I have +3000 notifications now, and no useful tools for managing them, aside from scrapping them completely - which, of course, is not useful management at all.
I cannot access a particular category directly, and have to scroll and guess where it is... somewhere on the page. And when I do find a particular category I can't do anything to it as a group, but have to go to the bottom of the page to delete something, and then scroll back through the +3000 to find where I was again... somewhere... on the page.
And so on - you folks already know the rest... It's broken and monstrously unmanageable.
I've posted to the appropriate forums, to no useful response.
I've looked and saw that there is a redmine entry for chipping away at the problem with category specific nukes, but the redmine entry doesn't also address the issues specific to the social categories - and so would not help the full situation.
I can easily see who is following me, but I can't then do anything useful with that information, like follow you back with a simple "check all -> follow all checked" mechanic. A category nuke would not help with that situation.
I tagged this concern onto the redmine entry, since they seem to be pushing up the need for notification fixes.
But we will see. I still can't budge my notification page; it still laughs at my efforts. I've given the appropriate channels a try, but also have given up.
Do you remenber that most recent sitewide announcement that touted a few new changes; something about subcategories for folders, I believe? That's nice, certainly useful, but no formal mention of the two most pressing issues:
These are Core Issues. Not even a whisper of it on the front page update. Though I did see on redmine that the formal reason for upping the priority of the notifcation features is: "Priority upped due to salivating users. :)"
Which is perhaps telling.
I would consider these things fixes, not features.
I would consider the current notification issues as basic problems of a system ill-suited for growth - not features.
And I suppose I would consider my own perspective to be dour resignation to this broken system, without recourse - than salivating.
This is not to add a shiny new hood ornament, this is to bring a feeble system up to basic functionality. This is a desperately needed correction, not an optional addition to appease the hounds.
I would also suggest a fix of: "Priority upped due to frustrated users and critical site failure to handle a fortunate boom in membership with a certain amount of good will to squander as their legitimate concerns over core functionality are marginalized."
But I would hate for that bug (feature?) to take precedence over actually addressing actual issues, so I'll swallow my saliva.
We'll see how February turns out. Maybe I could be mistaken and salivation will help speed things along - will check back in on these issues for March, yay!
Perhaps we should all send in vials of spit.