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Graham
Graham

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A bug, that may not be a bug, but feels strange

Super quick one just in case this is an issue.

I have a post out (on dev.to) at the moment that seems to be stuck at 30 views after 5 hours.

Now I have had poorly performing posts in the past and it could just be another one but it just feels a little strange given that my total post views (across all articles) also seems to have stalled and that nearly always goes up by a little bit each day.

Also had a comment post error if that gives any help (I get them often as my mouse double clicks due to a fault but this one didn't actually post, sorry I didn't register the message as I thought it was just another "markdown has already been taken" error).

Sadly that is all the info I can give but I just thought I would throw it out there just in case there is a weird issue that needs fixing.

If it is just that my post is just not performing well - no issue, as I said it was a "just in case there is a silent problem" report.

Update

Seems fine now so I guess it was just a low traffic time due to Independence Day celebrations (which I had forgotten about as it was the 5th not the 4th, I hope you all had a great day!) - I will leave this post up just in case there was an issue as it still felt very weird!

Discussion (4)

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Andrew Bone

I had a post that wasn't being seen too but that being said this morning I had 16 notifications from yesterday that hadn't come through during the day and suddenly the post is being seen. So if there were issues I suspect they might have cleared up over night.

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Hey @inhuofficial and @link2twenty - since you were both asking about it, we had a database go offline on Monday morning (our time) which was affecting notifications being sent out.

The fantastic Forem team is on it, and not only is the issue resolved, but future instances will hopefully be minimized. Thanks for continuing to bring these things to our attention!

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Graham Author

Great stuff, as always appreciate the work you all put in!

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Michael Tharrington

Seems fine now so I guess it was just a low traffic time due to Independence Day celebrations (which I had forgotten about as it was the 5th not the 4th, I hope you all had a great day!) - I will leave this post up just in case there was an issue as it still felt very weird!

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