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Setting Preferences for Alerts (and Other Profile Options)

Discussion in 'Communications' started by LAJ_FETT , May 31, 2012.

  1. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Notes on profile options from the temp boards:

    Xenforo seems to like sending alerts for everything. To shut off alerts that you don't want,, hover your cursor over your username at the upper right. You'll see a section for Alert Preferences. Click on that and you can turn off any that you don't need. You can set other profile settings using the same method. You can also get to Alert Preferences by hovering over 'Alerts' in the same area.

    You might also notice that xenforo will automatically have you "watch threads" for any thread you post in. To turn those off as well, go up to your username and click on "Watched threads." You then will have to manually unwatch all the threads listed, but as long as you have your alerts turned off, you shouldn't receive any more.

    And to stop getting e-mails every time you get a new PM (or, as the system calls them, a new message in a conversation) you need to uncheck the appropriate box under "Contact Details".
     
  2. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think Grimby changed it so that it automatically leaves the "watch thread" option off when people register.
     
  3. DBPirate

    DBPirate Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm just coming here because it says "other profile options." How do we change our birthdate? I created my profile with someone else in mind and want to change it to my birthday.
     
  4. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    From http://boards.theforce.net/account/personal-details : "Once your birthday has been entered, it cannot be changed. Please contact an administrator if it is incorrect." Thus you will need to PM one of the admins.
     
  5. DBPirate

    DBPirate Jedi Master star 4

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    Ok, thanks.
     
  6. Josh Fitzer

    Josh Fitzer Jedi Youngling

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    How can I change my username?
     
  7. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    Please see the Username Change Request Policy. :)
     
  8. Tython Awakening

    Tython Awakening Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    How do I set up a footer/signature area for my posts? I have looked all over the boards for that this morning.

    I'm referring to the area with the blue dotted line and below it where people add group membership and quotations to their posts.
     
  9. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Hover your cursor over your username at the top right. In the drop-down box you'll see a section called 'Signature'. Go there to add or update one. Just a note that we don't allow images in signatures. (Smilies are OK).
     
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  10. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread/Most Improved RYLer/SPAM star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Is there anyway to change the last seen in blank thread that pops up any time you open the profile picture or is it locked?
     
  11. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    If you go into Preferences on your username there is an option to 'Show your current activity'. See if yours is checked and if so uncheck it and see if that helps. However, on my ID it is unchecked and I still see the 'last seen in' message but that might be because I'm an admin.
     
  12. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes note mods and admins can see everyone's status. If you uncheck Show Current Activity then your status won't show for all regular members.
     
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  13. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks Todd! I saw the query just as I was heading offline this morning so I didn't have time to test or anything.
     
  14. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread/Most Improved RYLer/SPAM star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Hmm weird seems like it’s not working for me. Would being a VIP effect this in anyway?

    Edit: wait no it’s working at least for other users. So I still see it but I just checked with a sock and it seems they no longer do.
     
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  15. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah - pretty sure the option is so others can't see but you still can.
     
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  16. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    This is what I see:

    [​IMG]

    Is that what you expect?
     
  17. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I think that's what he expected. As a mod, I can still see what he was doing as well as how long ago.
     
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  18. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread/Most Improved RYLer/SPAM star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Yep I was confused as for me it first appeared the same way. Thanks.
     
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