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[Fixed] Notification links
Ehvis commented on 20 April 2018 at 10:07 am UTC

Something appears to have changed with the links from the notifications. It now put me at the last new post instead of the first unread post like it used to do. Since this new behaviour is not really practical, I assume it's a bug.

Liam Dawe commented on 20 April 2018 at 2:44 pm UTC

Massive apologies about this, seems it was linked to another issue someone reported to me.

When updating the code a week ago, I was trying to be smart (doh!) and ended bundling together the code that updates notifications, regardless of if you've read them or not it would update the existing row.

I've since split this back as it should, to simply add to the total if you haven't seen it and overwrite it if you have seen it with the new details.

Ehvis commented on 20 April 2018 at 3:15 pm UTC

Thanks! It appears to be back to normal.

Eike commented on 20 April 2018 at 4:14 pm UTC

Thanks for fixing it this fast!
You're really dedicated to your website!

Liam Dawe commented on 20 April 2018 at 4:57 pm UTC

Good news, one less thing to deal with ;)

Salvatos commented on 24 April 2018 at 8:35 pm UTC

Not sure if related to the same bug, but for at least 2 days now my notification links keep sending me to the very bottom of the page instead of scrolling to the comment in question.
Example link:

Looking at the page source there's only one element with that id and it seems to be where it should, so I'm not sure what is going on. Using Firefox 59.0.2, no active addons that should be getting in the way.

Liam Dawe commented on 25 April 2018 at 8:49 am UTC

That's unrelated and will be browser dependent. It's simply using HTML anchor links, so if it's not working there's literally nothing I can do to help really.

tuubi commented on 25 April 2018 at 9:05 am UTC

I mostly fails for me too on firefox, but clicking the address bar and hitting enter jumps to the right comment.

Liam: You could set the scroll position with javascript after everything is loaded. That should work but probably overkill.

EDIT: Also maybe highlight the linked comment?

Ehvis commented on 25 April 2018 at 9:31 am UTC

Also using FF59, but I have no problems with it. Both on Linux at home and Windows at work.


Ok, I need to change that. This one fails consistently:

If can copy/paste this link into a new tab. It will load the page, then a short flash where it will actually be at the correct post after which it will move to the bottom of the page.

Liam Dawe commented on 25 April 2018 at 12:18 pm UTC

FYI, to link directly to comments properly, you need to copy the link. As it's different for everyone based on how many they set to display per-page.


I can now confirm the issue, but only in Firefox, works 100% of the time in Chrome. Will investigate.

Salvatos commented on 25 April 2018 at 11:15 pm UTC

Could it be related to the "Click to view long quote from..." feature? I assume the page loads all content then it gets shrunk with JS, and that throws Firefox off somehow?

Though Ehvis's link above works as expected for me every time and there's long quotes in it too.

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