I noticed I have more notifications than favorites, which means that the notifications are stacked (in other words, there can be more than 1 notification per question).

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Here is my reasoning:

  • Why do they add up?, I don't know where is the benefit of knowing that some of the questions had multiple changes if we are not able to see which questions had how many changes

Since we don't know what questions had what amount of changes, the amount of notifications is just a meaningless number that don't help us too much. Here are some possible solutions:

  • Add a max of 1 notification per question
  • Keep the same number, but allow us to see how many new changes there were on every question
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I've wondered about this, too. It's, in general, a sort of vague and confusing number. –  jadarnel27 Jun 26 '12 at 20:19
    
"just a meaningless number" - no it's not. You've demonstrated that you do know its meaning. You might well find it useless, but that's your opinion. What, if any, damage does it do, that it should be removed? –  AakashM Jun 27 '12 at 8:28
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Good and valid point - there is no point in that. Knowing how many updates were made to your favorite posts is not that helpful.

More than that - in my opinion, it is enough to know just "There is a change in your favorites list" so I would be happy to have only a bright yellow star appear there instead of a number:

favorite changes with a star

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Yes you have 7 (seven) Favortites, but they were updated a total of 20 (count them -- twenty) times since you last looked at that tab.

The number on top is the total number of updates for all the yellow tinted favorites.

And of course we know which questions had which number of updates, just go to the /timeline on any post and you shall see

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I know, but I want to discus how is that number helpful in any way if we don't know how many times a post had changed –  ajax333221 Jun 26 '12 at 20:16
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@ajax333221 of course you know how many times the post has changes. Thats what the timeline and revisions pages are for! –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jun 26 '12 at 20:17
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