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PM notification bubble won't turn off

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I sometimes get this behavior, and if i revisit the last page of the most recently active PM threads, and scroll down all the posts, it seems to turn the bubble off. No idea if actually ‘seeing’ all the posts is necessary, but that magic incantation seems to work for me, so i keep doing it.

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You don’t have to scroll all the way down to the bottom to mark a topic as read; just viewing it (any page) should do it.

Certain data is cached to improve performance, such as the header content (which includes the bubble). When you view a topic, that clears the header cache, but occasionally the refreshed header will load before the topic is marked as read in the database, which means the unread bubble is cached again. I’ve seen it get out of sync like this occasionally and will take a look at fixing it. Logging out and back in should clear it.

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And it feels like a special kind of issue related only to PMs. It almost seems like sometimes when you you the unread topic it skips over one of the new posts and takes you to a more recent post. And that somehow is what gets things out of sync.

If that makes any sense.

Feel like sometimes when I’ve gone back in to read the topic a second time I noticed a post I hadn’t seen before and when I see that post I then noticed that my notification bubble got cleared.

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I think I have this fixed. It’ll be in the next update.

originaltrilogy.com Administrator

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I’ve made a fix that hopefully addresses this issue. Let me know if you see this problem again.

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TV’s Frink said:

Still not working.

You left a private topic without having read the most recent reply, which makes your private topics marker perpetually unread. I’ve fixed this for the next update so that topics you’ve left don’t count toward unread topics.

TV’s Frink said:

Also, not exactly the right place to post this, but I’m seeing new issues with the unread posts marker. It’s the opposite problem now, where the marker is cleared on the main page even thought there’s still unread posts in the subforum.

It’s always worked this way. If your session ends, discussion markers are cleared. Topic markers aren’t.

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TV’s Frink said:

  1. Oh ok, so it’s all dahmage’s fault for inviting me to some stupid clipboard topic that he wanted to test out and then mind-tricked me into leaving. Any ETA on the next update?

I do cause trouble

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TV’s Frink said:

  1. Oh ok, so it’s all dahmage’s fault for inviting me to some stupid clipboard topic that he wanted to test out and then mind-tricked me into leaving. Any ETA on the next update?

Maybe a week or so. I’m working on the ability to mark forums as read.

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