I only ever seem to see that number when items of mine are in the queues (of which I do not need notification) whereas I thought the intention was to encourage users to perform review tasks by indicating the extent of the backlog (and I can't review my own suggestions).
After a day or two of no notification (for me) on main, when I stayed away from reviews, the number has come back for me. (During my time away there were up to 19 items shown as needing review and a dozen or more for hours at a time.) Strangely I now also notice (just!) a small brown dot I have never previously noticed:
Neither show up in a snip, so I have added red dots to show where.
Hovering over the
1, or perhaps the dot next to it, shows:
~1 suggested edit pending approval
when the queues show:
Hovering over the brown dot on meta does not show anything, but then I suspect all six items there are mine.
I wonder whether A/B testing and I'm in a different group to others.
No 'measles' today - but a very, very feint trace there used to be a dot (on meta).
1 showing on main and indeed
1 in the review queue for Suggested Edits.
2 but Suggested Edits shows
The dots are back. Perhaps the one on meta is indication that there is a dot on main.