When I vote (or comment?) I get recently a blue message which vanishes before I catch it. Do you have any idea about this colorful (well, just blue) info item?

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    $\begingroup$ Use a video screen capture software, then extract a single frame from the video! :-) $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Apr 13, 2015 at 0:16

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I recall receiving three kinds of blue messages when voting:

  • Messages indicating the number of votes remaining for that day (or in that proposal at Area 51).
  • Messages about voting only answers (but no similar thing exists for questions, see quid's comment). Once or twice I have given a series of votes to answers without voting their questions, and the system has reminded me that I should vote answers, too.
  • Sometimes downvoting triggers a message suggesting to leave a comment to explain the vote.

If you have a lengthy discussion in the comments, you also get a notice, but I don't remember if it is blue as well.

I wonder if a list of these blue messages is found in some documentation or a meta.SE thread.

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    $\begingroup$ Nice summary. On the second point: no I think it only exists in one way, see the blog post on it according to which it is triggered after 15 votes on answers. The point is globally there is a (perceived) lack of votes on questions, thus this mechanism to get more votes on questions. This is also present in the "electorate badge" where there is a lower bound on the number of votes on Q (not A). $\endgroup$
    – user9072
    Apr 12, 2015 at 22:23

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