Our last update brought in a few new features, including one that we’re really excited about. Here’s the scoop!
At last, the day is here!
You can now subscribe, via Forum notifications,email, or both, to any post, comment, or author. You’ll then see all replies on that post/comment, or all posts (but not comments) made by that author. (More options coming soon!)
Will take you here:
By default, subscriptions will only send you notifications on the Forum. However, you can add or replace these with email notifications in your profile, under “Edit Account [? · GW]”:
You can also batch your notifications if you want to see updates only at certain times:
Regarding the pingback, is it maxed at 5?
Also, I see that it does not currently ping back to comments/shortform posts - which would also be useful.
I think the Pingback might be useful in two ways.
First, an easier way to navigate old posts and navigate the sphere of ideas in the forum.
Second, it can serve as another proxy-measure for the usefulness of a post, similar to academic citations. This should also somewhat encourage people to more thoroughly look through old posts to seek previous discussions.
Sorry I missed this! I should have used the subscription feature on the subscription announcement post. Yes, (to my surprise, tbh) it is limited at 5. I'll forward the question to the author of the feature.
Currently the LW team has put in about 1.5 months of work to a whole new editor that has many additional features including tables (not requiring any markdown). Will probably be at least another month before it is ready to push.