So, I have no idea when this new thing even appeared. I don't recall seeing it in the recent past, but maybe I just didn't see it, but I see now there is a "notification" bell icon in the menu when on JamfNation. Under it, it shows me all threads that have updates to them I am subscribed to or commented on, etc. That's cool!
What's not so cool is there's no way to globally clear them all out, other than clicking on Clear for each one, one at a time, or reading each item from that menu. The problem is during my daily JamfNation discussion browsing, I'm certain I'm reading a large percentage of these already, but the little bell notification thingy isn't aware of that. So it's showing me I have (as of this writing) 752 unread posts. I'm sure that's not really true, so I'd like a way to clear that all and reset it, once in a while. There's no clear all link in the menu, so I'm stuck with a bunch of notices of things that don't really need my attention, and the prospect of just leaving them there to grow to some ridiculous number or painstakingly clearing them all one by one. Neither option is very appealing. :(
Can we get a Clear All link in the menu? (preferably at the top, but at the bottom would be acceptable too)
And BTW, in case anyone is wondering, I already tested this scenario - If I manually navigate to a post it's telling me about in the menu, the menu's unread number does not change. It still shows me that same 752 number and the thread I just read through is still on the list. So it's not aware of what I've actually read. You have to go thru that menu to have them cleared out.
Given the above, another option would be for it to keep track of what I've actually read just by clicking on Discussions and into individual threads and removing those from the notification icon, that way what it shows me there is accurate.
This feature request generated a lot of great feedback about the implementation of the Notifications feature. I'd like to leave this feature request open in the short term and ask for more feedback. I'm hearing three points of potential refinements...
Please keep the feedback coming!