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Lack of Interest Extend Delay of Fading Alerts

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Onimua, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    For a handful of alerts (say 1-5) it's easy to see which ones are marked "new", but after being away for a few hours and you have 10 or more (I came back to find 13 waiting for me), I only got half-way down the list before the yellow highlight faded and then it was hard to tell which was new since my last visit and the ones that were there before that.
     
  2. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I noticed the same. How about keeping the yellow highlight for 5-8 seconds, then fading out? Also maybe have a divider between new alerts and old alerts that doesn't go away until you reload the page?
     
  3. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I completely agree. In fact, I see no reason the yellow should go away at all.

    Any reasoning behind this?

    :confused:
     
  4. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    True.

    I'd give it yellow until you close the alerts box again.
     
  5. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Isn't that what the little yellow star is for?
     
  6. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Even if I click them, they don't disappear, so I guess not...
     
  7. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    When you hover over your alerts, the background is yellow for the new ones for about 1/2 second then it disappears. I don't see any stars there.
     
  8. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    This tiny thing here:
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  9. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that. I believe I read somewhere that it denotes alerts that have been marked read in the last 10 minutes.
     
  10. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Missed that. Thanks!

    But why not leave the background yellow too? Why should it disappear so quick?

    I could see not doing that at all, but if the background is already yellow....
     
  11. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    It appears you are correct. And the yellow background shows up for every new alert in yellow for a short time.
     
  12. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    yeah, it needs to be shown a bit longer. it fades before I have a chance to click, and when I'm using the site during a busy period I have a lot of alerts within the last 10 minutes, so now clue how many of them I haven't read yet
     
  13. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Oh... maybe it good to explain this somewhere, because I thought this would be my 'new' alerts or something?
     
  14. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

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    Grover Well-Known Member

  16. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Check out the status on my profile. ;)

    The yellow starts are just a longer version of alerts. Really, the extension on the fading isn't really necessary now that they've implemented the little yellow star, but making them a second or two longer wouldn't hurt.

    Just think of it as a longer marker. When you view any alerts, the yellow fades and when you have a lot of alerts, you can get confused between what you just read a few minutes ago and what just happened. They're really just "This was made in the last 10 minutes." It's just another visual clue to help you keep up with alerts.

    I'm really not sure if I'm making this worse or better for you... lol.
     
  17. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Basic summation: If the alert is less than 10 minutes old, a yellow star is shown in the alert.
     
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  18. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    Actually, if it was READ within the last 10 minutes it shows the little yellow star.
     
  19. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    How do these yellow stars work?

    I'm sorry (must be my age ;)), but I still don't get it. I went to XenForo's today and had 16 new Alerts. I also had 16 new yellow stars on them. Then... I spend more then 10 minutes writing a reply to a thread that I was Alerted on. Then I went back to my Alerts (did I do a browser-refresh ... I can't remember) and all the yellow stars where gone. How can I see after 10 minutes which Alerts are new and I didn't read yet?

    If we are already this confused about them, there needs to be a better, more clear way to handle this? See also this related suggestion: http://xenforo.com/community/thread...trl-left-click.1662/
     
  20. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    You open them all in seperate tabs, and then deal with them :D After 10 minutes you won't know the difference, they were marked read as soon as you opened the Alerts drop down
     

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