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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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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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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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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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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If I leave a comment, then delete it, does a person still get notified?

Sometimes I leave a comment, then think better of it -- perhaps I decide to answer instead. If I delete the comment, does the user still get notified that new comments are available or does the ...
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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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What events trigger an inbox notification?

The global inbox was once introduced because it became hard "to keep track of all your questions, answers, and comments across every site you participated on". The small red number tells ...
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Add notification when your question is closed as a duplicate by a mod [duplicate]

There are already some feature-requests asking for a notification when your question gets closed, with which I wholly agree: Send authors an inbox message if their question gets closed Why did I not ...
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Notify upvoters and answerers when a question is closed [duplicate]

In an ongoing discussion about whether closed questions should be deleted unless improved, a painful corner case has emerged: what to do with bad questions that have good answers? Whatever the answer ...
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Use inbox notification for close/open related activities [duplicate]

When you get a comment on your question or answer, or when a comment @-mentions you, a red notification appears on the top bar inbox. When you get an answer to your question, a red notification ...
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Notification for down-vote/vote to close on your posts

Sometimes users post questions or answers, and people vote down or close them without the user being notified. He should review his question and what it's unwelcome in the community giving him the ...
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Send authors an inbox message if their question is closed

I think it would really help if you get notified that a question of yours was closed. Especially for the multi-site power user, usually (at least for me) a question is asked and then left alone for ...
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Why aren't review bans imposed by another moderator added to the moderator inbox?

One of my moderator colleagues recently imposed a review ban on a user. I knew about it because I discussed it with him before he imposed the ban. However, I was somewhat surprised when I didn't ...
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Which badges do not cause a notification for experienced users?

Yesterday, I have received two badges: Revival, and Self-Learner. However I was only notified of the Revival badge, because apparently the Self-Learner badge is not considered "veteran-worthy". What ...
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Could users receive notifications for further edits/rollbacks on their edits?

Users whose own posts are edited are already notified. However, I would like to propose that, where I edit someone else's post, I can choose to be notified of subsequent edits. Or, perhaps these could ...
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Notify users of a question they closed being edited or nominated for reopening

This is brought up by a chat discussion on Code Review. The idea being, when you Vote to Close a question (and it subsequently get's closed), you get a notification when the first Vote to Reopen is ...
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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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Notifications of edits to questions

Questions often get edited after you answer them. Some edits are insignificant, but there are edits that change the question significantly enough to warrant a change of the answer. It would be nice ...
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Notify us when the question has been edited after posting an answer

Consider this situation. I post a legitimate and correct answer to a question and receive a few upvotes. Then the OP realizes that's not what they wanted to ask, and significantly rewrites the ...
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Is it possible to get an Edit notification on questions that I Vote-to-close?

When a user votes to close a question (for whatever reason), it would helpful to receive a notification (in the inbox) when the question is edited (either the text, tags, if it closes then is re-...
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Notify question OP (and those who marked it a favourite) if an answer has been modified

Seriously, I had not noticed e.g. Jeff's edit here had he not also retagged my question.
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Is it possible to get an Edit Notification on questions or answers that I up voted?

My question is similar to Is it possible to get an Edit notification on questions that I Vote-to-close? I believe this would be useful in the scenario if I upvote a question or answer... and the OP ...
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Notifications when users edit answers

A few weeks ago I posted a question: Most Creative way to display 42. I received dozens of great answers. I loved reading them except I noticed one issue. People were editing their answers with new ...
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Allow opt-in subscription to a post

Let's add the ability to opt-in to a notification when a post (question or answer) is 1) Edited, 2) Closed, 3) Reopened, 4) Some combination of those things. I think that single ...
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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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Subscribing to questions and comments that don't belong to you

There has been some discussion about getting notified on comments to questions or answers that don't belong to you, and the long-standing wish to be able to keep track of new answers or developments ...
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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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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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Notify me when someone forgets a chat ping

TL;DR: Chat should ping like comments do. If someone forgets to @mention me and we're the only two people with access to the room, I'd like to receive a notification. As a moderator, I increasingly ...
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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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How do I make notifications still flow when discussion is moved from comments to chat?

After the comments moved to chat, the discussion looks more "at home". But global inbox notifications stop coming. So continuing the discussion a day later feels like posting to /dev/null. ...
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Getting email notifications when comments or answers are posted

Is there a way for me to get email notifications when comments are posted on my answers or when answers are posted to my questions (mostly the former...)? I have looked all over in my preferences ...
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Super User answer notification bug

All day I've been getting notifications that I have "1 new answer". But my recent activities page doesn't show anything new (other than a couple of comment responses on answers I've posted)....
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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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How do comment @replies work?

How do the comment replies (aka "pinging users") work? Who can I send an @reply to? How do I respond to a specific user when entering my comment? Will they be notified? What do people mean when ...
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Notification when a trivial edit is made on my post

Currently, a user does not get any notification when a trivial edit (less than 6 characters, by a user who has the edit privilege) is made on one of his/her posts. As in this example. Even though the ...
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Notify specific commenters about edit [duplicate]

Sometimes an answer (like this) receives a number of comments of a similar nature and a sensible response is to edit the answer to account for the comments. If you just edit, the commenters get no ...
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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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How do I get notified if SE tweets my question?

Sure I can find out if I see revisions (which I don't check if my question is not edited), but is there anyway for me to be notified? Is there a list maybe I can check of questions tweeted for all ...
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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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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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@Downvoter sends a notification to all downvoters for your post

Similar to the new @user feature, I am interested in a feature wherein if I preface a comment to one of my own posts with "@Downvoters", a notification would be sent to all users that downvoted that ...
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Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them)

I'd like the recent activity and responses pages to show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them). If I leave a comment somewhere, I am implicitly engaging in ...
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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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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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