You may have noticed that we have made some small but dramatic changes to how the Notifications system works.
The numbers at the top of the screen in the menu bar that tell you about unread submissions/notices/PMs counts are now updated live.
So this means that any time you glance at those numbers, you know they are current without having to refresh the screen.
In addition, it will now tell you when you have new notifications that have come in since the page was loaded, so you don't have to memorize those numbers to see if there have been any changes. A little yellow marker will tell you how many it just added to that overall total.
The yellow marker will not go away until you view the page containing the list of those items (Notices page, New submissions page, etc).
The indicators will also dance and flash and generally get your attention.