If you would like to test [bd] Alerts add-on functionalities, feel free to post in this thread and/or watch it. Our staff will make sure your post collect some likes. We will also post regularly to make sure you receive thread watch notification. To test feature  (mark alerts as read), you need to watch this thread and wait for the notificaiton email. When you receive it, do not click the link. Please go to http://xfrocks.com by enter the address manually, you should see that you have 1 unread alert bubble (do not hover the mouse over the bubble). Now go back to your email and click the link, you should be redirected to the post and the bubble should went away.