For the past several hours I have not been receiving any notifications about posts I have followed. The timestamp for the last followed post notification I received was 2021-07-06 16:23:20Z, and in the 9 hours since then I have seen several comments and answers on posts I followed for which I did not receive notifications. I appear to be receiving other notifications as usual (specifically, I have received notifications for comments on my posts and comments replying to my comments).

Update: This seems to be fixed now. I have been receiving followed post notifications as of 2021-07-07 09:33:56Z, and others also report receiving them recently in the comments below.

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    Repro'ed on Stack Overflow.
    – 41686d6564
    Jul 7, 2021 at 1:45
  • Also reproduced. Followed a post and there was a comment. I did not get a notification. I find this inconvenient
    – VLAZ
    Jul 7, 2021 at 6:08
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    Went through some of my followed posts. I can confirm that neither edits nor answers have triggered a notification.
    – VLAZ
    Jul 7, 2021 at 6:23
  • I just received a notification as “followed question — comment” for the last comment, but not the other missing notifications for other network activity in the interim. Jul 7, 2021 at 13:34
  • I received a note from @SebastianSimon's comment, so no repro here. Unless it's been fixed in the meantime.
    – Ollie
    Jul 7, 2021 at 13:35
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    @Ollie Yours was the first “followed post” notification I received since 2021-07-06 13:28:27 UTC, and I can confirm as well that several followed posts did produce activity which did not result in a notification. Jul 7, 2021 at 13:40

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Apologies, a bad "fix" made its way out to production that itself caused another issue... And the tests passed because they had a bug that made it impossible to reproduce that issue because of the way they handled a background process.

Yes, this was my fault and I apologise, but I promise I've now fixed the tests and the code and that it won't happen again. Maybe

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    But did you write a test for the tests? 🤓
    – ColleenV
    Jul 7, 2021 at 15:36
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    @ColleenV Quis test ipsos tests?
    – VLAZ
    Jul 7, 2021 at 16:35
  • @VLAZ That was my first thought, but I couldn’t remember the Latin.
    – ColleenV
    Jul 7, 2021 at 16:37
  • I like the open ending here! Keeps us vigilant :)
    – Joachim
    Jul 8, 2021 at 5:33

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