Notification firehose - halp!

I’m trying to use this thing more, but I am really struggling - I don’t log in on the website super often, I usually get the emails and then click over if it seems interesting. Problem is, people reply to me and topics I’m following closely get new replies and I have no idea because my notifications appear to be full of a firehose of every post ever.

Any tips / ideas / suggestions on how to get the notifications to stuff that is a direct reply to me or posts in topics I actually care about and have viewed or even participated in but not everything else?

If you go to your Notification preferences, you can set your preferences on a per category/tag basis. That’ll reduce the notifications for things you don’t care about.

So this begs the question, what is the difference between watched and tracked? I read this and I think my brain is going to explode

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It doesn’t really make it clearer does it?

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It doesnt :frowning:

I don’t know. But FWIW, I don’t seem to be having that problem. I can offer screenshots of my notification settings for comparison. These settings seem to be working quite well for me.