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When another moderator sends a direct user message, the notification appears for all other moderators as a dropdown alert. This is somewhat distracting, and also impossible to get back to once it's closed. I feel like this type of alert makes more sense for moderators as a global inbox notification, since it's more of a "you should read this message" inbox type item. For users on the receiving end, it should probably be both a global inbox notification and a dropdown message, to ensure that they receive it.

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    You know you can get back to it once that's closed, just from the mod menu
    – jcolebrand
    Jun 30 '11 at 4:13
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    I know, but the user can't get back to it, hence the suggestion that it show up in both for them.
    – nhinkle
    Jun 30 '11 at 4:17
  • I was not aware of that.
    – jcolebrand
    Jun 30 '11 at 4:19
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The users also typically get an email -- you know, a real, physical email in their email inbox -- and that contains the text with a link to the moderator message URL, so I'm not sure I can agree with this.

It is the default option when sending a moderator message.

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  • I believe @Nhinkle asks for a Global Inbox option for moderators so that it's not lost.. (perhaps lost is the wrong word since you can go and fetch it again) rather than the end user. Jun 30 '11 at 9:12
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    @sathya I beg to differ, see above comment "I know, but the user can't get back to it, hence the suggestion that it show up in both for them" Jun 30 '11 at 9:23
  • I'm asking for both: I feel like this type of alert makes more sense for moderators as a global inbox notification.
    – nhinkle
    Jun 30 '11 at 14:19
  • @JeffAtwood any possibility of reconsidering this request? It's a message, so really it should show up in one's inbox - inboxes are for messages, right? I understand they can an email as well, but that doesn't mean the format for delivery on-site can't be adjusted as well. Is there any reason not to have it be both?
    – nhinkle
    Nov 7 '11 at 4:57
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As per Moderator message notifications should be red in the global inbox for those involved, this has now been implemented as a "notification" (not an inbox message), and will be changed to a proper inbox message soon.

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When I logged in today I could swear I saw a moderator message appear right before Firefox died loading another page*.

I don't know what it was. I can't find anything in my inbox which would generate such a message. Perhaps it was a badge notification or a notice on an open bounty? or?

But I don't see any recent badges that I didn't already know about. My bounties still have a few days to go...?? (and haven't generated much interest anyways...)

It would be awesome if there was some simple way just to keep a record of which notifications I recently should've seen barring the gamma ray burst which just hosed my browser...

Note: This doesn't have to be a queue, it could simply be listed in the profile under activity as a separate sub-tag system notifications (or perhaps simply system).

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