Stopping GCA Alerts

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Stopping GCA Alerts

Post by Nodalot » 20 March 21 7:06 pm

I have been receiving GCA Alerts for years now and I wish to stop them.
Reason being it is taking me too long to find my own personal emails which become threaded with the alerts.
I need to know how to stop them coming so I can set up a new address for them to come to.
This has stumped me for about 12 months and I wish to stop them coming to this address.
Please help!
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Re: Stopping GCA Alerts

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Re: Stopping GCA Alerts

Post by Richary » 22 March 21 2:23 pm

I am curious as to why I sometimes get multiple published alerts for the 1 locationless. This one for example:

GCA Alert: Published: (GA20997) Golden-Backed Rabbit-Rat

I have received alerts for it 3 times today, timestamped 8:45am, 9:15am and now 2:10pm. And Cybergran V doesn't seem to have pressed publish on it multiple times.

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Re: Stopping GCA Alerts

Post by caughtatwork » 22 March 21 3:04 pm

No idea. I have seen this a few time sin the past but I can't work out what is happening.

The alert checks for a log date and time which is greater than 5 minutes ago. By the time the 2nd and 3rd emails were generated, unless there is a time anomaly, the original posted date and time of the log should have not hit that trigger as 5 minutes ago should not have included that time.

I've added some logging to the alert routine to see if I can catch anything, so please report if you encounter the problem again.

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Re: Stopping GCA Alerts

Post by Richary » 22 March 21 9:40 pm

Thanks. It's no biggie but I have seen it in the past. I will keep an eye out, partly curious if the extra alerts were going to everyone or just me (in which case there was a slight chance it could have been some weirdness between Thunderbird and gmail though I didn't expect that to be the case).

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Re: Stopping GCA Alerts

Post by WazzaAndWenches » 22 March 21 9:59 pm

It will be interesting to see what C@W's logging shows up. I, too, have had multiple alerts for the same new locationless caches over recent months -all from the same CO. Is it possible the CO is publishing it more than once, or there's a problem with their device (I know the CO uses and ipad)??

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Re: Stopping GCA Alerts

Post by caughtatwork » 23 March 21 10:17 am

Ahhh, thanks for that last piece of information. Cybergran V was indeed publishing multiple times.

Log Cache Publish https://geocaching.com.au/my/log/new/ga20997 2021-03-22 14:09:48
Log Cache Publish https://geocaching.com.au/my/log/new/ga20997 2021-03-22 09:12:53
Log Cache Publish https://geocaching.com.au/my/log/new/ga20997 2021-03-22 08:42:43

The publish logs trigger the alert, but the duplicate logs have been deleted by the user so when I went investigating they were not apparent. Our stats logs however, show them quite clearly.

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Re: Stopping GCA Alerts

Post by Richary » 24 March 21 5:17 pm

Aha - I had looked for duplicate publish logs but if they had been deleted that explains why I couldn't see them :)

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