I’ve had several notifications over the last week or so from group leaders to respond to various posts. The notifications end with “Now” followed by an exclamation point. I don’t think it is intentional, but rather has something to do with the programming code of the site. That being said, I think someone should look into changing the tone of the notifications to something less demanding.
I spent the last few weeks dealing with the two big C’s. The first part of the month I spent taking my daughter-in-law to her daily radiation treatments for her cancer that came back after only 8 months as Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Although they gave her three to five years, she is failing fast.
After that I was supposed to go to my youngest daughter’s house to help with her two little boys while she set up her new chicken coop. Instead, I ended up taking care of her and her two little boys because they were exposed to Covid while spending one night at her sister’s house. Both little boys had fevers and coughs. My daughter is vaccinated, but had a severe break-through case. Her husband was recuperating from elective surgery and only had a slight cough. I have been vaccinated and fortunately had no symptoms. I was very concerned for my daughter that first week as she got weaker and weaker, and all the while I kept getting notifications that I must answer The Mighty posts NOW.
I suppose I should have just turned the notifications off, but they were my only link to the outside world. My daughter lives in the middle of nowhere, and the only chance I had to look at my phone was after the boys were in bed, and so was I. Then, up at 5 the next morning to do it all again, clean, cook, play Transformers, Baby Shark, Blippi, Ryan, Baby Signing Time, etc., etc.
It would be nice to have had notifications saying something like, “There’s been a new post to our group. It would be great to hear what you think if you have the time.”