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New activity grey circle indicators confusingly triggered by question deletion
- Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful (GitHub)
- Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened? (Meta)
- Posts list shows luap42 instead of actual author (Software)
(Note that those are about the wordings on the question list page, whereas this is about the grey circle indicator on the Category tab.)
- Don't show grey circle indicator on Category tab when a question is deleted (The GitHub issue for this Meta post specifically)
When a question is deleted, it triggers the grey circle new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
This is potentially confusing for users who cannot see deleted questions, as there will be no recent activity showing in that Category (note the most recent activity in the following image is 11 days ago):
This makes it look like the grey circle new activity indicator is broken, when in fact it is only misleading.
Could this behaviour be changed so that either post deletion does not trigger the grey circle new activity indicator, or that it only triggers it for users who can see deleted posts?
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