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[Acknowledged by Flickr Staff] Pictures from account I dont follow in my Feed

Loverdag - unedited - says:

Is thats some new feature or bug?

Account I dont follow - and I dont recall to ever follow (not related to Second life) - is shown in my Feed
gyazo.com/f17b9fdb8812127c360b3db3c243ccee

Until now I though the Feed shows pictures from people I follow only.
By Feed I mean click on the Flickr logo in left top corner, "flickr.com"

Also look at the time stamp (use zoom to see details) - the account shows "23d" and its placed between photos (from accounts I follow) old 6hrs.
Looks like something isnt right here.

I would like to know if its somehow related other Feed issue I reported and staff aknowledged 2 months ago. The issue is still ongoing daily in my Feed, but I didnt hear anything new about possible fix from staff. The related thread was auto-locked for lack of activity: www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157719840215315/

Seems no only my Notifications (reported in separate thread), but now also my Feed is worse and worse.
Posted at 8:18AM, 1 November 2021 PST ( permalink | reply )
katie_ko (staff) edited this topic 2 months ago.

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mag3737 says:

Kitty's cute.

But seriously, that's a pretty strange problem and I don't think I've seen something like that happen (or be reported) before.

Seems like one possibility could be if some person's Flickr account got hacked/taken over -- someone that you had been following before -- and they changed the name and added more photos.

But that doesn't explain the date stamps out of order in the feed. Even that much of the problem is a new one to me.
Posted 3 months ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Loverdag - unedited - says:

It happens again.

And what I consider possible serious privacy issue is the fact the account shown today seems to be deleted = nobody is supposed to see their deleted content then.

And here I am, not following them (possibly never did) but having their pictures on display in my Feed between other pictures only 11hrs old:
gyazo.com/865a5279b29ce7e77186c4e21e9121e4
And same like the first case I posted above, these pictures are also with time stamp "23 days ago"

This is its url: www.flickr.com/photos/parijil

Im seding report to support also via email - I really dont wish to see someones deleted photos in my Feed!
(While I possibly never followed them in the first place).
Posted 3 months ago. ( permalink | reply )

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katie_ko says:

Loverdag - unedited -:

Thanks for flagging this--we'll have a look!

(I see you've written in to us directly as well so keep an eye out for an email from me.)
Posted 3 months ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Loverdag - unedited - says:

Its still happening gyazo.com/07b9c3ecec3d4a060e95fe5a01c6efbf

Time stamp "1month ago" placed between photos uploaded 18-19 mins ago.
I dont follow the accopunt and seems they dont have any public photos.
www.flickr.com/photos/14701410@N04
Posted 3 months ago. ( permalink | reply )

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G_E_R_D says:

katie_ko:

Exactly the same problem happened in my feed today.

There are photos from an account I never followed, and whose photos show up in my feed with the time stamp "2mo ago". Two month ago!

These photos are shown between photos that my contacts uploaded only about a day ago.

Flickr addadada

When I click the account name, I then see a photostream with lots of porn photos.

Flickr, please do something urgently to solve this problem!
Posted 2 months ago. ( permalink | reply )

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ernstkers says:

G_E_R_D:

an account I never followed, and whose photos show up in my feed with the time stamp "2mo ago". Two month ago!

That's the opposite of what I experience: photos of somebody I follow NEVER show up in the feed. They are on the people page and I get email notifications of them. It looks the feed suffers from the same issue as the notifications: things that should be there are not www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157720181715481/ and things that should not be there are www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157720190374234/
Posted 2 months ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Loverdag - unedited - says:

ernstkers:

That's the opposite of what I experience: photos of somebody I follow NEVER show up in the feed.

It sounds like issue I mentioned in other thread - as possible and most likely culprit of lowered stats www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157720026321229/#reply7...
Posted 2 months ago. ( permalink | reply )

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katie_ko says:

Thanks for the additional reports here & I can certainly understand the concern.

I'll let our engineers know that we're seeing additional affected accounts (and therefore some additional examples) in hopes we can bump up prioritization.

I'll keep ya'll in the loop!
Posted 2 months ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Loverdag - unedited - says:

The issue is still ongoing.
gyazo.com/de379127b816796009d388d23255dcac

www.flickr.com/photos/52437589@N00
Posted 2 months ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Loverdag - unedited - says:

Today again gyazo.com/cd69fb18db3e58b298db259e05d0d583
www.flickr.com/photos/63804399@N00
Posted 5 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Loverdag - unedited - says:

Todays
gyazo.com/f9961e02b6a3ba9250f60bacb14f7bc4

This is the account
www.flickr.com/photos/99834390@N00
Posted 3 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Jackie & Dennis says:

Just happened on our activity feed, the account is www.flickr.com/photos/95429222@N00 - and it is showing photos from 3 months ago but when you click on link it shows "mond11 hasn't made any photos public yet." and has no followers or following.

Very disconcerting.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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ernstkers says:

Jackie & Dennis:

it is showing photos from 3 months ago but when you click on link it shows "mond11 hasn't made any photos public yet." and has no followers or following.

That means you see in your feed private photos of somebody you don't follow. Looks like a major flaw at the Flickr end.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Jackie & Dennis says:

ernstkers: Not what I would choose, but luckily nothing too untoward, but agree, potentially a significant issue. I did think of blocking them but decided to leave "as is" so that flickr staff have the opportunity to investigate.

Jackie
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Terry Happy Snaps says:

I had it happen a short time ago the pics were full nudity as well. a very poor state of affairs.i went to the account to block it and the message hasn't made any photos public yet." and has no followers.
It hasn't happened since to my knowledge. Thanks.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Loverdag - unedited - says:

Pls fix it already ...
gyazo.com/db208b925eebd0a83942e697b1de378e
www.flickr.com/photos/40445504@N00
Posted 9 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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katie_ko says:

Thanks for the additional examples.

I've passed on a request to see if we're able to bump prioritization of this issue.
Posted 9 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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G_E_R_D says:

katie_ko:

As long as you're dumping unwanted porn into people's Feeds, fixing this issue should be Number 1 on your priority list.
Posted 9 days ago. ( permalink | reply )

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