I've got a message sent to me from a moderator which appears in the top-left notification dropdown box.

Clicking on the "item" brings me to a page where the message is shown. But after reading it I've closed the browser tab.

How can I get to the message page again?

2 Answers 2


The notification bar that told you about the message contained a link to it. You also usually get an e-mail about it, and the e-mail will have a link (it should point to stackoverflow.com/users/message/#)

  • i definitely had the link in the notification bar (if you mean the bar at the top of the page) but of course its not there anymore..
    – Pacerier
    Jun 12, 2011 at 2:51
  • the email give me a link: stackoverflow.com/users/message/544 which is working. So am i expected to keep that mail in my inbox for as long as I'd wish to "go back to that page next time"?
    – Pacerier
    Jun 12, 2011 at 3:02
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    What about the SE global inbox?
    – random
    Jun 12, 2011 at 3:03
  • @random nop.. it only shows the activities of the threads.. i.e. replies and comments
    – Pacerier
    Jun 12, 2011 at 12:45
  • So there's no special way to see it without having to go to our email or notifications?
    – puretppc
    Jan 19, 2014 at 22:42
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    @puretppc: the global inbox does show moderator messages. Feb 24, 2014 at 18:50
  • 1
    @DanDascalescu Yeah but it's gonna be hard digging through lots of activity especially users who are very active
    – puretppc
    Feb 25, 2014 at 1:15
  • @puretppc: trues. You can vote on this request to implement inbox filters. Feb 25, 2014 at 2:12

As of Feb 2014, you can see moderator messages in the global StackExchange inbox, if you scroll down to the "more inbox messages..." link:

StackExchange inbox

Once in the inbox though, there's no way to filter for "moderator message". You'll have to go through the paging buttons and maybe try to aim for the point in time at which you remember receiving the message. That might be difficult because the year is not displayed.

Here's my Inbox:

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  • Doesn't seem to work anymore. Do you still see the "moderator" messages in the global inbox?
    – Pacerier
    Dec 19, 2014 at 21:39

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