When going to any page of https://stackexchange.com with a new reputation gain, the achievements drop-down keeps showing a new badge green highlight:

Badge indicator highlighted

And then trying to dismiss the notification by clicking on it gets rid of the green badge notification, but the +5 remains even after I've clicked away from the drop-down.

Even the inbox count does not disappear after clicking somewhere else.

GIF of the bug

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    Related (?): Chat reputation inbox bug
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Jan 31, 2018 at 14:37
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    I was about to report this; it’s still an issue. Exactly the same thing happens for notifications. The top bar icons just never get updated on stackexchange.com, except after a refresh. I even recorded a screencast. Commented Jun 6, 2020 at 23:02
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    The only way to fix it is to visit another site from the profile, or to click on the place where you gained the reputation.
    – Ollie
    Commented Sep 15, 2020 at 13:54

1 Answer 1


This issue should be fixed now.

  • Shiyao Li, is this too fixed: meta.stackexchange.com/q/259638? Commented Oct 7, 2022 at 3:19
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    @RandomPerson I'm not sure if this bug is related to the bug reported in this ticket. We'll check it out and get back to you.
    – Shiyao Li StaffMod
    Commented Oct 7, 2022 at 16:12

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