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Questions tagged [global-inbox]

The global inbox contains information from across the entire network about notifications regarding posts and comments you've made, from answers to your questions to @replies to your comments.

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I received an email alert about a message in my Stack Exchange Inbox, but it was missing

I'm guessing that this message was deleted because the question I commented on was put On Hold, or because the comment was from the requester. Can someone confirm that this is known behavior, explain ...
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Moderator actions should appear in my “inbox” [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce: Post a flawed question that will attract the attention of a moderator. Moderator puts question on hold. Observed: There is no indication my question was put on hold without my ...
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Top bar notifications (global inbox, +reputation) reset after refreshing or visiting another page

Normally, when you click the Inbox or the Achievements icon in the top bar, the notification (x new messages, +y reputation) clear. They still do, but upon refreshing the page, they're back to their ...
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Why I did not receive a notification that grace period of a bounty started?

From my past experience with bounties, you receive several notification as the bounty is closing to end: bounty expires in three days, bounty expires in one day, bounty expiring soon (this is ...
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Missing item in inbox [duplicate]

There seems to be an inconsistency in my inbox. There has been a message from a user (under the form of a @reply comment) that I can see under the post and in the "responses" tab in my profile, but it ...
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Adjust/don't show pro-tempore election notification if there is no election phase

Woodworking Stack Exchange just had its first pro-tempore election. Well, not really; there was no election phase since there was only one candidate for one seat. Therefore, the election ended as soon ...
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Recent Inbox Messages number wrong

I'm a user of Stack Overflow and trying to help people solve their problems. However what I sometimes see is that the number of messages in 'Recent Inbox Messages' is incorrect. Just now I had 2 ...
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Incorrect tooltip for inbox messages before manual page refresh

When you have unread inbox messages the topbar inbox button contains an indicator with number and tooltip is saying "You have unread inbox messages": Now you can click on the button to see unread ...
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What events trigger an inbox notification?

The global inbox was once introduced because it became hard "to keep track of all your questions, answers, and comments across every site you participated on". The small red number tells you how ...
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Clicking on the inbox button on the navigation bar before it's finished loading takes me to the 'All Items' page

Scenario: Log into computer, auto-pilot to Stack Overflow, take first sip of coffee, click the inbox item. Expected: The drop down menu opens up, and I can see my latest interactions. Actual: I ...
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Why do Chat notifications show who the message is from, while comment notifications do not?

When someone leaves a comment to any of my posts, or employs @Alex, I get an inbox notification showing me the comment. When someone responds to me in Chat I also get an inbox notification showing me ...
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Where is the notification in the app when a post of mine is edited?

Today in the app I was told I had three unread messages in my inbox but I only saw two: This is because the “answer edited” message only shows up on the website: Can this be fixed? App ...
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Notifications with a HTML encoded entity render improperly if a truncation occurs in the middle of the entity

I received the below notification yesterday: The chat message itself can be found at https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/46368649#46368649: iunno I'm just saying that it's not out of ...
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What causes inbox notifications to expand to fewer notifications?

I had a notification on my mobile of 6 inbox notifications, and both on it and PC, it showed 6. However, when I clicked on it, it expanded to...3 notifications. Perhaps spam answers and comments were ...
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Browser's back button doesn't work correctly on the “Global Inbox for a user webpage”

My Firefox for Android (version 62.0b7) browser's back button doesn't work correctly on the Global Inbox for a user webpage (click here for your own) after you use the next or numbered buttons. Once ...
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Inbox and achievements dialogs won't load on sites other than MSE (error 500)

The achievements dialog is failing to load on several sites for me. It works fine on Meta Stack Exchange and Meta Stack Overflow, but on any other site I've tried (main or meta, including main Stack ...
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Do not count already viewed chat replies in the top bar inbox

If you use chat you should know that chat replies (using your username in messages in general) can lead to an increasing inbox count for the top bar inbox: This happens if you are not currently (...
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“Answer migrated” message not shown in inbox screen in app

Today, an answer of mine was migrated from Meta Stack Exchange to Meta Super User. While I do recall seeing a '1' on the inbox icon in the app, I can't see the message itself: The message is only ...
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Inbox message is not truncated properly

Message with a long word, i.e. without spaces or dashes, is not truncated properly in inbox popup: This message from mobile web for comparing: I’m pretty sure that this behavior could be be ...
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Viewed, deleted comments staying in inbox

Lets start with a life-like scenario. User A receives an offensive comment in his inbox from the OP of a question. A then clicks on the notification in order to flag the offending comment. A mod ...
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Always show inbox and achievements in the top bar, without requiring an account on each site

On a site where I do have an account, the left part of the top bar looks like this: On SE sites where I don't have an account, the user information and review queue icon is obviously missing, but ...
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Next privilege toolbar showing above global inbox/reputation/site list [duplicate]

When I click global inbox, the reputation or the site list button on sites with the old toolbar, it shows below the outline and writing for the next privilege. Is this a problem as the new toolbar is ...
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Is there a way to notify all people who commented on a post at once?

I posted this question on Stack Overflow: What could make dynamic_cast start throwing std:bad_cast even if invoked on pointers? I discussed with four people in the comments about different approaches ...
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The inbox and achievement notifications show up incorrectly

In the top bar, it said that I have 1 unread inbox message and earned 7 reputation points: But when I clicked on both buttons, I neither had an unread inbox message nor earned reputation. My last ...
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Visiting the inbox tab on the network profile is now clearing notifications (behavior change)

Until very recently, if I had pending inbox notifications I could visit the inbox tab on my network profile to get a preview. Doing so did not clear the notification in the topbar or mark anything as ...
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Wrong icons in the “hot network questions” column

Currently the "hot networks" column is showing wrong icons for some, but not all of the sites. (The URLs linked to have the correct site). It seems to happen only on some sites -- I see it on ...
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Notification Count in Title [duplicate]

Is it possible to include in the Title tag the number of notifications a user has? For example, say a user has 5 notifications in their inbox. The title would have (5) right before the rest of the ...
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Chat replies ending with an apostrophe get messed up in inbox notifications [duplicate]

I noticed this morning that a chat reply, with the last character in the preview being an apostrophe, was messed up. (; (since it's the TL, it's blacked out) ;) I then tested it with a sock of mine: ...
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Inbox/reputation notifications do not work on chat server top bar

On the top bar on chat server pages, e.g. http://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/, the inbox notification icons do not work: The dropdowns themselves do work and do show unread items, highlighted ...
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Can I send myself an inbox notification?

For developing apps and userscripts that deal with inbox notifications, it's often useful to get a notification for testing. Is there any action I can take that will give myself an inbox notification?...
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Inbox notifications link to Area 51 using HTTPS

As indicated in "Network-wide HTTPS: It's time", HTTPS support for Area 51 is currently incomplete. Certain page elements fail to load on HTTPS, such as notifications and captchas. Despite this, ...
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Inbox number wrong?

Edit: Feature-request: Add a "stack count" before stacked messages to reduce possible confusion. Like [2] comment on QUESTION Whenever someone posts an answer to your question, or a comment ...
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Add notifications about accepted edit suggestions [duplicate]

Consider a new SO user with insufficient reputation to make an edit with no approval. When such users suggest an edit, they can hardly guess that it is possible to keep track of their edit, discover ...
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Inbox count wrong a lot more often than it used to be

In the past couple of weeks, I've found that my unread count (the red number) on my inbox is wrong (too high) most of the time if it's showing a number at all. This is new behavior. Throughout the ...
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Elections inbox item is empty in network profile global inbox [duplicate]

I got an inbox message about the elections on Super User yesterday, all good. However, when checking now my global inbox on stackexchange.com network profile, it's empty: The inbox item on the ...
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Inbox, Achievements sections are not responding when no entry in the “reputation” tab in Area 51

When selecting the "reputation" tab, if there is no entry in it and clicking on the Inbox and Achievements section, they are not responding in the Area 51 page. GIF for the same: Update: When ...
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Global inbox is inconsistent between the web and mobile apps when having several comments on same post

In the inbox window in apps (iOS, Android) I see 5 comments and 1 answer on screen. All for one question. In web I see only 1 comment for that question instead of 5. Why? Is it some ...
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Election notification description is not displaying in the global inbox

Recently I received a notification about the Travel SE election nomination, I can read the notification description in the Recent inbox messages. But the same notification description is not ...
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Highlight unread messages on the inbox page

The following URL is very handy in that it shows me an expanded view of my inbox, but it does not highlight unread messages. This makes it very hard to differentiate which messages I need to read or ...
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Inbox typo “exampe comment”

I just received an inbox notification for an "exampe comment" (sic): That should be "example comment".
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Incorrect cut for chat reply in global inbox

I have a chat reply that I see in global inbox like: You can see transcript for this message here. @alexolut Скорее всего потому, что под словами "кнопка «проголосовать»" вы имеете в виду что-...
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Inbox and achievement navigation bar buttons are too close together

The inbox and achievement buttons are now a lot closer together than they were. It may not seem like much but even my skinny fingers struggle to hit the right button... and I know some fat fingered ...
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“See all inbox items” keeps loading

The 'see all inbox items' option is not working for me. It keeps loading and the page freezes at some point. Is there any fix to that?
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Switch among inbox and achievements pages

Using mobile web on touch screen devices requires double tap for switching among inbox and achievements pages: While inbox page is active, tapping on achievements icon close the inbox. And you ...
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Notifications by email with incorrect dates of last inbox check [duplicate]

I got a notification email that stated: The following items were added to your inbox since you last checked it on 2015-04-19: I know that is not true given that I have been checking it all ...
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HTML encoding strikes again (but with a twist) - Chat messages inbox notifications aren't looking good

I just noticed this in my inbox: Same appears in the global inbox of the network profile. This looks like this other bug that was reported and fixed over four years ago, with the difference ...
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Categorize inbox items and create a separate page for viewing messages

I think the message system in Stack Exchange sites is from the 90's. There are no groups/categories in the inbox. If it would categorize, it will be a great help for those who are searching old ...
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Comments in app are hard to distinguish from title

In the Android app, the comments show up on the right side when I swipe to the left. Each comment shows up with the title of the question and then the content of the comment. The problem is that it ...
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How do I unsubscribe from “improvement needed” inbox messages on the docs beta site? [closed]

I signed up for docs beta - but have been unimpressed / don't have the time to put into it. I'm getting several messages per week in my inbox... I've searched everywhere but I don't see an obvious way ...
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Inbox updates only for answers to my questions

I unsubscribed from the general daily email updates. Yet, I still wish to get updates if my own questions get answers. Is there a way to do that?