i also added this code to load default preferences (inside the "success" function when creating a new user) User.setSetting(uid, 'dailyDigestFreq', 'week', null); User.setSetting(uid, 'notificationSounds', 1, null); User.setSetting(uid, 'followTopicsOnCreate', 1, null); User.setSetting(uid, 'followTopicsOnReply', 1, null); User.setSetting(uid, 'sendChatNotifications', 1, null);