chacham Author May '16 Woot's forums has an envelope on the right end of the tab line to show how many private messages have been received. For example, here's a snippet showing my 53: <li id="ContentPlaceHolderPrimaryContent_ForumTabView_ForumGroupRepeater_PrivateMessageLink_0" class="privateMessageLink"> <a href="User/PrivateMessages/" id="ContentPlaceHolderPrimaryContent_ForumTabView_ForumGroupRepeater_A1_0" title="Private Messages">Private Messages<span class="pmCount">53</span></a> </li> If a new message arrives, it just incs the number, and the user has to figure out it changed. I guess they assume we're normal and actually erase old messages that are no longer required. Silly them. I would like to note the change by either colorizing it otherwise (until it is clicked or whatever). Perhaps even the same for the quality posts number next to the username. But that would require saving data between sessions. What might be a good approach here? Or is anyone else interested in this (or even writing this)?