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 don't the owners of a chatroom receive notifications?

Today I realized that an owner of a chatroom does not receive any notification if somebody else leave a comment in your chatroom (unless they ping you). This does not makes much sense to me. On the ...
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Badges taking to long to be notified [duplicate]

I have 8 badges on Stack Exchange but should have 9, and the most recent badge I have gotten took an hour before I was notified I got it. The first time I used Stack Exchange the notifications came ...
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Will a user be notified when I @mention a user while editing a comment? [duplicate]

For example, if I forget to tag/mention a user in my comment under a Stack Overflow question or answer and I edit the comment to add the tag, will the tagged user then also be notified?
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Does the Stack Exchange iOS app stop sending notifications for questions that have lots of comments?

When enabling notifications from within the iOS version of the SE app, I've noticed that whilst the majority of notifications are delivered without issue, any question that I ask that begins to get ...
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Is there an option to opt-out from receiving network announcements?

From time to time I see notifications like the one below when browsing various Stack Exchange sites: This is not a big deal, but I find them annoying for two reasons: in most cases, they do not mean ...
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Deletion notification

I just found out that one of my answers had been deleted 17 days ago. It had 18 up votes and I don't have the rep to see down votes, close votes, or whatever else would have notified me that it was ...
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Hide notifications about a specific question?

Is there any way to hide rep notifications about a specific question? I'm happy when I'm getting a diverse set of notifications relevant to my recent participation on Stack Exchange sites. But it's ...
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Why do email notifications still advertise the mobile apps?

To the best of my knowledge, the Android and iOS mobile apps are moribund. However, an inbox notification email I received this morning (I rarely get them, as I'm online often enough to usually see ...
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Stack Overflow is not refreshing notifications [duplicate]

I have found a minor bug on the Stack Overflow Website. The notifications are not getting refreshed automatically when we click on some particular notification and click the back button, The ...
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Don't send a notification if you cast the final vote to reopen your own question

Yesterday, my question Is Stack Exchange staff removing GoFundMe links? was reopened. As of a few weeks ago, this results in an inbox notification (see below). However, I (the author) cast the final ...
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Not getting Rep Notification for new up votes

So just a little while ago i was flipping out because i was 2 rep away from my 10k rep goal but then all of a sudden it was then 10,008 rep because someone upvoted me. however i didn't get any ...
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No “bounty expiring soon” notification

Recently I offered a bounty and only got notifications 3/1 day before expiring and when the bounty was auto-awarded, but not at the start of the grace period (neither in the inbox nor by email, ...
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The Android app crashes when open notification

How could I fix it? It happens both on my tablet and my phone. The app has given me this problem for a week. Before that it worked perfectly. App Version: 1.0.95 Device Manufacturer: Samsung Device ...
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Is there a way to block notifications and reputation updates from specific sites?

When I'm at work or engrossed in a technical site, I generally don't like getting distracted by notifications or reputation updates from sites like Meta SE and other recreational SE sites. Is there a ...
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Allowing disabling notification from comments [duplicate]

Please, please, please, let me opt out of "receive a notification" when someone left a comment under my answer/question. I have tiredness issues along with anxiety and depression. Sometimes, I do ...
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Comment notification keeps returning

For the past 45 minutes, the notification of the most recent comment directed at me keep returning a few minutes after I've dismissed it by clicking on the inbox and viewed the comment. It doesn't ...
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Does a new answer on a migrated question cause an inbox notification?

I just answered a question on Computer Science SE that had been migrated from Theoretical Computer Science SE. The asker only has an account activated on the latter site, and not on the site the ...
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Can MSE (and SO) chat notify me on other sites’ chats?

Recently, I’ve been trying to check the Tavern on the Meta, along with rooms on other Chat sites, at the same time. However, on MSE chatrooms, the accounts are separate from non-MSE ones. If I am in ...
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Bug in Badge Award display? [duplicate]

This morning, I was awarded "Nice Answer" in Super User. However, I was viewing a different stack (Puzzling) at the time I noticed the award, and the notification had the PUZZLING badge icon instead ...
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Remind me to accept my own answer

I quite often find the solution to my problem alone (writing down the question helps, comments also help!), and when it happens, I usually end up writing an answer the same day. Now, Stack Exchange ...
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Why am I being notified just now of comments that were posted six years ago?

I've recently got notifications from two comments from six years ago: Some history: It was posted by an account that I deleted years ago, and the post was later reattributed to my current ...
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Opt out of getting notifications about binding edits to some or all community wiki answers

I recently posted this answer. It is a community wiki looking to identify 378 characters. In less than 48 hours, it has been edited 55 times. That translates to over 50 notifications sent to me about ...
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Do question authors receive a second notification if I undelete my previously deleted answer?

When posting an answer, the question author's receives a notification. Let's assume I delete my own answer, edit it and then undelete it. Will the question author receive a second notification?
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Flag notification showing continuously in chat when there's no chat flags

The flag notification has been sitting in all the Stack Overflow chat rooms for some hours and there's been no chat flags in that time. The other moderators can also see this. I went into a chatroom ...
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Why didn't this new meta post show up in the moderator diamond menu?

Moderators see notifications for new meta questions in the diamond menu. Today a new meta question appeared on one of my sites but the notification did not: The only difference I can see is that the ...
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Improvement request for the poorly-positioned “Welcome back!” notification

It is very annoying to see the notification completely hiding the menu-bar. Whenever I open any SE website, I look at my notifications and rep changes but when the "Welcome Back!" notification appears,...
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Is there any way to get notified for new comments even when the user forgot to tag you?

I noticed some new activity on this question that I had been commenting on. I checked my notifications and saw that I hadn't been notified about the latest activity. I had only been notified about the ...
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Email notifications for remove abandoned questions?

As per Stack Exchange policy, unanswered questions older than 365 days that meet certain criteria are periodically deleted in a reversible manner. I have no problems with this policy, but I would ...
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Are Push Notifications currently broken for the Stack Exchange iOS App?

I've just downloaded the latest build of the Stack Exchange app from the App Store, and despite both enabling notifications and logging into my account am not receiving notifications - as an example, ...
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Android app notifications without Google Play services (GCM)

I'm using the Stack Exchange Android app, but it did not get any notification. The problem here is that I run Lineage OS and don't have any Google apps installed (including Play Store and the Play ...
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Should we give users a link to their question that has no activity in over a year? [duplicate]

Users occasionally forget about the questions they asked. These are questions that may require editing or review to obtain more acceptable answers. Would it be appropriate to remind OPs with a link to ...
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Notification for new activity goes to deleted account on https://unix.stackexchange.com/

For a while I had an account with the name bahamut. I asked to delete that account, because my English was too broad for understanding. Now it is a little bit better and I made a new account on Ask&...
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Notification button not loading on the top bar

The message notification menu on the top bar seems broken. Everything else seems ok, but not being able to read my notifications is bad. Can we have it fixed please?
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Notify about an edit when it changes MathJax, even if not “substantive”

I think that whenever a post gets edited by someone other than the person who wrote it and when the edit changes a MathJax formula, then, no matter how small the change was technically, the author of ...
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Disable chat event reminders

I keep getting emails reminding me of chat events. I also see these notifications at the inbox in Stack Exchange. How do I disable these notifications entirely?
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Please re-consider allowing edits to notify downvoters

This question is inspired by this excellent question. It asks to revisit a feature request that was denied by co-founder Jeff Atwood from 2010. The feature request has a positive score of 142, Jeff ...
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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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How can I get a notification when a new Stack Exchange dump is made available?

How can I get a notification when a new Stack Exchange dump is made available?
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No longer getting notifications

Since the website went down for maintenance, I’ve no longer been receiving notifications when someone replies to my posts. App Version: 1.6.6.2 Device: iPhone 6 OS Version: Version 12.2 (Build 16E227)...
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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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How to “unfollow” a question that I posted an answer to?

I made a post in a sandbox question and now I get notifications about other posts. I could not find any option to ignore notifications from that thread. Is there no such option or did I miss it?
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Pings staying undismissed in chat and not getting to the inbox

I noticed that some chat pings have lasted for hours undismissed, with the ping remaining in chat, but not getting turned into an inbox notification, and also not showing up in search results. I have ...
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Unsubscribe button isn't disabled when I have already unsubscribed from “tag watching” notifications

I have already unsubscribed from all the "Tag Watching" notifications, but the button for "Unsubscribe from all"(notifications) is still enabled. I think it would be better if it is disabled if a user ...
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Why do chat notifications only appear when chat is open?

I keep desktop notifications enabled for chat. However, I notice that notifications only appear if the chat — any chat, not necessarily the one from which I'm actually getting the notification — is ...
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Re-voting for reopening doesn't show notification message after second vote, but re-voting for deletion does

If you re-voting for post deletion notification message will be shown each time. But for re-opening it works differently. Notification message shown only for first click. Looks inconsistent.
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Not notified of all rep changes, old bug returns

This seems to be a reincarnation of Reputation notifications seem to be broken again, which was marked status-completed. So: status-uncompleted. Today (Feb 6th) on Science Fiction and Fantasy I ...
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Let comments retain their pings when they are moved to chat

It often happens to me that someone has replied to (user @rus9384) me in comments, comments have been moved to chat, and I don't see the response (if the post is not mine, I don't see any notification ...
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Should users be notified with new comments/edits on posts that they have downvoted on? [duplicate]

Many times we've seen this scenario happen - a question was posted and currently doesn't meet the standard or is unclear. A user with voting privileges sees the content, downvotes it, and moves on ...
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Broken cross symbol for closing in notification message

After revoting on question opening or successful flag, cross symbol in the notification message is broken. Revote for opening: Vote for opening:
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What kind of edits of my posts by other users do not trigger an inbox notification? [duplicate]

I notice that not all edits of my posts trigger an inbox notification. I know that when the edit only contains a tag manipulation, then it doesn't trigger an inbox notification. But it seems there is ...