You know, if you made an announcement a few days ago stating that announcements were not implemented yet, then there would not have been a need for this thread.
I actually found this misunderstanding funnier than the joke its self...He's trying to be funny.
Well, what would happen when you "read" the alert? It would fall in the alerts list only to be buried and forgotten about. You could make it so it could never be read, but as an end-user I would be quite annoyed by a perpetual alert that won't go away and the little alert tag always showing with a '1'.On topic for a change. Maybe alerts could be used to implement announcements instead of slapping a permanent element on all pages.