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Inbox messages and achievements for a closed beta site still shown

I was active on Arabic.SE before it was closed. However, even though it was closed, I still see messages and achievements in my inbox that are related to it. When it comes to deleted questions, they'...
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I'm clicking the same message multiple times to get it to clear, is it broken, or is something else happening?

My inbox indicates that I have a message! I click it to see what that message is. My expectation is that the message would be cleared from the inbox's active queue (the red-circle number decrements ...
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Inbox is no longer immediately marking item as read when middle-clicking to open in new tab

The inbox used to mark an item as read when I use my middle mouse button to open the item in a new tab. It no longer does this. It does recognize that I clicked it, but requires me to click the ...
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No pong for the ping! No inbox notifications for chat pings [duplicate]

Well, I may have moved my main-site activity elsewhere, but I still talk to people in chat here, so I very much prefer receiving notifications when they ping for me. I mean, how else will I pong them? ...
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In the inbox, "N hours ago" is underneath the envelope icon when there's a URL in the notification

In this image, see how both messages were posted 9 hours ago but in the first one that text is covered by the envelope icon: It still happens when the message is read. I think it's because of the ...
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Long unbreakable text in notification summary causes timestamps to overflow in global inbox [duplicate]

There's an item in my inbox for which the relative timestamp (2 days) overflows the envelope icon to mark it as (un)read: This happens in several browsers (Safari and Chrome on macOS, Edge on Windows)...
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On stackexchange.com, the inbox message count erroneously briefly shows 0 upon page reload

On the stackexchange.com homepage, the inbox message count erroneously shows 0 upon page reload. Example: Tested with the latest version of Chrome on Windows 10.
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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 ...
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We need a mechanism for 'purging' seen inbox messages

There are certain situations where a message is better off not being seen. Things that are upsetting, rude, or offensive for certain, or one might want to housekeep their inbox. Dopplegreener's post ...
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I have a permanent indicator of 3 unread messages in Inbox [duplicate]

EDIT I learned about selecting only Unread messages in my Inbox here. When I tried it, there were no messages shown, but selecting Mark all as read removed the indicator, so the issue was resolved. I ...
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Inbox count badge doesn't disappear when clicking on last notification

I'm not able to reproduce this consistently, but often when I click on the last remaining unread notification in my inbox, it goes to the question but doesn't remove the count badge. So there's a &...
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Inbox improvements are live

The feedback up until January 3rd, 2023 has been catalogued and handed over to the product team. Any further feedback or bug reports should be posted as a new question. TL;DR: The inbox improvements ...
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When there are multiple comments on my post, have the notification lead to the oldest

Currently if multiple comments on one of your own posts, you get a single notification, not multiple. What happens is that all comment notifications for the same post are grouped together, only the ...
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Missing some comment notifications on my answer

I followed What would you like to change about the moderator election process? for a while, but the notifications blew up my inbox, so I unfollowed it. I can't find the exact time I unfollowed it, but ...
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Will edited comments to one post notify the poster multiple times? [duplicate]

I checked the What events trigger an inbox notification? and searched for "edit" but didn't find this specific problem about "edited comments". Since "Another user comments on ...
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Inbox notifications - marking as read etc

Currently, when receiving notifications in the inbox, you get a number in the top bar on the inbox button. But when you open the inbox that number is gone and everything is marked as read. I don't ...
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Allow users to remove notifications in their inbox

Deleted comments on followed posts persist in the global inbox is marked as status-bydesign - if you have already seen a notification, then it is never removed from the inbox. That includes if the ...
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How can I view unread messages?

At one point I had up to a hundred of unread messages. I read many of them, but the notification icon says there are four I have not. Because of the sheer number of the messages, I am having ...
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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 am ...
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Annoying UI: clicking on Inbox navigates away, if the page has not finished loading [duplicate]

When loading a StackOverflow page, the user might notice that the Inbox icon shows unread messages. If the user clicks on it after the page has finished loading, they get a popup. If the page has not ...
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Inbox message cannot be removed

in my inbox in the top-right corner profile section I have this message: But when I click on it, that answer has been removed. How can I get rid of that message?
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New network top-bar cuts off achievement/inbox dialogue

The new top-bar looks like this: But when I click the inbox or achievement button, it does this: Inbox Achievements I'm not super zoomed in or anything, but the box still gets cut off by the left ...
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Poor alignment of popover arrow in Inbox filter popup

The inbox filter popup has poor alignment for the popover arrow/ ^-mark relative to the popup rectangle. In Unread mode even the border line looks broken: Zoomed in: Compare with unread popup on ...
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Cheese moved, no scroll wheel to move it back [closed]

So, the new topbar has been rolled to mobile. Which is nice, because I like the new topbar1. However, the new inbox is a popup window2 with overflow:auto. On some phones (mine is a Samsung Galaxy Mini)...
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Lots of empty space in inbox

When I scroll to the bottom of my inbox, there is a ton of empty space. It's not that I don't have a lot of notifications; my full inbox has plenty of stuff. Is it supposed to look like this? In any ...
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Inbox icon indicates an unread message, but no messages are shown under "unread"

I've noticed a case where my inbox icon indicated an unread message (1 in red), but no messages were shown under "unread": I don't know how to reproduce. Maybe it's because I was already on ...
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Chat Ping Notifications seem to be missing from inbox [duplicate]

I was trying to get an unread notification on my spare account for some screenshots. I am logged into the network, and was on recently enough to @ autocomplete I've tried pinging, superpinging, and ...
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How can I find unread messages in the Stack Exchange inbox?

Usually I just scroll down and find the unread messages and click on the items. This way I am done in a minute. Today I did that and it still says that I have 3 unread messages. I clicked the "...
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Switched favicons for certain sites in inbox, achievements, and community tabs

When I click on my inbox or on the achievements button, it appears that the icon for Meta.SE has been switched with the one for Stack Apps; it's basically displaying the Stack Apps favicon even for ...
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Better handling of inbox notifications that have been merged together

I've been trying to figure out why I find the new inbox so annoying. No doubt part of the issue is just that it's different. Some of it is definitely because I prefer the previous behavior in some ...
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Inbox only shows one message if two replies are received close together

I've noticed this a few times now with the new "sticky" inbox. I'll get two comment reply notifications close together, which will show a 2 badge over my inbox icon in the top bar. When I ...
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Tapping on the message from inbox doesn’t mark it read anymore

Tapping on the message from inbox doesn’t mark it read anymore. Is it desired behavior? As far as I remember before inbox renewal, tapping on the item led to mark that item read (simultaneously with ...
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Chat inbox icon with number of unread messages should be a pixel wider

It seems that chat page inbox item is not wide enough to overlap empty inbox icon. So the odd gray pixels break through the top: Zoomed in: And animated version when number goes away:
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New notification system still feels counterintuitive

This has been bugging me for ages—I guess since October 2022: while it's good that the notifications were made more "sticky", I sometimes feel they are a bit too sticky. It's hard to pin ...
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Inbox chops messages in the middle of an HTML character reference

The messages in the inbox get chopped if they too long, and the chop can occur in the middle of an HTML character reference as can be seen in this screenshot: The character being chopped is [ and it ...
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Inbox Notifications Will Not Clear

About a week ago, some of my inbox notifications are refusing to flag as read, and therefore persist indefinitely. I've tried multiple times clicking through each notification, and nothing I do seems ...
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Should "Go to full Inbox" instead say "Go to all messages" or "Go to complete Inbox"?

The link "Go to full Inbox" is unclear. Does it just mean go to your Inbox? Does it mean that your Inbox is in some way "full" (is there a limit?), and it's trying to tell you you ...
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Can see code when clicking on my notifications box

Why am I seeing this when I click on my notifications box please? I use a Google Chrome dark mode hence why my screen is dark but I cannot remember the code ever appearing. I can replicate this on ...
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Is it possible to undo an accidental click on “mark all as read “ at the top of notifications?

I intended to tap on the first notification in the box, not the Mark all notifications as read button. What can I do to reverse this? I’m guessing nothing.
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Where is my inbox?

I've seen the inbox in some popup before, but I've been clicking around and I am not seeing a mail box management/mail list now. I tried to looking at my account page but had no luck. Where is it? Or ...
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Change the inbox notification text for mod messages

When another moderator sends a message to a user, the inbox notification says: moderator message on AviD added a new message Hello, I'm writing in reference to your IT Security - Stack Exchange ...
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How to make the inbox show all notifications

How can I make the inbox preview all my notifications? At the moment, it will show me a red number e.g. 4, but when I click it, I only see one unread notification. The reason is because all 4 ...
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Old inbox functionality for community I'm not a member of

I have just noticed a bug with the inbox improvements I couldn't see this previously reported on this post When you click on your inbox in a community you aren't a part of you get the old ...
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Notifications not being marked as read [duplicate]

I see this has been asked historically a few times over the years, but this is a new behavior for me since about the past couple of weeks or months or so. I get comment notifications, and when I click ...
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Make the grouped inbox messages expandable

This is in response to this request: Please bring back the grouping of replies in the inbox So it was recently ungrouped and now will be grouped back again. As I said in my comment to Geoff: I ...
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Inbox notification for different site should log me in

I have frequently found that when I get an inbox notification for a different site in the network, it does take me to the right place, but I need to log in separately in order to e.g. respond to a ...
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Add button to watch questions/get notified on edits, comments, etc [duplicate]

I often have the situation that I read a question and leave a comment requesting an edit to provide more information by the OP. Currently, I add the phrase that he/she should please also write a ...
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Highlight unread messages on the inbox page on stackexchange.com

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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See all unread inbox messages

Is it possible to see all the unread messages for the StackExchange network even after one of the unread messages has been viewed? I've noticed that the unread message count in the upper-right corner (...
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Viewing inbox should unmark read items rather than all items [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we get an option to stop the global inbox from marking everything as read? In the SE dropdown inbox list, when you view it, all unread comments/answers get toggled to '...

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