In chat, as well as showing the unread count in the page (i.e. browser tab) title, also show an indication that you were refereed to (@name) in one of those unread messages.

(5) Chat Feedback

could become

(5#) Chat Feedback

Updated: as Marc noted, 5+ is likely to be interpreted as >5.

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I like the idea of an asterisk or an exclamation mark instead of a plus sign. Great idea.


I like that. I suspect "5+" is a bit misleading, perhaps (I imagine lots of queries: does that mean "more than 5?") - but interesting idea.

  • 1
    You could use an asterisk, octothorpe, or caret instead of the plus sign.
    – waiwai933
    Aug 3, 2010 at 22:44
  • Good point, # would be better.
    – Richard
    Aug 4, 2010 at 8:46
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    How about @, wouldn't that be more understandable?
    – Benjol
    Aug 10, 2010 at 9:10

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