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norwoodites (226775) writes | more than 11 years ago

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What the f***k is going on, I had 31 fans, now I have none, but friend of friends are still up there, why is that?

What the f***k is going on, I had 31 fans, now I have none, but friend of friends are still up there, why is that?

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Bizzare (1)

LadyGuardian (568469) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913636)

I don't understand what happened to you here. To me I can see that I am a fan, you are still my friend, and I can see that you're a friend of a friend as well... but you are right, when I click on your friends link it says you are all alone, even though the orbs that I see say otherwise. Do you know if this has happened to anyone else?

I'll try adding you again and see if that changes anything

Re:Bizzare (2)

turg (19864) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913837)

Yup. It looks like re-adding norwoodites causes us to reappear in his fans list (and the form defaulted to having "Friend" checked -- so it knew he was already a friend).

Deja vu (2)

turg (19864) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913661)

Re:Deja vu (2)

norwoodites (226775) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913704)

It is even worse because I cannot add you back or anyone back.

Re:Deja vu (2)

turg (19864) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913798)

Well, that's because we're not gone. I still see your journal entries in my list of friends' journals. You still have the green and blue dots.

You still have the same friends and fans -- they're just not listed on your friends and fans pages. Can you add a friend who was not previously on your list?

Re:Deja vu (1)

turg (19864) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913811)

I re-opened the bug report, and added a link to this journal entry. You may want to add a comment yourself (or keep an eye on it and respond to comments from the developers).

Easy fix (2)

AntiFreeze (31247) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913887)

This happened to me yesterday when they did a code update. I emailed krow (krow at users dot sourceforge dot net) and he fixed things up damn quickly for me. What it looks like is that if someone added you as a friend (i.e. became a fan of yours) while the code update was occuring, your entire fans structure was lost. They can resotre it easily (minus that one new fan).

Re:Easy fix (2)

norwoodites (226775) | more than 11 years ago | (#4914058)

Thanks for the fix, but that was weird, should this have happened?

Happened to me too :( (2)

forged (206127) | more than 11 years ago | (#4914095)

There were a few Slashcode bugs open for that, of which Turg mentionned one. The problem can be fixed by an admin fixing your blurb manually. I guess that the blurb is some sort of hashed version of your friends/fans/etc lists used to cache the data, in order to prevent too many queries on the server). However, the root cause of this problem was never fixed to my knowlege.

Re:Easy fix (2)

AntiFreeze (31247) | more than 11 years ago | (#4914105)

Nope. Shouldn't have happened to either of us. Just one of those flukes of a live code/database update.
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