I think it would be nice if, for our notification inbox, we could delete notifications after we've read them. Just for organizational purposes. (And if that gets added, perhaps the filter by date function could be removed for it.)


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I approve of this suggestion because I would really like to be able to manage what I do at work separately from what I do at home. I'm happy to deal with SO, P.SX and other work related SX sites at work, but many other SX sites are just for personal interest and it wouldn't be appropriate to deal with them on work time.

I would love it if Inbox notifications were only 'marked as read' when I actually clicked on them. At the moment, if you click on any of the Inbox items, they all stop being highlighted (are marked as Read in UX terms).

That way I would be able to ignore non-work related notifications during the day, and have all my non work notifications still highlighted when I get home. Similarly, while at home I could ignore work related notifications, and have them all still highlighted when I get to work the next day.


workaround: You can use the RSS-feed of a question instead of using the star, and your favourite RSS-reader will certainly have this feature

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    Did you bump this question down one or was that someone else? I don't want to download an RSS feeder, then subscribe manually to each and every question I reply to, whereas this idea could just be implemented :S
    – gcode
    Sep 9, 2010 at 19:57
  • @TGP1994: in fact I +1'ed you, and as I mentioned this answer would only be a work-around. I don't -1 without comments usually. Sep 10, 2010 at 7:31
  • Oh, thank you very much then :) I apologize if I came at a bad angle there. I wish that the -1 person explains why they think it's bad.
    – gcode
    Sep 10, 2010 at 19:37
  • @TGP1994: I guess they want to state something like "I don't think this is important enough to take the developers time" Sep 13, 2010 at 8:24
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    @TGP Meta works differently than SO in terms of downvotes. A downvote here is a mere sign of disagreement, it's not necessarily an indication that something is wrong with your question or answer. It's closer to an actual voting process - "do you want this, or not"?
    – Pekka
    Apr 25, 2011 at 15:54
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    Actually, one should then better use the responses feed rather than a question feed. One other advantage: it shows a much longer summary, not just the first few characters. See your user profile, tab Responses, bottom right corner, @TGP.
    – Arjan
    Apr 25, 2011 at 16:57

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