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 is “3 hours” for the “system default interval to receive an email notification for unread inbox messages” not a customizable setting?

Reorganized from the original conversation at "Question closed" notifications experiment results and graduation (thank you for the question. The informative discussion felt supportive to ...
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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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Allow unsubscribing from moderator elections [duplicate]

I get notifications of elections from every single community I've joined, even if it is just for a single question and I have no interest in the community whatsoever. I know that they don't come super ...
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What happened to SE? Sometimes it doesn't show up-vote points notification and sometimes 1 month ago activity show up in RSS reader!

What happened to SE? Sometimes it doesn't show upvote points notification. And now I received an RSS notification of a user. When I opened it, I saw that the comment/answer was posted in 2019 and has ...
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Message Status Feature On StackOverflow [duplicate]

In WhatsApp, they have a 'tick, double-tick, blue-doubletick' feature so that the sender knows the status of his message. Similarly, for answers and comments, a feature like that, visible to the ...
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Let's remove the “Get updates…” notification [duplicate]

Recently this notification has started showing up quite repeatedly on Stack Exchange sites: The problem is that it's not necessary, and even if it is, it should not be showing up repeatedly. In just ...
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Bounty notifications broken, in particular no notification at start of bounty grace period

About an hour ago (April 1st, 12:03), the grace period for a bounty of mine ended (without me awarding an answer). I have the following notifications in my inbox for this bounty: Mar 28 at 11:03: ...
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Comment notifications for close voters: regression from 2018?

According the the comment reply FAQ, it's possible to @-notify close voters in a very particular set of circumstances: For questions: The moderator or gold badge holder who closed or reopened the ...
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Where are my notifications?

In my inbox it alleges the most recent comment directed at me was posted 6 hours ago, but I noticed there are more recent comments under that and also under a different answer of mine that I was not ...
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Why didn't I get notification of this answer in my inbox? [duplicate]

I posted this question to SO recently and by chance I noticed I had an answer; however I only noticed this answer by chance - I never received a notification in my inbox like I always do. I thought I ...
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No notification received for new answer

I posted a bug just now (Referenced topic isn't automatically shown in the Linked section on the ELL site?) and then I guess I encountered another one. Usually, after someone else answered my ...
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Email Notifications don't work!

Even though I have correctly setup and verified my email address and activated Daily Inbox notifications, I never receive an E-Mail. (No, there is no message in my SPAM box either) Please help! ...
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Add a link to the notification about the “Create new tags” privilege

It might be helpful, if this notification showed some information or came with a link to more information. I am sure, I can find the information somewhere but just being able to click might make it (...
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Clicking on inbox notifications … ends up “slightly” in the wrong place?

I have seen this a few times by now, and I am wondering whether this is a real UI bug, or just some sort of strange glitch: I open meta.stackexchange (or stackoverflow.com, or meta.stackoverflow.com) ...
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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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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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