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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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Part of new privilege notification text is in Russian [duplicate]

I just got a notification that I'd earned a new site privilege. For some reason, though, part of the notification text is in Russian, not English: Apparently it says "Узнайте больше об этом в ...
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When a question is migrated to another site, are askers/answers who aren't members of the target site notified of later comments/answers?

I came across a question that had recently been migrated from another site, after which an experienced user added a standard asking-for-more-information comment. But I then noticed that the question's ...
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Please revert the detrimental reduction of notification bubble sizes [duplicate]

The site nav bar has bubbles for indicating how many messages you have (red) and how much reputation you have gained (green). Recently - probably yesterday or today - these bubbles were made much ...
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In the notification from when our suggested tag wiki edit got approved, include the name of the tag [duplicate]

Currently, when your edit to a post is approved, you'll get a notification in your achievements tab that displays a "+2" followed by the title of the post. For example: +2 The Many Memes of ...
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"Anyone can answer it now" in question reopen notification is not true if it's a deleted question

For a while now, users have been notified when a question of theirs is reopened: Hooray, this question was reopened! Anyone can answer it now. This notification is also issued even if it gets ...
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Bug: It seems notifications on comments are broken in Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Probably since February 18th or so... In the past if I commented on a question and a user commented back I would see a notification in my history. This is no longer the case. Check out this question: ...
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Does a blinking +10 ("voting telegraphy") mean anything more than someone is just screwing around?

Maximum size and bandwidth of SE "voting telegraphy"? Is this a known thing? was closed as duplicate of The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide and basically one can change their vote 30 times ...
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Follow chat room feature (for everyone or just ROs, depending on which is better)

Can we have an option to follow a chat room? This may seem like overkill if you are only familiar with highly active chat rooms, but there have been times where I (or another user replying to my ...
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Notify users when moderator-only tags are changed on their post, even if the edit is tag-only

Currently a user is not notified for minor edits to their question, including tag-only edits. Can we make an exception to this rule when the edit involves moderator-only tags, such as the status-...
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Add notification for when a followed question accepts an answer and when a followed answer gets accepted

I follow the questions that I answer, and oftentimes I would check back at the question I answered most recently to see if their OP accepted an answer. If so, I would be able to review the accepted ...
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Opening a new hat notification doesn't work the first time

Sometimes, when opening a hat notification from the Winter Bash inbox, the hat does not show, and in the browser console I see an error like this: Uncaught ReferenceError: winterBashCurrentHats9495 is ...
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Long notification delay after positive reputation change [closed]

On Stack Overflow, when I get a positive reputation change, it takes a long time to get the green +XX. So far, all of my positive rep changes (3 upvotes, 1 accept) for the UTC day have been delayed by ...
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Is/could the "Android/iOS" application endpoint for notifications be opened up to other apps?

The Android application is quite dead for me (but not to me) - I've been messing with an alternate app, but the lack of notifications is still a pain. The 'long term' alternative would be to get web ...
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Curse of the red blob (more than usual)

On the biology stack I comparatively recently started performing basic reviews, the last two days (this being the third) the first-post review queue has contained a notification red-blob, and during ...
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Can a moderator suppress notifications being sent to "followers" when an edit is made?

I spotted an error in an answer, which happened to have been written by a moderator. I wrote a comment notifying them of this and "followed" the answer to get a notification when the answer ...
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When being made a room owner automatically or by another room owner, notify me or ask for my confirmation

Stack Exchange should be inclusive. Owning a chat room implies association with that room. A user might object to such association if it conflicts with how they see themselves. This recently happened ...
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Top tag reputation change doesn't clear

Initial reputation card: Both +10 share the same hovering tip: After clicking the reputation tab and refreshing the page: Notice the second +10 is still there while the first +10 is gone.
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Duplicate question target doesn't have an upvoted or accepted answer, but the success notification still pops up when trying to associate

After Changes to "close as duplicate" it looks like you can't suggest a duplicate target, if that question doesn't have upvoted or accepted answer. Well I had question that looked like a ...
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Remind "non" novice users about the functionality of the site

Is there some way to help, remind or alert users who only generate questions but then don't participate in any way in the derivative actions such as upvote, downvote or accept an answer? It's ...
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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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Why didn't I get a notification about an answer to my question? [duplicate]

Yesterday I posted this question: "Collapse" left-aligned breadcrumb and centered header into single line, but only if they don't overlap 1 hour later, that is 20 hours ago, an answer ...
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Please notify authors (and followers) of more edits [duplicate]

Currently, when an edit is made to a post, the author (and followers) of the post get notified only if it's considered "substantive", which is determined based on the criteria mentioned in ...
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Allow tag changes to notify when following a post

When a post is followed, and an edit only changes a tag, say status-review → status-declined, no notification is sent to the post follower. This may have to do with the threshold for edits ...
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Orphan notification of answer on followed question - not in timeline - expected behaviour?

I received a notification from a question on Skeptics from a few months, clicking on that notification takes me to the question. The answer from the notification is absent, I figure it's been deleted ...
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Stop receiving edit notifications for an old post [duplicate]

Some time ago (about 10 years) I created this post in the Photography Meta: Image of the week "hall of fame" Since the post is a sort of repository for all the "image of the week" ...
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Under what conditions are notifications about expiring of bounties sent?

As far as I can tell, a user who offered a bounty receives several notifications of this type. Your bounty on question "... expires in three days. Your bounty on question "... expires in ...
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The yearling badge notification is duplicated [duplicate]

Today I received my yearling badge for Code Review, but the notification was duplicated:
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Answer text doesn't correspond with notification text in followed question. Expected behaviour?

In a followed question, I noticed the notification and checked the answer - both after the fact by 7 minutes I noticed a discrepancy: Is this expected behaviour if a question's been edited within the ...
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Does follow-post not notify when an edit that went through was suggested?

I've been testing/trying out the follow post feature. In this post, I was not notified of the edit. The edit was suggested and approved (not a direct edit). To be sure I checked my global inbox, and ...
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Desktop notifications for review queues?

I know we have desktop notifications for chat, but can we get desktop notifications for review queues? I want to participate in more review tasks for some of the Stack Exchange communities I'm a ...
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Is there a way to "subscribe" to a question and get notification? [duplicate]

Sometimes I find a question interesting. I then add it to my bookmarks. However, if someone posts an answer or a comment to this question, I am not notified automatically via my inbox (in the way I ...
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Can we please remove the weird looking orange banner that appears when a new answer is posted while I view a question?

I don't know when this came to be, or if this is the reason we can't have nice things like disabled stickyness on the topbar but it looks godawfull. What was wrong with the old pop-up above the ...
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Can we get a "remind me" feature for reviews?

I like participating in the review queues from time to time, and every now and then, I come across a post that I make a recommendation on, that, I would like to follow up on after a set amount of time....
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Header line display sometimes hides red new-messages counter

I've been missing new messages/replies lately, because the red indicator in the header line is not always visible. Seems having a big Green number obscures the red one. If I hover over the inbox icon,...
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I'm not getting reputation notifications

I haven't been getting reputation notifications since recently. (I reloaded several times, closed and reopened my browser, and restarted my computer) New rep is still shown in the profile page ...
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When a Stack Exchange website is shut down, please notify the users who posted content on the removed website [duplicate]

Feature request: When a Stack Exchange website is shut down (e.g. as a failed beta), please email users who previously posted content on the site. Productivity.SE was closed some time ago. I had 10 ...
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How can I get notified only for questions that belong to the intersection of two tags? [duplicate]

I always have a Chrome tab open to watch only the questions that are tagged with firebase AND android. This is the URL: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/firebase+android The filtering ...
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No notifications for followed posts

For the past several hours I have not been receiving any notifications about posts I have followed. The timestamp for the last followed post notification I received was 2021-07-06 16:23:20Z, and in ...
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Can we reinstate stackstatus.net as a channel to update on any reliability/availability issues on the network?

This question was prompted by this answer by employee Mike Frank, from the SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) team. In his answer Mike states: We're looking at how we can better plan and notify for ...
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Notification when a downvote cost is refunded [duplicate]

When I downvote an answer, it costs me 1 reputation point. When that answer is deleted, the reputation cost due to downvoting is refunded. When that happens, every once in a while I get a ‘+1’ badge ...
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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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Please notify users who are following a question when a bounty starts or ends

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, nor does ...
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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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Group notifications of followed topics (e.g. like comments on own posts)

When the feature was announced: The Follow Questions and Answers feature is now live across the Network I replied a year ago with some concerns, of which, the grouping of notifications. I did not get ...
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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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