Up there I have constant Messages (1) counter, but when I click on it, no new message appears. I cleared cache, I cleared cookies, I cleared my browsing history, I logged out, I logged back in. It's still there, I checked my messagebox, no inbox messages that are new.
Things might have gotten a little wonky because we did an entire server migration tonight. However, it probably wasn't you visitng that page that fixed the issue. Instead, we run a script every so often that recounts things, and it was probably just a coincidence that it ran in the background.