Something really cool that members can do here on the forums is Subscribe to a Forum or to a Topic! What's handy about this is if you'd like to receive email notifications alerting you to activity (i.e. new posts) in a forum of interest to you, or on a Topic you want to stay on top of, this lets you do that so you don't have to check back on the site all the time. This is especially handy for our
Scanner & Emergency Info, Weather Forecasts
Forum where we post breaking fires, floods, highway accidents, road closures, and severe weather alerts, or for Topics you start in our
Forum when you'd want to respond in a timely fashion to someone asking a question or wanting to buy from you.
The email notification will be sent to the email address you used to register as a member on the site. If you ever wish to change that email address,
go to your Profile Page
and click "Edit Profile", then go to the Contact Info tab, enter your new email address, and click Submit at the bottom.
To Subscribe to a Forum: Simply Click the "Subscribe" button at the top. It will change to the word "Unsubscribe" once you do.
When you no longer wish to receive email alerts, simply log in and click the "Unsubscribe" button. It will revert back to saying "Subscribe" and you will no longer receive email notifications.
To Subscribe to a Topic, it's the same process but first you will have to open the Topic to which you have to Subscribe. Our example here shows that we've opened the Topic "Hwy 285 Road Conditions" and are Subscribing to that.
Also, if you reply to a Topic, or start a Topic yourself, at the bottom of the dialog box you'll see a little blue box automatically checked for notifications to that Topic - this too will Subscribe you to that Topic so you'll receive email notifications (un-click that box if you don't wish to receive email notifications)
Again, to Unsubscribe, click the button:
The email you receive will look like this:
If you'd ever like to review which posts you are Subscribed to, go to your Profile Page, scroll down, then click the 'Forum' tab. All Topics that you've ever posted with be displayed, and there will be two additional tabs for 'Favorites' and 'Subscriptions." Click Subscriptions' to see ones you are Subscribed to, and you can also delete them from there rather than clicking on the Topic to open it and then clicking Unsubscribe.
Unlike our old system, you do not have to click on the link in the email to go to that Topic here on the forum so that you'll continue receiving email notifications; you will keep receiving them so long as you are Subscribed to that Forum or that Topic until you log in and Unsubscribe. It was a shortcoming with the old software we used to be on that if you didn't click the link, that it wouldn't send you further updates to new Topics or new replies to a Topic to which you'd Subscribed so you'd miss new posts.