My Goodreads app has a “ghost” notification bubble. I’ve clicked through every single tab, section, menu in the app multiple times, checked the website too… nothing new/unread anywhere. Yet the red “1” sits on top of the icon. While looking for the reason, I stumbled upon this wonderful screen.

Why don’t you just refresh my user session yourself?! Isn’t that kinda what computers are for, doing things for us so we don’t have to? Have we now arrived at the state where “Did you try rebooting it?” is the solution to random things breaking inside an app?

Take a wild guess if any of the suggested solutions in that message solved that error, by the way. In the end, I reinstalled the entire app. The ghost notification was gone after that. Until I reopened the app. Sigh.

Manuel was annoyed on November 2, 2020 at 09:50