Loomio
August 4th, 2015 08:58

There is a "-1" where the number of new comments on a discussion is usually displayed

Danyl Strype
Danyl Strype Public Seen by 404

There is a "-1" where the number of new comments on a discussion is usually displayed. When I click on the discussion, and click on the Loomio logo to take me back to my dashboard, it's still there.

If this has a discussion, or is being dealt with through the Issues tracker on GITHub, feel free to delete this discussion, but please let me know where the current discussion is taking place.

Hubat McJuhes

Hubat McJuhes August 4th, 2015 11:43

I think this number stems from a comment of mine that I have deleted as it became redundant alter looking at the following comments. I thought it had nothing to add anymore and only litters a new readers stream.

Danyl Strype

Danyl Strype August 4th, 2015 14:44

I thought it was probably caused by a deleted comment. However, the "-1" is definitely a bug as it's not useful in the interface, and especially because it doesn't seem to go away.

Rob Guthrie

Rob Guthrie August 4th, 2015 19:11

Thanks @strypey. This is recorded here: https://github.com/loomio/loomio/issues/1990

I've done a bunch of work on this issue in the past, it's frustrating it still happens, but it's happening a lot less at least. I think there is another action I can take.

Jochen Walter

Jochen Walter August 5th, 2015 07:05

Still wishing You the best! You will get it. Thanks for Your work.

Danyl Strype

Danyl Strype August 8th, 2015 16:39

Thanks Robert for your work on this. Variables can be such a pain!

Just as a process question, is it better to bring up issues like this here, or go straight to GITHub and create an Issue (or add a report to an existing one)?

JK

James Kiesel August 9th, 2015 00:07

I'd love to see a process evolve where if it's a question of feature development ("Wouldn't it be cool if Loomio did this?") it starts here, where it can get a healthy discussion around it, but if it's clearly an implementation problem (I see -1 notifications when I should see 0), it goes straight to github issues, hopefully for a community member to pick up and fix quickly (or at least provide an explanation as to why it's happening.)

Carlos Gallo Garavano

Carlos Gallo Garavano August 10th, 2015 08:48

4 months ago, I referred to this problem, using the following link and was not solved

https://www.loomio.org/d/0x8kTUyO/number-of-comments-unread-in-a-discussion-with-negative-number

Danyl Strype

Danyl Strype August 10th, 2015 11:06

That make sense @jameskiesel, and I'll try to follow your suggestion. Keep in mind though that most users trying to help the Loomio community will search this group first. It would great if there was some way to make issues being triaged on GITHub more discoverable here.

Greg Cassel

Greg Cassel August 11th, 2015 18:00

In reference to your last comment, @strypey : Loomio has a fairly new Help page which is an inconspicuous link on the bottom right of the 'standard' interface. I don't think it's linked yet in the angular interface. One of the sections in that Help page is about Contributing to Loomio, with a focus on GitHub.

@hannahsalmon I think you had lots to do with the Help page, and I'm wondering if there are any plans yet to make it more visible and more commonly known. It's pretty awesome!

Hannah Salmon

Hannah Salmon August 11th, 2015 22:45

Hi @gregorycassel. In the beta interface there is another link to the Help docs in the user dropdown (the menu that displays when you click on your avatar in the navbar). We will be updating the Help docs for Loomio 1.0 over the next little while and then exposing them in the new interface before we actively encourage more people to use it.

Greg Cassel

Greg Cassel August 11th, 2015 23:06

Thanks @hannahsalmon ! FYI all I get right now--in the publicly available angular interface, with my user dropdown menu (in Chrome, desktop or Android)-- is "Profile" and "Email settings". I know the interface is evolving, however, and your goals for updating and scaling the use of the Help docs look great.

Danyl Strype

Danyl Strype August 14th, 2015 08:19

I love being a user! It means I can make feature requests based on total blue skies thinking, without any need to think about how possible it is, or how much work it would be. I hope my features suggestions are at least sometimes helpful ;)

What would be ideal is when a user typed keywords for a bug onto the Loomio search bar for Loomio Community, it also searched the Issues tracker on GITHub, and displayed any results along with results from the Community discussions. There have been a couple of occasions where this would have let me know the issue had been logged already, and I don't need to (although I might still check to see how recently the problem has been reported).