Discussions can happen anywhere across the WordPress.org ecosystem. Sometimes it can be difficult to know when you’re mentioned in a conversation or to discover when discussions break out about topics of interest to you. For those reasons we’d like to announce the availability of the WordPress.org Notifications system.
With Notifications, an email is sent to you anytime your WordPress.org username is directly mentioned using the @username syntax. Via the feature’s admin page you can also specify additional search strings that if mentioned by someone would also send a notification to you about that post or comment. The notification emails include a link back to the original content, the name of the person who made the mention, and a copy of the original content.
Notifications are currently enabled for the support forums and all of the make.wordpress.org P2s. All such forum posts, blog posts, and comments are checked for mentions and search terms.
You can access the admin page for the feature via the “Notifications” link that appears on your WordPress.org profile page at http://profiles.wordpress.org/USERNAME (where “USERNAME” is your WordPress.org account name). You must be logged into your account in order to see and access the link.
Of course, if you’d rather not receive any notifications you have the option to opt out via the aforementioned Notifications admin page.
We hope the new feature will not only help foster more discussions, but also more timely and active discussions.
PS – Just a heads up: a comment or forum post you make won’t trigger a notification to yourself.