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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...