New topic notification

I was surprised to get an email notification for a specific topic where I wasn’t tagged (the recent one about Orbis).

There’s a notification in the pane too:

Screen Shot 2022-01-22 at 11.27.01


Seems like there’s default setting for ‘Watching First Post’ in the Discussion category (in /u/USERNAME/preferences/categories):

Also in the unsubscribe link in the email it says I’m watching ‘Uncategorized’:

Screen Shot 2022-01-22 at 11.21.46

I always rename Uncategorized to Discussions or similar, guess that’s one of the strings that doesn’t get renamed.

Yes, there are default “watch” and notification settings for the first 50 users / default Discourse settings.

I have done very little customization or setup on this Discourse install. Looks like you found the areas to customize as you like.

Any thoughts on other settings?