I discovered today that I was awarded the Steward badge for edit reviews, but there was no notification of this. In the previous top bar, there were two types of alerts - red for inbox, gray for notifications (or whatever they were called). In the new top bar, I can only see the inbox. Did I miss something, or are badges no longer notified about in the new top bar?

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    The "achievements" thing (where you get rep changes) turns green when you have notifications.
    – Mat
    Dec 5, 2013 at 7:50
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    @Mat Aha, I missed that. It didn't occur to me to look for badge notifications there (they were by the inbox previously). Make this an answer, I'll accept it. Dec 5, 2013 at 7:58

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Badge notifications, apparently being a common use case of the old Notifications tab, were split out into the Achievements dropdown. It should look like this if you have a new badge (but no rep change):

Unfortunately the FHRC is not part of the actual icon.

  • Yep, its tooltip when "empty" is also "Recent achievements: reputation, badges, and privileges earned". :) Dec 5, 2013 at 8:13

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