It's annoying, the poll speaks for itself. Why don't you BETA TEST these ideas with pre-determined users so it doesn't irritate the entire community. Those users could be randomly selected and earn xper based on testing, giving well thought out analysis. It could be open only to Guru's or masters people who are proven to give out well informed opinion's and are great at critiquing. Robinhood-a stock trading app did that for years so far and it has kept everyone there happy. @xHoneyxBeex @RedRain @Fathoms69 @Fathoms99
Private message notifications are under the bell icon now because private messages can now be sent through browser push notifications, like all other notification types. So if you enable that from your settings, you can receive browser push notifications for private messages too. Push notifications are available for Chrome and Firefox users on desktop and mobile (Android mobile devices only for now).
I really like it apart from the fact my message notifications are mixed in with my regular ones... keep on thinking I'm popular or someone likes my take when I see the high notifications number and then I realise it's only my messages :(