A couple of times recently, I've started answering a question and by the time I have posted my answer, another has appeared.

In the past, I have received a notification at the top of the screen offering to show the new answer(s), but this no longer seems to be happening.

Is this a bug, a deliberate act on the part of the site's owners or is it me?

1 Answer 1


The notification takes some time to appear, it's not instant. So if you posted it less than a minute after, it's possible that it didn't have the time to notify you.

If it was a longer time like 5 minutes, then it seems more like a bug indeed.

  • I think it was a few minutes, but the times have been rounded to hours no so I'm not usre. If I notice it again I'll make a note of the time delay etc.
    – Neal
    Aug 4, 2010 at 8:24
  • 2
    @Neal FYI: if you hover your mouse of the time stamps like "3 hours ago" you should get a tool-tip pop telling you the exact time.
    – DMA57361
    Aug 4, 2010 at 10:09
  • @neal it's definitely working; the interval is 45 seconds Oct 28, 2010 at 6:21

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .