+Dolidh Young I think there are many who never use Gmail .. and have all g+ email alerts turned off .. maybe they will think again .. biggest I have dealt with is user with 800k followers [at that time] .. careful filters, label and bright color help .. Oops looks like you can see My Inbox, albeit pixelled out ..
It's cool +Mike Downes... I don't think we can see anything. I've started using the alerts for comments as sometimes it's easy to miss with the notifications system only showing 9 at a time on the notify drop down. I wish I could suggest a better way of working it to them, but I can't think of any other way without mega load for the page... especially for people with a lot of notifications.
+Egržvýd Chálobodor We all have it .. Theme is Light [first choice, top left] and I view as Compact .. that's it .. the coloured bars are filters and labels i have created .. so when a message comes, I can see quickly who it's from and what key words are alerted to me ..