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new global notifications don't re-colorize

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Summary last edited by Roan Kattouw (WMF) 17:07, 2 April 2016 3 years ago

Happened only for old notifications while we were backfilling the system; shouldn't happen anymore now that the backfill is done.

Nenntmichruhigip (talkcontribs)

I had a talk page message on some small wiki, which resulted in a global notification, the badge became blue. I looked at the notification panel, but neither opened this talk page message nor used the .oo-ui-icon-close button (which btw doesn't have a title attribute, so I'm not completly sure what I'd expect from that button anyway). So the badge became grey again and still said "1".

Now I got another talk page message (well, more like a few months ago, but the notification wasn't globally visible until shortly) and the badge stayed grey, the counter increased as expected.

I'd expect the badge to become blue again, as it would if there were no "seen but not read" notification left. Imagine a notification from "totally unimportant wiki" first, and a notification from "more important but not-so-often visited wiki" after that. --~~~~

Roan Kattouw (WMF) (talkcontribs)

This is probably specific to the backfilling of global notifications that we did (you said the notification wasn't globally visible until shortly). I don't think you would be seeing this behavior for actually-new notifications, and the backfilling is done now.

Nenntmichruhigip (talkcontribs)

You mind posting something to my talk page for confirmation? I still have some old welcome messages left unread for testing this.

Roan Kattouw (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Done.

Nenntmichruhigip (talkcontribs)

Confirmed, it does indeed recolorize. So: Solved :-)

YjM (talkcontribs)

I have encountered the same issue, and was pretty confused, because I didn't have an idea, how to tell the software, that "message has been read" so the counter shall drop back to 0 (from 2). So I dismissed them using the cross button at each, so they disappeared for good (they are no more listed in the list of last messages). What kind of beahaviour is that?

Roan Kattouw (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Dismissing notifications using the X button marks them as read. This makes them disappear from the cross-wiki notification list, but they're not completely gone: you can still find them on the wiki they came from.

For example, if you are on enwiki and you see a notification from frwiki, then you can mark that notification as read using the X. The notification will then stop appearing on enwiki, but you can still see it on frwiki.

You're not the first person who was confused by this (the fact that read cross-wiki notifications disappear), so we should think about how we can make this clearer.

YjM (talkcontribs)

Pretty compex, the system is, indeed.. But not really easy-to-understand while met in the first time...

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