Questions tagged [notifications]

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

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A way to "watch" questions?

I apologize if this has come up before on meta, because it almost certainly has, but I couldn't find it. I frequently come across recently asked unanswered questions that I find interesting. However, ...
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Mark problems as "notify me if answer is posted"?

I have found myself often finding interesting questions which I do not have the time to look into myself, but that I would very much like to see the answers to if someone else does. Unless I am ...
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Lack of notification

I would like to ask about two types of problems. One seems to be a bug, the other one - not. When I started using MSE I always receive notifications in my inbox about comments on my questions, ...
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Add "Notify" option

At mathoverflow.net there is an "Notify" box where you can choose to get emails about any updates on questions you choose. It would be great to have the same thing at MSE.
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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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Be aware if someone other is writing an answer to the same question while you're doing so

Sometimes it happens that after being writing an answer to a question for some time, the question is answered by another user providing the same information one has written (i.e. the right answer...) ...
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Automatic Notifications

Is there a way for me to get auto email notifications for new responses or comments to my questions/answers/comments? Surely there is a better way than constantly refreshing every so often? :-)
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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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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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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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"New answer posted" notification for answerers

I posted an answer to this question on August 19, and 4 days later a great answer has been posted, which I noticed by sheer luck. I wish I was notified when the answer was posted. Please consider ...
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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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Notification to commenter when @username is not employed

I noticed this behavior. Is it new? In question Q: user A posts an answer, then user B posts a comment under the answer of A, then user A posts $n$ additional comments without an @B ping, then ...
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Several @user in the comment

When there is a discussion in comments (especially on meta), sometimes I miss an opportunity to call two users in one comment. Hence, when I need to answer both users and I want to be sure that they ...
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Groundhog Day bug

In the past, when I got a message, the message box lit up, and after I read the message, the box remained unlit until the next message. Now the light reappears after a while, same already read ...
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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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Can a user who made an edit be pinged

I know that using @username in a comment I can ping people who were "engaged in the post", which includes: The poster (IIRC he is pinged even without @username ). Someone who wrote some of the ...
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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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Why didn't I receive a notification?

The answer to the question I asked was edited by the answerer but I didn't receive any notification. This is a feature that shouldn't be omitted, after-all, the answers to questions are the reason why ...
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Not getting notifications of a new answer posted on page

Usually I get a notification at the top when a new answer is posted to a question that I'm reading, but recently this has not been the case. This has happened several times and I've had to delete my ...
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Display reputation decreases in the top-bar indicator

Generally, a reputation increase is indicated by a green indicator. Can there be an indicator for reputation decrease as well? This is because sometimes we don't know, when suddenly our reputation ...
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Notifying a moderator without flagging?

Does @Mod @Moderators etc work, or do I have to notify individually (...