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I had visited the link. In that link I saw some meta (not only meta) site contains a silver circle. Some doesn't.

silver circle

What does this represent? Is it happening for bug?


There's a hover text on that silver button.

New post for you.

The text had been updated.

unread activity in category

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If you use the element picker/inspector from the developer tools in your web browser, you'll see that this silver dot is defined as <span class="badge is-status" title="new posts for you"></span>. Now, don't ask me what "new posts for you" should indicate. I too see these silver dots on some (not all!) sites, despite there not being any posts or comments directed at me at all... elgonzo‭ about 1 month ago

A PR to improve this text has been merged; it'll be in the next deployment. Monica Cellio‭ about 1 month ago

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It is a status badge. A gray circle means that there is at least one post that you have not read (or, more strictly, saw/check) so far.

If you navigate to a category with gray-status and then return back to the Dashboard page the status will be different.

Also, if you keep a cursor for some time on the status-badge you will see a message with a hint

new post for you

which makes clear the meaning. Well, if it doesn't you can skip the for you part for now.

You could see this status in a category panel as well. For example,

sample

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"New post for you" doesn't really make the meaning clear. I would go so far as finding it confusing/misleading. "New post for you" means there should be some post/comment/contribution that addresses me specifically. To be clear in meaning, the message should rather be "Unread posts", imo. elgonzo‭ about 1 month ago

@elgonzo the idea is that not the post is for you, but the new. So the posts are new to you. But I see now that there is some option fof confusion and we will consider changing it; maybe to something like "there are posts you may have not seen yet." luap42 😷‭ about 1 month ago

@elgonzo oh, I didn't think it might be confusing. Answer is edited. FoggyFinder‭ about 1 month ago

@elgonzo good point. I've submitted a PR to update the wording. Mithical‭ about 1 month ago

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