Suddenly I'm getting '99 notifications', though only 4 are shown, 3 of these stale.

Screenshot as of 11:40 EST

This was only seen on programmers.SO; other sites show no new notifications, as they should.

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closed as too localized by user8, Adam Lear Jun 12 '12 at 21:05

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    [status-completed], the bug was caught earlier today and fixed (afaik). In the first version of the bug you'd see the 222/99 notifications (not just the counter), so this might just be a UI bug or stale cache. – yannis Jun 12 '12 at 15:57
  • It's not a bug, the counter is just separate from the actual notifications. The counter just has to be manually cleared by every user – Ben Brocka Jun 12 '12 at 20:34
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/135579/… and the question it's closed as a dupe of. – Adam Lear Jun 12 '12 at 21:13
  • Why was this closed as 'Too localized'? I encountered the very same issue! – Jim G. Jun 13 '12 at 16:12
  • @JimG. It's traditional for bugs that were fixed, the "specific moment in time" reason applies, i.e. this is now fixed, won't affect anyone else anymore. Think about it in terms of whether the question will benefit from any answers past the point of the bug getting fixed... – yannis Jun 19 '12 at 15:53

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