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Rocka_Rollas
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:08 am
Posts: 777
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:10 am 
 

I have read all my messages in the inbox but why does it say -1 unread messages?

"0 new messages, -1 unread messages" to be exact.

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Morrigan
Crone of War

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2002 7:27 am
Posts: 9402
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:53 pm 
 

... I have no idea. :confused: Must be a phpBB glitch.
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Napero
GedankenPanzer

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:16 pm
Posts: 8421
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:06 pm 
 

It's either that, or alternatively, his inbox is over the limit and he'll need to delete some older messages to be able to open any new messages. Happens to me all the time.

Try that.
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Rocka_Rollas
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:08 am
Posts: 777
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:39 am 
 

Deleted some messages but still remains.
I mean it's nothing serious, but it's a little annoying for sure since I use the mail function a lot

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Derigin
Anthropophagus

Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:25 am
Posts: 2434
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:20 am 
 

It's a known bug in the forum software. There is a way to fix it, though it would involve running a script (I can talk to Morri about this later). In the meantime, I am attempting an ad-hoc fix, which is to essentially see if I can cancel it out by sending you a new message. Please make sure to not read it (and if you do, just mark it as unread). Unfortunately, I suspect that if you "read" it, it might just keep numbering down (you will have -2 unread messages). Either way, this will confirm what I will state below.

From what I've read on it, I can tell you why it might be occurring. There's no exact reason why it happened (could have been the recent update to the forum software we did), but the numbering for messages in your inbox was reset to "zero" when you still had unread messages in your inbox. Upon reading those unread messages, the numbering system counted down as it normally does... So instead of 1 unread messages becoming 0 unread messages, 0 unread messages became -1 unread messages. It has nothing to do with the number of messages in your inbox, or anything that you might have done. It's just a glitch in the forum's matrix. ;)

We will try to remedy this for you, as I suspect you may not be alone.

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Rocka_Rollas
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:08 am
Posts: 777
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:47 am 
 

Haha ok, but yes it worked. Thanks a lot

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