Whenever I reply in a topic, I get unwanted notifications by default

When I reply to any topic, the topic’s notification setting switches to tracking by default, which means a new count for every reply will notify for me. This is annoying. When I look at topics that I’ve posted in, I get lots of unnecessary counts. Is there an option to turn this off? I think I’ve tried before, but it hasn’t worked.

Also, I’d like this topic to be closed.

Under the notification section within preferences you’ll find the setting to change that.

Make sure to save your changes, otherwise it won’t take effect.