Loomio
Tue 4 Aug 2015

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

DS
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.

HM

Hubat McJuhes Tue 4 Aug 2015

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.

DS

Danyl Strype Tue 4 Aug 2015

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.

RG

Rob Guthrie Tue 4 Aug 2015

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.

JW

Jochen Walter Wed 5 Aug 2015

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

DS

Danyl Strype Sat 8 Aug 2015

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 Sun 9 Aug 2015

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.)

CGG

Carlos Gallo Garavano Mon 10 Aug 2015

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

DS

Danyl Strype Mon 10 Aug 2015

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.

GC

Greg Cassel Tue 11 Aug 2015

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!

HS

Hannah Salmon Tue 11 Aug 2015

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.

GC

Greg Cassel Tue 11 Aug 2015

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.

DS

Danyl Strype Fri 14 Aug 2015

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).