OK, that was a bust. Here was the whole test plan: Step 1: please do a reply in this Test Bed thread: Testing the notifications | UBC Botanical Garden Forums. That sets you up as watching the thread. Step 2: I will then do a posting, and you can tell me that you received a notice. Don't go back to the thread. Just tell me you received a notice, but don't click it or go to the thread. Step 3: I will do another posting. You should not get a notice. Step 4: When we've decided you're not going to get a notice, go back to the thread and click the Watch thread link at the upper right. Step 5: Then I will do another posting, and you should get a notice. Don't go back to the thread. Just tell me you received a notice, but don't click it or go to the thread. Step 6: I will do another posting. What we're testing is whether or not you get a notice, since you have specifically set up the thread to watch but you did not follow the latest posting. I will ask Willard to deliberately follow this thread; then I will send some notes and she will stay away from the thread and see if she keeps getting notified. I think she will, because when I went to look at my Watched Threads, it showed by default only threads that I'm watching that I have not looked at. I think I have not looked at the one thread that was displayed for several postings now, not sure.