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

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Allow opting out of review queues notifications

Yes, we should all serve our military duty. https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/access-review-queues But for those that aren't interested, we shouldn't need to rely on hacks. Opting out of ...
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How can I get email updates on questions I post?

How do I subscribe to receive email updates on comments and answers to questions that I post? Preferably this would be enabled by default on any new question I post. It used to be the case, but for ...
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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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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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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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iPhone push notifications

What are the current methods to get push notifications on the iPhone? I am looking for something that would display a badge or a banner on the iPhone when someone posts an answer to my question or a ...
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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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Email notifications not working about question edits and changes

I asked a question in Stack Overflow and my question was closed. I hoped that I would receive email notifications about changes and when the question was closed but I didn't receive email ...
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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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Half of my notification about earning a new privilege is in a different language

I recently earned a the privilege to "Create tag synonyms" here on meta. However, the notification in my achievements inbox is half in English and half in what I believe is Russian. I ...
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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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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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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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All links in all emails are broken

The links from Stack Exchange's inbox and SOFT inbox notifications emails go through a https://sg-links.stackoverflow.email/ link. Currently these links are hitting an "offline for maintenance&...
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How can I manage multiple work accounts with my personal Stack Exchange account?

Information Recently I joined a charity organization which requires me to do some light coding. I setup of my new account on Chrome which now has three accounts linked in it (Personal, 9-5 Work, and ...
Pascal Bisson's user avatar
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Do we receive notifications about new answers posted for a question on which I started bounty? [duplicate]

I started a bounty on a question. After I started the bounty, some answers were posted and I received notifications about these answers. P.S. I didn't follow the bounty question. Is receiving ...
Random Person's user avatar
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Notifications don’t disappear after clicking on them when using Chrome on iPhone [duplicate]

Notifications don’t disappear after clicking on them when using Chrome on iPhone. Example: I use an iPhone 12 mini with iOS 15. I don't have this issue with Chrome on Windows.
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How about getting your inbox notifications on Android phone?

We know that Stack Exchange has discontinued its Android App and is not interested in making the app code open source. One of the greatest features of the app, that I am missing most, is the instant ...
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Can't receive email notification of these sites after setting to 3 hours

For nearly several months, I can't receive any notification about these sites, but I had set it to notice me after 3 hours: Where can I fix this problem?
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Why has my account disappeared without any notifications or warnings?

I used to have an account with id user:12361700 with more than 12,000 points on Stack Overflow. Eight hours ago, I could log in without any problem, but this morning, without any prior warning nor ...
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How can I get notified only for new answer posts for a followed question? [duplicate]

I know I can follow a question, but I was wondering if it is possible to only get notified if there is a new answer posted? I would like to avoid notifications of comments, especially if I follow a ...
Harry McKenzie's user avatar
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How can I troubleshoot email notifications from Stack Exchange sites not working?

I don't get email notifications when people reply to or comment on my questions on any Stack Exchange sites. This behavior is consistent whether I have a Stack Exchange site open in one of my browser ...
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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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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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If I vote to close a question, am I notified if the OP updates the question? [duplicate]

Suppose that I have the privilege to vote to close a question on some Stack Exchange site. Suppose further that I encounter a mediocrely-written question and vote to close it. If the OP updates the ...
Rodrigo de Azevedo's user avatar
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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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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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Can I get notifications on new posts on a tag? [duplicate]

I would like to subscribe to a feature to receive a notification when a person asks a question under the Python tag on Stack Overflow. How can I do it?
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Bounty expiring soon and completed simultaneously according to the inbox notification?

Is it normal according to common logic that "expiring soon" bounty "is completed"? bounty expiring soon Your bounty on question "Post notice should indicate a self-deletion ...
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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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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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Why are my privileges returned to me in Russian? [duplicate]

I noticed I received a new privilege. However, this was the notification I got: You've earned the "Vote down" privilege! Узнайте больше об этом в Справке. Why is the message in Russian?
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What is the exact program logic so that a chat user is 'pinged' using "@joesmith" in a chatroom?

I would like a definitive program logic description that takes into account all factors below to determine whether or not a chat user is 'pinged' using if I posted a message using "@joesmith"...
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I was notified of and viewed a comment, but the notification disappeared from my global inbox, and it isn't in the site's comment responses list [duplicate]

I commented on Session cookies seem to get lost and then, later while on another site, I was notified about Aaron Bertrand's comment reply. After responding several minutes later and, because I ...
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Automatically mark notification read when I view the comment

I'm viewing a question, and someone posts a comment that notifies me. I click on the "Show N more comments" message to show all the new comments, so I see the comment mentioned in the ...
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Make an option for auto-reading all the inbox once it's opened [duplicate]

In the past once you clicked your notification box, all the unread notifications were immediately cleared (i.e. became read). Although this definitely was not comfortable for someone who receives ...
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Read messages displayed in Unread inbox filter after clicking "Refresh"

Steps to reproduce: tap on inbox icon tap “mark all read” select inbox (unread) // no messages in list now tap “refresh” (tap “mark all read” if there’s no refresh link until it appears) all READ ...
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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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Inbox not rendering HTML entities when they end a message-preview in the Inbox [duplicate]

My inbox decided to truncate the message preview partway through the HTML entity for a single quote in the word "doesn't". This is... odd. Can it be changed to extend the preview to go all ...
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No time for idle chat (i.e. missing timestamp for chat notification)

One of the notifications in my inbox appears without a timestamp: It never happened before, neither with the old inbox, nor with the new inbox. This is ordinary chat reply notification, can't see ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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Inbox item doesn't appear until one has clicked on another inbox item [duplicate]

Example of inbox item ("that doesn't seem like [...]") that doesn't appear until one has clicked on another inbox item ("it will still be the same [...]"):
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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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 ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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How can I suppress notifications from non-English sites? [duplicate]

I have a "lisp" filter and I regularly get notifications from non-English SE sites (Russian, Portuguese, etc.) about Lisp-related questions. I do not want to limit my filter to specific ...
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Unable to translate "Change inbox filter" tooltip

It seems that in new inbox somebody forget to make "Change inbox filter" tooltip translatable. I can't find this sentence in traducir.
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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What exactly causes the reputation bubble (counter) in the top bar to reset?

Sometimes when I view my reputation changes, the reputation notification bubble in the top bar disappears and starts counting from zero again. How can I avoid this? In other words, when exactly does ...
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Notifications are not reloaded until a page is reloaded

Steps to reproduce: Open a page. Open the notifications inbox in the top right. Close it. Stay on the page until you get a notification. Open the notification inbox in the top right again. Expected: ...
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Can we remove old Jobs message notifications from the inbox?

Since Stack Overflow Jobs has been shut down, can we remove the old notifications from the inbox? Clicking on them just goes to the Jobs page saying that it has been shut down and has no other action.
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