Is this still an issue? I have just noticed that non of the sidebar widgets display to anon users.
Edit- nvm i think it is a theme issue.
There seems to be some kind of mismatch here. I'm watching two categories (General and Development); there's a "1 unread topic" bubble, but when I go to https://community.nodebb.org/unread, I get a "no unread topics" message.
Probably a very small error somewhere, but worthy of correcting.
It's gone away on its own after posting this thread -- but it shouldn't have been in that state to begin with, right?