On sites like those in Public beta where the red inbox bubble has a red glow to it, the blue notification has a red glow as well:

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This clashes and sort of goes against the spirit of the notifications being less eye catching and more "quiet". Could they get a matching sky blue glow instead?

It should be noted that sites without the box-shadow/glow effect don't show the red shadow, so the notifications look significantly different, like the ones on Meta:

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Or did Sephiroth just call Meteor in my inbox?

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    It's like a quiet little meteor bringing you untold doom and badges – Ben Brocka May 24 '12 at 15:41
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    I personally don't feel that the sky blue color is "notifying" enough. The red really stands out, but I oftentimes don't even notice that blue because it's so subtle. In fact, the red glow is the one thing that makes it stand out enough to be noticeable. – animuson May 24 '12 at 18:20
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    @animuson the subtlety is intentional, it's not urgent so it's not supposed to prompt the same level of attention. – Ben Brocka May 24 '12 at 18:46
  • Poor man's 3D effect. Like drawing with Paint. Oh, wait … – fuxia May 26 '12 at 7:05

I thought this was intentional.

And rather liked it.

If it changes now because of your calling attention to it, I'm going to send you so many form letters...

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    If it's intentional it's quite sloppy...sites like Meta have no "glow/shadow on the inbox bubble, so they now look quite different from notifications on sites that have the bubble... – Ben Brocka May 26 '12 at 20:13

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