On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 07:05 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
What's still missing is that Auto-Follow Replies would be more useful (and
intuitive) if made subservient to Following Only. The direction that's not a
big deal is that checking Auto-Follow Replies without checking FO has no
effect (since the person is getting all messages anyway). But the converse is
problematic: someone who checks FO assumes, as in some other platforms, that
they will automatically follow their own replies. They don't understand that
they also need to separately check Auto-Follow Replies. I've had several
members fall into this trap. They clearly wanted to follow their own
messages/topics and checked FO alone. I had to explain that they wouldn't get
their messages/topics that way. After my announcement, they went in and
checked Auto-Follow Replies.
I've now made the following changes to the edit subscription and group member pages:
- Under Advanced Preferences,
Auto Follow Replies has been moved under
Following Only is not checked, both
First Message Also and
Auto Follow Replies are now disabled and unchecked.
Following Only is checked,
Auto Follow Replies is now automatically checked.