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  1. #1
    Ghost subscription notifications Future is offline
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    Ghost subscription notifications


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    For over a month now, I have some strange "ghost" subscription notifications. Randomly when browsing on RaGEZONE I see one or more notifications on the top with a few new subscribed threads updates.
    Then I click on them but all the threads are read already (even though it still shows the 2 new threads notification on top). When I leave the subscription page, suddenly these notifications disappear without me reading any of them.

    I tried to search for that bug because I vaguely remembered someone mentioning it in the past but wasn't successful.

    I also recorded a video and converted it into a .gif that shows the situation. But as the attachment system makes my .gif a .jpg and I didn't find a hoster that allows direct embedding (fml) I have to send you to imgur's site if you want to see it: RaGEZONE Ghost Subscriptions - Album on Imgur

    I'm really wondering what's causing this and if it could be fixed.


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    Non Omnis Moriar Kreeate is offline
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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    I know this sounds silly, but have you tried clearing cache?
    If you have then I unfortunately have no solution :P
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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreeate View Post
    I know this sounds silly, but have you tried clearing cache?
    If you have then I unfortunately have no solution :P
    Pretty sure this server sided. There might be some weird caching issue going on?

    Maybe there is a bug that if a subbed thread is moved to a restricted area which you cannot view its invisible?
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    Gold subscription Kimberly is offline
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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    Had this about 3 times in total. The only way I got it fixed is by removing all the subscriptions or some topics that caused the bug. It didn't happen for long time though but surely did before.

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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    It's indeed likely that these are threads that I replied to and then moved to another section / deleted / closed while they were still having unread replies. I don't think vB stores thread notifications in client sided cache as well, however I did a clean and even tried it with another browser. I've got 2 thread notifications stuck and I can't find out which ones are bugged because they're all read. It was just one bugged notification some time ago but now I'm on two and I'm worrying it will get worse.

    Guess I'll have to do what Kimberly said and remove all my subs and keep manual track of new replies until this gets miraculously fixed.


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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    @Future i had this many times. @MentaL said that is something related to the cache/cookie. I created a thread some months ago and was closed..
    This bug it's annoying me...
    But try clear cache!!!
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    Ghost subscription notifications Future is offline
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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    Quote Originally Posted by ovflowd View Post
    @Future i had this many times. @MentaL said that is something related to the cache/cookie. I created a thread some months ago and was closed..
    This bug it's annoying me...
    But try clear cache!!!
    :D
    Interesting as I didn't find anything when searching for it. Can you link me the thread?
    Anyw.

    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    I don't think vB stores thread notifications in client sided cache as well, however I did a clean and even tried it with another browser. I've got 2 thread notifications stuck and I can't find out which ones are bugged because they're all read
    That clean didn't help.


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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    Interesting as I didn't find anything when searching for it. Can you link me the thread?
    Anyw.



    That clean didn't help.
    That's weird, did you cleaned cookies and cache? I think it's something related to cookies.. Idk. Maybe vBulletin uses the Cookies to store a lot of different type of data.

    I didn't created the thread only replied in the thread. I didn't found also.
    But vBulletin isn't a good Forum CMS... (In terms of backend)..
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    Ghost subscription notifications Future is offline
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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    .... both of their cache was cleaned. Also cache doesn't go across browsers. I was trying it with Firefox and I have the same issues. This is server sided miscalculation of the notifications.


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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    easiest way would be to re-read some of the last threads you posted in, this can clear it sometimes. stupid vbulletin :)
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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    with 572 subscribed threads and having one of these ghosts for a month, I will rather delete all subscriptions though xD

    Also, it might be possible that the posts I got notifications from are in the Dump right now and had an unread reply before they got there. I believe this is the most likely case.

    And yeah, agreed on the vB part...


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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    Happening as well on Tapatalk...i thought it was my mobile that got some sort of 'lag' when connecting...but happening quite a lot here...3 or 4 threads a day get bugged like this on tapatalk a day on my end....hopefully vB team or @MentaL can fix this asap....its annoying as hell.

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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    Quote Originally Posted by ianvalls90 View Post
    Happening as well on Tapatalk...i thought it was my mobile that got some sort of 'lag' when connecting...but happening quite a lot here...3 or 4 threads a day get bugged like this on tapatalk a day on my end....hopefully vB team or @MentaL can fix this asap....its annoying as hell.

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    Gold subscription Kimberly is offline
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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    Quote Originally Posted by ovflowd View Post
    Hopefuly VB die.
    Did very long time ago. Everyone moved to Xenforo.

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    Alpha Member ianvalls90 is offline
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    Re: Ghost subscription notifications

    Sadly yes; but it's still used by biggest forums (i.e. RZ itself) due to its ┬┐popularity, stability & speed?....imho it would be time for RZ to switch to a newer forum platform....but thats imo...

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    Why dont we avoid saying 'thank you', when there's a button for such thing, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by FCV2005 View Post
    @offtopic - sometimes some websites are sold as PSD file
    this just keeps on making me laugh.




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