ON TOPIC: Unfollowing issues

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Hey guys,

Can you please go to this post on GS central and "me too" if this is bothering you too.

https://getsatisfaction.com/getsatisfaction/topics/it-would-be-nice-to-have-an-easier-unfollow-procedure

This is a problem for me as well. Is there a way to disable the "auto follow" on GS threads? I can't comment on any thread without getting attached to "follow" it. Even when I manually "unfollow" a thread, if I comment on it again I get resigned up to follow it. This is a major pain since I am on the IMDb Poll Board that posts frequently throughout the day.
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I am not sure this the answer??? But try modifying your profile settings under Email & Notifications and uncheck the default settings.
  • Send me email at my primary email address about new replies on topics I have posted, replied to, or followed
  • Send me email at my primary email address about new topics posted on products that I follow
  • Send me email at my primary email address about stars on my replies and comments
  • Send me email at my primary email address about me toos on topics I have posted
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I'll give it a try. Thanks.
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PS, Me too, I had the same feeling and found it frustrating. I am sure there is a bit a learning curve to getting acclimated to a new set-up. But, It seems like a dis-incentive to comment. Regardless, whether the reason is user or system based, it should designed for ease of use and to minimize these types of issues.
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I  am not sure about this either. But, I also don't think it is visually as clear to some users, as it was before, on where to start a new reply comment, So, I think posts are being posted as replies by some users, resulting in cascading effect on all previous posts and commenters.
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Didn't work. I unchecked all those settings and I'm still getting signed onto "follow" on any thread I comment on. :(
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But when you uncheck those options, are you still getting emails?
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Jen,

After un-checking the boxes don't forget to click on the green colored 'Save Emails & Notifications' box.



If you do not click on the 'Save Emails & Notifications' box, you'll still get emails.
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I did save it properly and all the boxes are unticked. But I still get connected to follow upon every post.
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Jen,

If you uncheck all the boxes then you'll not get any mail from GS based on your activity but you'll still be connected to those posts.
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I guess the only solution is to check your profile for recent posts at the end of a session or every couple of days and "unfollow" to keep the flow of e-mails manageable. I would agree, there should be a better way.
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