I got a notification that there were 4 answers on my recent question. I went and read them, did other stuff, and then thought back "wait, I only saw 3 answers." I'm 10k on meta now, so I would see a deleted one. I went back to the question to check:
Yes, I see near-dupes but they all have this in common:
- the asker (and answerers) are not 10k and suspect there are deleted questions ( Inbox showing wrong notification , Answer count in Question and in Inbox Incorrect )
- no-one can repro - my inbox continues to claim 4 answers many minutes later ( Global Inbox Super Collider Thingy showing wrong answer count in notification )
- speculation that it's counting drafts ( https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/69090/different-number-of-answers-in-global-inbox-and-on-question-page ) maybe hands up anyone who's composing a draft on that question?
- they have no real answer
OK so it's not exactly important, but here's a case where it's not deleted answers and it's not a one-time thing that fixes next time the inbox loads, so can anyone solve it?