Do you remember, or can you check, if you setup the notifications to be delayed or immediate? If not set to immediate, you may not always get notifications if you are on the site at the time of the new post.
The default I chose was "Immediate Notification," in response to the Malware logs instruction directions. But overall in my profile settings, here's what I saw:
Privacy Settings: Hide my email address from other members is checked. Send me any updates sent by the board administrator is checked. Disable my personal messenger is not checked.
Notification Preferences: Only "Watch every topic I reply to" is checked, and "Immediate notification" is the default notification type selected.
But then, "Inline notification" was only selected below that for the three "Private Messages" notifications. For "Topics & Posts" there, I had only "Email" checked. Just now I checked "inline Notification."
Interestingly, groovicus was moderating a post I sent to the Forum for speakeasy or anything goes, and I got that as both an email AND I had a "1" show up on the site for the "Notifications" widget -- BEFORE setting "Inline Notification" on for Topics & Posts, just as I signed in today to read this message from you.
It seems as if there are almost too many different options for how to be notified on what sort of event! My brain got tired thinking about all of them and which I would want in what way, so I just let them be at the default settings to start out.
Thanks for taking a look into this!!