Sorry I had to laugh. "Installing your daughter" LOL! Not at you getting the plague though. Bummer! I REALLY hope that getting it again will lessen future attacks.@Joe Link
Regarding Item #3:
Most bugs related to read/unread alerts should be resolved. Part of this fix required resetting alert options for all members to always mark alerts read when viewing the alert menu. This behavior can be changed in your account preferences by selecting the "Do not automatically mark alerts read" option, which will leave alerts in the alert menu until you view the content or mark them read.
I selected the "Do not automatically mark alerts read" option, then I closed and restarted NWFA, but I still have no alerts. I was under the impression that I would get back all of my unread alerts if I did the above. Is there a way to regain the alerts (~45 of 'em) that now seem to have disappeared?
Note: I was out for a week near the end of August installing my daughter in an out-of-state university. While still out of state, I caught the latest variant of The Plague. So getting over The Plague took a couple more weeks, and I'm just starting to work through my alerts. So, if you were wondering why I have so many alerts, then that's why. I just haven't had the time to get through them.
As long as in the end I'm able to see the new alerts when I get on in morning is all that matters. Having to click to get them is no issue.
Yep! Happens often when you're relying on hobby developers.So it's one of those downgrade type of updates...
The way the new alert works just as good as, or better, as far as I'm concerned. Clicking on alerts is no sweat, and it saves the ones you haven't read.Unfortunately, I've identified a couple more alert-related issues:
Hoping to have both of these fixed ASAP and a bugfix update rolled out soon
- Alerts manually marked unread should stay in the alert menu until you manually mark it read or view the content. Right now marking an alert unread and opening the menu again will mark it read.
- As @Mikej pointed out, it's difficult to differentiate which alerts are new, which were read, etc.
This makes good sense. The problem with hover was if you let the curser go out of bound(?), for lack of a better term, you lost the menu and had to hover again. I just have to get used to a click, instead, now.This one wasn't too heartbreaking though; hover menu's are discouraged in web development these days
I ended up doing that all the frik'n time... aggravating... A simple click is probably more my speed...This makes good sense. The problem with hover was if you let the curser go out of bound(?), for lack of a better term, you lost the menu and had to hover again. I just have to get used to a click, instead, now.