Sometime I get a "You have one new answer" message. But when I click on the envelope, there appears no new answers.

It's not that often, but every now and then I get this message.

  • 2
    Might have been deleted before you got to it.
    – random
    Aug 7, 2009 at 7:47

3 Answers 3


As Shog9 says here, it was an issue with new edits being grouped with new answers - this has been fixed.


Or you could have already seen the "new" answers. There's a delay between any new answers and the system flagging the new answer. One could have looked at the new answers and it would still be flagged later.


It might be an answer from yesterday (in SO time) that is not shown on the "recent" page anymore. Click on "yesterday" (or even earlier) to see it.

Edit: Now that I find this old answer of mine, I have to say that I have experienced similar quite often.

  • That's not it; I posted a more detailed dupe at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/44158/… and got linked here.
    – RomanSt
    Mar 26, 2010 at 15:38
  • @romkyns: I know, I was the one who linked you. You should add your info as an answer to this post, so all reports concerning the same (possible) bug are in one place.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Mar 26, 2010 at 15:41

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