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Let's Talk: Problems with Notifications

Just a word about the ongoing "Notifications" problem.

Let’s talk :)

Photo by grazie

More than a month ago I think LSI fixed the server to make the website better. But right around that time or immediately after that, I (and others in the community too) noticed that in the Notifications section, in the “Activity by others” section, the notifications has been all over the place. I mean it has been crazy. Some albums get 3 or more notifications of being published, some just their lomowall updates are posted and some albums don’t even get any notifications at all. I thought this will be fixed in a week or two but it has been more than a month and it still exists.

Case in point are the albums of @wil6ka and @poepel today
http://www.lomography.com/homes/wil6ka/albums/1914247-retro-ride
http://www.lomography.com/homes/poepel/albums/1914223-autumnal-industrial-park

I just knew Willie posted because of the Facebook lomogroup. I did not get notifications that he posted and the right hand side of the screen with the thumbnail sections of new albums does not show his new album now . As for Mario (@poepel), I wouldn’t know unless I check his lomohome since he is not on facebook.

I hope LSI fix this problem in the near future. I like checking new albums and I think most of us do. It’s cool right?

written by grazie

44 comments

  1. littlekoala

    littlekoala

    It happens the same to me. I have to check the group on facebook to see who has published a new album. And I´m afraid that I´m missing many others. I hope they fix it soon, this is very annoying!

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  2. atria007

    atria007

    yeahhh happend the same to me too..this morning i spoke with @clickiemcpete about this and we dont have idea why happend this...
    i dont understand why lomography no repair this problems...yeah i now that is so difficult keep ok this site but fuck one or maybe two months with the same problem not is normal...and sorry for my bad english ^_^ hehehe

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  3. pearlgirl77

    pearlgirl77

    yes.. i hate it!! i hope they fix it! it's really frustating :(((

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  4. poepel

    poepel

    what?? you don´t se my album?? Scandalous. Viva la revolution!!!!! :D

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  5. clickiemcpete

    clickiemcpete

    We're all in the same boat it seems. I can imagine that running this site is a total nightmare and probably very expensive too so I try not to be too harsh. But yes, it would really be great if they can get this fixed. We are a community of lomographers but it's tough to maintain that sense of community when the notifications are messed up and we lose track of our friend's activity.

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  6. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    I agree that it is frustrating and annoying.

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  7. pearlgirl77

    pearlgirl77

    only on the right side on *New albums by people you follow* i see all ne albums.. but only the first twenty :(

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  8. minchi

    minchi

    RIOT! RIOT! RIOT!

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  9. poepel

    poepel

    And there are so many great albums post in the last months. and no chance to get the notifications to see all the new albums. that sucks!!! and than smetimes the site is sooooo slowly. same problem like @atria007.......sorry for my english. ;)

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  10. cryboy

    cryboy

    I think that the server is very bad and too slow...Often I have problems too with notifications, upload, put comments and so on....and I found that some methods like send pics for each competition (with rollbar) are very difficult to use and I loose my patience with these every time! Need to revisited entire site in my opinion. For example insert also the option "remove this comment" (antispam or anti personal errors eh!) .... Regards and salutam' a soreta!

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  11. sommer

    sommer

    It happens to me too!! It's really really annoying, cause come on, we are in the community not only to see the new cameras but also to see other lomographers albums! and we don't have this chance cause we don't know who's uploading new albums... anyway, I hope that will be fixed soon!

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  12. poepel

    poepel

    remove this comment!!!! great idea @cryboy

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  13. cryboy

    cryboy

    @poepel I say this to Lomography since one year! It's a very simple idea....nothing of extraordinary...I hope they will do something soon!

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  14. icuresick

    icuresick

    When I am at the main page, only 15% of the total page is actually useful for me.
    The rest are large photos and banners of advertisements directing me to the online store.
    Yes, I know I am off-topic. But, if LSI could atleast lessen these ads, browsing could be a lot faster. Especially when checking the site with mobile phones

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  15. tsingtao

    tsingtao

    Oh yes! Plaese @lsi solve this problem!!!

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  16. pearlgirl77

    pearlgirl77

    and remove: LIKE ! because i make sometimes a false click ;)

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  17. oliviermenard

    oliviermenard

    I posted a blog entry a few weeks ago on the same problem entitled "That's that new bug on Lomography" a few wekks ago without any results from the webmaster :) :)

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  18. atria007

    atria007

    @olivermenard yeah i remember ure blog and is sad but true..i hope that this time lomography read this...
    yeah and i think that this site neeeeeeed a lot of change!! =)

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  19. bloomchen

    bloomchen

    @cryboy exactly what i suggested too. we could solve the spammer problem on our own and help LSI with it.

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  20. grazie

    grazie

    thank you everyone!!!!
    I think @icuresick have a point here. I agree that all these big ads and stuff running here is making the system slow and uses lots of bandwiths . This might cause or somewhat causing some of these problems.
    I was gonna write about this before @clickiemcpete but yeah I don't want to complain so much or right away and I thought maybe this problem would be fixed in two or three weeks but it has been more than a month. Aside from the excitement of posting my albums, I am really excited about what the community have come up with so it sucks really to not be able to be notified at least that he/she have new stuff. Like you said, I want to keep track too.

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  21. clickiemcpete

    clickiemcpete

    I totally understand the need for the banner ads because product promotion is how they make money and keep the website going. From the user standpoint it's really not that big of a price to pay to have this great community that we all participate in. Yes, sometimes the ads are annoying but I can see why they do it and I have little problem with that. It would be nice if the ads were a tiny bit narrower so when you are browsing an album you could see the whole picture and not have to scroll down though.

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  22. boobert

    boobert

    @grazie its a good thing you brought this topic up, lets just hope people from @lomography reads all of these comments, since nobody have tagged them or the people that work for them. My concern as well is the one of @icuresick, its sad that even with his new iPhone, he finds it hard to browse through the site. So lets all hope lsi could actually make the site also a Mobile friendly one.

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  23. grazie

    grazie

    @boobert thanks for tagging them. And hahaha for that second topic

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  24. dida

    dida

    well, lets hope this article can help solving some problems!

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  25. dida

    dida

    oh, and it's also annoying the double/triple notifications @LSI

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  26. 134340

    134340

    i support you guys! pls fix it asap , LSI. we should mainly getting notifications here, not fb :1

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  27. marcus_loves_film

    marcus_loves_film

    @grazie Ironically this blog post only showed up once in my "all activity by other" but everything else is x3 :0)

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  28. chourique

    chourique

    Summary of the previous comments: Fuck you fucking fuck

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  29. noe_arteaga

    noe_arteaga

    I have the exact same problem. And a lot of times, I don't see albums in my feed until someone posts about it in the FB group.

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  30. gauthierdumonde

    gauthierdumonde

    I agree with @clickiemcpete on the banner thing. I am glad all the banners are in the lomo-style and aren't external banners. On the notifications: when someone publishes an abum I get three notifications, well I can live with that. Whatr I hate is: when some of my friends publish an album I DON'T GET ANY NOTIFICATION AT ALL. It took me while to figure that out. I just thought some of my friends had calm period, while they were actually shooting and publioshing great pics. By the way I am not in the FB group. Is it something I should join?

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  31. icuresick

    icuresick

    @boobert kailangan talaga imention ang iPhone?? Mobile phone na nga ang sinabi ko eh

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  32. pearlgirl77

    pearlgirl77

    @zonderbar look please at this blog !

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  33. boobert

    boobert

    @icuresick Hahaha... just saying. @grazie

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  34. kangiha

    kangiha

    Thanks for posting. I thought it was me. I noticed that some new albums weren't showing up in my notifications at all. Also agree with @clickiemcpete about the ads. I appreciate the need for the them but I think they could tighten it up a little. I hate having to scroll down every page to check out all the new stuff.

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  35. elvis

    elvis

    Ahaaaaaaaaa !!!!! Now i know why all my friends don't publish albums anymore :-)

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  36. grazie

    grazie

    @marcus_loves_film hmmm really? hehe

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  37. grazie

    grazie

    @elvis @kangiha @boobert @pearlgirl77 @icuresick @gauthierdumonde @noe_arteaga @atria007 @chourique @134340 @marcus_loves_film @clickiemcpete @bloomchen @tsingtao @oliviermenard @cryboy @poepel @sommer @littlekoala @minchi @dida @ neanderthalis and all those who liked this blog, thank you so much for your feedbacks. I hope @lomography is now looking at this problem. Happy holidays!

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  38. herbert-4

    herbert-4

    Personally, I Iiked the old Lomography better. You could really customize your home, and no animation stuff taking bandwith up. Everything was faster.

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  39. onkel-m

    onkel-m

    Yes Yes Yes ...!!!!

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  40. megaman49

    megaman49

    @grazie do you have a link for the Facebook group? I couldn't find it on my own.

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  41. guinastrapazi

    guinastrapazi

    it's not only slow, there are also problems with sending messages, i often can't send them.
    i mean if you seperate them into two messages it works. but sometimes it doesn't even send at all, that's annoying.

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  42. yokekei

    yokekei

    Yes, I am facing the same problem. Wonder why always only few notifications of new albums, but actually many friends did posted many albums but I can't track it through notification.

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  43. gabysalas

    gabysalas

    @all, thanks for the heads up, we are working on a solution.

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  44. grazie

    grazie

    @gabysalas thanks!

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