Am I the only one who gets excited when I see a new alert?

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  1. iceman77_7
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    I find myself refreshing the site every few seconds in hopes of seeing that red box in the upper right corner indicating I have a new alert. :eek: I think it's definitely the coolest feature of the site. Hopefully the novelty will wear off before I kill my refresh button.
     
  2. Gargoyle
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    It's Light and Refreshing.
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  3. It is a very nice way to keep track of threads that you are active in.
     
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  4. +1
     
  5. airshadow
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    Yeah, I admit I do - it makes the experience seem a bit more "alive"
     
  6. iceman77_7
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    Haha, glad to hear that I'm not alone.
     
  7. NYC_Gal
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    Me too. I also like being liked.
     
  8. mowogo
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    It is interesting, though I could see how it could be a pain for the super posters who are quoted/liked all the time
     
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    I have my browser set to refresh every 5 mins and sometimes I can not even wait for that. [​IMG]
     
  10. Gargoyle
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    You can turn off alerts, there is a rather granular selection set. Perhaps it will get old, but right now it's still new.
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    To me, it means someone actually cares what I say.
     
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    This is like Facebook for Flyers :)
     
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    The Like feature, the Points, and the Alerts are a lethal combination. This site is super addictive. Put me down as another.

    Way to use our weaknesses against us, Randy!
     
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    I'm loving the alerts as well. Bar none the best new feature of this site - maybe tied with the live feed of newest posts. Seriously, I get a little giddy when I see the red box pop up in the corner of my browser. :)
     
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    I like it much better than the little red numbers that show up on my iPhone letting me know how many unread emails I have waiting on me.
     
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    I beginning to find myself with an obsessive need to be liked... :D
     
  17. funny how something so small can be so great. Another idea would be to have a page that lists all threads you have posted in. It makes it a lot easier than having to explicitly watch every single thread. On another forum that I am on, it is called "My Threads."
     
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    Two ways to do this- mark them as "watched threads" when you post (but make sure your preferences are not set to e-mail you every time someone posts in the watched threads, or your mailbox will get flooded)
    Click your avatar or name to go to your profile page, look under recent activity or postings to find what you've done lately.

    Note that by default anyone can see your profile page, but you can turn that off in the privacy settings.

    Your tasty avatar is very likable.
     
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    Its very well done, It's exciting to see the new alert and if your in the middle of something else its not so "in your face" that you have to click on it.
     
  20. I started a thread in the beta feedback forum for the my threads. The recent activity/posting don't quite hit the idea - they are based on specific posts, not entire threads. This idea is a lot cleaner than listing outs posts.
     
  21. DoubleJ
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    As you can see, I like to play with my food.

    May I add that your avatar is not only unique, but quite appropriate.
     
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    Thank you. That's who I am and what I do in the real world. :)
     
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    I get a tingly feeling up my leg when I see new alerts :)
     
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    That is the only downside....my email inbox getting flooded with MP emails. Maybe I will have to change some settings in the preferences.
     
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    TMI
     

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