To get to Notifications >> All, click on your avatar, then click on the bell in the dropdown. That takes you to Notifications, and it should default to All.
Exactly how it behaves will depend on your device, your browser, and your theme (skin). If the button went away, the notifications were dismissed. They weren’t removed though. Far as I know, they’re eternal.
Apparently all the “dismiss” button does is mark them as read.
Is there any way at all to fix that? I seem to have a choice between never having any notifications at all, in any form, about replies to posts I made or threads I posted to, and eventually having thousands and thousands of them all piled up and unremovable. If that’s really a required setting, that’s absurd.
Zilch, apparently, since apparently I can’t even turn them off. I’ve set it to disable them, and I’m still getting them, complete with distracting noise. I suppose if I don’t want to be distracted I’ll have to mute the computer or log out every time I want to do something else; which would be a royal nuisance. Could you at least put in an option to shut up the noise?
But I don’t have to go specifically into Notifications to see the things. Any time I click on the icon for my profile, whatever reason I had for doing that, there they are, taking up space.
And there’s no email notification setting for ‘notify me once a day’; either I turn that off entirely, or they send me an email whenever I haven’t been here for all of ten minutes. Do they expect us to live on the site? – I suspect that they do. I think I’m going to have to turn that off too, and settle for watching threads, or whatever.
Ok, I think we’re talking about two different kinds of notifications. There are Discourse notifications and Live Notifications. Live Notifications give the annoying noise. If you’ve turned them off in Preferences >> Notifications, you may also have to turn them off in your browser.
For the list of Discourse notifications when you click your avatar, that’s just how it’s supposed to work.
– OK, poked around in the browser for a while, found that and turned them off. Maybe that’ll work. But I don’t see why it should have been necessary; if I turned them off here, shouldn’t Discourse just quit sending them?
There’s no way to get email notifications once daily, or to make the other notifications silent (short of muting the computer)?
Sorry about this, it is temporary, when you start off you get quite a few badge notifications that are there to teach you about the software. Once this initial flood is over in a couple of days, getting a badge notification will be extremely rare.
I saw this was covered but the best you can do is reduce the amount of notifications (watch less stuff / if you must you can as the system to stop notifying you whey you are @mentioned or quoted.
As in you do not want a blue notification for this post that directly quoted you?
Can you explain what specific notification you are trying to get rid of?