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I posted a question on the Area 51 discussion zone. And apparently someone posted an answer on that question, but I didn't get any notification of that. I just saw it by coincidence.

Is this a bug? Or just not supported?

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Are you referring to the notifications in the StackExchange dropdown in the upper left, or the envelope? And on which site the notifications missing? – Emmett Mar 7 '11 at 22:52
@Emmett: Well... I'm thought it was both, but apparently, when I'm looking now in my inbox in the StackExchange dropdown, I see an entry for the answer I received, but I didn't see the envelope light up. – fretje Mar 8 '11 at 0:25
Damn, I'm bumping my head here. When I look in my recent activity on the Are51 discussion site, I also see an entry for the answer I received. I could swear I didn't see it at the time. Anyway, this must have been a glitch in the matrix or something. – fretje Mar 8 '11 at 0:29
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The envelope no longer lights up when someone answers your question. This functionality was removed a while back so as not to duplicate inbox notifications.

Additionally, the envelope notifications for Area 51 and the Area 51 Discussion Zone are completely separate.

You should, however, receive inbox notifications on all sites when someone answers your question in the Discussion Zone.

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