Get Notifications

Looking to sign up to receive Wikidot forum notifications? This is the place to start. If you have any questions not answered by this page, see the FAQ. If your question isn't there, get in touch.

Creating your user configuration

In order to receive notifications, all you need to do is create your user config page.

Keep a note of that page. Edit that page to control which threads you are subscribed to.

If you lose the link to your user config page, the 'Your user config' link in the sidebar will take you there.

What notifications you'll receive

You will receive notifications for:

  • New posts made in threads you subscribed to
  • New posts in threads that you made the first post in
  • New replies to posts you subscribed to
  • New replies to posts that you made

You are not automatically subscribed to discussion threads for Wikidot pages that you've created, unless you made the first post in that thread.

You'll only receive notifications from the 18 wikis listed on this page: Supported Wikis

Only posts made after you registered for this service can cause you to receive a notification — you won't receive a backlog of notifications.

You can choose to receive notifications hourly, every 8 hours, daily, weekly or monthly. Any notifications you would receive during this period will be combined and sent in a single Wikidot message (aka a notification digest).

You can choose to instead receive notification via email, but be aware that there are extra steps you must take — see the FAQ entry for details.

Manual subscriptions

You may subscribe to additional threads and posts, or unsubscribe from threads and posts, by editing your notifications configuration page.

On your notifications configuration page, there are two text fields: one for subscriptions and one for unsubscriptions. To subscribe to or unsubscribe from a thread or post, paste its URL into the respective text field. Put each URL on a new line.

To get the URL for a page's discussion thread, click 'Discuss' at the bottom of the page and copy the URL.

To get the URL for a post, click 'Options' then 'Permanent Link' and copy the URL that appears.

To update or modify your subscriptions, edit your configuration page. You can do this as often as you like.

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