Some Google+ accounts may experience missing reposts

Some Google+ accounts may experience missing reposts

Google+ API has started to misbehave recently and for some accounts the latest posts are not being returned so Friends+Me is not able to repost them.

I’ve started discussion with the Google+ team regarding this matter and I’ll keep you posted.

Thank you all for your patience.

42 thoughts on “Some Google+ accounts may experience missing reposts

  1. Yohanes G. Pauly there’s nothing anybody but Google+ team can do about it at the moment. You should have email response your inbox by now.

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  2. Friends+Me I have triple check my Age & Location restriction setting, and it is set to Anyone from earlier. And I remember, this new setting has been informed by Google+ many weeks ago…

    I noticed the problem of repost in my case is related to the usage of # hashtag for Friends+Me repost restriction. If I use # (including ), then it is not repost. When I am not using any #, it is still repost, at least yesterday.

    Hope this info helps you to find solution internally. Or other users can try my hypothesis and inform back to Alois in Friends+Me so he can help us soonest. 🙂

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  3. Yohanes G. Pauly it really is not a problem with a hashtag routing, Friends+Me is simply not getting new posts from Google+ for your account.
    Interesting thing about this all is that not all accounts are affected. Weird.

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  4. I’ve finally figured out what’s wrong.
    Posts returned by the Google+ API are not being sorted by time. That means new posts can be placed at the end of the list or even never returned as was happening recently. The G+ team is working on a fix.

    Thank you all for your patience!

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  5. Still not resolved I see. Good question Ondřej Pokorný although some of mine will be out dated and of no use. I think this has been going on for a week now, a little too long.

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  6. Ondřej Pokorný​​ I am afraid not. There’s problem with g+ API feed that posts are not ordered by time of the last update so new posts may appear at the end of the returned list or not at all.
    G+ team is trying to fix the problem.

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  7. Personal posts were working okay this morning, but business pages are still either not posting, or are posting with a massive delay. (just FYI, I know you’re waiting for Google+ on this one!) 🙂

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  8. Would it be difficult to implement sorting of the returned activity list in Friends+Me? It’s a JSON structure, and provided their dates are consistently zoned etc, it should be “possible”, although I have no idea how your app is designed so may be more difficult than it seems?

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  9. James Gray problem is that even if I fetch for example last 100 activities I cannot be sure the newest ones will be present there and to fetch more may get us too close to the daily limit with so many users.

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  10. Ugh – I see your problem. The API is really limited too. If Google simply added the ability list posts after a particular date/time stamp rather than regurgitate up to a random 100 activities, this would practically solve our dilemma. 😦

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  11. Just did some poking around in the API – you can search for arbitrary strings in activities…but not dates(?!). Seriously Google, WTF? Surely date matching is orders of magnitude less difficult and resource intensive than free text search!!

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  12. I’ve deployed a workaround which should kind a work but it’s not a 100% solution.
    I started to fetch last 50 activities and sort them on F+M side. There’s no guaranty that those returned 50 activities are the very last ones but for the time being it’s better than nothing.

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  13. Alois Bělaška It seemed to work for the last two scheduled times on Thursday.. although the order wasa little messed up. Just sheduled first two for 3 clients today. If that works will load up a couple of days worth..

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