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I don't post questions often or visit any of The Trilogy every day. Therefore, I always check the "Notify daily..." option. Then, the user flow looks like this:

  1. An email arrives in the inbox. New answer, cool!
  2. Click question url.
  3. "You have 1 new answer. See your responses." Uhm... yeah, I know, just came in from the email you sent.
  4. Close banner and read answer.

This isn't a big problem, but it's not the kind of design decision I've come to expect from Atwood and team.

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@Adam: Is this supposed to be a joke? – staticx Dec 2 '09 at 0:51
@surfrbum: I don't know, it's your comment. Why are you asking me? – ベレアー アダム Dec 2 '09 at 13:22

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Guess what they could do is drop in a parameter in the URL in the emails so that if you click it, the site will know you've come from a link in the email and not need to repeat itself.

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That's what I thought first too – perbert Nov 17 '09 at 23:38
Wouldn't it be simpler than that? What if I bookmark the page and come to it directly? The logic should be something like: If <user> has new answers/comments and they're only in regard to the page they are viewing, don't show the notification banner. Or even easier: Never show notification banner for items on the currently viewed page. – GollyJer Nov 19 '09 at 17:11
@GollyJer I'm not sure about the last suggestion, because sometimes I just want to see what's new in a question/answer thread. – Maxim Zaslavsky Dec 2 '09 at 0:22

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