Forum update: New features (November 2019)

Our last up­date brought in a few new fea­tures, in­clud­ing one that we’re re­ally ex­cited about. Here’s the scoop!

Subscriptions

At last, the day is here!

You can now sub­scribe, via Fo­rum no­tifi­ca­tions, email, or both, to any post, com­ment, or au­thor. You’ll then see all replies on that post/​com­ment, or all posts (but not com­ments) made by that au­thor. (More op­tions com­ing soon!)

Click­ing here:

Will take you here:

By de­fault, sub­scrip­tions will only send you no­tifi­ca­tions on the Fo­rum. How­ever, you can add or re­place these with email no­tifi­ca­tions in your pro­file, un­der “Edit Ac­count”:

You can also batch your no­tifi­ca­tions if you want to see up­dates only at cer­tain times:

You can track your sub­scrip­tions by click­ing “Man­age Sub­scrip­tions” from your pro­file:

We hope this will make it eas­ier to keep up with on­go­ing dis­cus­sion and track the work of your fa­vorite Fo­rum au­thors!

Bookmarks

You can now save your fa­vorite posts on a per­sonal “Book­marks” page:

Your book­marks are ac­cessible on this page, or by click­ing “Book­marks” in your drop-down menu:

Ex­per­i­men­tal fea­ture: Pingbacks

When a post has been linked to by an­other post on the Fo­rum, this fea­ture will list all such posts at the bot­tom of the post page. For ex­am­ple, here are ping­backs on this post:

This is an ex­per­i­men­tal fea­ture. You can opt into ex­per­i­men­tal fea­tures from your ac­count set­tings:

This fea­ture will now dis­play to all users. If you see a small cir­cle next to a Fo­rum link, you’ll be able to hover over it to learn about the post to which it links!

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Let us know if you have ques­tions about any of these changes, or if you’d like to sug­gest other fea­tures that might be valuable!