Yes, I would receive alerts for these if there were new posts in them, at which point they would display in Bold. When they are not bold they have either been read or marked as read.
Agreed. This may be related to my Inconsistent Alerts defect thread, and is at the very least highly unituitive - which goes contrary to XenForo's design principles.What you call an "EASY" solution ... reflects your knowledge of Xenforo.
A very large majority forum users will not understand Alerts expiring because they miss one alert.
Yes, it does reinstate alerts for watched threads where alerts have expired. I've just tested this on another forum - marked a watched thread with new posts as read by using Mark Forums Read. When a new post was made in that thread I received an alert.Does Mark Forums Read reinstate old watched threads for which alerts have expired ? Hmmm. (I never use Mark Forums Read)(Neither does Jake ?)
Your suggestion does make sense and as such I have liked it.To make it clearer, my suggestion was to allow for one new alert when there are no existing unread alerts for the thread in question, as opposed to the current system which checks the unread status of the thread itself. That way if you check your alerts but don't visit the thread then you will receive one more alert to remind you.
I don't advocate unlimited alerts for a thread, nor does my suggestion necessitate another user option.
What is the mechanism for a New Alert to become an Old alert.What partially exacerbates this problem is that the Red Alert box about New Alerts seems to go away so quickly.
Unread Inbox items last forever.
How does the Red Alert popup work ?
Seems to me it goes away quickly.
Would be a great to have more options for watching.I get a situation sometimes where I receive an alert for a watched thread but for whatever reason I neglect to follow through with it and forget about it. Then I don't receive any new alerts because I didn't view the thread yet.
I would like to request that new alerts be allowed if previous alerts have been viewed.