I love it here at WordPress, but they changed something recently which I do not like at all–if you comment at a WP post, the “notify of follow-up comments” box is automatically checked. You’ll know this has happened when you get emails (so many!) on subsequent comments following any you’ve made. I am so glad that Joseph Harker at naming constellations was kind enough to mention the solution in his latest post. Here is he said you can do to eliminate these excessive emails (if you want to):
. . . all you WordPress users, please note that now when you leave a comment on a blog post, you have to uncheck the box at the bottom that says you want to receive updates to the post. (This is different from following a blog, which will just update you when a post is made.) I also pointed out on Viv’s blog, you can go to Dashboard > Home > Blogs I Follow > Comments, and uncheck all the individual posts (not blogs) you’re following at once. I like having blog followers, though. Don’t uncheck that part. :)
(I think it will still notify you of follow-up comments on the top menu bar; this is just for emails.)
You will also need to remember to uncheck “notify of follow-up comments” option before you post your comment.
The epitome of kindness and humor at tita bud’s blog also offered a more permanent solution to the problem. Hit the link if you’re interested, just know that it will influence non-WP visitors options.
Don’t forget to go moon viewing tonight. It should be something special for those fortunate enough to have clear skies.