nightly build suddenly putting images back in activity stream [ATTEMPTING TO CONFIRM]
@thekmen The activity stream engine *should* post blocks of images to the activity stream until it runs out of quota. Then, after a “cool off” period, should resume posting images until it runs out of quota again. Since the algorithm uses a “sliding window” filter, it can be difficult to predict when it will resume posting to the activity stream. This is intended to mix up photo posts with other activity.
Seeing (or not seeing) posts instantly after uploading content is normal. Seeing posts appear *hours* after uploads is *not*, BUT it could be caused by you refreshing your browser.
So, please post a detailed description of what’s happening.
@thekmen Fascinating. You’re quite brave to use alpha-version software on a production site you know…
Okay, well go to the debug page, grab a capture of the settings listing, and post it somewhere I can see it. And also some questions:
1) Are the pictures mysteriously appearing in: a) The global stream, b) The member stream, c) The featured content loop. Or d) all of them.
2) Is it at the same time, or at different times.
3) Did you change the “post to user activity stream” or “post to global activity stream” checkboxes.
4) Did you change the permissions on the album (everyone / logged in members / only friends / private)? …because the activity stream will automatically hide items from non logged-in users if any of the last three are set. One possible explanation is you set the album to “logged in members only” then viewed it with a logged-out account, then three days later viewed it with a logged-in account, causing the photos to mysteriously “appear”.
5) Did you reset your system time recently?
This should be a fascinating bug to chase. From what I remember designing all those algorithms, it shouldn’t be capable of behavior like this…
Let the hunt begin!
@thekmen Okay, I think I’ve got it figured out.
1) You had some test users with test activity stream posts.
2) You deleted the BP album primary tables, but not any activity stream posts created by the program.
3) Then you made new activity stream posts a few days later.
4) The original activity stream posts would have been “re activated” and returned to the activity stream.
Yes, this is an alpha thing. It happened because the albums and media items inside them were never deleted because you just “dropped” the tables. The routines that clear stuff out of the activity stream were never called.
Oh well… alpha software is fun…lol
My site has been randomly spewing individual images into the streams aswell. Been doing that for the last 3 hours. Still doing it.
User – posted new photos in My Cruise 21 hours, 50 minutes ago
[8 photos here]
Plus 20 other photos.
Now these are there above it:
DSC_0051.JPG from the album My Cruise 3 hours, 43 minutes ago
DSC_0086.JPG from the album My Cruise 3 hours, 43 minutes ago
DSC_0286.JPG from the album My Cruise 3 hours, 33 minutes ago
(About 10 more)
Oh, your file upload size calculator is acting wierd. It was trying to check the file size against max avatar upload size instead of the size I set in the admin panel. Why would it try to do that? It kept returning cryptic errors until I removed that check. Look in the main files for both the uploaders.
It could be normal behavior. It could be a bug. I’ll need access to your server to examine the SQL tables and find the problem. Remember, it works perfectly on my dev machine.
As for the file upload calculator, those problems are because that block of code hasn’t been fully written yet. We’re working as quickly as we can, but it’s a huge and complicated application.
I’ll send you a sql export of the albums and activity stream.
How shall I send you that?
@lukeroge It would be best if you zipped it up and posted a link to the zip file. It would be even be better, seeing as this is a test install, to zip your entire HTML directory, (wordpress, content, and all plugins, all, and post it.
$domain = ‘dempltr';
$domaniac = ‘hotmail';
$email = ‘luke@’.$domain.’.com';
echo ‘Sent you an email from ‘.$email.’. ‘;
@foxly, just to say I appreciate you looking in on the site to check this issue, thank you.
I did delete activity stream postings before dropping DB tables.
Issue happened again over the weekend while I was away but guess it is just an alpha thing.
Will keep an eye on it & look forward to the next release.
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