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[Acknowledged by Flickr Staff] Why can we no longer see the groups a member is in?

SJH Foto says:

Hello! I am wondering why we can no longer see the groups a member is in-I use that to gauge whether I should block someone who favs my photos (Some are in vulgar groups)
Posted at 10:54AM, 24 March 2021 PDT ( permalink | reply )
R L Catlow (staff) edited this topic 6 days ago.

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jschumacher says:

SJH Foto:

Try again. This may have been a temporary problem as I can see the group you are in and the groups other random people are in.
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Jim Frazier says:

Nope - still a problem. Can't see groups a photo is in. AND, I was invited to a group and when I clicked to see the group, I got 404'd,

When I looked at the guy who invited me, it didn't show any groups he was a member of, at all.

Geez, are all your programmers on spring break?
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mcnod says:

SJH Foto:

whether I should block someone who favs my photos

You are not stopping them from viewing or bookmarking your account or the images that you continue to post here on flickr.
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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wildhareuk says:

Jim Frazier:

You aren't really talking directly to Flickr on here - it is mostly manned by other Flickr members, although staff do show up here far more often than they used to before SmugMug took over.

A direct approach for site issues is to post the problem here: help.flickr.com/contact
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mikerofoto says:

Not sure what you guys talking about, Jim you’re in 177 and I can see them, SJH is in 1, mcnod in 25.
Are you on Windows? Work fine on Mac and ipad.
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Viejito says:

Could the problem be caused by the large number of groups some are in?
I have seen people who were in a couple of thousand groups...
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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SJH Foto says:

mikerofoto:

What is the name of the group I'm in? Can you see that? Because I can't for other members (and before you could)

Viejito:

No, because some of the people are only in 1 group
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Richard Harvey UK says:

I can see random folk’s groups lists. iPad here.
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Richard Harvey UK says:

SJH Foto:

Sports Photography Critique

You posted in the discussions 19 days ago. 😁
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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SJH Foto says:

Richard Harvey UK:

Then it might be just Windows machines. My desktop and laptops do not allow me to view others' groups
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Richard Harvey UK says:

SJH Foto:

Sorry to hear. Not much value for a working pro....
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mag3737 says:

SJH Foto:

I don't think it's Windows-related. I can see your group and others' groups also, and I'm on a Windows machine.
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )
mag3737 edited this topic 3 weeks ago.

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Viejito says:

SJH Foto:

On Windows 10/Firefox I see that you admin this group, and you probably forgot to block one of its members.
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mikerofoto says:

SJH Foto:

Sport photography critique.
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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R L Catlow says:

SJH Foto:

Jim Frazier:

Sending over emails now to take a look at what is going on.

Thanks!
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Flickr Staff

R L Catlow says:

After reaching out to the members reporting this behavior, it seems like it may have been a temporary blip.

If you are seeing this issue please feel free to flag here, or reach out to our support heroes here.

Thanks
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Viejito says:

The error reported in the closed duplicate thread is still present:

www.flickr.com/people/fotos_by_findlay/groups/
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mag3737 says:

Viejito:

The error reported in the closed duplicate thread is still present:

FWIW I cannot see that person's groups list either. Same error message as reported in that thread by Viejito.
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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SJH Foto says:

I am still having the problem periodically as well. The link Viejito sent sums it up
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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SJH Foto says:

Not everyone knows how to "clear cookies" and do other things that you suggest. May I recommend that flickr does not make changes that require members to regularly do this kind of programming? This is the only site I know of that asks its members to do things to keep it working
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Viejito says:

I clear cookies all the time and log out of / in to Flickr, but the link is still giving me an error:

If I go straight to www.flickr.com/people/fotos_by_findlay/groups/, I get

Page Not Found
Oops! Looks like you followed a bad link.
If you think this is a problem with Flickr, please tell us.
Here's a link to the home page.
but if I go there by clicking on "Groups" on his profile page, I get:
Error loading groups
There was an issue loading the groups.
Click Reload to try again.

Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest says:

SJH Foto:

Hello! I am wondering why we can no longer see the groups a member is in-

I have no problems viewing groups people are in from the link at the top of their account.

You are in one group., this one:

www.flickr.com/groups/schoolsportscritique/

As a matter of fact the "Groups" of every member posting here so far load for me.

Windows 10, version 20H2 - browser Vivaldi, latest.
No scripts, extensions, etc. Not clearing cookies (IF I allow them, the strictly necessary for proper functioning and all that).

Located in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )
MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest edited this topic 2 weeks ago.

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MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest says:

SJH Foto:

Not everyone knows how to "clear cookies" and do other things that you suggest.

In Chrome:
www.google.com/search?q=how+to+clear+cookies+in+chrome&am...

In Firefox:
support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-...

In Opera:
www.opera.com/case-studies/clean-browser-and-remove-track....

In Edge:

Delete cookies in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge Windows 10 Windows 8 Windows 7 Edge for Mac
Delete all cookies
Open Microsoft Edge and select Settings and more > Settings > Privacy, search, and services.

Under Clear browsing data, select Choose what to clear.

Under Time range, choose a time range.

Select Cookies and other site data, and then select Clear now.

Delete cookies from a specific site
Open Microsoft Edge and select Settings and more > Settings > Cookies and site permissions > Cookies and site data.

Select See all cookies and site data.

Search for the site's cookies you want to remove.

Delete cookies every time you close the browser
Open Microsoft Edge and then select Settings and more > Settings > Privacy and services.

Under Clear browsing data, select Choose what to clear every time you close the browser.

Turn on the Cookies and other site data toggle.


(I choose not to add the link to the Microsoft support page as for some less than comprehensible reason it does not allow using the back button to get back to this page, another one of Windows' obscure issues....)

In Safari:
support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website....
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mag3737 says:

MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest:

As a matter of fact the "Groups" of every member posting here so far load for me.

Try the one that consistently fails for me and Viejito, as mentioned several times above.
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MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest says:

mag3737:

Try the one that consistently fails for me and Viejito,

.
Anyway, if I use the link Viejto provides I do not get the "page not found' error message, I am taken to that member's Groups page, be it that the groups are not loading.

If I go to his account and from there click on "Groups" I get the error message "Error loading groups etc".

Could be an account specific error.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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katie_ko says:

Thanks for the digging here-- from the looks of it, this does seem to be account specific issue.

While I'm able to visit the groups tab via the /groups link provided here without receiving an error, the group list is still appearing empty.

I'll flag this to our engineers to see if we can find an explanation & I'll report back with updates.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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SJH Foto says:

katie_ko:

Thanks, Katie! It still isn't working despite clearing cookies
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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SJH Foto says:

Just an update--it is STILL not working!
Posted 10 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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albyn.davis says:

I can see another member's groups when I click a member's photo. It's how I get ideas for other groups to join.
Posted 8 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest says:

albyn.davis:

I can see another member's groups when I click a member's photo.

But what do you see when you click on this link?

www.flickr.com/people/fotos_by_findlay/groups/
Posted 8 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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wildhareuk says:

MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest:

I get an empty page, but some of the member's images are in groups.
However, I can see a list of groups for some users on the same page. Something not quite right!

I tried the same thing in Microsoft Edge with the same results.
Posted 8 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Flickr Staff

Melanie0426 says:

Thank you for everyone's feedback.

It does seem like it’s affecting one account, we have been in touch with that member directly.
Posted 7 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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