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How to Subscribe to Specific Topics on CheckMates

PhoneBoy
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There's a lot going on in the CheckMates community these days and it can be difficult to keep up!
With that in mind, we'd like to bring your attention to two important features on CheckMates that can help:

  • Subscribing to a Forum/Category
  • Subscribing to specific terms used throughout the community

By "subscribing" you will get an email when a new post is created in the relevant Forum/Category or with a matching search term. This will allow you to more easily follow topics that are relevant to you. 

Subscribing to a Forum or Category is quite simple:

  1. Navigate to the desired forum/category (e.g. CloudMates)
  2. Select Subscribe from the Gear menu: 

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Each time a message is posted in any of the CloudMates forums, you will get an email.

Search Subscriptions work on the same principle: you will receive email anytime a particular search term is posted to the community. To enable this feature, go to your settings as follows:

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 Then select Subscriptions & Notifications > Search Subscriptions:

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A few notes:

  • Up to 5 search queries are allowed per user separated by a comma, which is treated as an OR.
  • Words may only contain the following characters: a-z, A-Z, 0-9 ,  _ + - : () \" & * ? | ! {} [ ] ^ ~ \\ @ = # % $ ' /. Other characters are removed.
  • Regular expressions and operators will work, which makes the five search query limit more manageable. For example, if 'apples AND oranges, pears OR bananas' is entered, a notification will be sent if either:
    • A post contains both 'apples' and 'oranges'
    • A post contains either ‘pears’ or ‘bananas’ 
  • You will only be notified once even if a post has the keywords mentioned repeatedly.
  • No notification is sent if a post has the keyword in the Subject line of the post only, it must be contained in the post body.
  • When you change this setting, it will take approximately 15 minutes to take effect.
  • To disable the feature, delete the search query and click Save.

You may wish to further adjust your notifications in Subscriptions & Notifications > Notification Settings to adjust the frequency of notifications or to receive certain ones in digest form.

If you prefer to subscribe to search terms via an RSS feed, you can also do that:

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As always, we're here to serve and appreciate your continued patronage!