I found that new inbox notification use the StackAuth fav icon. Is this a new change or a bug?

I'm seeing it all the modern browsers so I don't think it's a caching issue, since source is pointing to the StackAuth favicon:

<img src="http://stackauth.com/favicon.ico" alt="stackauth.com">

Odd. Curious

  • Yup, happens here too.
    – Undo
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 0:56

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Oops, this was my fault. I just did a rather large convergence of inbox code to consolidate what used to be 2 separate projects as part of fixing new top bar counts. A bug crept in there specifically affecting Chat and Careers messages, for which a fix has already been deployed.

  • I'm still seeing that in my notifications - will it fix old notifications or are they there to stay?
    – MikeyB
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 16:54
  • Bump. This is happening to me, too. While browsing the Movies.SE, I get [this notification favicon[(prnt.sc/g3tojg), which belongs to the Music.SE Commented Aug 3, 2017 at 11:02

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