Buried deep in the now deleted Eeeek post, I had a well-hidden feature-request. Grace Note encouraged me to make it a real feature-request, so here it is. The new drop-down menu is nice, but some crucial functionality of the envelope is missing:

I'd like those numbers behind "revisions" and "favorites" (and maybe also "reputation") clickable! After clicking I'd like to see, e.g., the list of recent favorite changes that at the moment can still be found on the /recent page. Moreover, one very important column is missing: I don't care so much for "today", the first column should be "since last visit". This was the greatest advantage of that envelope; it brought me up-to-date efficiently.

Finally, I sorely miss the "orange envelope notification" of changes in my favorites. This was a quick way for me to check if something important happened here on meta.SO. How can I do that in the future? (This part is not yet completed, unfortunately, although the /recent page together with it's nice "favorites" tab is going to die very soon.)

UPDATE (Mar 17): The numbers for reputation are now clickable. The page behind the link shows even more details than /recent. Moreover, if you click on "reputation" (in the left column), then the changes since the last visit of that page are highlighted (which is similar to what /recent did), so the reputation part of my request could be considered as completed. Nice!
Tim Post had an additional idea: Would it be possible that "the reputation link indicated somehow that there were unviewed reputation changes"?

Mar 18: Another thing that's missing from the /recent page is the "revisions" tab that notified me of other users editing my posts (as opposed to the "revisions" tab in my "activity" that shows posts I edited). For example, now I didn't get any notification that Marc Gravell had tagged my bug report .
UPDATE (Mar 30) Either I was completely mistaken here, or it has now been implemented that clicking "revisions" immediately shows me the recent revisions that happened to my posts. Nice! Unfortunately I don't get a clear notification anymore, but I can get used to that.

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    I asked a link to the "recent" view that is still active - guess this request will suit as well. Mar 15, 2011 at 15:27
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    Similar requests can be found here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/83270/…, meta.stackexchange.com/questions/83265/…
    – 0xA3
    Mar 15, 2011 at 15:34
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    The "Recent activity" page is still accessible at stackoverflow.com/users/recent/(your-id). But I miss the envelope too... Mar 15, 2011 at 17:23
  • @Thomas: I know it's available, but Jeff has already said that it won't stay for long (don't find the link right now). Mar 15, 2011 at 17:34
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    +1 for the "Since last visit" functionality
    – Justin
    Mar 16, 2011 at 2:13
  • Yup, I instinctively clicked on those numbers the first time, expecting them to go somewhere - "drill-down" is just second nature :)
    – Benjol
    Mar 16, 2011 at 6:24
  • It seems that the numbers for reputation are now clickable. Perhaps this is on the way of being implemented!
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Mar 16, 2011 at 13:12
  • @Grace: Thanks for pointing that out; see my update. Mar 16, 2011 at 15:40
  • I believe the "since I last looked at this page" part has been implemented too, at least for the reputation tab (note the highlight in the linked screenshot). I'm not sure if it sticks around indefinitely if you don't look at the tab for a while, though.
    – Tim Stone
    Mar 16, 2011 at 16:56
  • @Tim: In your screenshot, I think "today" is highlighted, and that's it. Mar 16, 2011 at 17:03
  • @HendrikVogt Ah, yes, that's true if you access the page via the drop down time span links it seems. I went to it directly from my profile, and in that case the highlighting seemed to corresponded with the events contributing to the +15 indicator in the tab (though it's a bit hard to tell given there was only one). Now that the 15 has disappeared, if I go to the tab in this manner again, the highlighting is gone.
    – Tim Stone
    Mar 16, 2011 at 17:08
  • @Tim: You're right! When I click on "reputation" in the drop-down, then I see the top part (since last visit) highlighted; when I try again, the highlighted part is gone. That's it! Mar 16, 2011 at 17:16
  • @HendrikVogt Hooray! What might be nice is if the reputation link indicated somehow that there were unviewed reputation changes (like the profile tab does), to make that behaviour a little more apparent to people.
    – Tim Stone
    Mar 16, 2011 at 17:20
  • @Tim: Right, that would be helpful indeed. I'll further update my question sometime soon. Mar 16, 2011 at 17:21
  • w/r/t your last edit.. what? that's what this is meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1/… -- a list of revisions to my post by other users, is it not? Mar 18, 2011 at 12:18

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The last time you clicked on the reputation and responses tab on your user page are tracked, like so.

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The indicators tell you how much rep, and how many responses, since the last time you clicked those tabs.

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    Niceness; does that happen with favourites too? Mar 17, 2011 at 23:16
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    @Richard - it will, some form of this will debut tomorrow Mar 18, 2011 at 1:53
  • @Nick: Great, I appreciate that. Hope it will also show recent comments in my favourites. Mar 18, 2011 at 7:38
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    @Nick, @Jeff: On the blog it says "We still have some work to do on the favorites support". I'm still hoping for something resembling somehow the "favorites" tab of the /recent page. Mar 30, 2011 at 14:11
  • You've now killed the /users/recent URL too. Any news on replacement favorites support or is the current tab the final version?
    – Rup
    Apr 5, 2011 at 9:09

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