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I open and again it was false. I refresh the page and then noticed I got 2 more views on the video. Is staff making notifications register when we get new views? I mean, that's great but at least show a message that says, you have x amount of views for x photo. I'll have to try to ignore the bell for now as it's irritating to click the bell and find nothing new. Posted 2 months ago. Wytchwood: This could be the result of Flickr deleting all traces of a spam account just after that account starts leaving comments. By leaving comments the account triggers the notification system, but Flickr wipes everything away before you get a chance to see the notification. Posted 2 months ago. Wytchwood: I have found that when adding photos to a Group and the Group has a Queue, when the photo is added to the Group Pool by an admin you will get a blank notification on the mobile app. PRO says: I am working from a desktop and the bell has appeared 4 times this morning without any new information! Posted 2 months ago. Just now I have 3 new notifications but says there is 45. It has been giving high numbers all afternoon and this evening. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Yes, the bell seem to be affected by some bug today. Keeps informing me of the same last 4 notifications it has already told me about several times before. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: jschumacher: This could be the result of Flickr deleting all traces of a spam account just after that account starts leaving comments. Don't think so because I got 4 times the same set of notifications, but my stats count didn't budge. I think the stats count would have been bumped if some spam account had hit. It usually leaves count spikes. I am inclined to believe it's a bug and Flickr is not even aware of it. And if they are, they probably think it's better that the bell rings more often than not often enough!! Posted 2 months ago. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: I am getting the same thing. A lot of the comments have been with you for over elevens. I should think that the problem should have been resolved by now. But it has not, so what is happening? Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Same thing here....... Posted 2 months ago. The bell keeps notifying me of activity I've already seen... Posted 2 months ago. Bell keeps saying '9' but nothing new. Posted 2 months ago. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Yes, I am getting this. Posted 2 months ago. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Just to chime in, my bell is off it's rocker, too. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Yes, the bell is nuts today. Posted 2 months ago. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: I never noticed the problem described here - not even after reading your descriptions. Posted 2 months ago. Ten minutes ago I was informed about 45 new notifications. An hour earlier there were 8 notifications and it was right. Posted 2 months ago. Posted 2 months ago. Wytchwood: Yes i am getting the same thing , it has been going on for the last few days now Posted 2 months ago. They must be pre-testing an April 1st prank... Posted 2 months ago. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Me too,since yesterday. Posted 2 months ago. I think they are trying to fix the lack of working notifications that have been reported here in the HF by some members over the last few months. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Yes this has been going on for days now. PRO says: Ger Bosma: Yes, exactly the pattern! Posted 2 months ago. I have been using this to my advantage as a workaround since flickr brock resent activity some while ago where if i comment on a photo it doesn't show at the top of the activity page. The workaround brings it to the top and shows a false number on the bell. I dont know if i can do it on other members photos though, but somehow this might be what is happenings to some of you members. But not done by me of anyway. Im not going to say how i do it on my own photos because i dont want flickr to break this workaround too. Posted 2 months ago. Assuming anyone is trying to fix it? Posted 2 months ago. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: wildlifetog: they should turn the feature off while they try to fix it. It seems not to be sitewide, nor mission critical. Your suggested workaround is an over-reaction to a situation. Posted 2 months ago. In mine it only ever shows notifications from one group only. Someone posted a comment on a photo 19mins ago but not showing in notifications. Its just as well i love resent activity page that works. Never ever realy ever use the bell to see anything as it never works anyway.. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Same here. Been doing it for a couple of days at least. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Same at our end. When clicking the bell, nothing appears. Then 35 notifications, that all appear to be of the last week. Another symptom of probably the same issue that keeps bothering most of us... Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Yep, same here.... Posted 2 months ago. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Yes, here too. Started just this morning for me UK time. Posted 2 months ago. Your suggested workaround is an over-reaction to a situation. Am I supposed to care what you think? Posted 2 months ago. I thought it was because I had some contact with another user, who then has deleted a private message after sending it. And this is just the one of them... I'm in Denmark Windows 7 Google Chrome Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Same here.... Posted 2 months ago. I wish it wsn't happening to those who made a comment. I came back to comment that the problem is on going for me. Whether it be high numbers or low numbers. I've seen from 33 up to 40 something, to go back down. I did notice there is a type of pattern like one user in this thread mentioned. As if it's counting previous notifications in total. Then I do get notifications that are valid, which makes it more confusing to me if what is showing up is for past notifications or not reflecting anything and just showing up on its own. I don't know why staff hasn't made a comment in this thread, to at least say they are fixing it. It has taken the fun out of seeing who is interested in my photos. I thought about just letting it stack up but I continue to press the bell. I suppose I could just continue to refresh the page to see if new faves and comments were made. Although it will be harder to keep tack of the photos I make comments on, if I get replies and I'm not clicking the bell. So although someone in this thread is saying this is not important, it is if you enjoy interacting with other members on photos. Staff, please talk to us and let us know what is going on and how it will be solved. Posted 2 months ago. How does one quote a person they reply to? I thought maybe if I copy their text but I have a feeling it doesn't work that way. Which is why you'll never see me quoting another member. As far as blank notifications via mobile, I only use my laptop for the internet. Posted 2 months ago. I haven't ever gotten a spam account to leave a comment. Only a follow, a fave, and the latest, an email. The only people who leave comments are people in the same community as me; who like my images and those who leave award comments as well. Posted 2 months ago. I have been getting false mixed in with valid, which can be confusing. It had stopped then went back to false. Then false, valid, false. Like a pattern of sorts. I've also been making comments during this time as well. Perhaps I should refrain from interacting with other members' photos until this is fixed. Posted 2 months ago. Wytchwood: While this can be annoying issue for some, on the outside it seems like a bug, and not anything would require an emergency response from staff. As noted above, it might be a side effect of trying to fix another issue. It's a long holiday weekend here in the US, so I wouldn't expect any reply, if any, until next week at the earliest. Hopefully a staffer will see this thread soon and can provide more info. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: duplicate deleted. Posted 2 months ago. Posted 2 months ago. Been happening here for the last couple of days. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Notofications has not worked for 6 months!! Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: I'm getting false notifications as well, very annoying! Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Yes, I noticed this today and yesterday. Posted 2 months ago. Fry edited this topic 2 months ago. PRO says: I've got my notification total up to 38, but when i click on it, it's zero. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: wildlifetog: Am I supposed to care what you think? Apparently, you do, lol. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Ongoing Notifications nonsense. Anything left to break? Posted 2 months ago. I now know this is a flickr problem, and not just me going bonkers for a few days! Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Maybe a program that breaks the programs of false faves fooling the users, I hope so, would be fantastic, in this sense, Flickr is becoming better, I have noticed that for some time. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: same here, it goes up and down depending what page I'm on. Posted 2 months ago. Wytchwood: You are not alone, it's happening to me too, last few days, everything as you described down to the last detail. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: same here. Posted 2 months ago. Right, I wasn't thinking about the holiday. You state emergency, which doesn't apply to any situation that arises on this website. It does impede engaging conversations on photos with other members. It does dampen excitement when we think we got a new fave, a follow, from another member who shares the same interests in photography and art. I came back to say that I believe this false notifications issue to perhaps be more than a bug. I just got a follow from what I believe is a fake account. An x-rated image uploaded as safe, and only following the official Flickr account and me, so far. The account has no followers. I had not known there was an official Flickr account. Then the system retracted those messages because the accounts had been deleted. My theory is that the reason we aren't seeing the messages inside the bell, is because those accounts no longer exist. Although why it would be affecting notifications now is a mystery to me. Posted 2 months ago. I just got 14 new notifications, but again, nothing inside. When I came on today, I had 22. I counted at least 12 new messages but it may have been 22 as some of the faves are for photos that have more than 49 faves. As kmcgray mentioned, we may get a response after the Labor day weekend is over. Then this problem is bigger than we realize. An ongoing bug that hasn't been fixed, which I think is why it has now spun out of control. That's what happens when problems aren't fixed, or not fixed with a permanent solution. The problem rears its head once more, and many times over as well. Ignoring a problem does not make it go away. I really do hope that when staff return from the holiday, they will rectify this problem and take the time in doing so without doing a quick temporary fix. Posted 2 months ago. If it were really my doorbell - I'd disconnect it! Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: As reported above i'm still getting false notifications have done for last 4 days --- SILLY DUMBELL!!!!! Posted 2 months ago. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: same here with the bell Posted 2 months ago. Still happening here after many days! Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: FALSE notifications??? I haven't had any Notifications at all for almost seven months... Posted 2 months ago. Then back to none! Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: At the moment I have no notifications at all. Although I had some comments and favs. But I had the problem for at least 4 days. Maybe they stopped it until the problem is solved? Update half an hour later: Again 21 news but it was only one :. Posted 2 months ago. Chat Malicieux edited this topic 2 months ago. PRO says: I've been having the same problem for the past few days. I got one recent comment in the last 5 minutes and 22 notifications popped up. Posted 2 months ago. Shows 76 new ones, but there are really none. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: We already had Flickr Black Day in 2013, Flickr Red Day in 2014, then we did not protest, because no one from Flickr listened to us. Marisa was expelled from Yahoo. The new company is now managed by Flicrk. The effect is getting worse. I have written many requests to Flickr to fix Recent Activity and Notifications on my profile. This is a basic service that allows me to manage my photos and contacts. Unfortunately, the effect is zero. Does this mean that I am a member of the Flickr inferior sort? Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Still happening occasionally, would be nice if staff would chime in and acknowledge the issue. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: same several days now Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: same several days now Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: I get them, too. It makes me think I have a ton of work only to find out there is maybe one thing I need to take care of in our group: It's no big deal, but just a bit disconerting. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Still getting the false notifications as of Wednesday, 09-05-2018, at 8:00 AM. Also intermittent problem with Uploadr drop down menu of Albums to upload to. I mention it here just in case it is related to the glitch causing the notification problem. Posted 2 months ago. Denmark Windows 7 Google Chrome - the latest version: Version 69. Posted 2 months ago. I'm excited to view my 9 or 10 new notifications only to find nothing new. Just thought I'd add my two cents. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Jay Black Vancouver Photographer: Yeah, it's been happening to me for the past few days, but it may just be a by-product of the data migration. But who knows, it could be an independent glitch. Either way, it's a nuisance! Posted 2 months ago. Posted 2 months ago. Posted 2 months ago. PRO says: Notification button does not work...! It shows fake numbers over and over for few days already... I hope to see Flickr going smoothly at my lifetime...! Posted 2 months ago. Posted 2 months ago. September 7th and this is still happening? Posted 2 months ago. Additionally I get them again when I browse to a contacts page, and again when I look at someone else's page Posted 2 months ago. This thread was closed automatically due to a lack of responses over the last month.