Now that the “log out” button has been moved below the notifications, logging out of the site dismisses your blue notification count (not the green message count).
- Have one or more blue notifications waiting for you.
- Log out of Discourse using the “Log Out” link under your profile photo menu.
- Log back in later.
- Blue notification count is still there.
- Notifications are dismissed from the counter, although they still appear in the menu.