In the top left hand corner of this webpage that you are looking at right now is the word StackExchange. To the left of that is either a balloon like object with horizontal lines through it, or a red circle that has a number in it.
I was driving me crazy as to what it is and what it means. I thought it has something to do with unread messages. I've clicked on it and scrolled down, but nothing was flagged in a way that said, "This might be important". I FINALLY scrolled down to the bottom and clicked on "more inbox messages" and then moved to the next page, and it finally went away. Yet there was NOTHING to state what it was referring to.
This seems to be a HUGELY FLAWED UI design. Could someone tell me what it is referring to? Or is it just to drive people nuts? :/