I have been conversing with the wonderful Ernie from the Kinja tech team and he knows about the issues re:notifications going nowhere.
Here is his latest email to moi:
Hey C_exG – good news and bad news.
Bad first? The issue still isn’t 100% fixed. Good news, you can kind of work around it by loading the notification twice. So click the notification, if it doesn’t load go into your drop down and click it again. It should load the second time, all the time.
More patience required! Will update you when it’s completely resolved.