Is there any way to disable this feature?
This only appears in your inbox. What problem do you have with them? Are you getting notification (via email) or something that seems annoying? You can setup a custom stream and have only that stream emailed to you, in your Preferences. You can also turn off the two preferences for inbox emailing that would send these to you.
No notifications, I just keep seeing a 1 in the badge when I log in. It does not clear out (even after I click on it) and I keep thinking that I have an unread message. No big deal, just annoying.
No emails. They clear out after clicking on them a couple of times but they are persistent.
If you "mark all as read" in your inbox, the "badge" goes away. You might have an old on at the bottom. Or select the "Unread Only" to see those that would count in the badge. Then mark all as read.
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