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I don't know whether this is related to the new notification system or not, but I got 10 notifications and counting about the same event — the three-day notice for a bounty — about an hour apart. From http://meta.stackoverflow.com/notices/genuwine (copy-pasted, truncated and indented):

[{
  "is_unread":false,
  "text":"Your bounty on question \"\u003ca href=\"http://meta.stackoverflow.com/messages/mark-as-read?messagetypeid=6&returnurl=http%3a%2f%2fmeta.stackoverflow.com%2fquestions%2f53322%2fclosed-then-merged-question-missing-merged-to-footer\"\u003eClosed-then-merged question missing “merged to” footer\u003c/a\u003e\" expires within three days.",
  "site_url":"http://meta.stackoverflow.com",
  "icon":"http://meta.stackoverflow.com/favicon.ico",
  "created":"7 mins ago"
 },{
  "is_unread":false,
  "text":"Your bounty on question \"\u003ca href=\"http://meta.stackoverflow.com/messages/mark-as-read?messagetypeid=6&returnurl=http%3a%2f%2fmeta.stackoverflow.com%2fquestions%2f53322%2fclosed-then-merged-question-missing-merged-to-footer\"\u003eClosed-then-merged question missing “merged to” footer\u003c/a\u003e\" expires within three days.",
  "site_url":"http://meta.stackoverflow.com",
  "icon":"http://meta.stackoverflow.com/favicon.ico",
  "created":"1 hour ago"
 },{
  "is_unread":false,
  "text":"Your bounty on question \"\u003ca href=\"http://meta.stackoverflow.com/messages/mark-as-read?messagetypeid=6&returnurl=http%3a%2f%2fmeta.stackoverflow.com%2fquestions%2f53322%2fclosed-then-merged-question-missing-merged-to-footer\"\u003eClosed-then-merged question missing “merged to” footer\u003c/a\u003e\" expires within three days.",
  "site_url":"http://meta.stackoverflow.com",
  "icon":"http://meta.stackoverflow.com/favicon.ico",
  "created":"2 hours ago"
 },{
  "is_unread":false,
  "text":"Your bounty on question \"\u003ca href=\"http://meta.stackoverflow.com/messages/mark-as-read?messagetypeid=6&returnurl=http%3a%2f%2fmeta.stackoverflow.com%2fquestions%2f53322%2fclosed-then-merged-question-missing-merged-to-footer\"\u003eClosed-then-merged question missing “merged to” footer\u003c/a\u003e\" expires within three days.",
  "site_url":"http://meta.stackoverflow.com",
  "icon":"http://meta.stackoverflow.com/favicon.ico",
  "created":"3 hours ago"
 }, …

Screenshot(From @yoda's inbox): enter image description here

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I have this same problem. I even got 2 emails for the same bounty, within an hour. – Zeno May 25 '12 at 2:50
    
Another email just now, 3 times for same one. – Zeno May 25 '12 at 3:18
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After further [undesired] research, the notification occurs every hour. Make it stoppppp – Zeno May 25 '12 at 5:19
up vote 6 down vote accepted

A fix for this will be rolling out in a build being deployed shortly. When we moved the messages to a central location the "does this notice exist check" for bounties wasn't behaving...it will be after the next build.

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I confirm that there is a single entry for this bounty in my notification box now. – Gilles May 25 '12 at 17:07
    
Any chance the fix caused such a bug? – Shadow Wizard Oct 23 '12 at 18:12
    
@ShaWizDowArd - nope, that's because the message code was not ever updated for non-owner bounties, just fixed though. – Nick Craver Oct 23 '12 at 20:26

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