1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,830
    Male
    North Manchester
    Yes.

    I've been trying to for some time to see if there is any consistency in whether alerts are triggered when they should be, it affect all alerts (I've not been testing media related alerts).
    In the case of watched threads the reason for watching seems to be immaterial

    I've ruled out being simultaneously logged in on two systems and the popularity of threads which might send more alerts to systems than the server can handle.

    Resetting the options seems to help for a while.

    Strangely 'Can I...Should I' @Sam Luvit seems to be immune from problems.
     
  2. Sam Luvit

    Sam Luvit Registered User

    Oct 19, 2016
    5,472
    East Sussex
    I wish @nitram. Alerts for “so bizzare” are random, I get nothing, then see I’m pages behind, them get several fir a day, then nothing for days ??

    I get alerts when I’ve already read the thread? I’ve pretty much given up & just sort by watched threads & scan to see if anything new

    I do appear to get alerts if there is an “@samluvit” though

    As for the issue of jumping to another page ... that is very much on going I’m sad to say
     
  3. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,591
    West Midlands
    YEA!!!! Got an email alert for my watched thread art and crafty

    Is someone pulling my leg??

    As I didn’t get alert for this thread or the other two I’m watching

    :D

    @nitram
     
  4. Sam Luvit

    Sam Luvit Registered User

    Oct 19, 2016
    5,472
    East Sussex
    I’ve given up on email notifications & don’t have them, just the flag on the site. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t.

    I’m far more irritated by the jumping page thing. iPad nearly went through a window earlier I was soooooo annoyed with it

    Arrrgggghhhhhh

    I pressed post reply & it took me to change notifications page !!!

    I give in
     
  5. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,640
    Female
    London
    It can get irritating when you open a post that's new to you but already has garnered several responses. You want to read from the start but the site fights against you in a battle of wills, jumping to the end of the page while you're trying to scroll up. Grr.
     
  6. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,830
    Male
    North Manchester
    #306 nitram, Jan 2, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018
    Try

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  7. Sam Luvit

    Sam Luvit Registered User

    Oct 19, 2016
    5,472
    East Sussex
    Yes @Beate i agree, nit too bad if in the same page, but sometimes you have to go a page to find the last bit you read
     
  8. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,830
    Male
    North Manchester
    Emails now working for me - thanks
     
  9. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,591
    West Midlands
    Good. Well done. Hard thinking work

    Now mine?? My turn :)

    Mine still not working properly

    When I get the time, shall go through motions of un tick / tick boxes, save, switch off phone, reset etc etc and report back

    Might not be for a while until later today
     
  10. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,830
    Male
    North Manchester
    Forget the emails for a moment.
    Are you getting flag alerts?
     
  11. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,591
    West Midlands
    Yes

    But

    Eg says 4 new posts

    Click on flag and get a list of posts, including ones I’ve read

    Sorry for delay in replying.... been garden chair chasing
     
  12. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,830
    Male
    North Manchester
    Any orange asterisks against the time interval since posting?

    The asterisk seems to indicate an unread post except that there is a time delay between reading and it vanishing.

    As an aside I've not found anything missed on watched forums/new threads but that is harder to check
     
  13. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,591
    West Midlands
    Done the box ticking
    Saved
    Switched off phone

    Will update if any changes
     
  14. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,591
    West Midlands
    Orange asterisk ????

    Not seen any...

    I have Purple eye with minutes since post
     
  15. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,830
    Male
    North Manchester
    Like this on a laptop.

    2018-01-03_150857.png

    I get a purple eye here

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  16. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,591
    West Midlands
    Not used lap top to access TP

    Only use iPhone 6 via safari

    I’m generally outside getting “fresh air” when I pop into TP so have only see purple eye
     
  17. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,591
    West Midlands
    As promised an update

    2 emails to notify new posts on my watch list Amy in us loosing the plot and Beate life with and after

    Flag says 5 new posts on watched

    10 + messages listed when clicked watch threads button

    10+ when click flag

    Interesting note : first time I’ve had an update for Amy thread loosing the plot for a while. I missed 2 pages until I looked for her thread a few days ago
     
  18. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,830
    Male
    North Manchester
    #318 nitram, Jan 4, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2018
    @2jays

    More or less my experience over the last few months.

    I think this phrase often used in a different context on TP sums it up - 'Variable and unpredictable'

    I differ from you in that if I get a flag I get an email.
     

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