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Description link?

HereIsTom says:

Why do the links in the description of my photos change to an Explore link?
Posted at 3:17AM, 1 April 2021 PDT ( permalink | reply )

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Viejito says:

E.g.?
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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HereIsTom says:

Browse through my photos and look at the description at the bottom.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Viejito says:

HereIsTom:

Browse through my photos and look at the description at the bottom.
Oh, sorry, I thought you had a problem and were not just trying to get someone to browse through your photos. Never mind.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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HereIsTom says:

Viejito:

I have a problem, the links in my description don’t work!
They only say Explore!?
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest says:

HereIsTom:

Perhaps post a link to a photo in a comment on here where this is happening?

EDIT: I went to your first photo and did not see an "Explore link" in the description area, and I realized you do indeed require us to wade through your photos till we come across such a problematic link...
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )
MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest edited this topic 2 weeks ago.

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ernstkers says:

HereIsTom:

I have a problem, the links in my description don’t work!

Well, give an example so that others can have a look.

HereIsTom:
Browse through my photos and look at the description at the bottom.

Oh, I see. You have a problem, but it's too much effort for you to provide examples. Instead you expect others to do extra effort to search for them. It's your problem, I'm not going to search your photostream, likely others are not going to do it either.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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katie_ko says:

HereIsTom:

Hmm-- I'm not seeing any links in your descriptions leading back to Explore.

Just sent over an email to get some more information about what you're experiencing.
Posted 7 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Crisp-13 says:

Try this one - www.flickr.com/photos/hereistom/46847074555/in/dateposted/
It has the link to explore at the bottom of the description
Posted 7 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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breathnach85 says:

HereIsTom:

You need to screenshot the html you are using and post it on here. It is something I have not seen before therefore it is something you are pasting into the description.
Posted 6 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mcnod says:

It does seem that each of Tom's "Explored photos" (including those that were dropped from explore) have a general link to Explore following the © in the description field, all of the other images in his stream have a link to his website following the ©. The odd thing is at some point in Tom's stream the link to his personal website stopped being an active link, you do have to go back a way to see it as an active link. (I wonder if he and he alone is seeing these dead links as an active explore generic link?)


The other mystery is why he seems so unwilling to help us to help him ...

HereIsTom:

Which browser and which OS with OS version? Or are you seeing what you see on one of flickr's mobile apps?
Posted 6 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Viejito says:

Crisp-13:

Try this one
That description does have an explore link at the bottom, though the photo does not show up on Scout’s list of all of his photos that were ever explored.
Posted 6 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mcnod says:

Viejito:

If you go to the bottom of page two in the Keukenhof album and click on the last image and then go backwards, you may begin to suspect that there has been some copy and paste activity in the description fields by the OP. I can't figure out what is happening here but I do lean toward user error as the most likely of explanations. I now doubt my wondering which browser or app being used has any bearing on the issue.
Posted 6 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Viejito says:

mcnod:

some copy and paste activity
I actually did suspect that, but had no evidence to support my suspicion.
Of course, the less info OP is willing to give, the more we depend on making up theories...
Posted 6 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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John Frattura says:

Here is the really weird thing... I scroll through his photos starting with the one Crisp 13 linked to. Some of the images have links to Explore, some have links to his website.

Now when I go back through those same images, they ALL have links to Explore. I thought maybe it was me that was nuts, so I kept track. The elephant photo had a link to his website. 1 minute later, it had changed to a link to explore. The next photo was a mill, and it had a link to his website. 10 seconds later it had changed to a link to explore. Next image was a cat. Same thing. Link to his website first time I viewed it, link to explore 2nd time I viewed it. Very strange.
Posted 6 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mcnod says:

John Frattura:

Link to his website first time I viewed it, link to explore 2nd time I viewed it. Very strange.

Ha!! John wins the thread. Yes, I can repeat this anomaly.
Posted 6 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Viejito says:

If you look at the source code, there is a bunch of code there...
The OEMBED “data-dynamic” code seems to be the culprit...

Edit: I had never heard of schema.org before.
Posted 6 days ago. ( permalink | reply )
Viejito edited this topic 6 days ago.

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mag3737 says:

katie_ko:

Y'all still in here seeing this hot news flash? Well sleuthed here.
Posted 6 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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John Frattura says:

mcnod:

Viejito:

mag3737:

Did the OP somehow insert code into his link, and link it to a script? I tried looking at the source code for one of those photostream pages, but it was so ridiculously bloated that I gave up.
Posted 6 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Viejito says:

John Frattura:

Did the OP somehow insert code into his link
I doubt it. The site would not let you get away with it. But anything we post immediately gets surrounded by tons of code that has very little to do with just showing our photos.
Posted 6 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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katie_ko says:

John Frattura:

I thought maybe it was me that was nuts

Same.

mag3737:
Well sleuthed here.

Indeed-- nice work!

I was eventually able to reproduce this weirdness as well. I've looped in our engineers to see what they're able to offer by way of an explanation here.

Stay tuned!
Posted 5 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mcnod says:

katie_ko:

I found that simply reloading a page showing his active external link will cause the link to change to explore, no real need to exit to another photo page and then return.
Posted 5 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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katie_ko says:

Sorry to keep the suspense here-- but I'm back with an explanation.

It turns out, the intended description link was getting inadvertently caught up in some tools we have in place to combat spam.

Things should be back linking as intended!

Thank for all the help digging here.
Posted 5 hours ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mag3737 says:

I am greatly amused by the idea that your tool automatically replaces spam links with links to Explore instead.
Posted 4 hours ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mcnod says:

katie_ko:

Things should be back linking as intended!

When I reload one of Tom's pages, indeed his ©external link no longer changes to flickr explore but the example image first pointed to above:
www.flickr.com/photos/hereistom/46847074555/in/dateposted/
still says ©flickr explore ... Is that the intended link? maybe I should be asking Tom this question ....
Posted 3 hours ago. ( permalink | reply )

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