http://www.perlmonks.org?node_id=1197397

A day or two ago, I considered "Reaped: Re^2: Parallel::ForkManager or something like that?" for reaping (it was an anonymous duplicate that had been reposted after the user logged in). At the time it had one reply: I considered this for reparenting to the non-anonymous duplicate "Re^2: Parallel::ForkManager or something like that?".

The Reparent consideration has gone ahead: no problems there.

The Reap consideration is still in "Nodes to consider": it now shows 3 replies. However, when following the links in "Nodes to consider", and also looking at the entire thread ("Parallel::ForkManager or something like that?"), there are zero replies.

The non-anonymous duplicate "Re^2: Parallel::ForkManager or something like that?" has two direct (Re^3) replies and six total replies (various Re^3, Re^4 and Re^5 posts).

There's clearly a discrepancy between the count of reported and actual replies. I'm out of guesses as to how this discrepancy might have occurred.

— Ken

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Re: Nodes to Consider: Incorrect Reply Count
by chacham (Prior) on Aug 15, 2017 at 06:21 UTC

      Interestingly, it is usually reported in August.

        And even more often in a month whose name starts with A.

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Re: Nodes to Consider: Incorrect Reply Count
by kcott (Chancellor) on Aug 17, 2017 at 05:02 UTC

    Thanks to everyone who replied. Here's a brief summary of those responses:

    This is an old problem. It has been reported on several occasions: over the last decade, three of those reports occurred in months beginning with the letter "A".

    A little over fifteen years ago, tye reported in "(tye)Re: Node reply count bug?":

    "There is currently a table to track number of replies. It is being phased out ... When that work is finished, such problems should disappear."

    Maybe that refers to an unrelated Reply Count problem; however, if it doesn't, can anyone advise how that work is progressing?

    I had a look through Tidings: I couldn't find anything relevant. I then looked through (historical) Tidings: "Number of Replies clarification Oct 11, 2008 at 03:00 AEDT" (looks like you should adjust for your timezone) was the only related entry I found. Adjusting my User Settings, as that describes, to just show direct replies, tells me that Nodes to Consider post (from my OP) has one reply instead of three: sadly, it still has zero replies (as I originally reported).

    — Ken

Re: Nodes to Consider: Incorrect Reply Count
by marto (Bishop) on Aug 15, 2017 at 11:48 UTC

    I seem to recall that there was some change a long time ago relating to the caching of this information, I may well be mistaken. tye or jdporter will likely know.