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I could not find any list so I am asking: What type of notifications do we have?

From my own notifications, I could find the following:

  • A badge was awarded.
  • A post I made was edited.
  • A post I made was migrated to a different site.
  • A bounty I started is about to expire.

I believe the notification about edited post is new since moving the notification to the Stack Exchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ so assume there might be more.

Any other types? For example, what about post I made is deleted? I would expect to get notification as well, but can't test this by myself.

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You received notifications about an edited post before, you just had to have not been active on the site recently I believe. – Tim Stone Jun 7 '12 at 10:10
@Tim so you say that whatever notifications we used to have via the Orange Bar (R.I.P) moved as-is without adding any new types? – Shadow Wizard Jun 7 '12 at 10:13
Oh, I wouldn't go that's rather early and I haven't had coffee yet to really think about it, so it was just a side-note. – Tim Stone Jun 7 '12 at 10:16
Notification for castinf vote in community moderator election! – Somnath Muluk Jun 7 '12 at 10:18
Would this be a good candidate for faq-proposed? – user164291 Jun 11 '12 at 3:32
@Phoenix good point, I will ask a mod here. :) – Shadow Wizard Jun 11 '12 at 5:55
up vote 10 down vote accepted

Notifications that exist as of today (June 11th 2012):

  • earned a badge
    • veteran users don't get all of these
  • earned a new privilege
    • these are suppressed when creating an account
  • bounty completed
  • bounty expires in 3 days
  • bounty expires in 24 hours
  • got association bonus
  • the "welcome!" message
  • an election has started (nomination phase)
  • an election has moved into the primaries
  • voting has started in an election
  • a post was migrated
  • an edit was suggested on a post
  • on SO only, a new reply was added to a moderator message chain
    • obviously, only moderators see these
    • everywhere else these are put in the inbox
    • even on SO, if a moderator has participated in the chain these go into their inbox
  • a non-trivial edit was made to a post

For a while before the new notifications tab was enabled the old "big orange" messages were going into it verbatim behind the scenes. A number of those messages won't be sent anymore, but we didn't (and won't be, obviously) delete the old ones.

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Ah, the election notifications are a great idea – Ben Brocka Jun 11 '12 at 2:10
Awesome, thanks! Couple of questions. First, what is "non trivial edit"? Peter edited this very question adding only four characters and it gave notification. Second question - is this eligible to be a faq in your opinion? (Bounty surely goes here, 6 more hours to wait though :)) – Shadow Wizard Jun 11 '12 at 5:58
@ShaDowWizArd - a non-trivial edit is one which changes at least 10 characters (this is using a diff algorithm, so it's not a simple add/delete; and is naturally a little fuzzy). For the "technical" sites (where code highlighting is enabled) changes to code of at least 2 characters are considered non-trivial. – Kevin Montrose Jun 11 '12 at 17:11
What about unread chat messages? Is this new, or just overlooked? – Shadow Wizard Jan 26 '14 at 12:58
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I know, it's already in my post: A post I made was edited :) – Shadow Wizard Jun 10 '12 at 20:20
@ShaDowWizArd I thought there was a difference between a post being edited (after the suggestion was reviewed,the edit being accepted and therefore final) and an edit being suggested (therefore not being final). – örs Jun 11 '12 at 4:37
You were right, thanks. :) – Shadow Wizard Jun 11 '12 at 5:59

I had a couple more:

  • Badge was awarded.
  • Post I made was edited.
  • Post I made was migrated to a different site.
  • Bounty I started is about to expire.
  • Answer on one of my questions.
  • Change on a favourite question.
  • While editing a post, someone else saved an edit
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Answer on one of my questions belong to the inbox tab, not notifications. Also can't see any favorite changes - got some favorites that changed, nothing is shown as notification.. can you post a screenshot? – Shadow Wizard Jun 7 '12 at 10:11
@ShaDowWizArd nope, it's in notifications (possibly as well but it's definitely there :) – Rory Jun 7 '12 at 10:12
Weird, maybe it's reputation dependent then? – Shadow Wizard Jun 7 '12 at 10:14
@ShaDowWizArd hmm could be :L I'll grab some screenshots and ask the question :L – Rory Jun 7 '12 at 10:15
Notification for castinf vote in community moderator election! – Somnath Muluk Jun 7 '12 at 10:19
@ShaDowWizArd screenshots :) – Rory Jun 7 '12 at 10:30

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