Typo and broken link reports

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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by sbell25 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:11 am

Aha! Spotted another one! In the main videos section, there is a link and description of a Super Soaker 200 commercial, whereas it's actually for a Super Soaker 100.

Also, for some reason the homepage has a whole bunch of warnings and associated gibberish.

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Silence
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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by Silence » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:31 pm

I fixed the SS 100 link.

The problems on the main page are from some sort of scripting error. The script pulls posts from the News forum and formats them to fit in like a news column. We'll have to wait for Ben to post, but you may want to send him an email if he doesn't log on.

Once again, thanks for the error checks! The last one especially was quite a biggie, since it's our landing page for many new visitors and a prominent link to the forums.

EDIT: I just noticed the "recent posts" column also includes the same scripting error. I hope Ben or Drenchenator gets a chance to look at it soon. :)

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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by SSCBen » Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:07 pm

Drenchenator and I moved in yesterday... now I have to catch up on all my emails and posts...

Yeah, the error on the front page is some scripting error. It seems that the PHP setting allow_url_fopen was changed to not allow that, so I can't call URLs like I did. The recent additions link was fixed because I could use a relative link. For the other one, I think I have to use something called cURL to do this. I don't know how to use that at the moment, so I'll investigate.

Thanks for noticing, because I probably wouldn't have. ;)

Oh, and SilentGuy, I might give you main FTP access so you can take a look at the coding. Remind me if I don't do that today.

Edit: The homepage is fixed now.
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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by Silence » Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:49 pm

It's funny how that php setting suddenly went haywire and with no warning. I also got the following error a while ago today. Perhaps they're related.
Who's Online wrote:There seems to have been a problem with the Super Soaker Central database.
Please try again by clicking the Refresh button in your web browser.

An E-Mail has been dispatched to our Technical Staff, whom you can also contact if the problem persists.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Code: Select all

Database error in vBulletin 3.5.2:

Invalid SQL:

         SELECT threadid, postid
         FROM post
         WHERE postid IN (0,37988,33572);

MySQL Error  : MySQL server has gone away
Error Number : 2006
Date         : Sunday, January 27th 2008 @ 10:09:47 AM
Script       : http://forums.sscentral.org/online.php?order=desc&sort=time&pp=20&page=1
Referrer     : http://forums.sscentral.org/online.php?order=desc&sort=time&pp=20&page=1
IP Address   : 76.6.220.131
Username     : SilentGuy
Classname    : vB_Database

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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by SSCBen » Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:16 pm

I think our host has been doing some maintenance recently, which explains some other problems I've noticed. There's nothing wrong with our scripts. I've got that error too and refreshing always seems to fix it.

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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by sbell25 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:49 pm

Found another one in the Marks Guide. The Mark 4 SS 100 has it's information in the wrong columns.

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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by Silence » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:08 am

Could you please elaborate? I haven't been keeping up with the Marks Guide, so I'm a bit lost... I do see that two cells aren't filled out in the SS 100 article, but I'm not sure where that information went. :rolleyes:

Looking at the HTML page source, it looks like that information just wasn't filled. Mayhaps I'm confused.

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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by sbell25 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:26 am

The guns performance was under the "Edition" column, and the differences were under the "Performance" column. Doesn't matter, seems to have been fixed anyway.

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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by Drenchenator » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:45 pm

Don't worry; I fixed it and just forgot to post I did. I just didn't start one of the cells for that row, so everything shifted over to the left. It wasn't hard to fix at all.
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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by sbell25 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:08 am

The "Expected price on eBay" article doesn't have a link from the main Market page. The only way to get to it right now is through the forums.

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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by Silence » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:03 pm

I agree. I did mention that off-handedly a while back, and I wasn't sure if Ben hadn't finished the article entirely or if he just forgot to add the link.

Thanks for the reminder, at any rate! I'll add it if nobody objects.

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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by Silence » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:52 am

Actually, it looks like somebody already added the page to the Market section yesterday. If you still don't see it, refresh the page and skip the cache. I doubt you'll need to though since the browser may dump the cache when restarted. :cool:

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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by SSCBen » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:51 am

Yeah, I meant to add it in the listing, but never got around to it.

I made a list of typos on paper and I need to get around to them. I'll likely do some in my free time this weekend after I finish some homework.

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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by sbell25 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:46 am

In the General FAQ:
The problem is that the 100oz AquaPack is not sold separately
You can buy them separately now.

Also in the "PVC in Australia and New Zealand" article, the intro paragraph is missing.

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Re: Typo and broken link reports

Post by Silence » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:42 pm

Fixed.

Once again, thanks for catching all these errors! It's much appreciated. :cool:

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