Seeing Notification Dates Vanish

Photo taken by me – my computer
Preston, England
January 23, 2017 5:15pm CST
There is something sad about ploughing through my Mylot notifications, namely seeing the date of postings vanish as I delete each notification I have read, and where possible replied to. When someone has liked, commented on and named me with a @ during a response I know all three notifications of that will lead to the same post so I purge two of them right away to trim down my notifications and then read them from the most recent to the last, so new comments tend to come first often as the commentators are most likely still online and likely to engage in a rolling live dialogue. What is sad is reaching the end of posts for specific dates. For example the oldest in need of my attention just now are three comments dating from the 18th January. They are my last tie to that date which will vanish never to return when the last of them is deleted. It feels like a bridge burning exercise though of course I can always visit the post itself to revisit them. Arthur Chappell
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
24 Jan 17
I tend to deal with the earliest ones first rather than the other way around.
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• Preston, England
24 Jan 17
@Asylum no doubt everyone has a preference - we all get here in the end which is what matters
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
24 Jan 17
@arthurchappell Agreed, although I consider the older ones have waited for a response long enough.
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• Preston, England
24 Jan 17
@Asylum the oldest ones I have remaining are only six days old so it isn't too bad
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jan 17
I turned off likes, but I still get doubles from mentions and comments
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• Preston, England
25 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt it's impossible to give mentions without putting them in comments so you are bound to see them just by going to the comment itself anyhow
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jan 17
@arthurchappell well I get mentions sometimes in a comment not directed at me, OR in the post itself (IE my poem challenges) or I would turn that one off
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• Preston, England
25 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt very true I have name checked you myself in my replies to some of the lovely poetry challenges
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@Gillygirl (16445)
• Sutton, England
23 Jan 17
I usually deal with newer notifications first. As you say commenters are often still online and some dialogue can ensue. I've just cleared my notifications but will probably need to revisit certain posts.
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• Preston, England
23 Jan 17
@Gillygirl well done. I won't get through all mine tonight
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@Gillygirl (16445)
• Sutton, England
23 Jan 17
@arthurchappell They pile up very quickly.
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@pgntwo (20201)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
23 Jan 17
Not so much "bullet time", as in The Matrix, as "notifications time" in myLot terms
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@LadyDuck (130764)
• Switzerland
24 Jan 17
I never thought to the dates in notification in this view, but you are right. The past dates will never come back and it's hard to have something that will remind us those dates.
24 Jan 17
I've never even thought about deleting my notifications. I obviously don't get as many as you. :)
@magallon (17392)
• Philippines
24 Jan 17
The first ones that i usually delete in my notifications are the "likes". The ones that I let to remain are the "commented". Then I sometimes check on the "mentioned".
@jaboUK (52030)
• United Kingdom
24 Jan 17
I'm surprised that you haven't disabled the 'likes'. They serve no purpose in my opinion. If someone's just liked, they don't need a response. I do keep the 'mentions' as we are sometimes mentioned in other people posts, but mostly they only apply to a response which we receive notification for anyway.
@celticeagle (115440)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Jan 17
I clear out my notifications each day. Sometimes I leave a few after going back and forth from notifications to friends postings several times. I get tired by about 10p. But then my life is pretty much on here.
@JudyEv (107674)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jan 17
I've never thought about the dates in that way. :)
@besweet (7238)
• Greece
23 Jan 17
I also read the most recent notifications first. I like to deal with all as soon as possible, so I usually go through them by the end of the day.