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Send authors an inbox message if their question is closed

I think it would really help if you get notified that a question of yours was closed. Especially for the multi-site power user, usually (at least for me) a question is asked and then left alone for ...
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The new top bar is out on meta. Consider it a beta

EDIT Dec 4 - We're doing it live! Please post bugs or concerns as questions tagged [top-bar] We have rolled out our 95% completed top bar for feedback. Note: We are still adding a few final ...
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Adding Favorites to the Stack Exchange global inbox

We're considering adding favorite notifications to the global inbox, and are looking for feedback on the idea (as we're not completely sold on it). But first, some history. Favorites are kind of ...
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Feedback request: New top bar and MultiCollider redesign

UPDATE 3 This is out on meta! New feedback post is here. UPDATE 2 We're going to try putting the hot network questions on the homepage - replacing recent tags and recent badges. Something like this (...
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Inbox improvements: marking notifications as read/unread, and a filtered inbox view

TL;DR: We're planning to make some changes to the inbox in a few weeks. You'll be able to mark individual notifications as read or unread, and to filter the inbox dropdown to show only unread ...
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Notify us when one of our posts is edited

Your summary page shows "N Edits to your posts" for the selected time period but you really have to be looking for it. Could we add edits to the notification feed? You could put the reason for the ...
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Can there be a notification for bounties started on questions you've asked or answered?

Can there be a notification for those people that participated in the question in the past (either who asked or answered it) once a bounty is started on it?
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Send custom flag responses to messages inbox

Long story short: since custom flag responses are messages to users like any other (answer, comment, suggested edit, chat message etc.), users should be notified about them!! A problem I have with ...
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Is there a RSS to the 'Stack Exchange Inbox'? How about to Activity?

Just wondering if I'm missing something here. Also, I couldn't find any previous question related to this.
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Can the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ default to “inbox” rather than “hot questions”? [closed]

When I click on the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ button, the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ normally pops up showing "hot questions," i.e. when I first click on it this is ...
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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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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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Add desktop notifications for Chrome or Firefox

I noticed that chat supports desktop notifications to notify you when someone pings you, which made me think that maybe the main site has this functionality as well, and I'd really like to use it in ...
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Show rejected edits in inbox to users who approved

This is part 2 of a two-part suggestion. Part 1 is here. Many borderline or bad suggested edits are still getting approved. At the moment, there is no good way to educate users who make bad reviews. ...
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Can we get an option to stop the global inbox from marking everything as read? [duplicate]

Sometimes I'll come back to SO after a few hours (gotta sleep sometime), and I'll have a bunch of comments waiting for me. A lot of my answers lately have spawned mini discussions as I help solve new ...
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I do not get notified when the system adds a canned "possible duplicated" comment

This happened to me twice. Someone flags my question as duplicated and only when I visit the question I notice the comment. Before I had no proof, but today I have *evil laughter*. This is the ...
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Notification when a trivial edit is made on my post

Currently, a user does not get any notification when a trivial edit (less than 6 characters, by a user who has the edit privilege) is made on one of his/her posts. As in this example. Even though the ...
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Allow me to get notifications for new Meta posts, like mods do

I'm currently helping out on a beta site. One of the most valuable things on new beta sites, especially private/early public betas, is Meta participation - see this mod newsletter: Treat Meta ...
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Send a message when your question is closed [duplicate]

I recently added a question to the Sci-Fi site, unfortunately this question was closed because I could have looked it up quite easily. However that is not my point, normally when there is interaction ...
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A way to access the SE Global Inbox from Chat

Related: Feed for global inbox I spend a lot of time in chat these days, and only pop over to a site when I have a question, or see something in the feed reader that I want to answer. This sometimes ...
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Comment (or answer) notifications in the global inbox should include the author's username

I would like to see who left a comment in my global inbox like this: And also for answers: (Except, of course, I would like the actual commentor's name, not "The Person Who Left The Comment".) ...
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How do notifications on deleted posts work?

Given the following scenarios, what would happen? User Alice posts an answer. User Bob comments on the answer. User Charlie♦ comments on the answer and deletes it. User Alice checks her inbox a few ...
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Something's wrong with the inbox message escaping

Here's a sample of my StackExchange Inbox this morning: The apostrophe ' is being improperly/unnecessarily escaped to ' in the inbox. It's also doing it to double quotes: As well as ...
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Optional notification on an edit to an answer [duplicate]

It seems that there is no notification of the OP of a question, when an answer is edited. (See my question here.) I would like to have an option to notify the OP of a question when I edit my/an answer ...
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Use inbox notification for close/open related activities [duplicate]

When you get a comment on your question or answer, or when a comment @-mentions you, a red notification appears on the top bar inbox. When you get an answer to your question, a red notification ...
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Show inbox updates in the page title

Background Recently New Feature: real time updates to questions, answers, and inbox was implemented. With this feature the amount of questions with new activity is shown in parenthesis at the ...
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No notification was received for an edit to a post

Normally, when a user edits one of my posts, I receive a notification like on the following depending on the case User has editing privilege (click to visit revision) Users' edit is submitted to ...
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Please clear chat message notifications out of my inbox if the message was deleted as rude/abusive

I was pinged earlier in a chat room with an abusive message. Because I wasn't around at the time it went right to my inbox. Chat moderation removed the message before I even knew it existed, which I'm ...
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Poll in background for StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ inbox events and update the titlebar accordingly à la Facebook

I understand a few similar questions have been asked, but this is hopefully completely separate functionality. Say you have Facebook open in Tab 1 of your favorite browser (mine is Chrome). When ...
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Could the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ show rep change in the site list?

Since the new footer was put into place I have started using the "all sites" dropdown pretty much exclusively to navigate through the sites. Some days, I just want to go through "my&...
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A unified solution to the "can we have notifications for this?" problem

We've all seen the plethora of requests out there to have notifications added for this, that, and the other thing. Most of the people who are against such notifications are against them because they'd ...
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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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Feed for global inbox [duplicate]

When I'm active, I'm often participating in multiple questions and even different SE sites. I find myself refreshing random pages just to see if there's new items in the global inbox. If these ...
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Inbox notifications vanish

Since earlier today, the red badge to notify me of new inbox items vanishes when reloading the page or opening another SE page in a new tab (not opening the inbox in either tab). Can this new ...'s user avatar
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Moderator deletion comments on questions are fairly useless

Right now this is what happens when your post gets closed and deleted: If the deleter also left a comment, If the deleter is a moderator, or If the deleter is a 10k user who used a canned message, ...
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Ajax notification to user, when he/she gets answers to his/her question or comments points to him/her?

I realize that the notification is there on a hard page refresh, but I would like to avoid refreshing the page to see that I got an answer or comment.
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We need a mechanism for 'purging' seen inbox messages

There's 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 here ...
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Show declined flags in inbox

I propose that moderator flags which are declined should show up in the global inbox, as a way to more clearly and reliably educate the user on why their flags are declined, thus improving the quality ...
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Get notified when the OP comments right after our comment and uses no "@"

I'm a bit hesitant to ask this question because I know there has been a lot of discussion on the topic of notifications (or pings). I've especially taken a very good look at When exactly do I get ...
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Send suspension notices & mod messages to Global Inbox as well

I realized that Mod messages/suspension notices are not delivered to the inbox. I'm not sure why that's so. With most activity being delivered to the Inbox, something as important as Mod messages ...
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Moderator message notifications should be red in the global inbox for those involved

From the blog post announcing the new notifications tab: Since notifications aren’t as important as inbox notices, whenever you have unread inbox messages we’ll display the red inbox indicator rather ...
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Clicking to close the inbox redirects to the full inbox on

After I open the inbox by clicking on the navbar icon, clicking on it again used to just close the inbox. Today, the second click redirects me to my full-page inbox,
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Add support for OS X 10.9 Safari Push Notifications

Apple's page has a nice summary of the feature: OS X Mavericks introduces a powerful new way to keep users engaged with your website. You can now use the Apple Push Notifications Service to send ...
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Use site name instead of domain name in hot questions [closed]

In the hot questions box (top left corner thingy), it shows which site the questions are from by showing the domain name below them. I recently suggested that English Language Learners change their ...
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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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Deleted comments persist in the global inbox

A comment directed to popular demand, posted and deleted in my question about high rep users is still in my and popular demands' global inbox. Additionally, edits do not affect the global inbox.
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Please don't inbox notify me that I asked a question

I love the new moderator feature that alerts us of new questions on the Meta site we belong to. I always keep on top of the Gaming Meta while I'm online, but this does a lot to either speed up my ...
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Does the OP of a question get a message in the inbox when I update my answer?

Does the OP of a question get a message in the inbox when I update my answer? Or do I have to make all the time a comment saying "@OP I updated my answer". (Its a bit annoying when there are a lot ...
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Dropdowns (site chooser, inbox, notifications, mod inbox) no longer use uniform styling

Until very recently the "site chooser" dropdown looked the same everywhere for me, approximately like this: Just now I went to a meta site and saw weird meta-themed colors: Holy orange links, Batman!...
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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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