Your new Notifications function is a total disaster
It used to work well. Now it doesn't work much at all. I am really hating SA anymore because you change things and the result is a disaster . It ruins the whole experience. I wish there was a good alternative to SA. I'd leave in a heartbeat and not look back.
On SA's main page I press the Notifications bell and it shows no new posts. Then I click in my profile and go there and then click on the notifications bell and new posts show up. Bugs, bugs, and more bugs. That's what SA is famous for anymore.