Followers/Following lists suddenly show up in random order!!

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Suddenly my Followers/Following lists are in some kind of random order. My Followers list used to show the latest (Recently Added) order, but now I have no idea what the order is. Same with the Following list. The Recently Added,A-Z links don't do anything. Did you fix something??
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notusedupyet

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Hi,

I'm seeing the same on my profile. Definitely looks like somethings amiss here. A bug has been filed and this issue will be resolved soon. Thanks for letting us know!
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They're not random, they're by age of account, with people who have had accounts longest first, and the newest ones last.

It would be really really lovely to have this order as one of our sorting options, rather than doing away with it as a bug!
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The order is not random, but the bug is that the filter buttons at the top no longer work as expected.
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That would be a nice option to choose from, But I like knowing who has recently followed me, And who I have recently followed.Adding another option might break it indefinitely.... :)
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Gladsdotter, Champion

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Agreed. We need all three possibilities to choose from, as well as being able to do all three sorts in reverse order: z-a, newest accounts-oldest accounts, oldest follwers-newest followers.
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PS. It was working until about an hour ago, so something was changed, it is a newly created "bug". At least the Little "x" in the likes seems to be deleting them now, that's progress, I guess
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I appreciate what Gladstrotter says and think she should have that option if its useful to her. Choice is always good. Personally I have no interest in that third option but, whatever the intention is, I'd like to see previous functionality restored without delay. I want to look at those I'm following and see the default sorting (as I have up to now) being most recently active. I also want to see the default for followers as 'most recently added'. And obviously for visitors the default as 'most recently visited. And yes .. it was working in its own limited way until recently so this seems to be a brand new bug. No doubt someones been tinkering and not checked what they did.
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Gladsdotter, Champion

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I don't want the by-oldest sort on my own profile as much as I want it on others' profile pages. When I visit a stumbler, and look at who is following them, all I see now (pre-bug) is the newest spammy followers. I want to know which long-time stumblers are following someone. When I'm considering following someone too, that would go a long way toward giving me a sense of how legitimate that person might be as a stumbler.
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good idea G .. SU seems overrun with spammers recently. Personally, I never follow anyone new in the 'new stumbleupon' anyway because its so difficult and there's hardly any point. Difficult because with all pages being exactly the same as all others and personal bios being hidden away its very hard to get a quick sense of whether its a person you want to follow .. short of painstakingly going back through lots of their stumbles and with new users theres not many of those to base a judgement on anyway. Pointless because in the continuing long-term absence of a friends activity feed the value of following anyone is hugely diminished (for me anyway).
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Hey Guys,

This bug is a side-effect of a fix for another bug - we have the fix for the fix in progress, but most likely it won't be deployed until monday morning.

Thanks for your continued patience, and we'll update as soon as its out.
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thanx dude. I was really confused about this bug. Now I am satisfied with your message. Now just waiting to fix this bug
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Today, when I look at the connections display, it seems to have ceased working. The 'show following' is not in the order of who has been most recently active online. Clicking the 'recently active' and 'A-Z' links makes no difference, the display is the same. Ditto for 'followers'. Not shown in order of recently added and clicking either of the 'recently added' or A-Z links doesn't change the display. In other words its all pretty much completely useless. Anyone else who is still using SU having this problem ?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
'Connections' Display Not Working.
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So its Monday and I checked in and its still broken .. is it going to be fixed today ? Its utterly useless as it is.
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You know the engineers work Californian time, Elledark, right? It's still the very early hours of Monday morning there, so no-one will yet have got in to "deploy" anything.

There will be an update in due course, I am sure. As Ben states in the post immediately above yours.
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Elledark

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due course and 'monday' can of course be quite different things. Recent experience (the absent friends activity feed that's dragged on for months) doesn't create confidence. However, if they do fix this annoying bug today fine. If they don't, it's not vastly important because SU has lost most of its appeal these days anyway. Broken bits are just minor problems.
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We appreciate your patience. It would be most helpful if you could keep your posts about any other bug reports to the threads, so that this thread (and the others) can be focused on the matter in hand.

Thanks for your co-operation in this respect.
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Just noticed that the "Go To Page" at the bottom only takes inputs from the keyboard numbers, not the "Num Lock". I received an email saying someone followed me and tried to go to the last page and noticed this. Also I have no idea where the person that followed me is located. not at the end or the front. FYI
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This should now be fixed - as always, please do let us know if you continue to have issues.
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Dear Sir:
As of yesterday, My "Followers Pages” does not show my followers by “Recently Added”.
Please let me know how to sort them by recently added.
Thanks,

Khodadadco@gmail.com

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Sorting Followers.
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Not so long ago it was still possible to see one's recent followers, so you could go and check out their profiles and maybe add them back. Now the list of followers doesn't show new followers anymore. Nor does it change to the Recently Added / A-Z mode. Very unfortunate :)

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New followers now remain unknown.
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Working Now,Thanx

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