I keep a bookmark to my stack exchange global profile's inbox tab. Its handy. Today, it is not working, see screenshot below:

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All other tabs are working properly, see here:

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What's wrong? Is it only me or everyone? Why?

P.S. The original link is http://stackexchange.com/users/3333488/awal-garg?tab=inbox and it automatically redirects me to http://stackexchange.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/users/3333488/awal-garg

  • My global inbox is working. – nicael Jun 19 '14 at 12:33
  • But its not working for me. – user3459110 Jun 19 '14 at 12:36
  • No repro here, but agree it looks like a bug. What happens when you access the inbox in the top bar? – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jun 19 '14 at 12:41
  • @ShadowWizard I can see it in the top bar... – user3459110 Jun 19 '14 at 12:42
  • Weird, guess we need a dev to take a look. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jun 19 '14 at 12:44
  • Ok, just saw. A related question mentions of a private beta. I joined the Hinduism private beta this morning. But I am sure I have accessed it after joining it as well. – user3459110 Jun 19 '14 at 12:44
  • Update: It just started working today. Whats happening? – user3459110 Jun 20 '14 at 7:30

The "known sites cache" on stackexchange.com hadn't yet been refreshed to include Hinduism when you received notifications about its posts and the code isn't handling that case defensively. Once the site cache refreshed, the bug disappeared.

I'll fix up the code to refresh the cache (and not blow up the whole page for a single inbox item's issue).

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  • Thank you so much, glad you (will) fix(ed) it :) – user3459110 Jun 25 '14 at 14:52
  • Won't you tag the question as status-something? – user3459110 Jun 25 '14 at 14:58
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    I will, once I fix it :) – Jarrod Dixon Jun 25 '14 at 15:40

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