Synned tags sometimes fail to get the media/fandom of the canonical tag


Originally reported on Google Code with ID 3776
otwarchive v0.9.9.8

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Syn a new, unwrangled tag to an existing canonical tag
2. The synned tag should automatically add the media/fandom(s) of the canonical tag
(fandom tags add the media(s); character, relationship, and freeform tags add the fandom(s)).

This action is queued so slightly delayed (usually only 5-15 seconds, sometimes up
to a minute; when the tag is reloaded the fandoms/media will appear.)

However, sometimes this process seems to be dropped from the queue entirely, and the
media/fandom is never added. (This causes trouble because the tag will then just sit
in the unwrangled bins rather than moving to the appropriate media/fandom bin as expected;
and wranglers are used to synning and closing a tag without waiting around to double-check
that it's had the media/fandoms attached.)

There doesn't seem to be any consistency in which tags fail to get the media/fandom,
or when it happens. This has been an occasional problem since the fandom-adding was
queued; but since the Rails upgrade it's been happening much more frequently (when
I last wrangled it was about every 1 in 10 tags?)

Not sure if this is replicable in Test - I just tried with a dozen tags on Test and
they all worked fine; that may be just luck or else it's an issue specific to the Beta


August 21, 2015, 4:14 AM
  • *Labels added*: Keep-TW

May 6, 2020, 4:42 AM

This is similar to and can be retested with the FilterTagging rewrite ().

May 11, 2020, 10:52 PM

Qem 10 hours ago
Confirming that I haven't been able to duplicate this bug.

May 15, 2020, 3:26 AM

I synned a new fandom tag and a new freeform while there were ~5000 things in the queue (was it reindex_world or utilities? I am not sure, sadly). The media and fandom didn't get added for ~10 minutes. I wandered off, took a shower, came back, and an hour later, the queue that had had all the things in it was empty (although reindex_low had about 1000 items) and my tags had their media and fandoms properly attached.

May 15, 2020, 3:45 AM

Synned a large (10k works) fandom tag a bit before sarken (so, probably the source of the long queue) and none of the smaller tags (<5 works) I wrangled in the next three hours got their media/fandoms added (and I checked on some of the earlier ones after 1-2 hours while the fandom tag’s filter was still in queue). Once I saw the filters for the large fandom tag had been updated, I checked again on all of the tags I’d wrangled, and they did in fact have all their media/fandom tags attached at that point.


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Internal 0.9

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