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Alerts

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Goddi, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Goddi

    Goddi Member

    How can I delete my Alerts in the "Your Account" part?
     
  2. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I don't think you can delete them, they're simply marked read after a short period of time.
     
  3. Goddi

    Goddi Member

    After a year it seems to me like a very long list. :D
     
  4. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I agree it is rather long and I don't personally see the need for a full history of alerts. I could be mistaken and there is an expiration on it (after 7 days or something) and that time just hasn't come yet, but I'm over 70 pages of alerts right now and that seems a little much. :confused:

    EDIT: I just checked again and I'm over 100 now. Wow...
     
  5. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    ... and a possibility to blown up your database :D:D:D
     
  6. Goddi

    Goddi Member

    But you know what happens for a long time (1 year...):D
     
  7. Sejper

    Sejper Active Member

    So when you are bored you can rehash your past :p
     
  8. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Agreed. We probably need a way for old alerts to just expire and go away, especially when you have thousands of them. However, regardless of age, never delete, say, the most recent 20 alerts for any given user.
     
  9. Goddi

    Goddi Member

    I´m old, but not that old. [​IMG]
     
  10. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Something like keeping the last alerts for a period of a day after they've been read would be fine?
     
  11. Sejper

    Sejper Active Member

    With alot of users and alot of activity it could be pretty much information to save for every user, so something like the 10-20 latest of a user is shown and it auto removes after an certain time after reading it.
     
  12. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I've got 55 pages of alerts after just a few days of posting here. So I'd say delete all "read" alerts that are older than about 7 days (admin setting of course), but have a secondary condition, that you don't delete alerts for users, even if the alert is older than 7 days, if it will leave the user with fewer than about 20 (another setting) alerts. That way people who visit/participate very haphazardly will still have some alerts of things to follow up on / look at when they come back.

    Admins could then adjust their settings, based on how much storage space they want to allow alerts to take up.

    Might also have to look at deleting "unread" alerts if they get out of hand-- users who have thousands and thousands of unread alerts.
     
  13. Goddi

    Goddi Member

    /sign
    Is a good idea!
     
  14. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I like that approach.

    I just did some simple math and I have over 1,620 alerts total so far, and that's after about 6 days of being here. Holy cow... lol
     
  15. Alluidh

    Alluidh Well-Known Member

    Better move this to XenForo Suggestions
     
  16. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Alerts are removed after a week, if I recall. There are about 20000 alerts currently, which isn't actually that significant in the grand scheme of things.

    We don't currently delete unread alerts, but we may have to remove them if they're very old.
     
  17. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Right on.
     
  18. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    My notifications page still shows alerts from 29th, over a week ago. Is it not actually a week or is it not working properly?
     
  19. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I have some old ones sticking around too.
     

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  20. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I missed the Wednesday evening launch, found it all the Thursday morning
     

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