I rarely visit my own profile to look at favourite questions with new activity. I'd like to have inbox notifications for this.

Apparently it was once added, but later removed again.

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Can this be reimplemented? If not, why was it removed?

  • Oh, now I remember. Once upon a time, there was an envelope. whenever there was new inbox item or favorite change, it would turn red, maybe with a number. That old feature request asked to disable this as users got annoyed their envelope is changing so much. With the demise of the envelope, that feature request became irrelevant. Jul 24, 2014 at 9:15
  • @ShadowWizard I think the second one is a better duplicate. (Unfortunately I had already voted on the first duplicate.)
    – Stijn
    Jul 24, 2014 at 9:24
  • You can vote to close your own question then, as the second, then it will also appear in the list when closed. Jul 24, 2014 at 9:33
  • I don't agree this would be a blanket good thing, it would be incredibly spammy depending on your favorites count. The way some people use favorites would make the inbox signal-to-noise ratio hit the floor. Jul 24, 2014 at 10:42
  • @NickCraver the first implementation was opt-out as I understand, and one of the duplicates suggests an opt-in for this. Making it mandatory for everyone wouldn't be good indeed.
    – Stijn
    Jul 24, 2014 at 10:56