Suggestion Keep alerts unread until selected

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  1. mashers
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    mashers Stubborn ape

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    When you have a lot of alerts, it can be difficult to keep track of which ones you have looked at because as soon as you click on the bell icon all of the alerts go to the "read" state. It is therefore no longer possible to see which alerts are still new. I think it would be better if clicking on the bell to open the list of alerts did not mark them as read, and they only went to the read state once you have clicked on each alert.
     
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  2. ihaveamac

    ihaveamac GBAtemp Guru

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    while I do agree with this, here's a few things you could look at:

    there is a dedicated alerts page. click "Show All..." in the alerts drop down, click "Alerts" in the username drop down, or click the bell again. https://gbatemp.net/account/alerts

    alerts that you've only recently seen have a little star next to them. it doesn't go away immediately.
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    finally you can open all of them in tabs if you like, then go through them and close when done. this is what I do sometimes.
     
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  3. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    YES. PLEASE. This would be so much better for getting through alerts for me because I have a tendency to check my computer and walk away for a while
     
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  4. VinsCool

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    Disabling Like alerts helps a lot.
     
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  5. mashers
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    mashers Stubborn ape

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    @ihaveamac
    Thanks, I didn't notice that. However, I've just tried it and have fund that the star stays there even if I've checked the alert :unsure:

    @VinsCool
    Yeah I've done that already. It would still be easier to manage the alerts if they didn't automatically mark themselves as read when you open the alerts popup.
     
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  6. loco365

    loco365 GBAtemp Guru

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    I'd also like to see if dismissing or checking notifications via tapatalk could also mark them as read on here so once I read them on my phone I don't have to mark them all as read again when I use a browser next.
     
  7. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I agree. Would love if this could be implemented!
     
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