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The red number is the total number of new items. However, if you have multiple answers or multiple comments you got on a single post, it only displays the most recent one in your dropdown inbox. This lowers the chance of you missing something when you have 20 new comments on one post and one new comment on another. Your full inbox (here, which you can ...


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You get this notification automatically when you've asked a question without accepting an answer. If someone has answered your question correctly, in a way that solves the problem you had when you asked it, you're encouraged to accept it. However, this is not mandatory, and if nobody has answered your question to your satisfaction, there is no obligation to ...


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Accepting an answer means clicking the check mark button next to one of the answers to mark it as the "accepted" answer which "solved your problem". One purpose of this is to act as a signal that no further assistance is required, so answerers can focus on other questions. Another is to give a 15-point reputation bonus to the answerer that helped you the ...


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This is one of the pitfalls of the chat notification system being "smart" rather than dumb. According to this post on SE: Meta when the system detects the use of a name in the chat box, it attempts to route the notification to the correct user. Unfortunately this sometimes results in another user with a similar name being sent the notification incorrectly. ...


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This is not possible using the functionality provided by SE. The best you can do is manually check the favorites tab in your profile to check if any of your favorite questions have received new answers since you last visited the tab. I agree that it would be nice to receive a notification in my inbox when certain questions receive a new answer or a post is ...


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Nope. This isn't possible with current SE functionality. Related feature requests on main meta: Allow an edit to notify downvoters: "I think I've fixed the issue now - please check" from 2009 - marked status-declined; Should you be notified if something you vote on is edited? Why can you change your vote after something's been edited? ...


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There was an issue with some of the reputation messages going to the achievements drop down - the initial fix helped, but did not resolve the root issue, which is why you have seen the issue come back. We have fixed the root issue and things are back to normal. Sorry for the inconvenience.


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For testing/confirmation: Miharu, comment on this answer so someone can @ reply to you without commenting on the question.


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