Tech Tip: How to subscribe to Team discussions

It’s important to keep up with conversations on topics you’ve started or joined on your Team page, and many of you have asked for an easier way to do so. We heard you!

The next time you start a discussion or leave a comment on an existing one, you’ll receive an auto-email from Disqus, the company who hosts our discussion forums.

In this example, I started a discussion called “Testing topic subscriptions” on the Portland Team page.

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Within a few minutes, Disqus sent me an email asking me if I’d like to subscribe to discussions on Idealist. (Note: the subject line looks a little funky right now—we’re working on that!)

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The link in the email takes you to Disqus’ website where there’s a friendly subscription confirmation waiting for you:

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Now you’ll receive an email notification anytime someone comments on a discussion thread you’ve started or joined.

You can also turn on discussion subscriptions in your Settings. (When you’re logged into Idealist, you can find your Settings in the drop-down menu under your name in the top right corner of almost any page.) You’ll see the box below with the checked option “There are new comments in discussions I begin or participate in.” (Or you can uncheck that box to unsubscribe.)

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Now you’ll receive an email anytime someone comments on your discussions. That’s it!

Sara Jensen is a technical support representative at Idealist. Feel free to reach out to her if you need help or have questions: sara.jensen@idealist.org.

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