I'm not sure if this is possible, but I was thinking maybe we could sorta have a facebook chat-esque notification alert. Not so much with the sound, though that might be pretty cool more of a bit on your tab that says New Notification. I now we have one now that has a (1) at the end but usually the site forum bit is longer than the tab bar. So maybe something like "1 Notification" so when I look at the tab i'll know I have something new. I also understand I could just click into the tab and look, but this would require me to refresh the page so it would be easier if I could just see by looking at the tab as opposed to clicking in and refreshing. If you need more of a guide I'd be happy to take screenshots.