For the past few days (I think since the move to the New York data center) I have not been receiving notifications of new messages. If someone @'s me or comments on one of my posts, I get a badge on my user's page responses tab but no icon on the stack exchange drop down menu on the main site.

I have the same problem on all SE sites I am active in.

UPDATE: Did someone change something? I got my first notification today (21 Feb 2013) at 15:12 UTC.

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    I blame the gnomes ;p
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Commented Feb 23, 2013 at 11:57
  • @JourneymanGeek durned gnomes...
    – terdon
    Commented Feb 23, 2013 at 12:10

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The instances we've seen this in were browser crashes or a tab left open with the inbox expanded - this reads notifications as soon as they are received. Nothing has changed on our side since the move when real-time functionality was re-enabled (about an hour after the move).

  • Sorry, I thought I'd wait a few days to make sure everything was working again and, of course, completely forgot because everything was working again. Don't know if it was a cache issue since I think I had the same issue on two iOS devices and my linux laptop but it's fixed now, so marking as accepted.
    – terdon
    Commented Apr 4, 2013 at 2:30

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