Bug in new MeTa post calculation? March 5, 2002 12:02 PM   Subscribe

Is there still a bug in the way MetaTalk calculates the number of new posts? Just now, I came in and got this: "There have been 3 links and 88 comments posted since your last visit." Three new links, sure, but there's only 74 new comments. Now, it's almost always (95% of the time) off by 1 or 2, but never off by 14.

Alternately, does the counter count new posts to threads that have long-since fallen off the front MeTa page? (And if so, is there any way we could once again get pointers to them?)
posted by aaron to Bugs at 12:02 PM (4 comments total)

Yes, this is very frustrating. I find myself mentally counting and then, when I've hit the last shiny white going: "Hey, where are the other four?" Generally, the missing new comments are in the Category Lists, though. But it's somewhat sad to trawl through them as you just know other posters have heartlessly forgotten all about the old days when that's all there was. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:17 PM on March 5, 2002

Three new links, sure, but there's only 74 new comments.

Um... Did you really count them? I think we have other problems to address in that case ;).
posted by eyeballkid at 12:39 PM on March 5, 2002

I thought I was missing an active thread!
posted by aaron at 12:45 PM on March 5, 2002

The 14 links were in fact new, but off the page. I need to add archives here and limit new comment indicators to the days shown.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:59 PM on March 5, 2002

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