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Why is there no way to dismiss notifications?

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Why is there no way to dismiss notifications?

Did Dropbox actually design their comment notification system with no ability to dismiss notifications I've read? Am I missing something? If this is how they designed it it a ridiculously stupid idea.
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Re: Why is there no way to dismiss notifications?

I agree - it is a ridiculous design.

The only work around seems to be to right click and 'Mark as Spam'

 


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Re: Why is there no way to dismiss notifications?


Mark wrote:
The only work around seems to be to right click and 'Mark as Spam'


I just did this to clear 11 messages that were as old as 3+ years. I hope it doesn't affect any of the accounts associated with the shared folders as some are work-related; I just simply couldn't take seeing those severely outdated notifcations anymore. e

Re: Why is there no way to dismiss notifications?

Unless marking it as Spam is as poorly designed as the notification system itself, I would think marking a notification as SPAM would prevent receiving other notices like it or from that person. It gets rid of the notifications but I wouldn't call it a legitimate workaround if that's the case since it literally breaks it further. This is a ridiculously poorly designed system. Dropbox should be embarrassed.
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Re: Why is there no way to dismiss notifications?

I've seen complaints about this dating back several years. They don't care one bit and that's why I decided to use the only tool they allowed me to use. I followed up on my ongoing support email chain telling them so.

Re: Why is there no way to dismiss notifications?

Don't blame you for doing what you have to do. Did you get any other notifications from those people who sent the ones you marked as SPAM?
Level 2

Re: Why is there no way to dismiss notifications?

I asked a colleague in the office and they haven't received any notification about the shared folder being marked as spam yet (been about 2 hours).

Re: Why is there no way to dismiss notifications?

I wouldn't think a spammer would be notified (at least they shouldn't be). Curious if you'd receive notifications again from that person. If so, then both notifications AND spam prevention are broke.