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chase Plus
14 1.2k 264 England
18 Sep 2019 5:13PM
Just today I have started getting a 'like notification' in my messages.
As far as I know I haven't changed anything or ticked anything. Is it a new thing or am I missing something basic ?
I still get the 'buzz' notification but that I can cope with, the 'like notifications ' are just doubling up on my buzz.

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saltireblue Plus
9 9.7k 36 Norway
18 Sep 2019 5:24PM
This has been reported to the IT guys and they will hopefully soon find the fault, or remove the dead mouse from the machinery.Smile
chase Plus
14 1.2k 264 England
18 Sep 2019 5:27PM
Thanks Malc, thought it was me.
The cogs need greasing Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2080 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2019 6:20PM
Thanks Malc. I'm not very active here at the moment due to other commitments, but the inbox is still clogging up at an alarming rate. Buzz is quite adequate.
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.6k 58 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2019 7:44PM
Sorry I just 'liked' Malcs comment Blush
saltireblue Plus
9 9.7k 36 Norway
18 Sep 2019 8:02PM

Quote:Sorry I just 'liked' Malcs comment Blush

Returned the favour. Sorry...couldn't resist...Wink
18 Sep 2019 9:56PM
Hi All,

The new notifications are working then Tongue

I've turned them off for now, however this is part of the early stages of the removal of Buzz from ePHOTOzine, to be replaced with a simpler notifications system based around messages.

Ultimately there wont be duplicate notifications, just one area for messages & notifications combined.

Buzz will come to an end primarily because the quantity of data stored has become immense, of which most is irrelevant apart from the recent history.

It's a difficult project, they'll be blips, but hope to achieve a solution that suits everyone.

All the best,

Rick



JackAllTog Plus
10 5.6k 58 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2019 11:00PM

Quote:
Quote:Sorry I just 'liked' Malcs comment Blush

Returned the favour. Sorry...couldn't resist...Wink



GrinGrinGrin OK i'll stop now GrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2080 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2019 7:42AM

Quote:I've turned them off for now, however this is part of the early stages of the removal of Buzz from ePHOTOzine, to be replaced with a simpler notifications system based around messages.

Ultimately there wont be duplicate notifications, just one area for messages & notifications combined.

Buzz will come to an end primarily because the quantity of data stored has become immense, of which most is irrelevant apart from the recent history.


I appreciate the storage problem, but would it not be possible to automatically delete all but the member's first page of Buzz? Or delete all but the last week's Buzz?

From what you describe, I can see pms getting overlooked, swamped in the morass of Buzz notifications.

19 Sep 2019 8:10AM
Clearance of the historical data would have been the easiest solution, unfortunately it all ties in together, so the counts for the Likes etc come from the same table, so clearing it down would affect the values and other many other unknowns.

That's only the tip of the iceberg of issues really, it's exceedingly complex behind the scenes and needs simplifying, there's a staggering 929,066,778 records in there, that's very difficult to manage.

The new solution will have to evolve to ensure everyone's happy, but in the meantime for stability it's important that we take the initial steps.

Rick
chase Plus
14 1.2k 264 England
19 Sep 2019 8:59AM

Quote:From what you describe, I can see pms getting overlooked, swamped in the morass of Buzz notifications.


I too can appreciate the problems and the issue of storage but agree with Moira.
Would it be an issue removing the 'likes' button, I see no use for it tbh (unless I am missing something) do the number of likes do anything in particular, do they count for anything ? They do remind me of other web based communities and ePz generally is a photographic site.
I can just about understand the complexity of any solution,simplifying anything involves bigger issues.
JJGEE 14 7.6k 18 England
19 Sep 2019 9:12AM
At least we now know that there is some development work taking place Smile

Wonder what else is in the pipeline. ?
19 Sep 2019 12:44PM

Quote:Would it be an issue removing the 'likes' button, I see no use for it tbh (unless I am missing something) do the number of likes do anything in particular, do they count for anything ?


The value of the "Like" button for me is simply an indication that someone has read my comment ( even if they dislike it! ) and I often use it in the same way... to let someone know I've read their comment. Sometimes it even means I actually do like it... or it might simply be a polite thing to do, for instance in response to one Malc's pathetic jokes.
saltireblue Plus
9 9.7k 36 Norway
19 Sep 2019 2:36PM

Quote: or it might simply be a polite thing to do, for instance in response to one Malc's pathetic jokes.

Oi, you! I resemble that remark!

I have 'liked' your comment, but that does not necessarily give any form of indication as to the quality, or lack thereof, of said comment.
Cephus Plus
14 2.5k England
19 Sep 2019 8:41PM
Can we have a "Dont Like" button.

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