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The various user interface and email elements used to notify users of events on the site.

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A comment not showing up in my inbox

I can see the comment from 13 hours ago in the Responses tab but not in the Inbox tab, and I don't see the red notification icon on the main page. This is probably related to the fact that the answer ...
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A red low quality post. What does it mean? [duplicate]

I am new to the low quality post reviews, so please forgive me for not knowing. Coming back onto MSE has brought me into seeing a red notification button in the low quality posts queue: There is not ...
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Red dot on reopen queue but no items available to review

I've been experiencing a red dot on the reopen queue intermittently over the past few weeks with no items available to review. Here's a screenshot of what the behavior looks like: This screenshot was ...
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Pinging the author of a deleted comment

In the comments under the question Prove $\sqrt{\frac{a}{a+b}}+\sqrt{\frac{b}{b+c}}+\sqrt{\frac{c}{c+a}}\gt1$, I found the notorious four-word question that I flagged. It's automatically removed as ...
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Has the notification system for comments changed?

I noticed in the past days, that I do not get a notification when someone writes a comment under an answer, where I commented too, unless I am referred to with the usual @username. I have the feeling ...
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Are askers notified of close votes on a question they've asked?

If I encounter a question that is, for example, missing context, so I give it a close vote accordingly, is the poster notified? Or should I copy the relevant blurb: Please provide additional context, ...
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(How) Can we make our mobile phone to make a sound when we get pinged in chat?

Sometimes it is more customary to work in chat rooms, and as there are less chances for synchronous conversation we usually ping users. When we are on computer and get pinged, we get a sound like &...
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Notifications to followers of a question about its status updates (closed / open)

In my opinion, one of the most important functions of following a question should be to notify users its status updates. For example, say I encountered a question in the close vote review queue that I ...
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Is there a way to enable desktop notifications for answers?

If there is way or if this could be a feature for certain questions would this be possible?
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Do users receive notifications when their question is migrated?

The user is not registered in math.stack but they have a question on math.stack. Are they still notified by some actions on their post?
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Double notification when pinged on a followed post

StackExchange recently implemented a feature that allows users to "follow" a post in the sense that they get notified on every edit/comment below that post, as if they were the post owners. I find ...
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Missing Notifications for Comments on a Question.

My problem is similar to the one given as problem 1 here. The responses it got did not resolve the matter. I have not received a notification in my inbox for either this comment nor this comment on ...
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Notice when an answer you commented on gets deleted

I posted an answer to a question but it turns out I had a major error in it. Another user posted a comment pointing out the error. I agree with the comment and so I deleted the answer. For SE in ...
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Should MSE send reminders to users listing questions with no selected answer?

Many, many questions have good answers, ignored or forgotten by the OP. A significant part of the issue comes from users unfamiliar with the site and the basics of accepting an answer. Could MSE ...
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Is there a way to contact a person who voted to close a question

I typically put 20-30 minutes into each of my questions to make sure they are as clear possible. Someone recently voted to close my question because they felt the question wasn’t clear and didn’t ...
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email notifications of activity on questions I am interested in

I cannot tell if there is a way to get email alerts when there is activity on questions I want to monitor. Is this possible, and if so how? Thanks, Nick
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Redundant "Red Dot" within the review queues menu

It happens to be that yesterday evening, for the first time since I have access to the review queues, there appeared a - I would call it - "Red Dot Icon" within the drop-down menu. In fact this ...
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Receiving Notifications when getting an answer or comment

Why do we get notifications when on the questions page and a new question is added but we don't get notifications when somebody responds to a post of ours? I'm referring to notifications in the tab ...
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More Synchronized Mark-As-Read Functionality

When a comment comes in on one of my posts, I get the red inbox showing up on the "Recent inbox messages" icon just to the right of my avatar-plus-stats. That's all very fine. I can click on the inbox ...
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A feature request (notification for favorited questions)

Why don`t I get notifications on the questions I favorited? Like suppose, I like a question but M.S.E never notifies me whether it has been answered or commented upon.
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Should I be getting the "Red Dot" on the "Review Queues " Icon?

This has happened twice now - I get the "red dot" on the "Review Queues" icon, but when I click on it the queues that are available to me (my rep is about 750) are all empty, though there are some ...
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Notifications to participants are needed.

Two persons voted to close this question as "off topic" at a time when its entire content was this: In a graph model like wikipedia, with 5.4 million pages/nodes (a) and 20 links/edges per node (b),...
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Why don't I receive notifications of new privileges?

I want to be notified of new privileges I receive so I can kick the tires. However, it doesn't look like I am receiving these notifications. I would have received the "view close votes" privilege ...
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Deleted comment tab and notification

After a few months on this website, I have had a few of my comments deleted. As it happens, I agree with the deletions in all of those cases. However, there was no notification that they were deleted, ...
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Two Notifications Suggestion

Sometimes I find some interesting questions That I like to read their answers. But I lost the question and forget the title of it. So I can't access it anymore... I Suggest that M.S.E notify users (...
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Is it possible to notify when some user edit his/her answer?

It is not uncommon to edit old answers by adding more details among many users. Several times I have noted that when someone edit his or her answer to a my question, it is not inform to me. Can we add ...
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Notifications by tag from the App on Android

I think if you want you can get notifications when someone asks questions under a particular tag. Does anyone know how to do that in the Android app?
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Is there any point answering/commenting/voting on old posts?

Say a post has been inactive for a period of time, what happens if you answer, comment or even vote on that question: who sees what you've done? Is voting good practice on inactive questions as it ...
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Repeated (x 24) achievement notification

Today I got a notification for a single achievement ("Nice answer" badge) repeated, about 24 times - the screenshot shows the first ones. Never happened to me before.
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Is there a way to get a notification e-mail when a question gets answered?

Is there a way to get a notification e-mail when a question gets answered? Because it's not always easy to keep track of all the forums you are on, especially if answers only come like days after you ...
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Is questioner or answerer advised about comment after latter has been deleted?

If I make a comment, the recipient will be advised. But if he has not read it and I delete it, will he still be advised and able to read it after my deletion?
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Upvoting on previous questions

It is often encouraged on this site to check with other posts to make sure your own isn't a duplicate, and since my expertise is quite limited at the moment, quite a number of mine do tend to be ...
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Are users who already posted an answer notified about offering a bounty?

What happens in the following situation: I posted some question, soon after one person response in the answer. However the answer was not enough detailed for me: I posted the comment encouraging this ...
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The feature that gives notifications of new questions, new answers, new comments is not working

I noticed that the feature that gives notifications of new questions, new answers, new comments is not working in my computer. Can you suggest how I can start getting those notifications again? Has ...
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Is there a way to block pings/notifications of a specific user?

Is there a way to block pings/notifications of a specific user? If possible, on a specific question? I did a quick search through the first pages of the entries "ping", "block", "notifications" etc ...
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How can I be on notification for any changes to a question? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to know if anyone posted any thing new to a question of interest. How can I do that?
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The @ symbol, does this do anything or are people just using it to reference a person because of Twitter?

I get a lot of @MarkLaPolla but I have not noticed any special notification. I get notification with or without the use of the '@'. If the '@' is special, how do I use it to send notifications. Thanks....
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Is there a notification of "on hold" and "closed"?

Perhaps I am mistaken but I think there is no notification of these events when they occur. Should there be one in the notification area?
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Was this edit rejected? Why wasn't I notified?

Earlier this evening, I suggested an edit to this post which was much like this: I'm posting this screenshot in case this duplicate edit gets rejected too. Because it seems my previous one was. ...
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Is there any way to subscribe to a thread so you get email notifications?

I asked a question without subscribing, but now I'm not being notified of answers. Is there any way to subscribe so that I'll get those notifications?
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I want to be notified when a question is answered [duplicate]

Sometimes I like a question but I don't want to keep that page open for all eternity. Is there a way to make sure I get notified when the question is answered?
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Notification when questions/answers will be or are deleted

I just realized that one of my question was deleted by Community. I can't remember being been notified about that. And since happens already at least the second time, I would be nice if SE could ...
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How do I get to know if my question has been commented or answered?

I'm new here and I don't know how things work here and don't have any knowledge about commenting or answering questions. How do I get to know if my question has been commented or answered?
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Is there any way by which we get the information if any particular user adds any Q/A. [duplicate]

For the last few days I found that user134824 is dealing with problems which are of my interest. Few more users are there who frequently deals with problems which are of my interest. In this question ...
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Someone edited my answer... years after I deleted it!

So I just got a notification that someone made an edit to one of my answers. It's a minor formatting that would probably improve the quality of my answer... except for the fact that I deleted that ...
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Edited-and-Reopened Questions Should Ping Downvoters

A somewhat common pattern on this site seems to be that a new user will post a poor question, receive a bunch of downvotes and have their question closed. If we're lucky, they'll (or someone) improve ...
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Being aware of changes in some question or answer

Is there a way to be aware of changes in some question or answer of someone else? I mean when changes happen I receive a note in my inbox, like my own questions. thank you
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Do candidates receive pings from comments under their nominations?

On the page with moderator candidates nomination it is possible to leave a comment for a candidate. In some cases, quite relevant questions have been asked in the comments and there have been no ...
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New users should be informed to use @ when replying

It's getting silly how many times I notice people not using @ when replying to someone. This is very concerning since the one who replies never gets an answer. It should be written somewhere near the ...
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Is there a way to follow a question? [duplicate]

I often see questions on math.stackexchange.com that I would like to follow. That is, I would be notified if there is any activity on the question so that I can see the answers that are provided. Is ...
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