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Implemented which Alerts are already read / unread ?

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by erich37, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    within the "Alerts" Drop-Down-Box:

    any chance to make a color-differentiation in order to see which Alerts I have already read and which ones are new ? So having different background-colors for Alerts which are still unread would help to immediately see which ones are new.

    Sometimes it is hard to see which ones I have already read and which ones are actually not being read yet.
  2. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    IMO, the problem is that alerts are marked as "read" when you see the alert, not when you click through and visit the content you are being alerted about. But that is not a trivial problem to solve from a technical standpoint. Although it would be a nice usability improvement.
  3. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Enigma likes this.
  4. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    the star still does not tell me whether I have read that specific alert already.......
  5. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    The link was to point out that they are considering making it so the alerts are read as you read them, but why it hasn't been added yet and if it can be added.
  6. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    Was this ever actually implemented?

    I've been receiving feedback from users that it's very difficult to track what they have and haven't read when logging on to a long list of alerts, which results in them missing and actioning certain alerts.

    Facebook has implemented this quite well and they find the lack of this feature frustrating.

  7. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

  8. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    Really? Because all my notifications get marked as read immediately when they expand, not after I've clicked them.
  9. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    I just noticed they've even got menus within the notification itself and the ability to mark as read.

    The XF notifications need some major TLC for active sites where users get lots of them.



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