Although the achievements label (the green reputation delta in the top bar) already has issues with open tabs, today things got a little weirder and worse.

First of all, the top bar in the open tab shows no new achievements anymore; new achievements remain ignored until you reload the page. Only after a reload or opening a new page do I see additional achievements listed.

The other problem is that the achievement box oversells me by a few hundred points from time to time. I saw this:

+310, yay!

which would have been wonderful, except I already hit the rep cap on SO and gaining 310 points in a short time period without any answers on bountied questions is unlikely. And indeed, when opening the dropdown, I see:

Oh, just +15 then

I had gained an accept on a SO answer, nothing more. The +310 doesn't quite add up there, I gained 375 in total so far, across the network (the -5 on programmers is an unaccept plus an answer upvote). +310 is what I gained after 10:02 UTC, the point at which I had gained the first 65. I have certainly opened the dropdown in the intervening 2 hours and 36 minutes, which is also why the next line below the +15 accept score is not highlighted.


The label was once more confused, after I received an accept followed by an un-accept as the OP tried to award the accepted answer mark to multiple answers:

+440 would be nice..

Again, the update did not come in 'live' but only after I opened a new page, and again the score is 65 points off from the total for today, so far.

  • Related: new-rep-indicator-keeps-popping-up
    – juergen d
    Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:29
  • @juergend: Certainly related, but I didn't delete anything. Perhaps there was an accept plus unaccept, or upvote then vote retract. Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:31
  • I hope this is coming soon.
    – juergen d
    Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:32
  • @juergend: I quite agree; I do hope the refactor solves the open-tab issues as well (open the achievements once and the drop-down won't be refreshed on future achievement changes). Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:33
  • @juergend I think that one is live already: meta.stackexchange.com/a/209735/167646
    – Stijn
    Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:35
  • "badge" is confusing in this context. But I can't think of a really proper word. Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:36
  • @ShaWizDowArd: It's the term used in OS X and iOS for adding counts to the program icon. The red unread messages count on your Mail app is called a badge. Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:37
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    @MartijnPieters oh, I see... but still, "badge" is too deeply recognized as one of these in Stack Exchange, kind of "reserved word" in my opinion. :( Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:39
  • @ShaWizDowArd: I know, I'd love to see a better term; 'label' doesn't quite sound right, but perhaps that's the better term. Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:40
  • The subtab in the MultiCollider was previously termed "notifications" so I think that achievements "notification" seems to fit. The use of badge was a little offsetting.
    – Travis J
    Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:57
  • @TravisJ: 'notification' is not quite right either. Switched to using label for now. Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:59
  • Oh, I was just about to report this bug. Observing it as well.
    – Makoto
    Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 18:02
  • We are pushing fixes for these things throughout the day today. There are a number of edge case things that we are fixing by moving to an object model in the JavaScript.
    – Jeremy T
    Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 18:29

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This was finally resolved in the last build. If you're curious, you can see the details/root cause of the issue here.

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