- You can subscribe to a whole forum. Go to that forum's page (for example, the Troubleshooting/Support forum is https://forums.dndarchive.com/viewforum.php?f=3), and look at the footer of that page, where you should see "Home < Board index < Subscribe forum." If you click, "Subscribe forum," congrats! You're subscribed! You can unsubscribe the same way.
- You can do this with individual topics, too. Look at the bottom of this page, where it says 'Return to “Troubleshooting/Support”.' Just above that, you should see a button for "Post Reply" and then next to that, a little button with a wrench on it. That wrench gives you access to a variety of topic-related tools, including an option to subscribe to it. This is also how you unsubscribe.
- If you like RSS feeds, you have that option. Take the URL of whatever forum or topic you want to follow as an RSS feed, and add "?mode=news" to the end (minus the quotes). For example, this topic's RSS feed is at url=https://forums.dndarchive.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5?mode=news. Add that to your RSS aggregator of choice, and you're golden. RSS feeds update about once every 15-60 minutes, most of the time.
If you want to get e-mails, you need to set up your user configuration for that. Go to https://forums.dndarchive.com/ucp.php.
- You'll see a tabular interface with options like "Overview," "Profile," and "Board Preferences." Also of note here, "Private Messages" will take you to your PMs.
- Choose "Board Preferences." On the left, you'll see a variety of options. Choose "Edit Notification Options."
- The main interface pane shows a list of notification types, and a pair of checkboxes for each one; you have options to get a "notification," which will show up in the upper right-hand corner of the page when you're logged into this forum, but which will not go to e-mail, and you also have options to get an e-mail.
- By default, you're signed up to get e-mail when someone replies to a topic you're subscribed to, and when someone creates a new topic in a forum you're subscribed to.
- By default, you're signed up to get notifications for anything that happens in a forum or topic you're subbed to.
If you opt to get e-mail when someone posts to a forum or replies to a topic you're subscribed to, you'll only get one e-mail, even if there are several replies or new posts. The forum will not just keep spamming you with reminders.
Also, note that notification e-mails don't actually send you the whatever content is in the reply. All you get is notice that there's been activity.