By default, the forum “notifies” you of various things, like when someone wants to “friend” you or when someone “likes” one of your posts. When you log in to the forum, notifications will show as a little number on the top right. When you click on it, you’ll see a list of your notifications.
You can change these in your profile if you want. Here’s how to do it:
1. Click on your username at the upper right.
2. Click “My Profile.”
3. Click the “Edit My Profile” button near the upper right.
4. Click “Notification Options” in the menu on the left.
5. Change your notification options as you wish. You can have them not show at all (de-select everything), have them show in your notifications list, and/or get an e-mail notification.