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Showing 99 notification when a a new notification comes

I just received a whoppin’ 57 notifications, and yet none of these appear to be new, nor even duplicated. This smells like the same bug that someone else just reported an hourish ago, but which somehow got closed without being addressed.

This is not a joke bug report. I’m serious. And it appears I am not alone. So what’s up, doc?

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I got​​​​​​ 99. –  Nick T Jun 12 '12 at 0:59
    
I got​​​​​​ 269. –  casperOne Jun 12 '12 at 2:58

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This is a side effect of waaaaay too many moderator election reminder notifications going out.

The actual notices have been removed, but the counts on everyone's notifications are going to be a little off until they're cleared (by viewing).

Since it's rather difficult to fix, very localized in time, and self-repairing I'm just gonna let this shake itself out. It shouldn't happen again.

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In other words, we want a bit for the system to, ahem, catsup? –  Rosinante Jun 12 '12 at 0:48

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