It's no bother. We appreciate all feedback and we do want to do our best to make this place as enjoyable as possible for everyone.
Just to be clear though, did you fix the new notifications problem?
Also, if I understand this right, you'd prefer not to have the Mentions and Quotes tabs visible.
I am not making any promises. Some people like them, some people don't and I am not sure we can make individual settings to make them disappear, but I will look into it.