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So I get a notification in my inbox for answers to my Meta post, like a normal day.

Then I see this:

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I demand to know how SE could do such a thing to cause me to draw freehand circles!

GRUMBLE GRUMBLE GRUMBLE!

second screenshot of the question to show there are no deleted answers from a mod view

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Not red enough. and not enough jQuery.... – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 14 '12 at 16:17
    
...and now we all know what answer you upvoted... – Yannis Aug 14 '12 at 16:17
    
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA I kept the style of meta being black. – TylerShads Aug 14 '12 at 16:17
    
@YannisRizos I honestly could care less if my entire vote history was public. – TylerShads Aug 14 '12 at 16:18
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@TylerShads I couldn't care less if your entire vote history was public either. ;) – Yannis Aug 14 '12 at 16:18
    
I just had this happen on Arqade on an old question of mine. It said 3 new answers, but only one (of several) was. – John Aug 14 '12 at 21:23
    
@John I think that might be (although related) a different issue as mine doesn't say "New" just "3 answers". Still should be addressed nonetheless. – TylerShads Aug 15 '12 at 0:34
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Ah, I'm mistaken. It doesn't say new. Just "3 answers" though the question has four. 3 of which are old, so AFAIK, there is no reason I should be notified about them again... – John Aug 15 '12 at 0:43
    
Is your inbox still showing this discrepancy? – Jarrod Dixon Aug 21 '12 at 5:03
    
@JarrodDixon Not anymore. – TylerShads Aug 21 '12 at 14:58
    
@Jarrod It just did it again... – John Aug 26 '12 at 15:49
    
@John your inbox looks correct to me; what were you expecting it to say for that new answer? – Jarrod Dixon Aug 27 '12 at 18:03
    
@Jarrod I was expecting "answer on X" like my other notifications, not "3 answers on X" when there is only one new answer and far more than 3 total. – John Aug 28 '12 at 15:08
    
@John looking into it - we're seeing the singular "answer on X" in your inbox. Probably something in our redis pipeline (where we store inbox items). – Jarrod Dixon Aug 28 '12 at 17:17
    
@Jarrod Ah, well, I'm still seeing it wrong, and you said to tell you, so... (and yes, I tried the full site from my phone, same problem, can't test on a desktop for several days) – John Aug 29 '12 at 4:45
up vote 1 down vote accepted

We can't reproduce this - we did have a "blip" in our network aggregation service that might have caused the issue, but it has since been remedied.

Please let me know if you see this behavior again.

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Looks like it just happened again – Shadow Wizard Dec 27 '12 at 12:37
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And another reported instance of this same situation – psubsee2003 Dec 29 '12 at 22:05
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It's definitely being reproduced consistently. – animuson Dec 30 '12 at 5:24
    
I'll look into it this evening, Eastern time. – Jarrod Dixon Dec 30 '12 at 16:05

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