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  1. Watched thread alerts

    9 vote(s)
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  2. Auto-watch

    5 vote(s)
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  1. SomeGamer

    OP SomeGamer GBAtemp Guru
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    Do you have auto-watch-when-you-reply on?
    Do you have alerts for watched threads on?
    Based on what do you decide to watch a thread?
    I'm just curious because if I have auto-watch on, I can get back to threads I replied in, but get flooded with alerts and I can't keep track of all my watched threads over time. In this case I end up unwatching 'em all, also some useful ones.
    If I don't have that on, I miss replies because some people just can't use the quote function. The same when someone else chimes in.
    Any advice on how can I use this function more efficiently?
     
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  2. Sicklyboy

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    auto-watch on, plus watch for some subforums - namely, the site discussions and suggestions subforum, because a) that lets me respond to suggestions and questions regarding the site very quickly, and b) I've noticed that's where an overwhelming majority of spambots post, so if I get an alert from that forum, there's a significant chance it is a spambot and I can nuke it in a matter of seconds rather than waitng for someone to go through the reports and see it after a few hours. I get a lot of alerts, yeah, but it's no big deal to me. If I'm not interested in a thread anymore I just don't click the alert for it. After a while the watch setting seems to fall off anyway and I stop getting alerts. Haven't pinned down why.
     
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  3. Scarlet

    Scarlet Pretty Pretty Princess
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    I autowatch after replying and I watch the Buying/Selling subforums, as well as introductions. Watching the Selling subforum was a cracking idea, and netted me a sweet console, and it's always nice to be the first to welcome people to the forum :P
     
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  4. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Not Dead Yet
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    If I used auto-watch I'd be even more inundated with notifications than I already am.
    (and they'd all be for silly shit)
     
  5. VinsCool

    VinsCool Persona Secretiva Felineus
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    Watching threads that are interesting. Disabled likes alerts because I get too many notifications.

    I also am constantly watching the new content and recent status updates, 'cause I'm a fucking stalker.
     
  6. frogboy

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    i believe i watch the wtg/wtt forum, and nothing else. might have watched a few tempmas entry threads in the past.

    if someone needs me, i get a notification. that's enough for me.
     
  7. Feeling it!

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    I would rather not use auto watch...........I would never move from my chair again.
     
  8. Deleted User

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    Auto-watch for threads I reply in with alerts and email notifications.
    I'm also watching all of the EOF and the PS3 Hacking and Homebrew section.
     
  9. SomeGamer

    OP SomeGamer GBAtemp Guru
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    How can you manage all those notifications?
     
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  10. Feeling it!

    Feeling it! Pure Logical Feels.
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    He must be a god.
     
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  11. SomeGamer

    OP SomeGamer GBAtemp Guru
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    That's what I do basically! :P
     
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  12. Deleted User

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    I dunno. I usually don't get too many notifications.
    There was one morning where I woke up and had 50+ notifications though.
     
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  13. Depravo

    Depravo KALSARIKÄNNIT
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    I just look at 'Recent Content' and reports.
     
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  14. Feeling it!

    Feeling it! Pure Logical Feels.
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    Yeah why am I lying? I don't auto watch but I just troll and read myself on manuel-watch.
     
  15. SomeGamer

    OP SomeGamer GBAtemp Guru
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    Anything above 20 falls into the too much category for me.
     
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  16. Deleted User

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    I usually get around 20 notifications when I'm gone for a little while (as in a few hours or so, sometimes a day).
     
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