New Private Message Not in Unread Bucket

(Ryan Vergeront) #1

Hi there,

I noticed that new private messages don’t seem to fall into the ‘unread’ category.

Here’s a workflow:

  1. User A sends a new private message to User B.
  2. Log in as User B, Navigate to the User B’s messages.
  3. Notice there are no unread messages.

The message has the ‘new topic’ icon in the All Messages area.

Without opening the message, navigate to the Unread category. There are no unread messages.

It seems like new messages should fall into the unread category. Thoughts?

(Ryan Vergeront) #2

Thinking about this some more. I suspect (I haven’t verified this) this behavior happens because we display PMs and Topics with the same code, and for topics, the concept of ‘new’ is distinct from ‘unread’. ‘New’ being a brand new topic. ‘Unread’ being a topic I am tracking, which has new posts since the last time I’ve viewed it.

This distinction seems to make less sense in the world of Private Messages. I think users would want to ‘track’ all messages.

(Jeff Atwood) #3

@zogstrip added code to show counts on the PM buttons on your user page. This exposed a few unread PMs for me that I had not seen yet. Give it a shot.

(Régis Hanol) #4

Also fixed the unread tab that wasn’t reporting new private messages.

(Jeff Atwood) #5

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