your alert system doesnt seem to work right

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  1. G.T.
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    It doesnt make sense for one reason.

    Much of the time youre in a thread conversing with one or two people

    You also by proxy see other side convos going on.

    Why click an alert for someone on the side convo?
     
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    Agree, G.T.

    I don't get alerts when people thank my posts, only when they like them, and I've got the box checked to receive them.
     
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    It doesn't decipher who you're talking to. You're watching a THREAD not a member.
     
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    Thats the point.

    Person x and y are having a side convo in thread z.

    Im interested in all info re: thread z except what x and y are babbling about.

    Skip x and y's posts, and lose alerts for whole thread?**

    Im all for logic and reason. But this one lacks sensibility.

    **this scenario detailed above is not an isolated scenario.......its virtually every thread.
     
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    Here's a hypothetical but on a forum like this can easily happen. Lets say you are watching 8 threads. Would you prefer to get 1 alert before reading the entire thread or would you prefer to get an alert every time some one posted in those 8 threads which could easily result in 80+ alerts in a few hours?
     
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    I have to mull this over and reflect upon some alcohol.
     
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    Sometimes, the alert system says you have been quoted but the reply was actually directed to a reply to your post.
     

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