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Q&A New activity grey circle indicators confusingly triggered by question deletion

Related: 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 actua...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

#10: Post edited by user avatar Monica Cellio‭ · 2023-08-01T16:55:06Z (10 months ago)
#9: Post edited by user avatar trichoplax‭ · 2023-01-13T17:03:09Z (over 1 year ago)
Link to the new GitHub issue for this Meta post
  • ## Related:
  • - [Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/315) (GitHub)
  • - [Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/279562) (Meta)
  • - [Posts list shows luap42 instead of actual author](https://software.codidact.com/posts/279712) (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.)*
  • -----
  • When a question is deleted, it triggers the grey circle new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • 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):
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • 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?
  • ## Related:
  • - [Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/315) (GitHub)
  • - [Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/279562) (Meta)
  • - [Posts list shows luap42 instead of actual author](https://software.codidact.com/posts/279712) (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](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/952) (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:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • 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):
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • 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?
#8: Post edited by user avatar trichoplax‭ · 2023-01-13T16:05:31Z (over 1 year ago)
Mention questions specifically rather than posts
  • New activity grey circle indicators confusingly triggered by post deletion
  • New activity grey circle indicators confusingly triggered by question deletion
  • ## Related:
  • - [Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/315) (GitHub)
  • - [Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/279562) (Meta)
  • - [Posts list shows luap42 instead of actual author](https://software.codidact.com/posts/279712) (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.)*
  • -----
  • When a question is deleted, it triggers the grey circle new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • This is potentially confusing for users who cannot see deleted posts, as there will be no recent activity showing in that Category (note the most recent activity in the following image is 11 days ago):
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • 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?
  • ## Related:
  • - [Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/315) (GitHub)
  • - [Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/279562) (Meta)
  • - [Posts list shows luap42 instead of actual author](https://software.codidact.com/posts/279712) (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.)*
  • -----
  • When a question is deleted, it triggers the grey circle new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • 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):
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • 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?
#7: Post edited by user avatar trichoplax‭ · 2023-01-13T15:52:00Z (over 1 year ago)
Overcompensate for confusion by mentioning grey circle everywhere
  • ## Related:
  • - [Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/315) (GitHub)
  • - [Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/279562) (Meta)
  • - [Posts list shows luap42 instead of actual author](https://software.codidact.com/posts/279712) (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.)*
  • -----
  • When a question is deleted, it triggers the new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • This is potentially confusing for users who cannot see deleted posts, as there will be no recent activity showing in that Category (note the most recent activity in the following image is 11 days ago):
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • This makes it look like the 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 new activity indicator, or that it only triggers it for users who can see deleted posts?
  • ## Related:
  • - [Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/315) (GitHub)
  • - [Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/279562) (Meta)
  • - [Posts list shows luap42 instead of actual author](https://software.codidact.com/posts/279712) (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.)*
  • -----
  • When a question is deleted, it triggers the grey circle new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • This is potentially confusing for users who cannot see deleted posts, as there will be no recent activity showing in that Category (note the most recent activity in the following image is 11 days ago):
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • 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?
#6: Post edited by user avatar trichoplax‭ · 2023-01-13T15:50:41Z (over 1 year ago)
Mention grey circles in title to make clear this is not about the question list page
  • New activity indicators confusingly triggered by post deletion
  • New activity grey circle indicators confusingly triggered by post deletion
#5: Post edited by user avatar trichoplax‭ · 2023-01-13T15:40:58Z (over 1 year ago)
Clarify that related links are about question page wordings, not the grey circle indicator
  • ## Related:
  • - [Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/315) (GitHub)
  • - [Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/279562) (Meta)
  • - [Posts list shows luap42 instead of actual author](https://software.codidact.com/posts/279712) (Software)
  • -----
  • When a question is deleted, it triggers the new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • This is potentially confusing for users who cannot see deleted posts, as there will be no recent activity showing in that Category (note the most recent activity in the following image is 11 days ago):
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • This makes it look like the 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 new activity indicator, or that it only triggers it for users who can see deleted posts?
  • ## Related:
  • - [Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/315) (GitHub)
  • - [Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/279562) (Meta)
  • - [Posts list shows luap42 instead of actual author](https://software.codidact.com/posts/279712) (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.)*
  • -----
  • When a question is deleted, it triggers the new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • This is potentially confusing for users who cannot see deleted posts, as there will be no recent activity showing in that Category (note the most recent activity in the following image is 11 days ago):
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • This makes it look like the 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 new activity indicator, or that it only triggers it for users who can see deleted posts?
#4: Post edited by user avatar trichoplax‭ · 2023-01-13T15:25:37Z (over 1 year ago)
Edit GitHub link to be the issue the previous one was closed as a duplicate of
  • ## Related:
  • - [When "last activity" is invisible it confuses people; leave better breadcrumbs](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/385) (GitHub)
  • - [Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/279562) (Meta)
  • - [Posts list shows luap42 instead of actual author](https://software.codidact.com/posts/279712) (Software)
  • -----
  • When a question is deleted, it triggers the new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • This is potentially confusing for users who cannot see deleted posts, as there will be no recent activity showing in that Category (note the most recent activity in the following image is 11 days ago):
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • This makes it look like the 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 new activity indicator, or that it only triggers it for users who can see deleted posts?
  • ## Related:
  • - [Make "last activity" notices on question lists more useful](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/315) (GitHub)
  • - [Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/279562) (Meta)
  • - [Posts list shows luap42 instead of actual author](https://software.codidact.com/posts/279712) (Software)
  • -----
  • When a question is deleted, it triggers the new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • This is potentially confusing for users who cannot see deleted posts, as there will be no recent activity showing in that Category (note the most recent activity in the following image is 11 days ago):
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • This makes it look like the 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 new activity indicator, or that it only triggers it for users who can see deleted posts?
#3: Post edited by user avatar Moshi‭ · 2023-01-13T13:12:57Z (over 1 year ago)
  • When a question is deleted, it triggers the new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • This is potentially confusing for users who cannot see deleted posts, as there will be no recent activity showing in that Category (note the most recent activity in the following image is 11 days ago):
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • This makes it look like the 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 new activity indicator, or that it only triggers it for users who can see deleted posts?
  • ## Related:
  • - [When "last activity" is invisible it confuses people; leave better breadcrumbs](https://github.com/codidact/qpixel/issues/385) (GitHub)
  • - [Can "last activity" provide more context on what was that happened?](https://meta.codidact.com/posts/279562) (Meta)
  • - [Posts list shows luap42 instead of actual author](https://software.codidact.com/posts/279712) (Software)
  • -----
  • When a question is deleted, it triggers the new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • This is potentially confusing for users who cannot see deleted posts, as there will be no recent activity showing in that Category (note the most recent activity in the following image is 11 days ago):
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • This makes it look like the 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 new activity indicator, or that it only triggers it for users who can see deleted posts?
#2: Post edited by user avatar trichoplax‭ · 2023-01-13T11:09:37Z (over 1 year ago)
Draw attention to the last edited date in the image
  • When a question is deleted, it triggers the new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • This is potentially confusing for users who cannot see deleted posts, as there will be no recent activity showing in that Category:
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • This makes it look like the 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 new activity indicator, or that it only triggers it for users who can see deleted posts?
  • When a question is deleted, it triggers the new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:
  • ![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)
  • This is potentially confusing for users who cannot see deleted posts, as there will be no recent activity showing in that Category (note the most recent activity in the following image is 11 days ago):
  • ![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)
  • This makes it look like the 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 new activity indicator, or that it only triggers it for users who can see deleted posts?
#1: Initial revision by user avatar trichoplax‭ · 2023-01-13T11:08:30Z (over 1 year ago)
New activity indicators confusingly triggered by post deletion
When a question is deleted, it triggers the new activity indicator for the Category that it was posted in:

![A Category showing a grey circle to indicate new activity](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/8gqamhel55hag9k9x54o0xofpdcx)

This is potentially confusing for users who cannot see deleted posts, as there will be no recent activity showing in that Category:

![The Category that claimed new activity, showing the most recent activity was 11 days ago](https://meta.codidact.com/uploads/sjx2n5jo7gh907040ukmmuwhbw30)

This makes it look like the 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 new activity indicator, or that it only triggers it for users who can see deleted posts?