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When I logged in today, the little red inbox flag was lit up red with the number 1. So I clicked on it, and then clicked on the linked message, but whenever I log in again it still comes up red.

I have tried clicking on all the messages visible one at a time but that hasn't done any good.

Is there any way to mark "all messages read" like there is in a typical email program? Or some other way for me to get rid of the red flag?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Same thing is happening to me. That's definitely a bug. \$\endgroup\$ – Ricardo Aug 17 '14 at 2:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ If you click on the inbox icon twice (without clicking any items on the inbox list), the red indicator goes away. But it comes back as soon as you move to another page on the site or refresh the current one. It seems to be happening across all of SE, including on SO. \$\endgroup\$ – Ricardo Aug 17 '14 at 2:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Same here as well as the points earned ( + # in green) \$\endgroup\$ – placeholder Aug 17 '14 at 3:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ Same thing that Ricardo is describing. \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev Aug 17 '14 at 3:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ This was already brought up on Meta Stack Exchange and Meta Stack Overflow. (Just FYI.) \$\endgroup\$ – Paul A. Clayton Aug 17 '14 at 11:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ Seems to be fixed! \$\endgroup\$ – placeholder Aug 18 '14 at 5:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ @placeholder Agree. \$\endgroup\$ – tcrosley Aug 18 '14 at 7:25
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We had problems with a datacenter test that left our caching layer in a partially broken state.

All issues should now be resolved.

See also https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/268957/topbar-notifications-dont-go-away

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