I am not an unobservant man. Really!

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Eugene, Oregon
September 14, 2016 11:44pm CST
It's just that I never noticed, no not once did I ever notice that "X" that appears on my Notifications page when I read and comment on the things people say to me about my keyboard scribblings. Yet, I did notice lots of people saying they got through all their notifications and things like that. I idly wondered how they knew and went on about my business. But, let it be said, proclaimed even, that on this day, September 14, 2016, that I, a very sleepy fellow after a long day of driving, saw the light, I mean the X and will be using it forthwith and henceforth.
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@JudyEv (118537)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Sep 16
Well, I'm surprised. Surely you must have known THAT! And if you think I protesteth too strongly, you'd be absolutely right. I've never noticed it before or even known what it meant. But then I do get to people through my emails and rarely go to 'notifications' so I guess I have a bit of an excuse. But I'll use it in future as a check that I've visited those I need to. Thanks for the info. :)
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Sep 16
It came as a shock to me. I can now join those who say "I got through all my notifications."
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
15 Sep 16
lol, it actually took me awhile to notice that x. But, not this long! lol
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Sep 16
Well @paigea, I am glad to amuse. I was quite surprised to see how many of "us" there were.
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
15 Sep 16
@JamesHxstatic I am surprised too!
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• United States
15 Sep 16
What? An X? Where?
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Sep 16
You too? I am in good company.
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• United States
15 Sep 16
@JamesHxstatic I found it, but don't know what it means really.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Sep 16
@ElizabethWallace When you hit the X, that notification goes away is all (I think).
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@TheHorse (62165)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Sep 16
Um, what "X"?
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Sep 16
Seriously? You too? I feel so much better! When you put your cursor on a notification, a black X shows and you can "X" that one out as read. You're kidding, right?
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@TheHorse (62165)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Sep 16
@JamesHxstatic Nope. Not kidding.
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• United States
15 Sep 16
@JamesHxstatic Okay. Found it.
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@akalinus (14612)
• United States
15 Sep 16
You must have thousands of notifications if you never use that X. Aren't you glad you saw it?
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Sep 16
They go away on their own after a while, so not too many. I am glad that I saw it and found others who didn't know too.
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• United States
15 Sep 16
bless yer heart :) i'm glad they've got such'n wonder how y'ave survived all this time with those notifications jest pilin' 'p?
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Sep 16
Well, they kinda go away on their own after a while, whether read or not.
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• United States
15 Sep 16
@JamesHxstatic do they? i don't reckon i figured such? perhaps 'fter a week'r so....could be how i get so danged far 'hind here, lol.
@hereandthere (28869)
• Philippines
15 Sep 16
i didn't delete them before and let the system remove them after a week, but after spending a few days deleting them as a i go, i'm now used to zeroing them out. also, if you notice the broken lines under certain words in your notifications and hover your mouse there, it will reveal your response or comment that someone liked or commented on in case you'd like to remember what it was before opening the post.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Sep 16
Ahh, another revelation! Thank you.
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• Philippines
16 Sep 16
@JamesHxstatic happy to help!
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@AkoPinay (11667)
• Philippines
16 Sep 16
I too didn't notice it before until I read a post about clearing notification. I was thinking how she did it. Since I am using an iPhone I discovered it when I accidentally touched it I guess I need eyeglasses
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Sep 16
So do I, it seems.
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
15 Sep 16
So basically your notifications just piled up for a while until they reached their time limit and disappeared That would drive me mad as I'd never remember who I'd got back to and who I hadn't...glad you've found the X
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Sep 16
Oh, I read and responded to as many as showed up when I have been available, but did not even think about that X. Apparently, I am not the only one.
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@Happy2BeMe (74281)
• Canada
15 Sep 16
lol good for you! I am so glad you discovered that. It will makes things much easier for you from now on!! Better late then never!
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Sep 16
The story of my life
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@Bluedoll (17075)
• Canada
15 Sep 16
an x?
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Sep 16
Yep, it is there alright.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
15 Sep 16
X always marks the spot dear James!!
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Sep 16
I always wondered what that meant.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
15 Sep 16
I have always used that to delete notifications that I've already gone through.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Sep 16
I guess that you understood well before I did.
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@franxav (4705)
15 Sep 16
I see the"X" after each notification. What are they there for? Aren't they for cancelling the notification? Well, I do go through some of them and respond when I feel inspired to do so.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Sep 16
It is to eliminate it after reading. I think that responding to one who comments is a good thing.
@sallypup (26317)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Sep 16
Thanks for waking me from my coma.
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@sol_cee (14334)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
15 Sep 16
Poor, ignored, unnoticed X no more. lol
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@5thHouse (1693)
• Sheffield, England
15 Sep 16
I'd not noticed it either
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@Morleyhunt (19540)
• Canada
15 Sep 16
I found the X months ago, but it tended to an uncooperative little button for me when using my iPad to mylot. Now I seem to be able to manage it much better and my notifications stay reasonable.
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@MattMeng (3271)
• Hangzhou, China
15 Sep 16
It is so strange.
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@noni1959 (3005)
• United States
18 Sep 16
I knew the notifications let me know but I didn't know I could remove them as I commented. I had a time figuring out who and where I was. Silly me learned how to get through them about the same time you learned about them.