Possibly this is just a problem of mine1 but fairly often I have answered a question and are in the process of refining my answer or am simply refreshing the page when I get a notification telling me that there is a new comment on my answer.
This annoys me slightly as my browser usually auto-scrolls me to my last point on the page on a refresh and I have already seen the comment before I find the notification. Normally I put up with this as I figure that there are use cases for the notification on the same page (e.g. responses to multiple comments that may be earlier/later on the page) and it doesn't really hurt anyone.
That is, until today when I managed to refresh a page, notice a comment and post a response, only to get a notification in my inbox upon leaving the page to find another question. I then followed the link thinking "Huh, he responded quickly" only to find that I had not only already seen it, but had already responded!
"This is the last straw that broke the unicorn's back" I said, and came here to rant about it.
Of course, I don't know if there's anything that can be done - really it's just a race condition where I refreshed in between when my inbox is updated and when the question itself is updated.
Does anyone else get annoyed by the inbox sometimes?
1 I compulsively mark all email as 'read' even if I don't plan on ever reading it, because I dislike having a notification that isn't dealt with.