I’ve been tracking the #chat tag now for a while, but new topics are still showing up as “Normal” for me.
I thought perhaps that it was due to the tag being added after the topic was created initially, but I don’t see any evidence of that being the case in these three recent topics, which all show up as “Normal” for me:
Just to confirm, I added the chat tag to those three topics during the initial ‘create topic’, and not afterwards.
Did those three topics show up in your New list? I think Tracking only keeps an Unread count for topics that you’ve seen already. Do the notifications work properly if you set it to Watching/Watching First Post?
I haven’t opened those topics yet except or one of them to check it’s tracking state. The tracking state shows up as “Normal”. They do show up in my “New” list, but they are new enough to show up there with or without tracking. I haven’t tried changing to “Watching” or “Watching First Post” yet.
On the tag page, here’s the text for Tracking, which makes me think these topics really should be “Tracked” before I open them.
It has so far still not turned up in the query results, which is leading me to think that you may need to open it for it to gain a notification level. It does show up in the same query run with my user_id, which would make sense for various reasons.
Go ahead and open it and see what the visible notification level looks like, and I’ll run the query and see what the database says.
Given that this is the case, and that it sounds like we’re headed towards a world where the sidebar becomes the default, I’m not sure this is really a bug anymore. Perhaps it’s eventually how we want things to work (in which case, I think the copy in the menu is what will really need adjusting).
But if folks think it is a but, then I’d say the expectations we captured above are what needs to be met.
I’m personally OK pausing the conversation here since the sidebar is meeting my need and letting this topic serve as a reference for future discussions if it comes up again.