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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Send custom flag responses to messages inbox

Long story short: since custom flag responses are messages to users like any other (answer, comment, suggested edit, chat message etc.), users should be notified about them!! A problem I have with ...
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Why can't it just stay off?

I hate that 'plink' chat notification with infinite rage. The most blessed feature in my opinion is the ability to turn off that audible scar. I have requested before for this setting to be stored as ...
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New blog indicator - make it disappear everywhere after clicking

I check out several stackexchange sites on a regular basis and some of them will have the new blog indicator on the footer (or header) at the same time, for the same blog post (SO and Programmers ...
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Show inbox updates in the page title

Background Recently New Feature: real time updates to questions, answers, and inbox was implemented. With this feature the amount of questions with new activity is shown in parenthesis at 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!" ...
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Now that the mobile apps are no longer in development … Could we get Web Push Notifications?

TLDR: Mobile is sad. Can we have web push notifications? (While the eventual intended audience will know what I'm talking about, google has a nice, though somewhat technical article on what this is. ...
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Notify users when their [approved suggested] edit is rolled back

I'm currently going through a particular user's suggested edits, most of which have been accepted by nincompoops, and which do only silly things like code-formatting arbitrary phrases and adding ...
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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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Topbar tells me about a +1 recovered from a deleted DVed post, but detail view doesn't show it

The topbar only tells us about reputation gains (see related issue with lost rep). But sometimes it only half-tells us: The explanation of that +1 is nowhere to be found here. An answer that I ...
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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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Let us pick the sound of chat ping

Getting ping'd in some chatrooms (servers?) makes a nice little ding!, in some others you get a loud bonk! Inconsistency is evil, this needs to be fixed. Or rather, instead of forcing a uniform bink! ...
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Let's be smarter when rolling back in the grace-period

Currently, rollbacks are never rolled into the previous revision. I propose a simple change making the rollback-link more useful: If the rollback is to the pre-edit revision, and an ordinary edit ...
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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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Mod message header notification is missing

I've send four mod messages earlier today (busy morning) and I've just discovered that my fellow Programmers mods didn't get the usual "Yannis released the Kraken again" header notification for any of ...
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Get notified when the OP comments right after our comment and uses no “@”

I'm a bit hesitant to ask this question because I know there has been a lot of discussion on the topic of notifications (or pings). I've especially taken a very good look at When exactly do I get ...
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Dupehammer creates and deletes a comment, causing notifications to go out

The dupehammer is a good system. But when a gold badge holder closes a question, a comment still gets created on the voter's behalf, even though it will be immediately deleted by the system due to the ...
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Add support for OS X 10.9 Safari Push Notifications

Apple's page has a nice summary of the feature: OS X Mavericks introduces a powerful new way to keep users engaged with your website. You can now use the Apple Push Notifications Service to send ...
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Edit rejection should be clearly indicated for the first few occasions, with notifications

This is related to Decision on rejected edits should be displayed as a notification to the editor ...but my feature request is hopefully less contentious. I am a new user (I joined last year, but ...
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Which global “counters” (reputation, badges, …) are computed and updated on the fly? How?

I have searched meta for an answer, but found only some bits. Interesting bits, but still something is missing from the big picture. It is widely known that reputation is both updated on the fly, ...
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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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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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The notification for the “view close votes” privilege should specify that it's only for your own questions

The privilege awarded for reaching 250 reputation is called "View Close Votes". As explained at length on the privileges page, this means that you can view and cast votes on your own questions. ...
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Option to be notified when a post I downvoted is edited

Prologue: This is an effort to follow up on this post which is marked as a duplicate of this highly voted and status-declined feature request (although they seem to be different, one focusing on the ...
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Notify users when their first few flags have been handled

I feel many new users don't notice when the moderators respond to their flags, or don't know where to look for that feedback – i.e., they are unaware of the flag history links on their profile page. ...
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Mark moderator inbox item as read when I've read it

As a moderator on a beta site, I receive a notification for every meta question. This notification was formerly delivered in my inbox (still is on Ask Ubuntu, blessed be its top bar while it lasts) ...
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Show the title character limit when writing a title

I just ran into this while writing this question. [I originally wrote: you need a minimum of X reputation to comment on questions that are not your own, and on answers that are not to your own ...
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More control over multicollider

Related: Add the ability to ignore users Today, we had a guy who had an issue with a naggy user. This sort of sparked me into coming up with a new feature-request (Can't find a dupe, surprised). ...
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Add time stamp tooltip to Notifications window

When you drop down that SE Genuine DropDown window, it would be nice to see the time stamp for that notification like you do for your inbox. When I hover my mouse over an inbox message, I'll get ...
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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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No notification if someone edits my answer with a huge change

Edit after this question was identified as a possible duplicate of another question. Below is an example of an edit without a notification. The change was huge and still I did not receive a ...
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Show all inbox items (notifications) in app

The SE app currently only shows some inbox items: Answers Comments Chats When I see those I assume I'm all caught up, but it turns out there are more on the web which aren't displayed in the app: ...
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Per-site meta notifications don't ask you to see your profile

The notifications panel of the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ likes to give you an opportunity to bask in the glow of a new badge by providing a direct link to your profile on the ...
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Please always write time zone information in numeric format (e.g. GMT-X)

Currently there is a global site message of There will be a short outage starting at 12:30 Eastern time as we tune the Database hardware which completely fails to give me the intended ...
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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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Notify new users when their comment will not notify anyone

Quite often a new user asks a question which causes several people to comment on it and the OP later posts a comment, but does not ping any users (i.e. by typing @commentersName) in their comment even ...
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Stop calling me, Stack Exchange, I need my space! (aka let me change the vibrate on the Android app)

Background The current Android app gives notifications in the form of a customisable sound and a non-customisable vibration. The current vibration is exactly the same as the phone call notification1 ...
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I am notified about old comments instead of new ones

I have three notifications pending but when I open the tab they were a month ago. When I refresh the page I see the correct three notifications. Pictures: Here you see notifications from March but it ...
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My inbox suddenly emptied on SO

Just finished answering a question when I saw a notification in my inbox. Upon opening it, all of my notifications were gone. Checked with browsers I don't usually use and ones that have an incognito ...
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Notification when you're able to accept your own answer

This is a feature request for exactly one (1) notification when: You've posted an answer to your own question before the 48-hour self-answer accept time limit, and You have not accepted any answers ...
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Receiving notifications for new questions with specific tag

I have been using the Stack Exchange App (iOS) for a little while now and have come to really appreciate what it brings to the table. But I have found one useful feature that does not seem to be ...
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Mentoring system to guide new users on the ways Stack Exchange works

I don't mean mentoring someone to be a programmer or a cook or a parent. I mean mentoring them on SE itself and how the system works. Here's how I would expect it to work (no idea how to implement it):...
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Can we get a “welcome, check out our FAQ” notification for new users?

I've just created my first (?) sock puppet account on Programmers. This is the first notification I was greeted with: I think the first ever notification should point the new user to the FAQ, or, if ...
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Chat flag notification, but no flag

It appears this bug is back. Upon refreshing any chat page (even when dumping the cache and hard reloading), a chat flag notification is displayed, but there is no chat flag.
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Notify editors when a question that contains MathJax is migrated to a site with no MathJax support

Sometimes questions from sites which support MathJax (such as Cryptography) get migrated to the sites which don't support it (such as Stack Overflow). During this time, it's likely for the formatting ...
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Make flag notifications appear without having to reload the page

As a moderator on Software Recommendations, I always have the Newest Questions page open, and can see new questions appear in real-time, which is super cool. Each time a new question is posted, my ...
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Chat pings should use a tag to prevent multiple notifications for one message

If a user edits a chat message with a ping, there's a double notification. Pings that didn't change should not ping again. or Pings should use Notification.tag to prevent two notifications for a ...
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Optional Android notifications for reputation changes

I would like to get a notification if my reputation count has changed. I think there is already some internal API for that. (I can see that changes in the menu bar in the top). I'm sure that some ...
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Please don't remove my chat notifications when I reply to one of them

I generally leave chat logged in during the day (which I can't imagine is any sort of corner case) and, if I pop off that tab for even just five minutes, I can easily accrue three or four ...
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Trying to access Mod Message of a removed user from Inbox shows the “Oops! Something Bad Happened” error message

Mods get a notification in their inbox every time a Mod message has been sent.This user was initially sent a Mod Message, and then later on removed. Now, when I try to access the Mod message via the ...
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Zero new answer notification

I got this notification twice today: I've already read this previous meta question: 0 new answer to this question, but this answer makes it sound like this issue was already resolved. Well, ...

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