Last post on this, thankfully. I already mentioned this on Twitter, but it was o-dark-thirty so it’s possible even the people who follow me on there missed it, let alone those of my readers who don’t follow my Twitter account. As you might expect, WordPress received no small number of complaints from people who were upset that the “Follow comments by email” checkbox was now on by default. They’ve posted an update on their blog article about it, and have reversed their decision. The checkbox is now off by default once more, as it should be. So now you’ll only be subscribed to receive emails for every comment on a thread if you check the box yourself — which is to say, if you say you want to, instead of someone else deciding for you.