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In the last four hours, I've gotten three instances of this email:

Subject: Done any cool projects lately? Add it to your Careers profile!

Thanks for being a member of Stack Overflow Careers!

We noticed that you haven’t edited your profile in a while. Have you changed jobs, written any blog posts, contributed to any open source projects lately? Update your profile to ensure employers can easily find you.

Best,

The Stack Overflow Careers Team

I could swear I've gotten even more than that, but I'm not seeing them now.

What gives?

  • Weird, I get those once every 3 months, unless editing the profile, which "reset" the timer. – ShaWiz Nov 17 '15 at 8:16
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I'm really, really sorry about this. I made some changes in our email code yesterday that affected one of the queries used by a scheduled job to determine who to send emails to.

Unfortunately it sends emails one by one, but commits a batch to the DB at the end. In this case it had an error committing the batch so everytime it re-ran it resent an email to you. I'm checking to see how many people this affected, but I suspect you were at the start of the batch.

Again, really sorry about that :/

Needless to say the bug is now fixed and we're checking how to prevent the scenario from occurring again.

  • Fire! Fire! Oh wait, your hair is already on fire... :D – ShaWiz Nov 17 '15 at 14:26

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