Sometimes I clear all my notifications, but I later in the day want to go back and pull up the page for a recent notification, and I can’t figure out how to do it. Unlike virtually all other social media, like FB, IG, Twitter, and Tumblr, I cannot seem to access a full feed of all notifications.
Under the newest notifications there is a link “View your dashboard” but when I click that, it shows me.
The best I’ve been able to figure out is checking all the notifications until I have none, then reloading any page, and re-opening the notifications tab. This seems to usually show the most recent 10 notifications, including ones I’ve already viewed. Sometimes this is sufficient and I can find what I’m looking for. But if what I’m looking for is more than 10 notifications back, I’m stuck.
Is there something I’m missing here? I would expect this to be easy to access, somehow, but I can’t figure it out. I also tried searching these forums but didn’t find any previous post about this, so apologies if this has already been discussed.
The fourth one here was the one I was looking for.
However the “All Updates” tab does not just have notifications, it has a ton of other stuff and the notifications can be buried very far down. For example, the first three items in “All updates” are about people I follow adding new observations.
Then the fourth item is the first notification above.
Then there are four more items about adding of observations. Then I have to click “more”.
When I click “more”, it doesn’t just load below, it clears the page and shows more items individually. So I cannot repeatedly click “more” and then use the in-page search to use a keyword to locate a notification I remember. For example I was searching for the fourth notification which was about a scarlet oak identification. So I would want to search for “scarlet oak” but I cannot load multiple pages. And I don’t know on what page the notification is.
Looking through the second page I have four more “user added observations” posts.
Then the third page? four more such posts.
Fourth page? Five more such posts.
Fifth page? Four more such posts.
I have now looked through a whopping FIVE pages of results and I haven’t even gotten to my second notification. How many pages do I need to look for to find the buried notification? Who even knows. I don’t have the time to go through this stuff. For all I know it could be 20 pages, or 100 pages? And if I miss it? Well then I’m totally screwed. I have to be actually reading each and every one of these items to make sure I don’t miss it.
It’s completely unusable for the purpose of finding the buried notification.
I want a list of notifications and only notifications, just like appears in the pop-up on the top right when I click the notifications icon.
Thanks, wow! It took some fiddling but I was able to get it to work and it is very fast and does exactly what I want!
I’ve bookmarked and can now use this!
Side note, this interface is so clean and snippy, relative to the mind-numbingly sluggish iNat interface, which makes me think that it is packed with unnecessary bloat.
I’d love if iNaturalist would have this sort of feature built-in. I’d love even more if the whole site were a bit faster and more responsive…when I use it I lose huge amounts of time to just waiting for it to respond.
Generally I am receiving notifications both on iNat and my email box. It’s very convenient because they will sent them as email in time every day so that I can check it by date. But a bad thing is that notification will fill up your email box…
Yes, and I have them turned off for this reason. It’s frustrating though that turning them off leaves me in the situation where I can potentially lose track of notifications without consulting an external tool.