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mbernste
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Old IM notification bug

I noticed the last few days that after viewing an IM, if I go back to the forum via my favorites button, I am getting the same IM notification. Nothing's changed on my machine and its happened on multiple computers, so it isn't a local caching issue. If I click on the favorites button a 2nd time, the IM notification goes away.

Anyone else notice this problem?
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You may want to read this.

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Johnny
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reply to mbernste

said by mbernste:
I noticed the last few days that after viewing an IM, if I go back to the forum via my favorites button, I am getting the same IM notification. Nothing's changed on my machine and its happened on multiple computers, so it isn't a local caching issue. If I click on the favorites button a 2nd time, the IM notification goes away.

Anyone else notice this problem?

Yes - it's the caching issue with DSLR. The page isn't getting re-fetched and you still see the flashing envelope.

Does it go away when you reload the page with the browser button?

Or does it go away in about a minute anyway? That's what I am seeing.

Those using IE can set the reload to be always, automatic or never, but other browsers do not have these options.


mbernste
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said by Johnny:


Does it go away when you reload the page with the browser button?
Yes, but it just started happening this week.


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said by mbernste:
said by Johnny:


Does it go away when you reload the page with the browser button?
Yes, but it just started happening this week.
Same here. It's the site. Doesn't happen on any other boards.


Flagger
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reply to mbernste

My issue is I see it, read it and then will leave the site (imagine that). When I come back it is flashing again and I see the same IM I had read before.



mbernste
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said by Flagger:
My issue is I see it, read it and then will leave the site (imagine that). When I come back it is flashing again and I see the same IM I had read before.
I've had that happen as well. I really think there is something server-side that's getting cached. It is either that or a cookie is not being written correctly. Ironically, I just had it happen with notifications on this very topic!
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teh
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I just got the same problem it luckily the faq's

quote:

Another solution, thanks to Nicole-Diana:

A system message immediately removes the "stuck" IM icon.

You can accomplish this by posting in \dev\null and selecting IM for any replies (above the signature box). Then reply to the post, and as soon as you click the system IM, the "stuck" IM icon should disappear.

Helped me remove my.
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justin
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reply to mbernste

nobody answered the question.

If you see a flashing notification you think is OLD, then if you push REFRESH, does it go away? it does? in which case, you are seeing the cached page. If you push refresh (or click another link) and it vanishes, then it is not a server-side issue.

if I type 'news.yahoo.com' I get the old news page. If I refresh I get the new one. Its a browser problem, typed URLs do not seem to talk to the server at all if they can deal you an old page from the cache.



teh
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reply to mbernste

Justin, for my it did not go away from refresh or going to other sites and come back. Pressing refresh did not help.
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teh
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reply to mbernste

I got another. A IM bug from system. This one just won't go away, my previous which was from system as well went away after I tried one of the fixing methods. I tried »Site FAQ »Stuck message flashing! don't work on it.

I tried so far:
Refresh several times
Browse another website then come back
Logout/re-login
\dev\null IM notification
Using another browser to login

For third method in »Site FAQ »Stuck message flashing! won't work for me due to I do not have anybody on my ignore list. system bug came along with a IM from a friend. Hopefully its just a server issue.
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justin
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said by teh:
I got another. A IM bug from system. This one just won't go away, my previous which was from system as well went away after I tried one of the fixing methods. I tried »Site FAQ »Stuck message flashing! don't work on it.
Well I had a look..
it seems you DO have 1 unread message from System, date is 25th september..
If you can get that message to display, (with a yellow background) the read flag should be enabled on it, and the problem will go away..
Do you show any messages from system? is it in page 1 of your instant message inbox? how about page 2...?

if you still can't get it to display and thus reset the 'read' flag, I'll have to look harder at why not.


teh
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I can't get that 25 sept system message to be read. I don't even see it. That one must be my previous system IM bug which I cured by IM in dev/null. I however only have 1 msg in system box which I kept from being upgraded to premium. I just deleted that.
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mbernste
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said by justin:
nobody answered the question.

If you see a flashing notification you think is OLD, then if you push REFRESH, does it go away?
I have the same problem on my iPAQ (Windows Mobile 2003). If I hit refresh it does not go away.
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oh ok
I think its because it was both deleted and yet unread
probably deleted because delete-all does not care about whether messages are read or not.
this explains it.

I'll reset the deleted flags on ALL messages that are deleted and unread (32 of them). And change the delete-all code.



teh
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Thank YOU justin its finally gone
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reply to justin

said by justin:
oh ok
I think its because it was both deleted and yet unread
probably deleted because delete-all does not care about whether messages are read or not.
this explains it.

I'll reset the deleted flags on ALL messages that are deleted and unread (32 of them). And change the delete-all code.
Will this help avoid deleting IM's we have not read yet Justin?

I've been guilty of clearing IM's (delete-ALL) at times when a new IM from the same exact member was on the way in that I had not seen yet. That of course causes the lovely flashing IM envelope with no IM to read.


justin
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delete-all and delete now refuse to delete those that are unread. As I look at yet another flashing message from wcwaterboy, this is somewhat annoying, but I'll survive.



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Thanks! Much appreciated!