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Make voting activity on your posts available on site metas (what you would get from rep if metas had rep)

Yes, please. It's useful to know how your questions/answers are being voted on the child metas. Votes are feedback, and right now, this feedback isn't explicitly shown to the user. If we need to know ...
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Send authors an inbox message if their question is closed

To me, many of the available close reasons are a way of saying to the author "This question has serious issues and you need to take some remedial actions to fix them". It makes sense to me that we ...
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Make voting activity on your posts available on site metas (what you would get from rep if metas had rep)

This is how I want to see it. I think votes should be neither green nor red, because they don't affect your reputation. So if you were downvoted, display "-1", if you were upvoted two times, ...
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56 votes

"Question closed" notifications experiment results and graduation

Update from Yaakov Ellis's comment: These emails are only sent to users who have their email settings for Tips & Reminders set to On. Users who have this set to Off should not receive the email, ...
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54 votes

Send authors an inbox message if their question is closed

While structured as a response to Jeff Atwood’s now-deleted answer, most of this can stand on its own: We don't believe in overly nagging and notifying people for minutiae. This is a core ...
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Badge symbol in notification is of the site you're on, not where badge was earned

I can understand why this ended up this way given per-site theming and not wanting to load the sprite sets for every site when loading any one site, but still this is very counter-intuitive and keeps ...
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49 votes

Send authors an inbox message if their question is closed

This really needs to be implemented. Soon. This question was posted back in 2011 and we haven't actually got an official response now (in 2015). Is it that hard to implement? Or is there some (not ...
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Reputation notifications seem to be broken again

I apologize for today (well I guess yesterday) being far less than awesome. As Architecture lead and main author of this set of changes, it's on me. We deployed some massive changes that we knew were ...
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What events trigger an inbox notification?

What kind of notifications trigger, send, or result in an inbox notification? The following events trigger an inbox notification. They are grouped by the 'item type' which is displayed next to the ...
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Badge symbol in notification is of the site you're on, not where badge was earned

After what turned out to be a somewhat excessively long delay, version 1.16 of my Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP) user script now includes a client-side CSS patch to fix this. Basically, what ...
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32 votes

Send a notification to mods (and 10k users?) when questions go "hot"

I would like to see this in the question page itself. Since the data already exists, it's not like the hotness points would have to be calculated every page view. I imagine something like this: ...
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Not getting Rep Notification for new up votes

Our aggregator is backlogged from the massive rep recalc throughout the afternoon. We peaked around 9 million items in the event queue and it's chewing through them. It's currently down to 7.9 million ...
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I'm not getting reputation notifications

Couple of things blew up here and it took a little while to isolate and repair the fallout, so sorry for the delay. We had a (successful!) SQL failover in the wee hours of this morning but, for the ...
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Add timestamps to chat "Kick" notifications

Yes please, I'd like to add another suggestion - the timestamp should be a link to the room last message (not the user's since it might have been moved or removed at that point) at the time the kick ...
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Make voting activity on your posts available on site metas (what you would get from rep if metas had rep)

The current behavior makes it all about reputation, which is stupid and not what it should be about. The really interesting information is that someone voted up (or down) your post, that other people ...
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25 votes

Send authors an inbox message if their question is closed

Edit: Notifications for this case have now been implemented! See this answer. Old answer: Seeing as this still has not been implemented, I propose that we all leave comments like this one on questions ...
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25 votes
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Badge Notification Repeats

My fault. Isn't it always? We had a problem with badges failing to award last night, so I added some extra logging to capture more info when it stumbled. In the process I accidentally broke something ...
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24 votes

Could I be notified when a question I answered is deleted?

I would generally be in favor of this. Deletions are less frequent than closures, so we shouldn't need to worry about "notification overload". A happy side effect of this could be alerting people who ...
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Why am I being notified just now of comments that were posted six years ago?

I do apologise. The question was brought to my attention and while investigating it I spotted that there were a number of obsolete comments on the answer which I deleted. I then noticed that the ...
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22 votes

Send authors an inbox message if their question is closed

This answer mostly follows a different line of thought than my existing answer. Hence I posted it separately. TL;DR: The current system is made as if this feature request were already implemented or ...
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SE website should notify users who committed to a site on Area51 when the site goes to private beta

I agree that this could be useful, and I think the best place for it is the inbox, since it's a notification about something you signed up for. (You could probably make an argument for it being in the ...
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20 votes
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Notify room owners when a user is kicked

This is now completed. Any room owners or moderators present in the room when someone is kicked will be notified via one of those drop-down thingies: This is NOT a permanent log; it exists only to ...
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19 votes

Notify users of a question they closed being edited or nominated for reopening

I think this is a great idea. I am a little worried about the number of notifications I would get as an active close voter on SO. With the dozen questions I have helped closing, this could result in ...
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I made a comment and then later realized it was wrong; How do I make sure not to annoy the person I replied to?

You're overthinking it. Just delete the comment.
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19 votes

Could we get a filter for non NeuroTypical Thinkers to filter out Directed comments

Sounds like you need a userscript, rather than trying to change fundamental mechanics of the site. Alternatively, you could use an adblocker to block some elements of the site - like the inbox. ...
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Bug in time of expiring bounty

Marking broken and confusing functionality as "by design" is silly. This keeps coming up and should be fixed. If the timing mechanism isn't going to get fixed so that it actually sends notices at a ...
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17 votes

Send authors an inbox message if their question is closed

Following a successful experiment earlier this year testing this feature, close notifications are now live network-wide, for question authors and followers. Please see the official announcement for ...
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17 votes

Are users notified when their questions are reopened?

Actually, as of recently, there is now an inbox notification when a question is reopened: As you can tell from the heading "question update", and my actually checking the linked question, this ...
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17 votes
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Notify OP after a question receives a close vote

I agree. We should help people fix the issues in their questions as early as possible so that, in cases where a problem can be fixed, we can avert the close-wait-maybe-reopen cycle. This is ...
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16 votes

Send authors an inbox message if their question is closed

This is good and should be implemented. I have some arguments and suggestions going towards the feature. You are told that if your question is ever closed due to any reason even duplicate, you ...
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