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Reputation notifications seem to be broken again

I apologize for today (well I guess yesterday) being far less than awesome. As Architecture lead and main author of this set of changes, it's on me. We deployed some massive changes that we knew were ...
Nick Craver's user avatar
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I'm not getting reputation notifications

Couple of things blew up here and it took a little while to isolate and repair the fallout, so sorry for the delay. We had a (successful!) SQL failover in the wee hours of this morning but, for the ...
Dean Ward's user avatar
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Top bar notifications (global inbox, +reputation) reset after refreshing or visiting another page

This was an issue with a library update we just pushed out which seemed fine but depending on assembly load order created a race that exposed a binding redirect issue with System.Numerics.Vectors ...
Nick Craver's user avatar
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Did someone break the font?

I just fixed this. I'd accidentally left emboldened font in a rule for all of these elements in our less file instead of just for the ones with the unread-item label. It was something I'd put in ...
Jane Willborn's user avatar
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Positive AND Negative reputation show as +-1

This is building out right now. I had to tweak the code to pass a number around instead of a string, and I mistakenly replaced rep.IsNullOrEmpty() with rep == 0 instead of rep <= 0.
Brian Nickel's user avatar
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29 "User was removed" events, in two batches. What's going on?

I'm responsible for this. Two users were each operating sock puppets that voted for themselves and that they used to cast extra votes for people they liked. I deleted those sock puppets, who had each ...
Brad Larson's user avatar
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Positive reputation notification for edit approvals uses relative URL, which causes the link to go to the wrong place

Thanks for reporting! I fixed this issue - it was due to a refactoring error in a switch statement determining how we were creating the URL for the Achievements tab. Those dang fall-throughs... Anyway,...
kristinalustig's user avatar
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Achievements can be used against us by trolls

According to The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide, after you have undone and redone your vote 30 times, it is locked in: So you would only be able to do this 30 times for each post.
Mithical's user avatar
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Reputation not appearing in Rep. Notification Queue - yet it is given silently

This was an issue with the aggregator. Now fixed, and data that was queued (none should be lost) will be coming in over the next ~20 minutes (estimate, may be longer). Original answer here.
Nick Craver's user avatar
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Please use GMT instead of UTC in the Achievements clock

The idea of using UTC (as a "universal" time standard) is that it doesn't suggest an indigenous preference to being in any particular location on Earth. You may argue that calling it a "timezone" is ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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How can I tell if my votes have been reversed?

As the FAQ page you linked says, there is no notification for users who engage in serial voting that their votes have been reversed, unless their serial voting involved downvoting answers (in which ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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Increase discoverability of collapse/expand function in achievements dialog

In addition to a tooltip, some arrows preceding the headers would help, as we've become trained to recognize them as indicators of the presence of a dropdown. Something like this, or my very crappy ...
Jenayah's user avatar
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Why do reputation drops not highlight the Achievements icon?

I'd suggest it's far more important for me to review posts that get a downvote than those that got an upvote. I quite agree. A downvote could mean there is something wrong with your post such as ...
Ollie's user avatar
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Reputation notifications seem to be broken again

Thanks for reporting this. We're still debugging the issue, but we've tracked it down to the Aggregator that we use to push these. When you reported this, we had a backlog of thousands of items in the ...
Taryn's user avatar
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Is showing the +100 in the top bar on joining a new site with the association bonus considered intentional today?

That request was never completed in the way you are interpreting it. At the time, association bonuses triggered a notification but did not show in the achievements dialog - it was phantom reputation. ...
animuson's user avatar
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Achievements button broken on topbar

This should be fixed now. Long story short, we had some literal miscommunication between the Teams infrastructure and the public Q&A SQL servers. Lessons were learned, firewall rules nudged, and ...
Adam Lear's user avatar
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Why does the reputation dropdown not show this upvote?

There was a serialization issue that caused our messaging pipeline to stall - a few times. There was a mismatch between serialized objects, which was throwing exceptions when trying to send messages. ...
Oded's user avatar
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Reputation changes not visible in the achievement box

A new type of error we hadn't seen before propagating chat moderator events got jammed up in the queue after a race with an account merge. A fix by Marc Gravell has been built out and we're watching ...
Nick Craver's user avatar
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The first upvote on my answer is not recorded in achievements

Our rep recalculation has completed but our aggregator is still working through a big queue of items. The aggregator is what mirrors things to the network store and that's what the top bar is based on....
Meg Risdal's user avatar
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11 votes

Wrong language in recent achievements

I experienced this earlier when I joined the Fitness community and answered a question. (Note: I wasn't sure if this should have been a comment on the original question, rather than an answer, but I ...
Dan Roberts's user avatar
10 votes

29 "User was removed" events, in two batches. What's going on?

As an update to this, outside of Brad's answer: We've corrected the achievements dialog so that it correctly aggregates "user was removed" and "serial voting was reversed" events into a single event, ...
animuson's user avatar
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Reputation +n doesn't disappear from the achievements after reading it

Thanks for reporting this issue! I deployed a fix for this issue on SE.com. It should be fixed now. It's waiting to be deployed right now. The fix is deployed now :)
Shiyao Li's user avatar
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9 votes
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I stopped receiving rep on a question

Sorry about that. Fixed now. Details here on MSO.
Adam Lear's user avatar
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Bring back the deeper-green rep change color

Darker green color was better from a usability and accessibility perspective. It had more contrast and it was easier to read thin white numbers on darker background. I could live with a changed color ...
Resistance Is Futile's user avatar
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Something strange has happened with my badges

That is result of account merge. This old account of yours has been merged into your current account. When accounts are merged, all the badges are "re-calculated", and those you deserve are awarded ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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Reputation dropdown on mobile is broken

This is fixed. I made some accessibility related improvements to the topbar (tabbing and screen readers) which involved moving where in the DOM we placed the topbar. To ensure control flowed from ...
Brian Nickel's user avatar
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8 votes
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Reputation discrepancy in achievements dialogue after user removal

When votes are invalidated, whether you actually lose reputation depends on when that vote was originally cast. If you were rep-capped that day, the vote being invalidated won't actually cause your ...
animuson's user avatar
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Deleted downvotes should appear in Achievements dialog

When you downvote an answer, the event shows up in this dialogue (but doesn't light it up). When you post a bounty, same thing. And when you lose rep because a user was removed, that shows up here ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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There's something not quite right with the achievements drop down on stackexchange.com (All of the site icons are wrong)

So a bad version of a CSS file was cached (to do with the version hash we append) - causing this issue. We fixed the version hash issue and purged the cache in the CDN, so should work as expected now ...
Oded's user avatar
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Always show inbox and achievements in the top bar, without requiring an account on each site

The fix rolled out yesterday along with the updated top bar on stackexchange.com. Apologies for the omission in the first place... it was not intentional.
Adam Lear's user avatar
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