Want to get automatic email alerts when a comment is made to a post so that you don’t have to check the site regularly for updates? Well, we now have two options.
Option 1, Recommended) – Go to your profile page. You will see three check boxes at the very bottom. Check only the one that says “Notify me when comments are approved onto the site.” You will then receive an email each time a comment is posted on any blog entry on the entire site. By doing this, you will always be kept up to date on the discussions contained on the committee site. Beware, you may get a lot of emails depending on the amount of activity.
I recommend you do not check the other two boxes. I will always send an email manually to notify committee members of a new blog entry (and would assume other members would do the same). From time to time, I will experiment with the site and may need to post to the blog when I do. If you check the box that says “Notify me when posts are published,” then you will get an email every time I post an experimental blog (which is quite frequently), and you probably don’t want that.
Option 2) – Just below the comment box for a particular blog post, you will see a check box that says “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.” If you check this box, and then post a comment, then you will receive emails only when someone replies after your comment, for that particular blog post only. Please note that this will not “subscribe” you to that comment thread if you do not leave a comment. Using this method, you will be kept up to date on that individual blog post only, and not the rest of the site. You can unsubscribe from the post at any time. Just click on the link that appears where the check box was, and follow the instructions.
I believe I have all the bugs worked out. Please let me know if something appears not to be working correctly, or if you need any help with anything, like removing yourself from any subscriptions.