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[Investigating] Bug in the emails from Flickr HQ since November 11

~ Lilith ~ says:

Since November 11 the emails from the Flickr HQ about pending members lack the name of the member in question.

All these emails titles would normally start with the member's name.

Flickr Mails about membership requests

Inside the email the name of the member is also missing and the link which would normally lead to the member's stream doesn't work.

This is how that link looks like since November 11.

The broken link

It leads to this error page:

Error message

The bug makes it difficult to figure out which message comes from which member.
The emails from the Flickr HQ in their current form make it impossible to identify the members who are sending the messages.
Posted at 11:59AM, 16 November 2020 PST ( permalink | reply )
Tony / Guy@Fawkes edited this topic 2 weeks ago.

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~ Lilith ~ says:

P.S. This bug started on the same day that Flickr started sending emails about pending members to all the Administrators instead to just the last one as it used to be before.
So perhaps these two things are connected.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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petersrockypics says:

Flickrmail pending members requests are lacking information, but I can confirm that the the pending members list in the group overview is accurate.
(I just had a flickrmail pending member request, and also a pending member in overview.)
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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~ Lilith ~ says:

petersrockypics:

That's not the point though. The point is that if you get many of those emails daily, like I do, it's difficult to figure out which email comes from which member.
The pending members page in groups won't tell you that.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Flickr Staff

katie_ko says:

Thanks for flagging!

I've let the team know about the issue here with the pending member FlickrMail & will report back with updates.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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petersrockypics says:

~ Lilith ~:

I see Your point.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Lemon~art says:

I have also received lots of similar emails from FlickrHQ
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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toonarmy59 says:

katie_ko:

Any update on this as it is still happening?
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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abstractartangel77 says:

It's been happening to me too when someone wants to join a group I admin; I had another 3 today. Very annoying.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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jmay4969 says:

Is there any way we can resolve this , as I Cant see my photo stream, or leave comments on others
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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siobhan_muintir says:

Glad to know this is not because of something I did in adjusting my own Settings. I've put a notice in each of my groups for folks to try again ... fingers crossed the glitch will be repaired soon.
Posted 9 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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abstractartangel77 says:

katie_ko: Any updates to this issue yet? I've had several more Flickrmails this morning; it's impossible to identify who wants to join a group I admin as the 'sender' is blank.
Posted 9 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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HoosierSands says:

This is still happening.

I keep these messages so I can identify people who have applied in the past and been refused.
Posted 3 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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decembre says:

The problem persist....
Posted 2 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Jan 130 says:

It's been happening to me and my co-administrators for a long time now and Katie, I've received some nice emails from you but nothing resolved yet.
Posted 23 hours ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Kanga-Lorraine says:

Why am I constantly receiving mail from flickr asking if I want to join the group WTES, I have been a member for years and also an Admin, and yes it then goes to Page 404.

So we are possibly missing folks who would like to join our group.
Just another problem we didn't have.
Also bad pandas this morning.

Always problems these days!!!
Posted 15 hours ago. ( permalink | reply )

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