Mods lose Review Queue flair with new nav menu

We have not enabled the sidebar, but we have this setting turned on:

The new notifications menu is great, but we have lost the Review Queue flair on the hamburger menu that moderators used to have:

Is there any way to get this back while still keeping the new nav menu?


Hello Loki!

Unfortunately, I don’t have an definitive answer to your question. However, I believe the legacy navigation menu will be removed from Discourse at some point. The sidebar is the new standard.

It may be very possible that the answer to your question would be “no”, and that the legacy menu won’t benefit from updates anymore.

My suggestion would be to enable the sidebar as soon as possible, but I understand that there can be many reasons why some admins wouldn’t want to do it right now. :slight_smile:

edit: We’ll investigate nonetheless!


The new nav menu does get a flag icon like this when there are new flags

Screenshot 2023-02-06 at 4.01.36 PM

though once you open your notification menu, this is considered seen and goes away — is the problem that the moderators are missing the persistent flag count?

There’s no way to get the count back with the new notification menu, the new menu will eventually be the default along with the sidebar, which is where the persistent flag count was relocated…

Screenshot 2023-02-06 at 4.03.21 PM

We’ll have to discuss this some more on our end, I’m not sure if we’re going to support Discourse without the sidebar long enough to warrant adding a count back elsewhere.

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Yes, the persistent flag count was very handy, especially for us admins, to keep an eye on how the mods are doing with the queue. But I understand that the old notification menu will be going away. I’m glad to see it’s still in the sidebar.

Our plan is to turn on the sidebar, hopefully soon. But we want to play with it in our testbed playpen before going live just to make sure we don’t see any gotcha’s for the community and to prepare an intro post for it.

Thanks for the update and info. This should not be an issue once we get the sidebar turned on.


To make the rollout of the new user menu smoother, we’ve temporarily reinstated the old persistent flag count on the hamburger menu when navigation mode is “legacy”.


Thank you. We have since changed over to sidebar on our site. Sorry I didn’t think to come back to this thread to mention that before.


Oh no worries at all @loki. Switching to the sidebar is indeed the best long term solution :ok_hand: