What do I mean? (and maybe I don't really understand the alerts....)
The alerts show me new messages made in all the threads I am watching. It would be nice to have the answers that made alerts from the same threads be grouped or summerized, so you can basically get alerted better about which threads have new messages. I can't imagine how things would look, if I am watching more than even 10 threads. At the moment I am watching 3 threads and see seven alerts from one thread, three from another and another two from the last. I'd like to see the alerts look like this.....
+ 6 new replies in "Thread title1"
+ 3 new replies in "Thread title2"
+ 2 new replies in "Thread title3"
You could have a button (the "+") next to the summerized alerts to expand the list to see who made the alert/ message.
It would also be nice to have the title in the summary be a link to go to the last unread message too. At the moment, the alerts sort of pop me back to the thread, but possibly in a place in the middle and in a big thread I have to get myself oriented where I left off in the discussion.