Add a temporary "silence" button
Allow an alert to be "silenced" temporarily so it won't be raised for a configurable amount of time. Example: if a user is running some particularly long queries, silence them so queries from that user don't trigger that alert for a few hours.
Thanks for the suggestion Bob.
The current workaround for this would be to navigate to Configuration > Alert settings, select the monitored entity using the tree on the left hand side, then click the Long-running query alert and select the radio button 'disabled'. To recieve alerts again, select 'enabled'.
Ideally, how would you want to 'silence' an alert and what kind of configuration would be most useful to you?
Thanks again for the suggestion,