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Clearing inbox messages

Someone answered a question

And then I got a notification in my inbox

And then I clicked on it

And then I did not find it useful

And then I downvoted it

And then I saw the answer was deleted

And then I smiled

But my inbox is still spammed :(

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marked as duplicate by Shadow Wizard, Lix, Jim, Toon Krijthe, Time Traveling Bobby Sep 6 '12 at 13:33

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There is no way to remove these things from your inbox. Even if the answer is deleted, the notification will still be there.

Once you have clicked on it, the red notification bubble will disappear and the notification is marked as "read".

The MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ only shows "recent" stories. To see your entire inbox, you can visit your Stack Exchange profile.

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bah, humbug >:( –  Tina CG Hoehr Sep 6 '12 at 12:41
    
Can I ask why this bothers you so much? –  Lix Sep 6 '12 at 12:41
    
i'm crazy, that's why –  Tina CG Hoehr Sep 6 '12 at 12:42
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Ahh.. ok... (* slowly backs away *) –  Lix Sep 6 '12 at 12:42
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you better stay away >:D i'll strike you down with my great Sword of DoenVoet –  Tina CG Hoehr Sep 6 '12 at 12:43
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The Sword of DoenVoet works slightly differently on meta ;) –  Lix Sep 6 '12 at 12:51
    
It is actually much more powerful with the force field of Sarkazm –  Tina CG Hoehr Sep 6 '12 at 12:58
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Sarkazm has been deprecated since version 6.0. Please use the more recent Snarkumber methods. –  Lix Sep 6 '12 at 13:01
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@Lix: I thought Snarkumber was deprecated, too, and replaced with SumOLove? –  Time Traveling Bobby Sep 6 '12 at 13:30
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SumOLove was discontinued... prepare yourselves... winter is coming... –  Lix Sep 6 '12 at 13:44
    
Casts HOLY on all and leaves –  Tina CG Hoehr Sep 6 '12 at 14:07

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