Continuing the discussion from You may miss a notification if you are actively on a topic
This is somewhat related and I want to confirm whether this functionality is intended. I’m calling notifications.json through the API so that I can display if a user has any unread notifications on the non-Discourse portion of my website. I’ve noticed that when I get a new notification and click over to Discourse, the blue notification bubble doesn’t appear (which is not ideal). The notifications are unread though when I do click to view them (they are highlighted blue).
I’m guessing that because notifications.json was accessed with an API call, that’s why the bubble was cleared (it’s as if I clicked to view the list of notifications).
Should the bubble clear just by clicking to view the list of notifications or should it remain until each notification is clicked on (acknowledged)? I’m uncertain how the major social networks are handling this functionality these days. I could see if a user had a lot of notifications that it would be annoying to have to click on all of them to make the bubble indicator go away, but on the other hand having to actually view all them would possibly keep users more engaged in discussions.