SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 464 posts
Tue 27 Sep 2022
at 18:57
Seeing New Post notifications for Groups I'm not in?
I keep seeing the Posts to one of my games light up red on the main dash, despite the only new posts being in a Group that my character doesn't have access to. Is this working as intended, or is something borked? I know there are a lot of wonky things that will make games seem like they have new posts sometimes when they don't, but this is the first time I've been able to pinpoint that it's definitely new messages in threads I can't read doing it.

(And yes, it's definitely a case of new messages posted to threads in Groups I don't have access to tripping red on my main dash, and not a case of strangeness between devices - I've verified with someone who /can/ view the Group being posted to.)

Edit: Using Responsive, for clarification purposes. Unsure if it's doing the same thing on the old site, but will check.

This message was last edited by the user at 18:59, Tue 27 Sept.

SantoSama
 member, 19 posts
Tue 27 Sep 2022
at 18:59
Seeing New Post notifications for Groups I'm not in?
To add to it, I've experienced a similar thing, that stopped once the party got all back together and there were no more private groups I didn't have access too.
nauthiz
 subscriber, 756 posts
Tue 27 Sep 2022
at 21:05
Seeing New Post notifications for Groups I'm not in?
It's been an issue for some folks due to how the site works.

https://r.rpol.net/display.cgi?gi=9590&ti=1565&date=1426025347&msgpage=&show=all
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 465 posts
Tue 27 Sep 2022
at 21:49
Seeing New Post notifications for Groups I'm not in?
Yes, I'd seen that thread, but there's a post from BBR in there from some 8 years ago indicating that it shouldn't be doing this

quote:
That was fixed some time ago.  Message indicators should now only light up for Groups that a player can see.

(Version 1.8.52 - November 2011 and version 1.8.53 - June 2012)


...and another later in the thread from jase seven years ago stating that the original issue from that particular thread should /also/ be fixed. (Or at least I'm guessing that end-user testing took place somewhere in the intervening seven years between then and now - hopefully!)

quote:
Ghost indicators for unofficial lurkers is fixed in the next version, which is waiting on end-user testing.


Hence my query, since the issue /shouldn't/ be occurring, according to what I could find. =)

If it's supposed to /be/ fixed, it's not, on either responsive or the old site...
evileeyore
 member, 738 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
 Joined 20150819
Wed 28 Sep 2022
at 17:54
Seeing New Post notifications for Groups I'm not in?
SunRuanEr:
I keep seeing the Posts to one of my games light up red on the main dash, despite the only new posts being in a Group that my character doesn't have access to.

Same, but I'm almost 100% sure it's the Language feature breaking things as the ones I've been able to verify through the mods and by talking to the GMs in those games were always when posts in threads I don't have access to contained Language Group posts my Characters have access to.