Oh, wow, i mean no offense but i actually wasnt expecting a reply until sometime next year, so thank you for noticing this. I really appreciate it.
And yes, it is a mediawiki site, with a skin that is called metrolook, which is built upon the vector skin. So, what happens is that there is a bell icon on the "toolbar" on the top, the same bar as most standard mediawiki skins have. But there is also a drop down menu for your profile related links, login/log out etc. Now, on the drop down menu there is a link called "notifications", where notifications from the echo extension shows up, while the "bell" icon remains basically unused. So, what i was wondering is whether it was possible to merge the two, as i have gotten the impression that in the echo extension "alerts" and "notifications" are two different things?
Currently, in order for a user to see notifications is to click on the alert icon (the bell) which gives a menu, and then the user clicks on a menu link saying notifications, in which they will se whether or not there are new notifications.
I have taken some screenshots, but not sure how to post them here,