Last modified: 2005-12-03 12:00:37 UTC
Sorry for this.
If you have an account for your bot and you make a redirect from
and somebody posts messages at user_talk:FooBot then you would not be able to
"clear" the "You have new messages" for the user:FooBot acount.
This bug might be platform dependend as I do not know how MediaWiki gets
confused by the cookies for the different accounts.
regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
P.S. Please confirm the bug.
The flag is usually cleared when you visited the orignal (non-redirected) page
(In reply to comment #1)
> The flag is usually cleared when you visited the orignal (non-redirected) page
I know. It happens to me at
when I am logged in as
This happens with
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20051012
Build number: 20051012
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915
also when clearing the cach with CTRL-SHIFT-R
So what is the problem?
You need to create two accounts at FiverAlpha User:Foo and User:FooBar.
Then use another browser - you should log in anonymosly *or* as User:Foo and
make a redirect from User_talk:FooBar to User_talk:Foo.
If you go to the browser where you are logged in as User:FooBar you can see the
problem: You can *not* get read of the "You have new messages".
I meant, had the problem been worked around? Can you not manually go to the
redirect page with &redirect=no?
I cleared the redirect at
However the problem is still there - I pressed CTRL-SHIFT-R In Netscape.
It might be that
a) does not handle the cash correctly ( I still get "You have new messages") at
b) something else is broken at FiverAlpha
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3805 ***