the back arrow rather than the title for my next destination after selecting "do not subscribe". Would that have kept it from being registered?
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2013
  7. Apr 25, 2013 #6

    Fredrik

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    If you subscribe without notification, you can use "quick links --> subscribed threads" to get a list. The ones with new replies will be at the top, and in bold. It's a great way to see if someone has posted in a thread where you've been active before, and the best part is, you only get this information if you ask for it (by choosing "subscribed threads" on the "quick links" menu).
     
  8. Apr 26, 2013 #7

    OCR

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    It might... also, did you scroll all the way down and click "Save Changes"?



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  9. Apr 26, 2013 #8

    Danger

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    Uh oh... :uhh:

    I didn't even see that.
    I'd best get back over there and do it again.
     
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