Either I'm missing something or Google can't count.



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    Anyone else seen this kind of thing with Google reader?  I've tried to refresh the feed, closed down reader and reloaded, even closed and re-opened my web browser. It still insists there's 4 new items even though I can clearly see 6. 



  • I've had a similar problem which I believe was cause by the web proxy. I could click mark all as read and everything would disappear After reloading the page everything was back. It always seemed to count correctly though.



  • Before opening the post I had visions of you counting through 12,389,762 results and discovering an off by one error



  •  @RTapeLoadingError said:

    Before opening the post I had visions of you counting through 12,389,762 results and discovering an off by one error

    I'm waiting six months, setting up a junk gmail account full of spam, and posting that as my WTF here in the sidebar.  Everyone who is still around should play along and see if we can get people trying to replicate the bug.



  • Google just knew that two of them weren't real WTFs.



  • I haven't seen that, but in GMail I've seen similar errors where they can't seem to count. I have my mail set up to show something like 25 items at a time. In the Spam bucket, when I click "mark all" and then "delete", it alternates between showing me 20 and 25 items. It starts out with 25 items. THen I delete all of them, and it shows me 20 items (even though there are hundreds more). I mark them all and delete, and it shows me 25 items, etc. That seems like a really simple thing to get right to me. I don't even know where I'd file a bug about it.



  • This used to happen to me so so often... but it hasn't since a while ago. I guess it got transmitted to you.



  • Google seems to have a lot of trouble counting.

    I was just sitting around killing some time and searched for something.  Google says "About 10,900 results" but there are only 4 pages.  Actually there are only 3 pages, despite having "1 2 3 4" at the bottom of the page, clicking on 4 takes me to page 3 and it now says "Page 3 of 25 results" under the search box.  At the bottom of the page it says "we have omitted some entries very similar to the 25 already displayed" so I click on the link repeat the search with the omitted results included. Now it says "About 11,600 results" but there are only 19 pages and on page 19 it says "Page 19 of 190 results".



  • @Flatline said:

    Google just knew that two of them weren't real WTFs.

    Post of the week.


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