Following forums and forum topics

Follow a forum when you want to receive notifications about the latest updates to the forum. If you are interested in a particular forum thread, you can also follow forum content at topic level.

About this task

When you follow a forum, you receive notifications about the latest updates to the forum. Follow a forum topic to keep up-to-date with the progress of a particular discussion.
Anyone can follow a stand-alone forum or forum topic.
Notes:
  • When you create a forum, you automatically follow that forum; you do not have to complete any other steps to follow the forum.
  • When you are already following a community, you do not have to follow its forums or forum topics separately. Any updates about community forums are automatically included when you follow the parent community.

Procedure

To follow forum content, complete one of the following steps:
  • To follow a forum:
    1. Open the forum that you want to follow.
    2. Click Following Actions > Follow this Forum.

      The forum is added to the list of forums that you are following. To view the complete list, click I'm Following on the My Forums tab, and then click Forums.

  • To follow a forum topic:
    1. Open the topic that you want to follow.
    2. Click Following Actions > Follow this Topic.

      The topic is added to the list of topics that you are following. To view the complete list, click I'm Following on the My Forums tab and ensure that the Topics tab is selected.

What to do next

To track the forums and forum topics that you are following, click I'm Following on the Home page and then filter by Forums. You can control how you want to be notified about the forums content that you are following. For more information, see the Setting email notification preferences topic.

If you no longer want to receive notifications about updates to a forum or forum topic, you can stop following it. To stop following a forum, open the forum and click Follow > Stop Following this Forum. To stop following a forum topic, open the topic and click Follow > Stop Following this Topic.




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