Editing category settings causes category to be muted for the current user


(David Taylor) #1

I think this is quite a serious bug:

  1. Go to a category
  2. Look at the buttons in the top right, notice I have “normal” notification level
    06
  3. Click edit
  4. Don’t change any settings
  5. Click “save”
  6. Page refreshes, observe notification level has changed to “Muted”
    55

I am running the absolute latest tests-passed (updated 10 mins ago), and can replicate this on every category on my forum.

Looking at my dev tools, it looks like a POST is being sent to the notifications endpoint immediately after clicking save on the category settings.:


(ignore poll/results items, they’re messagebus/mini-profiler respectively)

I’ve noticed a few support requests on meta that are probably caused by this. For example, this topic.

I am also seeing some random topics change to a muted state, but can’t reproduce this consistently. The root cause might be the same.

The extra POST request makes me think this is a client-side issue rather than server-side. @joffreyjaffeux could this be related to the select-box changes for notification levels?


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(Joffrey Jaffeux) #2

Well this would be very unlikely caused by the component… but nothing astonishes me in programming. Let me try to remove the component from the page to see if I can still reproduce.


(Joffrey Jaffeux) #3

Probably related to the component, no idea why atm, I will investigate and push a fix, thx.


(Joffrey Jaffeux) #4

I have the fix for categories, I’m looking at topics, and I have some chicken and egg problem, but will find a solution.


(Joffrey Jaffeux) #5

Should be fixed by:

Will track it once deployed.


(Jeff Atwood) #6

Wow this is a very bad regression. You’ll need to track this closely and monitor customer support for sites affected :frowning:


(Sam Saffron) #7