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I just created the excerpt, but because I have not enough rep yet, it has to go through the queue and get accepted. However, immeditaly after I submitted the edit, I got the orange 1 in the upper right corner. I pressed it, and the queue turned out empty. That happens more often, but then the '1' disappears directly. Now it doesn't. I can keep reloading, but the '1' stays there.

So the problem is not that the queue appears empty while the number indicates it isn't, the problem is that my suggested tag excerpt edit is counted in the orange number, but is not in the queue.

Here a superfluous picture of it, you all know how it looks like:

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it is showing everything in the review queue right now, even things you yourself cannot review (in this case, it is likely referring to the suggested wiki you made.) It's basically a side-wide reminder of "these things need to be dealt with", in the hopes that if the number gets too big, people will act on the things in the queues are they are able to (and have the ability/privileges to do so.)

It doesn't directly reflect the exact number of things you yourself can deal with, which is why it is showing you the queues are empty, because whatever that one thing is, it's not something you are yet able to handle.

  • So it is perfectly accepted and will not be 'fixed'? – Mathias711 Apr 18 '15 at 20:08
  • I am not sure what you mean - the notification is working exactly as it is intended to, so no, there is nothing to fix. It's doing precisely what it was designed to do. – Ash Apr 18 '15 at 20:10
  • I mean that it would be better if there if that number was personalised, instead a site-wide reminder. – Mathias711 Apr 18 '15 at 20:12
  • Perhaps, but that's not how it is currently set up, and there are no plans to change the current implementation. – Ash Apr 18 '15 at 20:13
  • @Ash I realize this is old, but since hitting 10k yesterday (woo!), I've noticed that this number is much higher than it was (it used to be only suggested edits, including my own), and even when going to the Tools area, the number exceeded the number of things I could vote on (even including those I'd already voted on) and edit suggestions... What all does the orange number include, do you know? – Vemonus Nov 3 '16 at 14:47

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