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I seem to have a consistent incorrect count between the number of comments shown in my inbox 4

snapshot of inbox

and the actual number of comments on this question which is 3

snapshot of comment section

I have not noticed it being correct, the first time I saw it I wanted to report a bug but saw some notes about deleted comments, but this has persisted or at least reoccurred twice now

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That question has one deleted comment on it. My theory is that you got the notification when there were still 4 comments, but I'm not sure how the count is fetched for the notification. – Adam Lear Jan 2 '13 at 3:02
    
The count is still incorrect as the message has noved down the list, so i am guessing it is canned with the full text, but i am fairly certain it was incorrect at the last notification. So this miscount survived a second notification – Harald Scheirich Jan 2 '13 at 17:25

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