Found this issue about a month back. Kept forgetting to file it. :) Something caused ~98% of Portland, Oregon Mozillians to have their states switched to Portland, Texas. Admittedly this a very minor bug. The affected people could probably change back their correct states after being notified with a mass email. But maybe the change won't stick if there's a deeper bug here. So it might useful to see if other locations were silently changed to the wrong ones. :P Yousef mentioned there was some work done to the location database not too long ago. So that might be responsible. Simple solution: We could auto-update it with a query by looking at both the user's city & timezone. If it's US/Pacific, America/Los_Angeles or America/Vancouver, we change it to Portland, Oregon. If the timezone is blank/empty [some were too lazy to set it], we still change it to Oregon. But if it's US/Eastern, we leave it alone since there are 3 Portlands on the east coast. Pretty much if the timezone is pacific or blank, we change it to Oregon. Unfortunately there are a bunch of Portlands in the U.S.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland#United_States The good news though is the majority of our community is in Portland, OR. :) The affected ~149 users are scattered thru here: https://mozillians.org/en-US/search/?q=portland Only a few users are from a different Portland (like Portland, Maine): https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/erin/ [Portland, ME in bottom of bio] https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/jpolcek/ [US/Eastern timezone] Comically only 18 users have survived the silent mass location change: https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/dietrich/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/jbryner/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/John-Galt/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/mbranson/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/bgins/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/tanya.crenshaw/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/jkrejci/ [new hire, Sept. 2016] https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/just1n/ [new Pocket hire, March 2017] https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/tnem/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/peterspdx/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/victoria/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/rjung/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/Boek/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/jdemocker/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/dhartnell/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/garbados/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/kbrosnan/ https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/7022andre/ ^ All the people I could find with Portland, Oregon correctly set.
Great catch! :Noah, thanks for reporting this. I'd like to take a manual solution: Send an email to the ~149 users and ask them to verify their location data. The reason I'd go for this low-tech approach is lack of development energy due to other priorities (IAM, CoSS). Noah, what do you think about this? If you agree, we will get that email ready. -Henrik
You're welcome, Henrik! :D Sure, let's do the manual solution. Hopefully they'll be patient with our current login system & login to fix their location. But a few months from now, if there's still a sizable amount of users who haven't updated their location, would it be ok to automate this? Assuming there's free dev time, of course. :)
Created attachment 8910006 [details] Screen Shot 2017-09-19 at 2.58.00 PM.png Hilariously, not only were we changed, but Portland, OR doesn't come up as an option when I tried to change myself back, and Portland, TX is the only option.