We have been friends for so long, like since March 2004. I have shared with you over 27,000 photos, and stood up for you when other people were saying you were a has been.
I still love you.
But you are getting weird o senile and I am getting confused. Our ds106 students are correctly tagging photos for their Daily Create assignments. They are tagging correctly, but their photos are not showing up consistently.
And now you are doing it to me.
This photo is tagged tdc234
yet when I click my tag for it, it says:
Yes this is not true, just look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/tdc234/, there are four other photos there (?)
I am so confused, so I am mailing you a letter. Please do not let us down. Didn’t you hire that cool Google lady to help tidy things up? Why are you breaking down on us?
Oh, flickr, I am worried about you. You are getting so old in Internet years. Are you losing it? Please say no. I want no other photo sharing service.
Please write back.
UPDATE: August 30, 2012 Flickr write back:
Thank you for writing to Flickr Customer Care.
I understand that you have noticed that tags are behaving inconstantly. I apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you. I am glad to assist you with your concern.
I have checked your issue, and I see that it is working normally as intended.
For information in this subject, please see our FAQ at:
I hope the information I have provided to you above will help answer your question. Please let me know if you still need assistance so I can help you further.
Thank you again for contacting us.
I hope you have a nice day!
Well yeah, it works when its a day later. But at the time I wrote, it clearly did not and it confuses the heck out of our students?
Even though it’s confusing, the updates you are making around the place do work (mostly sub-second actually), it’s just that there’s a short delay in them showing up.
if you see this sort of behavior happening, the best advice we can give is just to leave it for a while and then come back.
“Short” might be 36 hours.