I'm not sure when this started but I'm not being the but in the sidebar indicating I have notifications and I have no idea when this stopped. A friend alerted me to the "show notification count in the sidebar" setting that I was previously unaware of, but I looked tand it was already checked. I unchecked, saved, checked and saved again, waited a few hours, and there's still no bubble for new notifications.
all I can think of is I'm looking on Android and I have the shortcut "app" but it's never showed this problem before. Friends aren't having these issues.