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Around 9 days ago there were a couple of interesting questions added. Both of these got a reply (from me, in this case), yet looking at the profiles of both users they've never logged on since their initial posting of the question.

Is there a way to suggest that users subscribe to email notifications for when their question is commented on and/or answered? I assume it's not a default (is it even available?).

It's quite possible that they lost the address of the site (it's easy to forget or get it mixed up). If I remember right there's no welcome email either, so nothing for them to look at to find their way back.

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It is probably too late for people who have already left, but discovering the email settings in the Stack Exchange drop-down (top left of screen) was a revelation for me. Users can receive emails (at an interval they determine) describing activity on questions and answers they have contributed.

I found it by accident but I have a very poor record of RTFM so that may just be me.

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    Thanks! I think newbies need a simple "map" to this site - or at least ones like me do. Meta, main, chat, finding inbox, etc - it seems I discover things in bits and pieces. Oh well, my self-esteem probably needed readjusting.
    – Jeni
    Oct 31 '12 at 11:25
  • @Jeni - Good comment wrt newbies wanting a map. Suggest some improvements to the main genealogy.se faq (genealogy.stackexchange.com/faq).
    – Duncan
    Oct 31 '12 at 11:39

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