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Slashdot bug-of-the-week

damn_registrars (1103043) writes | about a year ago

User Journal 6

I think someone else may have already mentioned this a while back but I hadn't seen it myself before today. The zoo.pl script (used for friends in particular) is broken.

More specifically, it seems to be broken when I try to call it up in firefox. If I am running chrome it works as it is supposed to. If I try to use it in firefox I get a non-helpful error.I think someone else may have already mentioned this a while back but I hadn't seen it myself before today. The zoo.pl script (used for friends in particular) is broken.

More specifically, it seems to be broken when I try to call it up in firefox. If I am running chrome it works as it is supposed to. If I try to use it in firefox I get a non-helpful error.

This wouldn't have been broken by virtue of being used (and abused) by a former slashdot employee who was known for carrying an extensive perma-hate list of foes, would it? Naah, that doesn't sound that likely.

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Thanks (1)

Soulskill (1459) | about a year ago | (#43728167)

Thanks for the heads-up. I've passed it on to the engineers, who will hopefully get it fixed soon.

Re:Thanks (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about a year ago | (#43730061)

I sent an email to slashdot with the same information as well. The error message was the same as what gmhowell posted as a reply to his own message (and not particularly informative).

Re:Thanks (1)

Soulskill (1459) | about a year ago | (#43736897)

Should be fixed now -- please let us know if you see it again. Thanks!

Re:Thanks (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about a year ago | (#43737533)

Thank you for getting to that, I noticed earlier today that I was able to add someone to my friends list again. Any idea what broke it in such a peculiar way?

And while I have your ear (if you're reading this, that is), can you tell me why I never get moderator points any more? I used to get them at least once a month or so, but it has probably been two years now since I last had any points. Similarly if you could enlighten us as to why some people (apparently) receive 15 points at a time while I pretty much always received only 5, that might be interesting to hear as well.

Thank you

Might have been me (1)

gmhowell (26755) | about a year ago | (#43728237)

That might have been me. No Chrome at work, but I can try, ick, IE.

Re:Might have been me (1)

gmhowell (26755) | about a year ago | (#43728263)

Busted in IE8 as well. I click on soulskill's zoo pill [slashdot.org] and get a page with the following:

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Basically the same as Firefox. Any differences are likely due to presence of AdBlock on FF and variations in handling of css.

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