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THIS IS A BUGREPORT FOR A USABILITY BUG.

Do not retag as “support”. This is not a support request.

Do not link to the FAQ. I’ve read it. It doesn’t answer the question “How do I report a usability bug without having it closed and dismissed?”

I just discovered the Recent Activity page by following the link in the message that alerts me to the fact there are new answers/comments.

However, later I wanted to find that page again and, without the alert message, I couldn’t find it. There is no link to it anywhere, certainly not in my profile (the most obvious place). How am I supposed to navigate to this page?

EDIT: I was told that the innocuous little envelope icon in the top bar is a link to this page. This is undiscoverable and qualifies as a usability bug that needs fixing. There should be a proper link from the user profile page to the recent-activity page because it is logically part of the user profile.

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    Please reopen this because it is not a duplicate. It is a bugreport, not a support question. – Timwi Aug 2 '10 at 9:10
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    "There should be a proper link from the user profile page to the recent-activity page because it is logically part of the user profile" open that as a [feature-request] then – Jeff Atwood Aug 2 '10 at 9:15
  • Without going into semantics about what is a bug exactly, I'm quite surprised to find the recent activity under the icon that is used to indicate an inbox everywhere else on the www. I'd call that a "peculiar design", but heck, what's in a name? – Joris Meys Aug 30 '10 at 22:09
  • @joris the function is 99% "show people who responded directly to me" which is exactly the purpose of an inbox. – Jeff Atwood Aug 31 '10 at 2:44
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Click on the envelope next to your name at the top of the screen.

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    Does anyone honestly think that is discoverable?? – Timwi Aug 2 '10 at 8:02
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    I'm a very new user, and I discovered it as soon as I had comments. It lights up. The only way I wouldn't expect a user to notice it would be if they didn't have any responses to their question/answer/comments. I would hope that is not common for users making an effort. I suppose it should still be discoverable even without the highlighting, but it is an icon, and it does have a pop-up tooltip that mentions "new replies". How could it be more discoverable? If it literally said "recent activity" next to it? – Ocaasi Aug 6 '10 at 7:58

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