Q&A on Non-Moderation Matters (Mechanics, How-To, etc.)

Is anyone else having the same problem? Its still happening for me.

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I don’t seem to be having that issue? Anyone else?

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I’m not sure I understand? If you’re asking what I think you’re asking, I haven’t noticed anything differently. If I access the side panel, it stays open until I close it or click on one of the notifications. Hope this helps!

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If I have notifications and click to open the side panel it will close immediately, unless I am at a top level menu.

If I dont have notifications the panel stays open

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Okay, I got it now. Yeah, I don’t think I have that issue with mine? I just cleared my notifications (there was one right after your notification), closed the side panel, and reopened it. It still stays open, but I’m responding to you so maybe that’s why it’s still open?

eta: I feel like I’m not helping. :grin:

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Not seeing this issue either. Notification menu seems to work fine for wherever. Chrome 120.0.6099.234 on OS X 12.5.1.

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Here’s a video. Couldn’t convert mp4 to a BoingBoing-supported format

Really bloody annoying

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When viewing a list of topics, what does the color of the number of posts indicate? Why orange sometimes?

Also, sometimes when scrolling down, some of the topics seem highlighted in blue briefly.

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On Replies, the color indicates the number of likes per post and for Views it indicates how mny views there have been (which I find needlessly redundant)

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I think there’s also a time domain and recency element: the higher the number of recent views or comments per time unit, the higher the temperature of the conversation, but even if it got really active there for a while, it will cool off after a while. Or maybe it’s just the peak value of dcomments/dt which sets it, and no recency bias.

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Threads that have been closed for years still have Views labeled in orange if the count is high and I’ve never seen a thread with under 1500 Views in color. :person_shrugging:

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What’s with the random bookmarking? Over the past several months I’ve been notified of “Bookmarks” that I’ve never actually bookmarked. :man_shrugging:

Ghosts?

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I have this problem sometimes; I think what’s going on is that I accidentally hit the “B” key when browsing, and then something I do to clear the bookmark modal manages to create a bookmark. I’m not sure of the exact workflow.

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In my case they seemingly appear overnight.

Going with ghosts.

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Whatever’s going on, it’s been a problem for a while, if my previous posts on this topic are the same issue you’re experiencing:

To be sure, the “I accidentally hit the bookmark shortcut” thing is a complete guess; I know I occasionally do that, and I know I occasionally get ghost bookmarks, but I couldn’t guarantee the two are related.

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Not related, but have the changed the font on boing boing?

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my eyes have certainly noticed a difference.
a small difference

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