Tick. Tick. Tick.png April 6, 2010 7:28 AM   Subscribe

There's a repeating broken image on some AskMe tag search results pages.

I found that the page that lists all AskMe posts with a popular given tag (example) is not displaying the green checkmark image for questions marked resolved. The URL for each image is different and it appears to be looping a string over and over again like this:

http://static.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilt
er.comstatic.metafilter.comstatic.metafilter.com/images/mefi/
icons/tick.png

Tags with fewer results (example) only loop the URL string a couple times instead of generating the huge thing above. Pages with one result (example) don't seem to be broken at all. It's possible I've jumped to some conclusions about what's causing the problem, but it's worth investigating nonetheless.

Side note: is this the kind of thing I should've emailed to an admin, or is MeTa an okay place for it? I'm always confused about that...
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to Bugs at 7:28 AM (15 comments total)

Yep that's a bug. We moved some files around from mefi.us to static.metafilter.com and there must be a missing space or something there. You're welcome to either email us or post here. If you think it may be affecting other people, posting here is fine.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:34 AM on April 6, 2010


Tick. Tick. Tick.pba.ng
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:57 AM on April 6, 2010


Yep, code typo. Should be working now, thanks for letting us know.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:00 AM on April 6, 2010


Awesome, looks good. Thanks, pb.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 8:03 AM on April 6, 2010


Also, the image tag doesn't seem to work in comments anymore. Think you could quick fix that too, pb? Thanks!

*rubs hands gleefully*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:50 AM on April 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


pb is not only wise, he is WISE TO YOU.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:15 AM on April 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


<BLINK>R.I.P IMG TAG</BLINK>
posted by blue_beetle at 9:39 AM on April 6, 2010


RIP <marquee> as well
posted by carsonb at 11:18 AM on April 6, 2010


There should be a [IMG!] button in the comment field you can click, and then you're taken to a PayPal page, where you can pay MetaFilter $3 to post an image. Service includes it being hosted by MetaFilter so that you can't change it to goatse later.
posted by floam at 2:34 PM on April 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Charge per image? Argh. Would anybody ever actually use that? I wouldn't. Of course, I'm poor.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 3:27 PM on April 6, 2010


It's Raining Florence Henderson: Also, the image tag doesn't seem to work in comments anymore. Think you could quick fix that too, pb? Thanks! *rubs hands gleefully*

While you're at it, pb, I appear to have gotten locked out of the admin panel ...
posted by WCityMike at 5:17 PM on April 6, 2010


Oh, and pb, you totally forgot to give me your social security number, active credit card number (+ expiration date and CVV code), and bank account number. You can just MeMail it to me kthx
posted by spiderskull at 6:35 PM on April 6, 2010


NEVER FORGET
posted by The Whelk at 8:08 PM on April 6, 2010

Service includes it being hosted by MetaFilter so that you can't change it to goatse later.
Change it to goatse? What the hell else would it be in the first place?
posted by planet at 11:04 PM on April 6, 2010


Thanks, planet. Now my brain believes it's just looked at a goatse/pissing elephant mashup and I can assure you that this is disturbing.
posted by flabdablet at 6:57 PM on April 7, 2010


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