For some reason I thought there was a notification when a player walks into a room with a streetterm and they happen to have new mail at that time. Something like "Room Title. Here's a room description. There is a StreetTerm here. You have 1 new gridmail." Am I mistaken? I'm not talking about pings that occur immediately when a new thing appears--I can understand why that would be a completely new feature. And if that's all that there is, nevermind and you can disregard the rest of this post.
But, if I'm not mistaken:
ICly, I don't really see how this is a new feature when it's already being done automatically. Typically, you'll make a prototype of a thing, then make a manual trigger to debug the thing, then build up the automation to trigger it instead.
If NLM (or whoever) contractors who were hired to design and install these things went to the street term meeting and said "well they already do it automatically. To have a button that does it would take another week of work, minimum" they'd just get laughed at and told to get it done by COB that day. But you're right that NLM could just choose to take that "feature" and throw it in with the premium edition street term. That's a legit + underhanded tactic I'd expect from a corp.
OOCly, if it's a problem, I can understand that just some things aren't viable, and there's not much more discussion to have about that without more details.