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Several times now I have seen a red dot on the left of an item in the review queue drop-down menu, but when I click on that item, I am told the queue is empty. So why am I seeing a red dot, which I thought meant "review needed"?

Red dot and empty queues

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    Just a guess: The queue still has entries, but you cannot see them, probably because you already have reviewed those items. – bbgodfrey Oct 9 '18 at 4:21
  • I also experienced that frequently and I also wondered why this happens. This dot somewhat urges me to do something about although I cannot... – Henrik Schumacher Oct 9 '18 at 6:32
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    @bbgodfrey. I think you might be right, but if that is the case, shouldn't it be considered a bug? – m_goldberg Oct 9 '18 at 13:07
  • I sometimes still get the red dot if I skip reviewing items. Very odd. – J. M. will be back soon Oct 9 '18 at 13:11
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    @AccidentalFourierTransform. I don't think the question you link to explains what I'm experiencing. I don't see only red dots. More often I see gray dots which indicate that some queues are not empty but are not in dire need of attention. When I click on a gray dot marked item, the indicated queue has always opened for review. – m_goldberg Oct 10 '18 at 19:53
  • @J.M.issomewhatokay. I believe that, once you "skip" an item, you no longer can view it. – bbgodfrey Oct 12 '18 at 0:18
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    This is still an issue. All the possible explanations mentioned don't seem to indicate a desirable behaviour. If my queue is empty, why would I need a red dot indicator? Am I supposed to go to the chat and start pressuring people to review their own queues? No, I think this is a bug. – rhermans Jul 17 at 11:29

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