(i) I do not want e-mail notification, my inbox is busy enough!

(ii) I would prefer not to have to keep clicking on the "Reputation" link to check for the possibility that someone might have a query.

• Doesn't the StackExchange logo on the top left work for you? It is not entirely reliable but most of the time someone left a comment for me I see a red bullet (conatining the number of messages I have on the top left). If you leave a reply to this comment I'll make a screen shot and post it, so you can see how it looks for me. – t.b. Aug 30 '11 at 0:01
• Here's a picture. The white $1$ in the red bullet on the top left shows that I received one comment notification. – t.b. Aug 30 '11 at 0:10
• @Theo: Thank you, I was unaware of it! There is a slight complication, in that I have difficulty noticing red (blue would be useful). But in principle, and, with some effort, probably in practice, your comment solves my problem. – André Nicolas Aug 30 '11 at 0:18
• I suggest that you make this a feature request. Accessibility should be one of the highest priorities of such a site and red may indeed be problematic for many enough. Unfortunately, on the usual sister sites I couldn't find anything allowing you to customize colors. However, here are two links for you that you may want to bookmark for easier accessibility of your inbox: 1. direct link to your responses tab and 2. raw inbox. – t.b. Aug 30 '11 at 0:37
• @Theo: Thanks, that too will help. – André Nicolas Aug 30 '11 at 1:08
• Another color blind? Hooray. I am not alone! – Asaf Karagila Aug 30 '11 at 6:37