Hey, I really apologize for the past week. I know the CV community relies on replies and mentions to navigate all the various topics you guys post in, and having those not working for the last six days has been super annoying for me, as I'm sure it has been for all of you. We're going to look into the process that caused this stuff to break so badly and try to ensure that it doesn't happen again. Obviously some stuff is tough to test with a small group of engineers vs. tens of thousands of users, but I recognize that that is no excuse.
We pushed out a bunch of fixes today to the entire system. If you're willing to give us some fresh feedback on the system now that it's theoretically operational, please use this thread to do so. Be sure to double-check your notification settings to ensure that they're checked off as you like before reporting bugs, though! We're especially interested in hearing if specific notifications aren't being sent when they're checked off in your settings, or if notifications are being sent to you even though they're checked off in your settings. We've been pounding this stuff pretty hard over the past few days, so we think it should be functioning properly, but obviously with thousands of people looking at it you're sure to see stuff that we missed. Please let me know in this thread as to the existence of any outright bugs.
With regards to the ability to create a PM conversation directly from a notification, that's a feature that I like as well. I've mentioned it around here and hopefully we can work on getting it back in some form. Give the new system a thorough once-over, though, and we'll see what you guys want most going forward.
- Quoting a user who has quoted you will result in you sending a notification to yourself. Filed a bug.
- Sometimes notifications will appear under the flag even though it displays a 0. I think it's taking some time to cache, or it needs a page load to refresh the number. Will keep an eye on it.