I get messages in the Stack Exchange inbox when people reply to my questions or comment on my answers, but I was surprised when I didn't get an in-site notification that one of the Area 51 sites I had committed to had entered beta.
Can we add an inbox message for when Area 51 sites enter beta if we are committed to that site?
When this request was originally made, notifications were much more rare. Only answers, comments, and moderator messages would show up.
These days, we now have notifications for badges and edits with the less obtrusive grayish circle. Since I can now get a notification for a Popular Question badge, shouldn't I also be able to get a notification of some type for a private beta starting (which is arguably much more significant)?
All other site messages use the StackExchange notification system. It seems inconsistent to rely on email as the primary method of communication for existing members, when by default, StackExchange doesn't send emails for any other action.