Problem with new Notifications for Forum Posts that are Replied from Activity Stream
When a member uses the reply function in the activity stream to reply to a notice that someone posted something in the forums, such a reply does not get posted back in the actual forum. Rather it remains only as an entry in the Activity stream and is only visible there.
Now this throws up a problem with the notification system. In the scenario above, a notification is generated and displayed by the notification system with a link that leads to the forum. But remember that the entry was only recorded in the activity stream and not simultaneously posted in the forum so even though the link takes you to the forum, the reply it is talking about is not there.
As a further consequence, the new notification flag remains just as if it has not yet been checked. Try whatever you might, you get stuck with this irremovable message that you have a pending notification and even though you click the link a million times the notification does not go away.
So how does one remedy this apparent bug?
- Is there a way to make forum entries replied from the activity stream to also be recorded in the forum?
- Is there a way for the notification system to ignore replies to forum posts made from the activity stream?
- Is there a way to make the notification link point to the actual entry in the activity stream and not to the non existent one in the forum?
So far as I have seen, this only occurs for forum entries replied to directly from the activity stream.
I sure hope my explanation is clear enough. I’ll be happy to provide further details or clarification.
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