It could be seen somtimes when I surfing Ask Ubuntu that something different on the title of my web-browser, which is '(', number, and ')' such as (2).

'(2) Ask Ubuntu'
'(1) Ask Ubuntu'

  • Just so you know, this is the Ask Ubuntu meta site, where we talk about Ask Ubuntu. Your rep is the same as that on the main site, and it doesn't change based on accepts / upvotes.
    – Tim
    Apr 9, 2015 at 21:14
  • I guess this should have the tag support, not discussion (I’m not allowed to edit).
    – unor
    Apr 10, 2015 at 13:32

1 Answer 1


It is the number of new questions since you last refreshed the page.

This can be done either by reloading the page (e.g. with F5 in FireFox) or by clicking the grey X questions with new activity banner above the question list. Note that the second option does only load new questions, but does not actualize the state (votes, views, answers...) of the already shown ones.

  • 2
    *or clicked the "load X new questions"
    – Tim
    Apr 9, 2015 at 21:13

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