How to follow categories and topics

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By Heather Reid

updated 3 months ago

If you've found a category or post/topic that you're really interested in, it can be useful to get notifications any time something new is posted there. You can do this by following categories and posts.

Following a Category

Let's say you're interested in the automation category and you want to be notified about everything new that is posted in there. 

  1. Navigate to the automation category.
  2. In the top right-hand side, you will see a bell icon Image shows three buttons. On the left, a button with a spanner and the text Edit, to the right of that a button with a plus sign and the text New Topic and finally on the far right a button with a bell icon.
  3. Click the bell to see your list of options, the default is "Normal", to get more notifications about posts in the category, you should choose either "Tracking" or "Watching". "Watching" will send you emails and notifications within The Club for all new posts created in the category.Image shows the list of options available upon clicking the notification bell. You can set your notifications to Watching, Tracking, Watching First Post, Normal or Muted.


Following a Topic

If you've found an individual topic/post that you like and you'd like to be notified of all activity in it, you can select this in two ways.

The first is via the bell icon on the right-hand scroll bar of the post.

Image shows a button with a left pointing arrow to the left of a button with a bell image on it.

If you click on that bell, you will be given a list of watch/follow actions you can take for that individual topic/post. The default is "Normal" if you haven't participated in the topic/post, to get more notifications about posts in the thread, you should choose either "Tracking" or "Watching". "Watching" will send you emails and notifications within The Club for all new posts created in the thread.

If you have previously posted in the topic, the default notification will be "Watching".

Image shows the list of options available upon clicking the notification bell. You can set your notifications to Watching, Tracking, Normal or Muted.

The second way to change how you are notified about replies is to scroll to the bottom of the thread. On the bottom left-hand side you will see a bell icon.

Image shows buttons from left to right starting with a grey spanner button, a grey link button with the text Share, a grey bookmark button with the text Bookmark, a grey flag button with the text Flag, a blue button with a left pointing arrow in white and the text Reply to the right of the arrow. Below this row of buttons, there is a single button that has a bell icon and the text Watching.

If you click on that bell icon, you will get a list of watch/follow actions you can take for that individual post.

Image shows the list of options available upon clicking the notification bell. You can set your notifications to Watching, Tracking, Normal or Muted.

As with the option above, the default is "Normal" if you haven't participated in the topic/post, to get more notifications about posts in the thread, you should choose either "Tracking" or "Watching". "Watching" will send you emails and notifications within The Club for all new posts created in the thread.

If you have previously posted in the topic, the default notification will be "Watching".

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