I don't know that this is a "bug", but it certainly feels like one.

I just got an e-mail notification about my question being moved to a more appropriate site.

Such notifications can be good, but:

  • It was moved yesterday.
  • I have already looked at the question on the second site yesterday.

So, why tell me about it:

  • today rather than yesterday when it might have been useful to be told?
  • or at all, since I'm obviously already aware of it?

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"Visit question" button links to:


Mail header contains:

Received: from MzU1Mzk4OA (unknown) by geopod-ismtpd-4-0 (SG) with HTTP id e0uRGqhSQfGl4Gi9lV_A7A Tue, 07 Jun 2022 20:33:51.042 +0000 (UTC)
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 20:33:51 +0000 (UTC)

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    Can you post a screenshot of the email without any identifying information? It might help us identify which email you're talking about. :)
    – Catija
    Jun 7, 2022 at 22:36
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    @Catija. I've added the message, its "Visit question" link, and part of its mail header. Jun 7, 2022 at 23:16
  • @Catija, I just noticed that the mail suggests that I "join Stack Overflow". Perhaps the bug is that it doesn't realize that I am already a member? Jun 7, 2022 at 23:23
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    @RayButterworth It's static text. It always displays the same line to every person.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jun 7, 2022 at 23:27
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    The email probably isn't aware of whether you saw the notification or not but I'm curious why it was delayed. I see that you have emails set to daily but I don't think this one should be impacted by that setting. I'd have to get a developer to check and explain the proper timing, probably.
    – Catija
    Jun 7, 2022 at 23:29


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