I can't clear my unread / new topics


#1

There are 439 unread and 52 new topics remaining, or browse other topics in boing.

I have read something like 20-30 “unread” topics from my feed.

I got the number to drop from 450 to 439, while the “new topics” number hasn’t budged.

I doubt that topics are being created that fast; why can’t I get this number down? I have been trying since yesterday.


Bugs with the new BBS system
#2

Go to new (or unread), scroll to bottom, hit dismiss?


#3

That’s what I’ve been doing, and doing, and doing, and doing.


#4

Have you tried turning it on and off again?


#5

Okay, I’ve got it down under 400. Let’s see how long that lasts…


UPDATE: 406 as soon as I saved the post, and the “new topics” number hasn’t budged a digit.


AHA: the number is a hold-over from when the page was originally loaded, and is not dynamically updated?


Update: Oh for f**k’s sake, after re-loading the page it says 449, and 51 new topics. WTF?!?!? I had actually gotten it down to 369.

@sam, @codinghorror - are these numbers related to anything real, or are they just made-up?


#6

#AAAAAUGHJ!

There are 448 unread and 52 new topics remaining


UPDATE: If I scroll to the bottom of the unread page, save the source, and delete all lines that do not contain class="title" I find there are 637 lines.

Which would suggest

  1. there are are 637 topics that I have not read
  2. 449/450 is hard-coded someplace
  3. lying to me about the number of unread posts is annoying
    and 4) why should I even believe the number 637, the page-load may have just crapped-out silently at some point,
    or 5) you’re just f*****g with us.

My money is on the latter (why else would all the comments only be available via javascript???!?).


#7

Gives a slight Kafkaesque feel to your day, doesn’t it? :wink:


#8

I can’t even like these posts. :confused:


#9

I suspect this is a bug. @eviltrout can you have a look? Is Dismiss Unread / Read working?

May we impersonate you @othermichael for testing?


#10

Sure!

Have a look at the numbers, though. 450 keeps reappearing, and I found 600+ posts on the actual unread page. I suspect the number display at the bottom of the page is being limited.


#11

I impersonated you and was able to Dismiss everything correctly!

Is the issue that they are dismissed then come back later? Or were you having problems dismissing them initially?


#12

I was having problems dismissing them.

They seem to be gone, now.


#13