Recently, I've started seeing notifications of changes to favorites in my recent activity page, even though I've checked the "I don't want notifications of activity on questions I've favorited" option.

Has something changed or is this no longer working? I've seen this happening on Stack Overflow, Meta Stack Overflow and Super User.

  • What do you mean by "notifications" specifically? The "New Replies" envelop is lighting up? A banner message appears? Nov 2, 2010 at 8:57
  • @Jarrod I see the "New replies" envelope, yes. Right now, I also got a banner message saying: "You have 1 new comment; 1 favorite change". This seems to be happening on all the sites I'm active.
    – alex
    Nov 2, 2010 at 20:17

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There were some differences between the queries that lit the envelope and those that returned data on the /users/recent page - these have been refactored to use the same code.

And it will respect your favorite preference!


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