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Postby Mick F » 21 May 2016, 8:55am

I don't want them.
I don't want the pop-up window.
I have no interest in notifications.

When I go to Notifications/Settings, I can uncheck all the tick-boxes and click Submit.
Another window opens and confirms that my preferences have been updated.

Trouble is, the tick-boxes are still checked! :evil:
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Re: Notifications

Postby meic » 21 May 2016, 9:13am

Mick F wrote:I don't want them.
I don't want the pop-up window.
I have no interest in notifications.

When I go to Notifications/Settings, I can uncheck all the tick-boxes and click Submit.
Another window opens and confirms that my preferences have been updated.

Trouble is, the tick-boxes are still checked! :evil:

:mrgreen:
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Re: Notifications

Postby Mick F » 22 May 2016, 1:05pm

Ok.
No advice then?

Maybe I'll stick with it as it is, but I have some notifications I can't get rid of.
They stay there, even when I go to "See All" and mark them as read.

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I can go to "Settings" and I still can't delete them.

Help!
I'm going potty with this. :lol:
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Re: Notifications

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 22 May 2016, 1:21pm

Hi,
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Re: Notifications

Postby 661-Pete » 22 May 2016, 1:28pm

I unchecked all the options (except PMs and Mods messages) and it seems to work for me. Firefox and XP. Sorry about the "grandmother suck eggs" stuff, but did you happen to click 'submit' at the end of the dialogue - or 'reset'?
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Re: Notifications

Postby Mick F » 22 May 2016, 1:42pm

Tried both.
I've tried everything.
Deleted cookies, deleted history, made sure I'm not subscribed to anything .......... but they're still there.
If I go to User Control Panel, I can deselect everything and click Submit.

................. but they're still there.

Note the date.
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Re: Notifications

Postby Mick F » 22 May 2016, 1:49pm

Just to be sure, I deleted ALL history, I deleted ALL cookies and website data, and I did a restart on my computer.
The notifications as per the screenshot are still there.
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Next test is to see if they are on another device.
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Re: Notifications

Postby Mick F » 22 May 2016, 1:53pm

On my iPad now.
The notifications are still there.
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Re: Notifications

Postby RickH » 22 May 2016, 4:35pm

I only get the notifications pop-up showing if I click on the "Notifications" link at top right. Same on Windows PC & Android (both running Firefox). Maybe its an Apple thing?

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Re: Notifications

Postby gaz » 22 May 2016, 4:59pm

Mick F wrote:... I can go to "Settings" and I still can't delete them.

I'm going potty with this. :lol:

Settings lets you chose which one's you'll receive but it does appear that once you've been notified there is no user delete option.

This thread on a phpBB forum suggests that admin can set an auto-delete timescale, or even make sure that they stay there forever :wink:.
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Re: Notifications

Postby DaveP » 23 May 2016, 8:09am

Call me slow, if you must, but please explain how to "not have 'em". Please? :D
I have looked around, but couldn't see any such option - and I don't think I need them at all...
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Re: Notifications

Postby admin » 23 May 2016, 12:35pm

If you don't want notifications, it's easy to turn them off:

  1. Click on the "Notifications" link, then on the "Settings" link in the pop-up window.
  2. Click on "Unmark all" at the bottom to un-tick all notifications, then click on the "Submit" button to save the changes.

The new notifications system is actually quite handy: for example it can be configured to let you know about updates to conversations you have contributed to, either next time you visit the Forum (by the Notification count) or by email.

It looks like Notifications cannot be deleted once issued, but marking them read means the "Notifications [0]" counter goes back to zero. The notifications you have had remain in the background, but you don't need to look at them. UPDATE: notifications that are marked as "read" are auto-deleted after 30 days.

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Re: Notifications

Postby Mick F » 23 May 2016, 2:29pm

admin wrote:It looks like Notifications cannot be deleted once issued, but marking them read means the "Notifications [0]" counter goes back to zero. The notifications you have had remain in the background, but you don't need to look at them. UPDATE: notifications that are marked as "read" are auto-deleted after 30 days.
Great stuff. :D

However, why can't I change my notifications settings to nil?
Each time I uncheck them all, the same ones come back.
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Not that it matters, as the ones that stay checked are ok, but I should be able to use the "Unmark All" button.

Also, note that the two screenshots are different. I changed one, and it stayed changed ............ but not the rest.
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Re: Notifications

Postby mjr » 23 May 2016, 4:00pm

Mick F wrote:However, why can't I change my notifications settings to nil?
Each time I uncheck them all, the same ones come back.

Actually, I just tried to set my date preference in User Control Panel: Board preferences and after clicking save, it returned to the previous value. I wonder if the database update applied cleanly? :-(
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Re: Notifications

Postby admin » 24 May 2016, 12:18pm

Database upgrade applied cleanly without any errors, as per several test runs done over the preceding months.

I can change my notification settings to be "none" without problem. You do need to remember to click the "Submit" button to save the changes.

Please could those who are having difficulty making their preferences stick post their browser and operating system details here?