Questions tagged [alerts]

Enquiries about any kind of alert or notification system used by the site. This might include balloon pop-ups, e-mail notifications, or (most often) the flashing alert bars which appear at the very top of StackExchange pages.

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What's the difference between "Company Alerts" and "Company Alerts"?

(Note: The title is intentional) On the "Edit profile" page, in the "Edit email settings" tab, there are two settings for turning on/off "Company Alerts": One is just a ...
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Does editing a question give an alert?

If I edit a question, do the users who previously viewed the question get an alert/notification?
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Ability to get notifications for keywords (not tags)

I'm not sure how feasible this would be, but it could be nice in many cases to be able to subscribe for alerts on questions having a specific keywords. I saw a similar questions asked before, but ...
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How do I receive emails when I receive a response?

I have my preferences set to 3 hours, but I do not receive email alerts when I receive an inbox message. Is there a setting that I need to set?
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When the Stack Exchange alert is clicked, the app shows a blank screen [duplicate]

I have recently installed the Stack Exchange app and it's pretty impressive with all functionalities packed inside a small device. Today when I received one alert from the app & after clicking on ...
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Confirm navigation dialog appears after cancelling edit by reloading post

If a post is updated while you're editing, a notification will appear allowing you to reload the post (and cancel your own edits). However, it appears the page still thinks you have pending edits. If ...
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Alert on edit after a downvote [duplicate]

I wonder if it would be possible to extend the current notification system. Namely, if I downvote a question and that thing had an edit, I'd be happy to see that in my inbox. As possibly the cause ...
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Is the alert for new badges not shown anymore? [duplicate]

I thought that, when I first started using Stack Exchange sites, I received alerts for every new badges I earned. I no longer see this happening, and it hasn't happened for awhile. Have the alerts ...
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How can I receive email alerts on a keyword?

I would like to receive an email alert on new questions containing a specific keyword. I have seen that it is possible to receive such alerts for a specific tag. Unfortunately, this keyword is not ...
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Why is the 'plink' noise in chat not an account setting?

First, let's explain what I am on about. That little 'plink' noise you get by default when some one posts a message at you on chat. I HATE it with a passion! At first I was ok with the noise, as I ...
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The alert box is displayed too low

I was trying to close a question from https://meta.stackoverflow.com/community/close/626, but the question kept to be shown, even if all seemed to work fine. At the third try, I understood why: There ...
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New review gives a too-generic error message when out of delete votes

While reviewing low quality posts, the message given when you vote to delete when out of votes is too generic. It should probably say that the limit for votes to delete has been reached, or (even ...
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What to do after a well-deserved downvote (after editing to fix)?

I was downvoted correctly on an answer I wrote that lacked some key information. I made the appropriate edit and left a comment explaining that I had edited the answer. I'm not begrudging the original ...
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Provide a Windows application to show alerts when questions get answers or comments [closed]

Does the team have, or can it develop, a Windows application to show alerts when designated questions get answered or receive comments? I need such an app because I sometimes can't open web browsers ...
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Non-user-friendly message when trying to edit post with pending suggested editions

I just tried to edit a post in stackoverflow and got the following message: It reads: There is a pending suggested edit in the queue, try again in a few minutes. First of all, I understand the ...
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Prevent user from clicking wrong button when editing a post

So, I was just editing a post. Made my changes and I scrolled down and without thinking I accidentally clicked the "Post Your Answer" button. Immediately after clicking it, I was like "crap, wrong ...
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CW post revisions should alert greatest contributor

Community wiki posts do not show the original poster's avatar, and if someone else has contributed more to the post than the OP, it is now attributed to that person, with a percentage displayed that ...
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Getting rid of alerts for responses

The top-of-the-page alerts are useful for knowing about badges and such. But the StackExchange "global mail" system already notifies you of comments or answers. So I really want to stop the top-of-...
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Jobs email alerts?

I'm surprised this feature doesn't exist yet for the Jobs page? I also didn't find any question asking for this already. It would be very useful, thanks.
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Answer your own question bug with Chrome (and probably other browsers)

If you answer your own question, a message box appears which you have to press OK to in order to answer the question. However, if you are using Chrome, the user may tell the browser to stop sending ...
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Change of message appearing after removal of @lerts

See my original question here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/99104/posting-comments-where-whoever-is-removed-and-prevents-posting-due-to-short-comm I understand why @alerts are being ...
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Alert Answerers when a Question gets Migrated

Recently I lost a lot of rep on SO because one of my top answers was migrated to another site. At the time, I thought the question had been deleted. I was pleasantly surprised (weeks later) when I ...
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Possible bug with privilege alert for View Close Votes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why did I receive a message saying I have been granted a privilege, yet I don't have enough reputation? I got the following alert today: However, notice the number of ...
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Notify me of answers to other people's questions

Is there a way to have it notify me when answers or comments are posted to other people's questions? I know how to do it for my own questions, but (unless I'm blind) I don't see where to select this. ...
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Show alert for users with 0% (or low) acceptance rate [duplicate]

Is it possible to show alert (on top, like the alerts for new badges for example) for users with 0% accept rate when they log in, with text like "Please improve your accept rate" and link to page ...
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What is the fastest, most efficient way to get alerts for Stack Overflow feeds?

I have tried using Google Reader, FeedDemon and different Chrome extensions to follow Stack Overflow's tag feeds (e.g. newest question RSS feeds for a given tag), but nothing seems to give me alerts ...
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Is it possible to be alerted, while answering, that the question was removed or closed?

When I type an answer to a question, and other people answered it at the same time, I see a message on the top of the page indicating that other answers are available. On the other hand, if the author ...
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How to handle loads of rep recalc questions? [closed]

In preparation for the soon to be implemented change in the rep system, and the necessary global rep-recalc and the ensuing onslaught of WTF!?! Where did all my rep go?? questions that are bound to be ...
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Can email notifications be improved? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Notify more frequently than once a day? Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don’t own them) I ...
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Alert when answers are added to the question being viewed even when not entering an answer

This hasn't happened to me often yet, so I could be completely wrong about the current behaviour :) Having just started to answer questions I find that I go off to research an answer, meanwhile Jon ...
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Don't tell me that I have new replies when. . . I've seen them all

Next to my (our) username(s) at the top of the page is a little envelope that glows delightfully orange when someone's answered a question of mine, or commented on an answer, or commented on a comment ...
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Instant email alerts and notifications [duplicate]

Why can't Stack Overflow just email me immediately when someone responds to my questions? I feel like an a-hole when I find out someone posted on a question I asked a month ago and I only find out ...
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Answer has been posted update bug (Not really a big deal)

I noticed a small bug when on stack overflow. These are the steps to reproduce. Go into a question. post a comment. while posting a comment, have an update about an answer being posted come up. ...
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Programmatically sending instant e-mail alerts about new SE replies

How can I code a program in C# that can check for replies to my Stack Exchange questions and send me instant e-mail alerts when new replies are posted? It'd be great if all users' activity here went ...
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