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STOP THE AUTO-CHECK of the Notify me Box!!!!!

  1. I am sick and tired of having to UNCHECK the "Notify me of follow-up comments via email" box of every WP blog I read, and that's a ton. There are some I read two, three, ten times a day and comment on, but I still have to remember to UNCHECK that awful box each and every time I visit. Why on earth did WP change that??? It's insanity.

    The blog I need help with is earthoceanskyredux.com.

  2. Staff have posted here:

    The reported behavior of email notification for comments is not a bug. It is a new default setting when commenting.

    This feature was a recent change to the way comments work on all WordPress.com blogs.

    Once you click in the Leave a Reply comment box, you will see the "Notify me of follow-up comments via email" check box appear. Simply un-check this box before you submit your comment and you will not receive email notifications.

    If you ever forget to un-check the box you can always unsubscribe here:
    https://subscribe.wordpress.com/

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/stop-email-notifications-for-comments-on-other-peoples-blogs/page/3?replies=119#post-880210

    and here:

    The previously posted link above is where both blog and comment subscriptions are managed.

    At the top of the page you will see:
    Sites | Comments | Settings

    You can manage your comment subscriptions under Comments.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/stop-email-notifications-for-comments-on-other-peoples-blogs/page/3?replies=119#post-880210

    and here

    It’s now much easier for you and your commenters to keep track of the conversations you’re involved in across WordPress.com. Some recent tests have shown that by subscribing commenters to new comments by default, they are more likely to stay engaged and come back and comment more on your blog. With that knowledge, we’ve changed the default comment following behavior to help you get more conversations going on your blog.

    We made the initial changes last week and after great feedback from you we just launched an update. Here’s how it works:
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/follow-comments/

  3. With all due respect, I should be the one who determines if that box is checked, NOT WordPress. Why should I have to constantly undo, or if I forget, then go and unsubscribe when in the former format, I could CHOOSE to be notified. Now I have to choose NOT to be notified.

    It's like ObamaCare here at WordPress, you all making decisions for us. Wrong.

  4. Comments notification should an opt-in feature, not an opt-out feature. My commenters are furious, and I don't feel the need for a nanny WordPress.

    Get rid of this "help."

  5. You and your followers can set your own default at http://wordpress.com/#!/read/subsettings/

    For more details, see http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/follow-comments/

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