[meta] Why is the notification bar for number of items in the mod queue always 2 off?

The number of items in the moderation queue, for me at least, seems to always be exactly two less than the number the notification bar claims there is.

Is this happening for anyone else? Does anyone know why or how it’s happening? Is it just a display bug, or are there two items awaiting moderation that somehow slipped off the end of the queue, forever doomed to haunt some sort of eternal database purgatory, waiting for a judgement that will never come?


Yeah, it’s been like that for a while. Sometimes posts get stuck in limbo - rejected or approved, but still stuck in the mod queue. Graham or Sara normally resolve, but they’ll be an update to UA coming soon that should address a lot of these issues anyway.