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Currently I am facing the issue of appearance of reputation notification in above toolbar.

I can see the reputation notification, for every page refresh even after clicking and viewing the notification.

current browser: Chrome Version 36.0.1985.143 m

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    Not only the reputation notifications - but also unread inbox messages
    – Nir Alfasi
    Aug 16, 2014 at 18:36
  • @alfasin yeah true.. I didn't get your message notification.
    – Mr_Green
    Aug 16, 2014 at 18:38
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    Also mentioned on meta.SO. Seems to be widespread. Aug 16, 2014 at 18:41
  • Can't even see reputation of other users on hover on a username's link too.
    – Mr_Green
    Aug 16, 2014 at 19:01
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    Probably by design, they are testing stuff and test is not over yet. Aug 16, 2014 at 19:51
  • @PatrickHofman stackstatus.net Aug 16, 2014 at 20:25
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    ShadowWizard they wrote it's a read-write test, I don't think it's relevant. Looks like they deployed a bug... @david-fullerton
    – Nir Alfasi
    Aug 17, 2014 at 0:12
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    There's another problem with different symptoms. I suspect that it might still be related since it also started after the site maintenance completed. See meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/268978/…. I don't know if it affects sites other than SO, so I posted it on MSO. Aug 17, 2014 at 4:05
  • Can you guys give it a try now please? @MonicaCellio Aug 17, 2014 at 4:30
  • It's still happening to me on Seasoned Advice. The tabs are unchanged. The system obviously still adds rep points, since I just signed up for this stack and can leave this comment. But the tab still shows the number (that actually should have changed a few times today) that it's been showing since it got stuck. Aug 17, 2014 at 4:54
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    @PatrickHofman I just came to say exactly the same thing. The upvote is tallied in my total rep and shows up in my profile, but not on the drop down. Aug 17, 2014 at 6:35
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    @alfasin I don't think it's a coincidence. Maybe they didn't intend for things to actually break but fact is, things broke. Aug 17, 2014 at 6:46
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    Have "1 unread" inbox notification stuck since yesterday (after maintenance thing).
    – Rarst
    Aug 17, 2014 at 7:55
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    In my case, it got stuck there when I tried to clear it on Anime.SE. I only manage to clear my notification by opening the list on Meta.SE.
    – nhahtdh
    Aug 17, 2014 at 15:38
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    So no solution? We only hope for the sx team to fix this?
    – jeff
    Aug 17, 2014 at 20:34

1 Answer 1


This was caused by a Redis failover snafu during the maintenance on Saturday. It should be all cleaned up now, though you'll need to click the notification one last time to clear it.

  • Still not fixed on Area51. If I get rep change while there, it will show up every time after page reload, and only after clearing it on "ordinary" site it will stop showing. Should I submit new bug report for this? Sep 10, 2014 at 22:24

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