I just noticed that the gear icon on my profile that I used to be able to click to toggle between tracking my next privilege and my next tag badge has disappeared:enter image description here

(If I remember correctly, the gear used to be to the right of the progress bar in this picture.)

I've observed this on all the sites where I have accounts (namely, both Mathematics.SE and MathOverflow; on both sites, I am stuck tracking the next privilege).

I first noticed that it was gone when I reached the 10k privileges on Mathemathics.SE and then clicked "Track the next privilege" on my profile page there. However, it is gone on both Mathematics.SE and MathOverflow (and I haven't recently reached a new privilege on MathOverflow).

Update: I can toggle back to tracking a tag badge using the fix mentioned in Shadow Wizard's comment below. While tracking a tag badge, the gear to toggle back to tracking privileges is visible again, and I can use it to switch. However, once I switch back to tracking privileges using it, it disappears again.

  • @PatrickHofman rolled back to the bug tag. Oct 22, 2015 at 10:06
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    This appears to be side effect of fixing this bug report. Until fixed, you can use the workaround in my answer, just replace the /set-first-tracker/3 in the POST url to be /set-first-tracker/2 and you'll have your next tag tracked. (Note to run it from the Ask Question page, not profile page, otherwise you'll get a 418 teapot error due to missing fkey) Oct 22, 2015 at 18:14
  • Fixing this now. Oct 22, 2015 at 19:52

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This was completely my boneheaded fault by trying to only do a certain query if reeaaally necessary - well, it was really necessary after all :P

A fix will be pushed out soon.

  • Will it fix this case too - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/267429/… - or is this something else?
    – ChrisF Mod
    Oct 22, 2015 at 20:06
  • Yes, it will basically not show the "gear" any longer, as there are no tag badges yet on Community Building. Not the best solution, I know, as it generates confusion. Will ping our designer about something better. Oct 22, 2015 at 20:09
  • I did wonder whether that was cause of the problem
    – ChrisF Mod
    Oct 22, 2015 at 20:13
  • Maybe show it and when clicking it show message explaining why it can't be changed? This will be consistent with many other things, e.g. voting. Oct 23, 2015 at 10:13

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