The old system included the actual content of the post that was added to a thread that I'm following. I would actually read the post in my email...and based on that decide if I wanted to go to the site and respond or not. All of these emails just say that a post was added to a thread I follow and who posted it. This is honestly useless to me. If the content can't be added to the emails, then I'll unfollow all the threads because the emails would be a waste of time. I'm not going to click through every time just to see what was said on the thread.
You can select what kind of emails you get under settings > email options. I have less important things like badge notifications disabled.Thank you for fixing that, Grant! I got 14 emails today (all of them about me earning some badge), and I was wondering what was going on.
I also got someone's response to my private message sent to me this morning in my email, and his complete message was there!