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Author's profile photo Jeremy Good

[Status Update] Activity Feed going berserk

Pages and pages of seemingly outdated or needless information about Moshe’s post:

All with timestamps from 30+ minutes ago, so that would be shortly before 11:00 AM EST, and seems like I got feed updates for every touch in this thread from all of the history…

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      Author's profile photo Michael Appleby
      Michael Appleby

      Is this like an announcement?

      Author's profile photo Veselina Peykova
      Veselina Peykova

      Nothing mentioned in the release notes for today... are they beta-testing here?

      Author's profile photo Jeremy Good
      Jeremy Good
      Blog Post Author

      I don't know - just pointing out a [Status Update] on today's observation in the activity feed, in case I wasn't the only one running into it...

      Author's profile photo Denis Konovalov
      Denis Konovalov

      same here - activity is filled with this stuff, 4 scroll long.. I'm given up scrolling and went to directly browse my followed tags instead.

      Author's profile photo Jerry Janda
      Jerry Janda


      OK, here’s what happened…

      We found out that the question about questions had been deleted: (I’m not sure if that qualifies as irony.)

      I don’t know why the question was deleted, but we fixed it.

      And it seems that’s what triggered the activity updates.

      Obviously that’s a problem. Improving the activity experience is a big priority. I just need to find out if this particular situation is an example of a bug or something that should be covered with activity improvements.

      I’m looking into it.

      For now, sorry about the flood…

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Jeremy Good
      Jeremy Good
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      Probably should have been deleted before the launch - seemed like a test post and one that kept getting random attention.

      Thanks for investigating Jerry!

      Author's profile photo Jürgen Lins
      Jürgen Lins

      even it was a test post, it is needed by the author as a counterbalance  to his down-vote record 🙂

      Author's profile photo Jeremy Good
      Jeremy Good
      Blog Post Author


      I learned from the team that down votes do not give negative karma points (and can confirm the special moderator view of my own karma doesn't show the down votes I scored on the people profile thread)

      Author's profile photo Sajid Amir
      Sajid Amir

      Hello Jeremy,

      Thank you so much for posting this. I do not think this issue has been identified or reported yet so I am very glad that you bring this up. I have reached out to my IT support to investigate further. So to reiterate the problem you are facing:

      “Republishing deleted content shows older activities associated with that content AGAIN to users subscribed to the content in their Activity Streams”

      Clearly this should not be the case. The expected behavior should be to NOT show all old activities again in subscriber’s streams and only show new activities since re-publish. I will update you once I have some more information on this.

      Again, thanks for your vigilance!

      Author's profile photo Jeremy Good
      Jeremy Good
      Blog Post Author


      To avoid double efforts - check with Jerry's post ^^ and align the investigations.

      Author's profile photo Sajid Amir
      Sajid Amir

      Checked with @Jerry. (I know we do not know have @mentions). Thanks for looking out Jeremy, I will update you both once I hear back from IT.

      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Activity Stream is like a landfill. Even if I filter it by "Blogs", I still get 3 pages notifying me about updates in a single blog and separately about every single comment on every single blog. This is the whole page I see in 75% zoom:

      The "minor update" flag is badly needed, it seems.

      Author's profile photo Jeremy Good
      Jeremy Good
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      I couldn't resist some enhanced imagery...

      So, the activity feed is a methane producer?  Am I one of the circling gulls?  Who's piloting the bulldozer?