Questions tagged [notifications]

Questions about the various user interface and email elements used to notify users of events on the site.

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Why are Notification Mails considered Spam?

I get notifications if there are new questions at Stack Overflow in the htmx tag. But gmail thinks they are spam: I try to translate: Gmail could not verify that this email really comes from ...
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Starting a bounty should trigger an inbox notification for users who are following the question

When a followed question is edited or closed, it triggers an inbox notification for those who follow it. However, I just noticed that starting a bounty does not trigger an inbox notification. I ...
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Edits to question titles don't seem to be sending an inbox notification to the author anymore

This morning, one of my posts was edited but I wasn't notified. It's 51 characters so I think it's substantive enough (I've received notifications for smaller edits), so I was wondering whether it was ...
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Can we please stop adding notifications you have to dismiss on every single site separately?

There's a new notification about review queues that was added a few days ago. I think it is a good idea in general to remind users that the review queues exist. Every notification is a slight ...
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No notification of new rep changes and they don't appear in the achievements dropdown

As you can see on the reputation tab on my profile, I received some up-/downvotes on my most recent post: However, I did not get any notifications about them (the upvotes), nor do they even appear in ...
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No spacing between tag-formatted text in the inbox' post preview aka. SE creates buglists

Yesterday, I have received a notification about a post (namely the Opt-in alpha test for a new Stacks editor), that I followed, so I can see (and vote for) the new bugs/features reported/requested. I ...
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Can we get a way to enable chat notifications from a room where we have not been active in the last 7 days?

If a user pings me in a chat room, I get a notification if I was active in that room in the last 7 days (is this really how it works? It is strange that this information does not appear in the FAQs...)...
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Can the Stack Exchange websites work with a small cookie notification? [duplicate]

The massive cookie acceptance notification is a major annoyance. Even more annoying, is that even if I've logged into Stack Overflow, when I visit another Stack Exchange website, I'm shown the ...
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A mod @-mentioned me but I didn't get a notification

On this question I received a comment from a moderator, for which I didn't get a notification. This is the comment: @MatthewChristopherBartsh - It has almost certainly aged out of being a hot network ...
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Is the question asker notified of updates to answers without explicitly “following” that answer?

This certainly never used to be a thing, but I'm wondering if this behaviour has changed with the "increased notifications" - without the OP having to explicitly "follow" that ...
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Allow for more granularity of notifications for followed posts

Let me start by saying that I am a big fan of the follow feature. I use it a lot but I ran into a problem that I'm not always interested in edits + comments + answers + anything else at the same time. ...
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The “n question(s) with new activity” notification doesn't show up for Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I'm not sure if this is for everyone, but the "n question(s) with new activity" notification doesn't show up for me in Stack Overflow. It's really inconvenient having to reload the page ...
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Does notification in comment work for gold tag badge holders if they are not the only person that reopened/closed a question? [duplicate]

The answer for the question How do comment @replies work? states the following: For questions: The moderator or gold badge holder who closed or reopened the question, provided they were the only one ...
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Deleting or destroying an account should raise a flag on any other accounts on the network

I have previously asked for a CM message to be raised when a user is destroyed for spamming Raise a Community Manager message when an account is destroyed for spamming but I have thought of a ...
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Is it possible to be notified about new answers to and comments on bookmarked questions? [duplicate]

I get notified by email about new answers to and comments on questions posted by me, as well as about comments on my answers. Is it possible for me to be notified by email about new answers to and ...
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Is there a way to be notified of top questions across Stack Exchange platforms, such as in a weekly digest?

I am a part of many Stack Exchange sites, which I love - and I would like to receive a weekly email with the top questions from each site. I know that I can subscribe to specific topics, such as '...
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Notification when your edit has been rolled back

It would be helpful if I could get a little SE inbox notification when one of my edits has been rolled back. I know there are no consequences for a rollback, but I would like a notification so I could ...
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Notification for specific user's answers [duplicate]

I know that if I follow a question, I am notified if the question receives an answer. I am also notified for every single comment, edit, close, etc. I see some users who are actually good contributors....
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Close button is no longer visible in “toast” notifications and error messages

When I've got 5 or fewer up / down votes left for the day, I get a message informing me of this. Although the dialog will disappear after a while, there has also previously been (during the many times ...
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Allow OP to ping closevoters in comments

Before a question is closed, the OP didn't know which users cast closevotes, unless they have left a comment. However, sometimes the OP would like to discuss about the closevote(s) with the ...
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How do I stop getting red blob notifications for an answer that is CW and lost interest in? [duplicate]

Every time, and it's now getting bloody annoying, an edit is made to this answer I get a blob notification in the "Inbox" notification icon. The answer is Community Wiki, has been forever, ...
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Cannot see an answer to my own question for which I received a notification

On December 20th I started a bounty (the very first bounty I have ever started) on my own question at this link and then I went on holidays. During the bounty period I would swear I received a ...
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Notification when a followed post is deleted

I follow and bookmark quite a lot of posts, so I can find them easily, re-read them etc... but I usually follow them so that I can be notified about actions on that post. There are inbox notes of ...
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Can't dismiss a notification on https://stackexchange.com [duplicate]

When you receive a notification on https://stackexchange.com/, or in the network profile, you'll see the usual red note box: But clicking the inbox icon and then clicking on a space away from it ...
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“Question closed” notifications experiment results and graduation

Users have long been asking for and discussing the pros and cons of a feature to proactively inform the question asker when their question has been closed. Although the initial response many years ago ...
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How do I disable email notifications for one specific question of mine?

I posted a question to Stack Exchange several years ago (this question). Users continue to read this question and post answers/comments. When that occurs, I receive an email notification. How can I ...
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How can I get notified when a flag I raised on a comment has been reviewed?

How can I get notified when a flag I raised on a comment has been reviewed? (I don't want to manually check https://*.stackexchange.com/users/flag-summary/*)
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Notification of undeletion

A post of mine that I deleted later got undeleted by three other users, but I only became aware of the undeletion a couple of months afterwards when the post received an upvote. Would there be a way ...
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Notifications when replies/ comments are posted in chat rooms? [duplicate]

The comments and replies made on my own question/ answer or followed question go into my INBOX and the notification shows in the top right corner (right between the profile image and reputation image)....
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Notifications don't arrive to my email when new answers are posted on my questions in Stack Exchange

I am not getting email notifications when there are any posts to my questions on any Stack Exchange site. I have stackexchange.com, stackoverflow.com and superuser.com added as trusted senders and I ...
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Can usage of the mod-agreement-policy tag trigger a moderator notification?

When a new question is tagged mod-agreement-policy I'd like it to trigger a moderator notification. I ask because the new moderator agreement requires: I will abide by all other officially announced ...
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2020-10-13 (3rd time): Random pages across SE feel “dead”, due to SE WebSocket misbehaving: sometimes connecting, sending heartbeat, but no data

From the symptoms, this is identical to the issue I reported in: Random pages across SE feel "dead", due to SE WebSocket misbehaving: sometimes connecting, sending heartbeat, but no data ...
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URL of Meta Stack Exchange chat room transcript (which I opened from inbox) contains 2 slashes after “chat.meta.stackexchange.com”. Why?

I was chatting in a chat room and I went offline after some time. When I came back online, I checked my inbox and there was a chat reply in the chat room. The URL of the transcript (which I opened ...
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Notification about a comment on an answer to my question

I would like to have an option to receive notifications when somebody leaves a comment to an answer to my question. That is: I ask a question. Somebody provides an answer. Somebody else leaves a ...
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Now that the app is no longer available, what is the recommended method for having your phone beep on SE notifications?

Up to a few days ago, I was able to keep up to date with the notifications from Stack Exchange, using the official Stack Exchange app. Every time a notification was issued, my phone would beep and ...
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Could we get an opt-in feature to get notified when fellow mods record an absence?

I logged into one of the sites I moderate this morning and just happened to check the dashboard and noticed that one of the mods had recorded their absence. It got me thinking--if I hadn't happened to ...
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How can I get a notification when someone else's question is reopened?

Does a feature like this exist? A question has been closed, because the user must write it in a better way. I have already an answer for it, and it would be great to have an alert/notification when it ...
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Duplicate inbox message about answers to a bountied question that is also being followed

I received two notifications in my inbox about the same answer being posted. As you can see, one is due to the fact I followed the question a couple of days ago. The other I recognize as being due to ...
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Notifications inbox was pinged a second time when a comment on a followed post was edited

A screenshot from my global inbox: A post I follow had a comment added onto it which rightly pinged my notifications inbox. I then clicked through to the notification, bringing me to the comment. ...
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keep unread inbox messages highlighted, keep unread notification count in top bar icon [duplicate]

I dread clicking on the inbox icon because clicking it means that all messages are no longer "unread" and the notification number (usually color red) will go away. It means we must wait ...
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2020-07-10 Happening again: Random pages across SE feel “dead”, due to SE WebSocket misbehaving: sometimes connecting, sending heartbeat, but no data

From the symptoms, this is identical to the issue I reported in Random pages across SE feel "dead", due to SE WebSocket misbehaving: sometimes connecting, sending heartbeat, but no data, ...
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Why don't we receive notifications for nomination phase while eligible to “vote”?

As stated here, users don't receive notifications for nomination phase of elections if they are not eligible to nominate themselves. It made sense to me at first glance, but later didn't. Users ...
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What do “visible rooms” and “all my rooms” mean in the notification settings?

In chat, I have several options on how to choose a setting for sound notifications: none, when mentioned, visible rooms, all my rooms. My settings are usually set to "when mentioned", in ...
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Received inbox message about election that is underway, but there is no active election on the site

Just saw this: In words: The Stack Overflow 2020 community moderator election is underway — nominations now being accepted. However, when clicking the message, I was greeted with: Or in words: ...
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Do you get a notification if your comment is deleted? [duplicate]

Basically the title is the question: Do you get a notification if your comment is deleted? I couldn't find the answer in the help center or here on meta. But I'm pretty sure that I had comments under ...
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Inconsistent use of punctuation in newly introduced message on voting buttons

Inconsistent use of punctuation in newly introduced message on voting buttons: sometimes ends with a period, sometimes not.
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Notification about “I added the info you asked for” comment

On one hand, comments like "I added the info you asked for" should be deleted, as discussed here. On the other hand, if they get deleted, the previous commenter who had asked for the info ...
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Do you get notifications during suspension? [duplicate]

When a user is suspended, they cannot do any action on the site where they were suspended. (Or on any site, in the case of networkwide suspension.) Still, they can visit the site and they can log in. ...
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Missing inbox notification for new answer to my question

Someone posted an answer to one of my questions on May 16th. Here is the timestamp of the answer: Yet as you can see in the below screenshot of my inbox notifications, the only notification that I ...
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Random pages across SE feel “dead”, due to SE WebSocket misbehaving: sometimes connecting, sending heartbeat, but no data

I work with and on SmokeDetector (SD). Over the last several days (starting last Monday, 2020-05-111), we've noticed times when SmokeDetector has stopped scanning posts on Stack Exchange. After ...

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