How is this different than clicking on Your Notifications and clicking Quote Notifications?
The amount of clicks and mouse movement to still get to that page from the current setup is no different. You can still get to Quote Notifications when it shows as zero. Having it in the quick links is no different at all.
No less clicks for me and no extra scrolling. *mouseover Your Notifications* *click Quote Notifications* Nothing extra.
If your end goal is to get to that page (this one https://forums.macrumors.com/profile.php?do=quotenotifications) do what I posted. Minimal clicks and no scrolling needed. Even if the count shows as zero in the Your Notifications drop down, you can still click it and be taken to that page. No need for a link under Quick Links when there's already a quick link on every page.
Hmm, it's not there for me in Safari or Firefox (On Mavericks) All it says is: Private Message instead.