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Summary by Davey2010

Notifications now work properly (Just updated image link)

Davey2010 (talkcontribs)


I ended up removing a category on over 1000 files (all of which I asked to be mass-reverted) and now It now says I have 99+ notifications and I can't get rid of it,

When I click the 99+ icon sometimes the box loads (when it does load the 99+ goes to 0 but when I go on a another page the 99+ comes back) and at times it doesn't load at all

In preferences I disabled the "edit reverts" notification and the 99+ disappeared but when I retick the box it then says 99 again,

When I've clicked the notification box and it comes up as a full page - The show more button only works so far and then gives up entirely .... So I'm at a loss as to how to get rid of it,

I can't seem to add an image but I'm hoping you get the jist lol



Pgallert (talkcontribs)

A somewhat related but minor issue: The number in the notifications icon decreases only if I visit the concerning page AND click on the notifications icon on that wiki. That's a bit difficult for me for languages where numbers have different symbols than 0...9.

Not a major issue but a bot welcomed me on Arabic Wikisource (no idea why), and I had to click several things that are W:Mojibake to me before the notification button showed a 0 again on my home wiki.

Surely any one of the two actions could decrease the counter?

Roan Kattouw (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Ouch! What probably happened is you got about a thousand "your edit was reverted" notifications. The best advice I can give you right now is to visit Special:Notifications on Commons, which will allow you to view more than 25 notifications and will also mark all of your notifications as read. The latter is considered a misfeature and we're getting rid of it soon, but for now that should let you get rid of the 99+ thing.

But you seem to indicate that you've been there ("it comes up as a full page"), but that something didn't work ("and then gives up entirely"). Did this at least make the 99+ go away?

EDIT: I see from the history of your comment that you tried to add this image:

Did it get stuck like that forever?

Davey2010 (talkcontribs)

Hi Roan, I know sorry that's what I meant, I've been clicking "show more" and I can click it about 5 times and then it doesn't show any more notfiications (If it helps on the developers console it says "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'fetchUnreadCountFromApi' of undefined",....

Nope the 99+ is still there - The 99+ lights up red if I get a new notification but once read it goes back to gray, but nope the 99+ doesn't disappear at all now ...., Had I realized this was going to happen I wouldn't of asked for mass-rollback lol,

Ah thank you yep I was trying to add the image and ended up doing the entire opposite

Thanks for your help :)


Davey2010 (talkcontribs)

Forgot to add - The 99+ is a now full thing - It's not resetting to 0 at all, Cheers, ~~~~

Roan Kattouw (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Davey2010 (talkcontribs)

I've managed to load about 500 notification but the number ''still'' hasn't buggered off and obviously when I get a new notification I still get the red 99+

So can something be done like nuking all of my notifications or something?, Problem is I now never know how many notifications I have ....., I could disable the edit revert in prefs which solves the issue completely but then means I won't be notified If I'm reverted,



Roan Kattouw (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Does visiting Special:Notifications mark them all as read? If that doesn't do it, you can try running the following code in your browser's JavaScript console:

new mw.Api().postWithToken( 'csrf', { action: 'echomarkread', all: 1 } );
Davey2010 (talkcontribs)

Ah something's worked,I just constantly kept clicking the notification page and somehow it had gone from about 80 something to 51 to 34 and then to none,

Anyway thanks for your help! :)