New site feature: saved searches — get notifications if a new post matches

If you’re interested in following a specific tag, that’s easy — mark it as “Watched”. But what if you want to know when someone mentions a specific term? Well, now you can.

Go to your preferences and take a look. You can add up to five terms[1], and get notifications immediately, hourly, daily, or weekly. (These will appear as site private messages.)

screenshot of preferences page

It’s pretty straightforward, but see Discourse Saved Searches - plugin - Discourse Meta if you want more documentation.

  1. this is adjustable — if anyone has good use for more than five, let me know and I’ll increase the limit ↩︎