Those Pesky Diaspora* Notifications!
If you just click the Notification bell and then go down the list, clicking an item (or perhaps right-clicking to open in a new tab) or just clicking the mark-as-read eye icon, notifications can be a huge pain, right?. Well, even if you've been on Diaspora* for some time, there's an option you might have missed.
When you click on the bell and you see the drop-down list, notice the option at the very bottom of the list to "View all
". Click that and you go to a page where you get a list of notifications by category: "Liked", "Mentioned in post", "mentioned in comment", and so on, in the left-hand pane. This allows you read, or to to mark as read, whole swathes of notifications in one go.
Click "Liked' and then click "Mark all shown as read" and they'll all be marked in one go. Of course, if you want
to see who liked various posts, those likes will all be shown on a grey background at the top of the list. Mark them read and they'll turn white and the eyes will disappear.
Don't need to see who reshared your posts? Just click "Reshared" and then "Mark all shown as read". You can get rid of all the categories of notifications that you don't need to follow up on, and have the rest where you can easily handle them - at the top of the list.
If I'd programmed the Diaspora* code, I would have put "Notifications" in the left-hand pane of your main Stream page, right where you can see it at any time. But I don't think they're going to change the code now.
I hope this helps a few people. If it helped you, or if you think it's worth passing on, please feel free to click the "Reshare" link under this post. Thanks. 🙂