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Lack of Interest Remove Watched Thread Alerts After Reading

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Ryan, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I have my settings set to watch any thread I reply to, which is great. The little red alert pops up when somebody replies to a thread I'm watching.

    Problem is - if I go read all the new posts in that thread, the alert stays up there. The only way to make the alert go away is for me to hover over the alert icon.

    Would it be possible to automagically remove "watched thread" alerts by just reading the threads so that we don't have to go view the alert?
    Kirby and Pinn like this.
  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Has anybody else suggested this?

    Any opinions?

    I still think that this would be an excellent addition...Anything to decrease the insane number of alerts I get while still being alerted of replies in threads I participate in = awesome.
  3. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I am almost certain both Kier & Mike thought this was a good idea. It may be on their todo list.
  4. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    I thought this was brought up before... But I'm not sure.
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    It wouldn't surprise me if it was...Seems like this functionality is almost a given...but I searched and couldn't find it.

    I also started this thread 2 weeks ago and never got a response...
  6. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    There we go, thanks for the link

    No doubt it's a huge task for Kier and Mike
  8. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    This has been one of my few small gripes with xenforo - glad it's being fixed :)
  9. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

  10. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    If people remove the Alerts for subscribed threads & quoted posts from their usercp options this is not an issue. At least I have those turned off and mainly navigate by reading subscribed threads, with Alerts only happening when PCs, Likes, profile messages, etc happen.

    Every forum & forum member uses the software differently it seems.
  11. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    No matter what configuration we use, this suggestion still applies. If I get an alert that I'm quoted in thread, but I read the thread before I check the alert, the alert should be marked as read.
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  12. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I and many others agree 100%. I simply wanted to point out that the problem is reduced depending on usercp options we now have, which we did not have a few days ago.
  13. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    We don't want reduced. We want eliminated! :D :p
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  14. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Dealing with the watch thread alert when reading is relatively easy as there are more straight forward conditions that mean that you probably have an alert pending. Dealing with quoting is much harder unless you just do it every time someone views a thread (that they've posted in, though we don't expose that info on thread view right now). I wouldn't expect to see quote alerts automatically read for technical reasons.
  15. When I get an alert of new posts in watched thread I would prefer it if the alert disappears automatically when I visit this thread and I do not have to click it away.

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