said 1 year, 2 months ago:
I’m (obviously) not Mike , but I speculate that only SME members who have their email status set to “Send new topics as they arrive (but no replies)” get notified of new threads in the respective club.
I receive notices of all new topics in all clubs; they’re not limited to those individuals with whom I’ve already connected via the SME Friend option. I suppose it’s possible that I’d still receive notice of a new topic started by a Friend in a club I’ve got muted (by not opting in on the blanket club notice), but I’m still guessing the answer is no.
On the remote chance these topic notice settings haven’t yet caught your eye, they’re located on the main page for any of the clubs. Under the “New Topic” link, you’ll see a line that says “Your email status is [your selection] (change)”. The three possibilities are:
No Email – I will read this club on the web
New Topics – Send new topics as they arrive (but no replies)
All Email – Send all club activity as it arrives
I have mine set for the “New Topics” so that I can keep an eye out for anything of interest to me. Once there’s a thread that I’m interested in and/or participating in, I make sure my setting for that particular thread is set to “Follow”.