How to set your notifications

NoraGWNoraGW Posts: 433 admin
edited 7 March in The potting shed

How to set your notifications

In your personal settings, select Notification preferences in the right-hand menu. You'll find your personal settings by clicking the cog icon in the top right-hand corner, and then clicking Preferences.

From there, you can choose whether to receive email or popup (on-screen) notifications. Email notifications will arrive in the inbox of the email address you registered to gardenersworld.com with, from the sender GW Website [[email protected]]. Popup notifications (on both mobile and desktop devices) come in the form of a white speech bubble, that appears in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.

Notification settings explained

Notify me when people post on my discussions

You can choose to receive an email or popup notification every time somebody posts a message on a discussion that you started yourself.

Notify me when people post on my bookmarked discussions

You can choose to receive an email or a popup notification every time somebody posts a message on a discussion that you have bookmarked (bookmarks are set by clicking the star icon, on the right-hand side of the corresponding thread).

Notify me when people mention me

In a similar way to many social media platforms, forum members are able to 'tag' you in their post by typing @ followed by your username. You can opt to be notified via email or popup notification every time a forum member does this.

Notify me when people comment on discussions I've participated in

You can choose to receive a notification every time somebody makes a post after you have made a post in a discussion. The discussion doesn’t need to have been started by you, this is relevant for any thread on the forum.

Notify me of private messages

You can choose to receive a notification every time somebody sends you a private message directly to your inbox on the forum.


If you uncheck all notifications, you will still receive a log of activity when you sign in to the forum to let you know what's been going on in the discussions you’ve been involved with. These can be found via the globe icon, in the top right-hand corner of the screen, as per below.


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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,579
    Hi Nora

    wonder if you can help me - I am drowning in notification emails 😳🤯

    which one do I need to turn on to get an email when someone adds to a discussion I have contributed to, but only the first time it happens?  Ie not get any more notifications until I visit the discussion again myself ?  

    Many thanks
    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,438
    That was one thing that didn't work well during the forum trial. I ended up turning off the email notifications there were so many of them.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 47,925
    edited 9 March
    I've turned off email notifications except for PMs which is how I had the settings on the previous forum .... but I like the Pop up notifications ... I've said yes to all of those ... seems to be working well  :)
    "...tea and toasted buttered currant buns, can't compensate for lack of sun because the summer's all gone..."   Autumn Almanac - Ray Davies
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,501
    I am not getting any notifications. Will try resetting again
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • NoraGWNoraGW Posts: 433 admin
    @chicky - we weren't able to replicate the notifications system on the old forum, which sent one email notification until you revisited the forum. If you don't want to receive email notifications, you could choose to receive pop-up notifications, which will give you on-screen notifications if you're online, and 'Facebook-style' notifications accessible via the globe icon at the top of the page.
  • NoraGWNoraGW Posts: 433 admin
    edited 9 March
    @Lily Pilly, you can change your notification settings in your preferences. You'll need to tick the 'email' boxes, and then Save preferences when you're finished.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,579
    Ok - thanks Nora - I’ll give pop ups a go :)
    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,501
    Did all that Nora, sadly still nothing   I will persevere
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • NoraGWNoraGW Posts: 433 admin
    Hi @Lily Pilly - I've just had a look at your settings and can see that you haven't ticked the boxes to receive notifications. You'll need to have ticks in all the boxes for 'email' in order to receive email notifications
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,501
    Ah, alllll the boxes, thank you will try it now
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
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