Echo: yellow talkpage message indicator not getting dismissed properly
Closed, ResolvedPublic


Two editors, Risker and Matanya, are reporting that they cannot get the yellow "You have new messages" indicator to disappear, even after directly visiting their usertalkpage.

I confirmed with Matanya that these were the steps he followed:

  • You get a talkpage message.
  • You visit your talkpage (via any method: either a direct link, or clicking on a


  • The yellow "You have new messages" text does not disappear.

Onwiki discussion is at

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal

bzimport added a project: Echo.Via ConduitNov 22 2014, 3:04 AM
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).
bzimport set Reference to bz61809.
Quiddity created this task.Via LegacyFeb 22 2014, 10:55 PM
Legoktm added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 25 2014, 7:29 AM

Ori did a quick check in the database for me, and noted that there was not a row for Risker in the user_newtalk table, which is what generates the OBOD/yellow thingy, so I suspect there's some caching issue.

Can Risker and Matanya try a hard refresh and clear their browser cache? Does it go away then?

Matanya added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 25 2014, 7:39 AM

Yes crtl+shift+R on firefox clears it.

werdna removed a subscriber: werdna.Via WebDec 10 2014, 5:03 PM
Mattflaschen added a subscriber: Mattflaschen.Via WebDec 14 2014, 7:18 AM

Anyone recall this being reported anywhere since February?

Matanya added a comment.Via WebDec 14 2014, 7:33 AM

I moved on, and now using compact personal bar, so no more yellow stuff for me.

Mattflaschen closed this task as "Resolved".Via WebJan 12 2015, 4:24 AM
Mattflaschen claimed this task.

Given the lack of known recent reports, it sounds like it was probably a transient issue. If it happen(s/ed) again, please re-open.

Mattflaschen placed this task up for grabs.Via WebJan 12 2015, 4:24 AM
Mattflaschen set Security to None.

Add Comment