It can be tough to stay on top of discussions, especially if you have to remember to check in on yet another website. It’s much easier if you get a notification when there’s something interesting going on. This forum provides both in-site notifications to help you focus on the discussions important to you and email notifications which can keep you engaged without you needing to remember to visit the forum itself. While in-site notifications are currently standardized with very few customizations, email notifications are customizable from the “Settings” tab of your account profile.
Email notifications come into two flavors – instant and digest. Instant notifications will send you an email as soon as someone posts, comments, or reacts. You can get everything passed to your email, or you can opt to only get updates on discussions you’ve already participated in, or new content based on who and/or what you follow. All in (almost) real time. Digest notifications, on the other hand, only get sent out once a day or once a week, depending on your settings, and include all activity from that time period.