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With the chatroom thread selected, uncheck Use Alerts in this Conversation from the View menu. The is the best solution I've found (only disables notifications on a per thread basis). I haven't found a global setting that disables notifications for all chatrooms. I found the solution from this answer on "How do I temporarily disable or mute Messages ...
If I understand you correctly you're asking how to push local notifications on your Mac to your iOS device (hence using Prowl as an example)? Well since Mavericks/iOS 7 if both your Mac and iOS device support Bluetooth Low Energy, you could use a service based on the Apple Notification Center Service. This feature is also covered in this 9to5mac article.
It is definitely possible to write an iOS/Mac OS application pair that would allow communication between the Mac and the iPhone using Bonjour on a local Wi-Fi network. Or using Bluetooth. Though these might already exist, I'm not aware of any soft that does the trick.
If the App store doesn't know about updates it should not be able to notify you - so within System Preferences go into the "App Store" preference pane and deactivate the option to search for updates automatically.
You could assign a keyboard shortcut to a script like this: tell application "System Events" to click window 1 of process "Notification Center"
In OSX Mavericks: You can temporarily disable the notifications by scrolling down in your notifications panel and switching the "Do Not Disturb" to On. My understanding is that the duration of time that this is in effect is determined by your settings in System Preferences > Notifications > Do Not Disturb > From XXX to XXX. This is explained in more ...
As of the Apple Documentation display notification does not have a parameter to change te icon. Display notification will use the icon of your script. One of your option is to change the icon of your bundle (cf screen).
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