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stupid computer movies

Looking for a post about glaring errors in hacker movies. I am not sure if it is the post itself or if it came up in the comments, but I'm sure I remember a thread about stupid errors using IT in films, especially 'hacker' type films. Sorry, my search-foo is weak today.
posted by marienbad on Feb 24, 2013 - 13 comments

"The page is still loading, please wait to add favorites."

A few other threads have asked about the error message "The page is still loading, please wait to add favorites." and have found solutions in turning off NoScript or AdBlock. I ran into the same issue this week and, after doing some investigating, found it was specifically necessary to make sure the cloudfront.net domain was "Allowed" in AdBlock. [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 on Jan 19, 2012 - 21 comments

When, if ever, do admins admit they were wrong?

When, if ever, do admins admit they were wrong? Throughout the history of MetaFilter and MetaTalk in the 11 years I’ve been here, I see admins justifying or defending their actions and I almost never see admins admitting they made a mistake. [more inside]
posted by joeclark on Jul 11, 2011 - 62 comments

Better info on the new post error page?

Why can't the new post page actually tell you when you can make a post again if you're trying to make a new post too soon? Like -- "Try again in 7 hours" or something like that?
posted by empath on Apr 12, 2010 - 29 comments

Favorite Not.

Favorite error: Click the '+', go to top of page, instead of marking comment. [more inside]
posted by Goofyy on Aug 5, 2008 - 16 comments

My mail augured in!

Mefi Mail weirdness: [more inside]
posted by pjern on Dec 14, 2007 - 12 comments

Login Error

I'm getting this error [see more inside for error] every morning when I log into any Mefi site. I can delete any cookies related to MetaFilter and get in ok but I thought that I would only have to do it one time. It seems I have to do this every day. Is this something that anyone else had reported? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Oct 25, 2007 - 7 comments

JavaScript Error Drama

favorites.js refers to document.getElementById("fav") which is null. This will lead to error pop-ups on every page for some users. If this is not immediately fixed I will resign my membership in protest.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Sep 12, 2007 - 23 comments

Improperly formed MetaTalk RSS.

MetaTalk RSS doesn't validate, isn't properly formed XML--due to unquoted special characters. This seems to be getting irritatingly common, is something missing out of the auto-quote list, or could we have auto-quote for the RSS beefed up in general? AskMe never seems to have problems, just MetaTalk almost every week or so.
posted by anaelith on Sep 8, 2007 - 39 comments

Cockblocked

I've been getting "connection reset while page was loading" errors every time I've tried to access any of the x.metafilter.com domains for awhile now. I post this in one of the small 5-minute windows of access which have opened up over the past few days or so. Is there still work being done on the site, or is the borkage on my end? [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Aug 21, 2007 - 27 comments

ColdFusion error on MeFi's index page, cookie-related

The other day, MeFi and its subdomains started giving me the following ColdFusion error when loading the index page. (Firefox / Intel Mac, as below.) MeFi works fine for me in Safari, and I'm guessing that resetting my cookies will solve the problem. (Something's corrupted in there, maybe.) But I thought I'd pass along the error screen in case it's of interest to the powers that be... Error is as follows:
posted by bicyclefish on May 21, 2007 - 10 comments

Cookie problems on Mefi

I'm getting a server error when I hit any of the *.mefi sites that looks like it's related to cookie processing. Here's the relevant error message: Element USER_PASS is undefined in COOKIE.
posted by kaefer on Apr 22, 2007 - 4 comments

Greasemonkey or Mefi Bug?

Not sure if this has been an issue for others but.. I'm using the Greasemonkey script for MeFi quotes and every time I click it, it brings me to a blank page. I've updated all the MeFi greasemonkey scripts and I'm on FF 2.0.0.1. Any ideas?
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Feb 23, 2007 - 18 comments

AskMe spell check error

AskMe spell check error
posted by louigi on Sep 22, 2006 - 3 comments

Page loads but gets stuck sucking the dynamic.fmpub.net adserver link

This is happening again. Page loads but gets stuck sucking the dynamic.fmpub.net adserver link. + the spellcheck is stuffed (mi)
posted by strawberryviagra on Sep 19, 2006 - 18 comments

DNS weirdness.

Metafilter's DNS is broken. (More inside.)
posted by mendel on Aug 2, 2006 - 18 comments

Question mark in a tag gives an error when clicked.

Question mark in a tag gives an error when clicked.
posted by dobbs on Jul 24, 2006 - 4 comments

Cold Fusion error on MeFi and AskMe.

Ask and main Mefi both reporting " Invalid CFML construct found on line 55 at column 35." on every page I try which is interfering with my late night mefi fix!
posted by prentiz on Jul 17, 2006 - 2 comments

Music Errors

When MeFi Music launched, I couldn't upload songs because I'd get this error message: "The MIME type of the uploaded file "application/oct-stream" was not accepted by the server." Others reported the same problem, and something was done which made my uploads work. However, now I'm getting this message again.
posted by edlundart on Jul 12, 2006 - 13 comments

Is there a problem with the AskMe RSS Feed?

Is it just me, or is the AskMe RSS Feed reported to be broken on BlogLines more often than not?

"The feed URL returns a page that does not look like an RSS feed. This can be caused by the feed URL being incorrect, or it can be caused by a configuration issue with the server hosting the feed. If this error continues, you should check the feed URL and, if it is wrong, subscribe to the correct URL."
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jun 29, 2006 - 20 comments

Trouble logging in. Or actually not.

Trouble logging in. Or actually not.

I got a couple of different messages, one saying "error, email Matt" and another saying "error, delete MeFi cookies, if problem persists, email Matt". I gave up, thinking I wasn't logged in, but when I went to Ask, it turns out I was.

Another related thing. Is the CAPTCHA case-sensitive? Because it doesn't say either way. That would have eliminated one possible avenue of enquiry into why login was failing.
posted by AmbroseChapel on May 2, 2006 - 12 comments

Made a mistake in one of my links.

Matt or Jess, small glitch in my post....
posted by wheelieman on May 1, 2006 - 3 comments

I'm getting a connection failure on the "tags" page.

I'm getting a connection failure on the "tags" page. [MI]
posted by saladin on Apr 25, 2006 - 3 comments

I got an error trying to unmark an answer as "best" in AskMe.

I got an error trying to unmark an answer as "best" in AskMe.
posted by GuyZero on Mar 20, 2006 - 3 comments

My Comments page is missing all of the carriage returns.

Linefeeds/Carriage returns in My Comments missing? Same in both Firefox 1.5.0.1 and IE 6. I'm not talking about breaks between comments, but within comments.
posted by poppo on Mar 15, 2006 - 5 comments

Procedure 'askmeficomments' expects parameter '@timezone', which was not supplied.

Procedure 'askmeficomments' expects parameter '@timezone', which was not supplied.
posted by evariste on Mar 1, 2006 - 4 comments

Coldfusion error message

Everytime I login to MeFi, I get the following Coldfusion error message: " Element CAPTCHATEXT is undefined in FORM". [mi]
posted by neurodoc on Feb 9, 2006 - 7 comments

Tags Page returns a "Connection Failure" error

Tags Page returns a "Connection Failure" error.
posted by Otis on Feb 8, 2006 - 4 comments

I am getting a Cold Fusion error when trying to post comments to threads in the blue

I am getting a Cold Fusion error when trying to post comments to threads in the blue. Am I the only one?
posted by caddis on Jan 28, 2006 - 1 comment

AskMe isn't displaying 'My Posts' correctly.

On AxeMe, if I click "My Posts" (should be "My Questions"), and choose a 1 month time frame, it shows me one 6-month-old quesiton I asked, but not the 7 more recent quesitons (including one I just asked today.) In any other view, no quesitons are displayed at all.
posted by knave on Jan 24, 2006 - 5 comments

Can we auto-add http:// to links?

Small, but unlikely pony request: When a user creates a link to an external site, but forgets the "http://", a MeFi error page results. It would be helpful if the system scanned the links in a post and tried to detect these orphaned links.
posted by o2b on Jan 20, 2006 - 10 comments

"500 Internal Server Error" on some pages

"500 Internal Server Error" on some pages
posted by Sharcho on Jan 19, 2006 - 3 comments

Error Occurred While Processing Request

When trying to select a best answer on this thread, I get:
Error Occurred While Processing Request
Error Executing Database Query.
[Macromedia][SQLServer JDBC Driver][SQLServer]Procedure 'askmeficomments' expects parameter '@timezone', which was not supplied.

posted by disillusioned on Jan 12, 2006 - 2 comments

This post breaks the RSS code.

The MeFi RSS code escapes the ampersand in this post. It shouldn't.
posted by cillit bang on Jan 4, 2006 - 6 comments

I'm not able to add latitude and longitude on my profile.

I cannot add latitude/longitude to my userpage. More inside.
posted by matteo on Dec 28, 2005 - 5 comments

I can't post a comment here...

I can't post a comment here...
posted by helios on Dec 15, 2005 - 14 comments

Error message while trying to comment.

When trying to post a comment from XP/IE7.0b I get an error message. [MI]
posted by yeoz on Nov 10, 2005 - 8 comments

The web site you are accessing has experienced an unexpected error.

The web site you are accessing has experienced an unexpected error.
Please contact the website administrator.

The following information is meant for the website developer for debugging purposes.
Error Occurred While Processing Request
The request has exceeded the allowable time limit Tag: CFQUERY

And consider yourself contacted (heh). It worked the second time - my comment posted. I'll provide my "remote address" if necessary. And, please delete this post if it was unnecessary.

My first MeTa post! *giggles like a schoolgirl*
posted by deborah on Nov 5, 2005 - 4 comments

This page from waayy back throws a CF error of some kind

This page from waayy back throws a CF error of some kind.
posted by Irontom on Oct 25, 2005 - 2 comments

My profile seems to think my zipcode doesn't exist.

For some reason in my profile, where it is supposed to say "xx MetaFilter users near this user:" I get "no zip found in the db". I found that strange, as I live in a suburb of DC, but shrugged it off as everyone else living in the cooler parts of town. However, when I got bored and looked into it, I'm 26.87 miles from darksquirrel. Yet darksquirrel is 29.78 miles from jenny18 and they show up in each other's zipcode list. Is this a bug, or have I uncovered the fact that my neighborhood has been blackballed by MeFi?
posted by forforf on Oct 17, 2005 - 18 comments

Periodic attempts to refresh bring up an error message

Periodic attempts to refresh MeFi/MeTa, etc. bring up an error message, 'The Document Contains No Data'. What gives?
posted by docpops on Oct 7, 2005 - 18 comments

ColdFusion error when trying to post a comment in the thread below.

ColdFusion error when trying to post a comment in the thread below.
posted by timeistight on Aug 19, 2005 - 2 comments

Posting an FPP results in "robust exception" errors

Posting an FPP into the blue results in "robust exception" errors and redirection to the front page sans post. After several tries, it finally worked. Loose bolt somewhere?
posted by moonbird on Jul 11, 2005 - 3 comments

There seem to be fewer JRun errors lately and the site seems snappy.

There seem to be fewer JRun errors lately and the site seems snappy. Are congratulations in order?
posted by trey on Jun 14, 2005 - 26 comments

Link date error when posting to AskMe.

Variable LINK_DATE is undefined. [more]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jun 3, 2005 - 8 comments

Flagging a comment results in a "Error Occurred While Processing Request" message.

Flagging a comment results in a "Error Occurred While Processing Request" message.

Element SITE is undefined in URL

Also, there are no tags on the MeTa page for Bold, Italic or Link and there is no option for "more inside".
posted by mlis on May 24, 2005 - 3 comments

Error Occurred While Processing Request

So I can't post to Ask Metafilter:

Error Occurred While Processing Request
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket on May 8, 2005 - 4 comments

A malformed anchor tag breaks the preview page.

Posting with a malformed anchor tag makes a mess of the preview page, and comment text is gone when you hit Back to fix it. [more details inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 11, 2005 - 7 comments

Is anyone getting an xml parse error when trying to pull the rss?

Is anyone getting an xml parse error when trying to pull the rss?
posted by blendor on Apr 7, 2005 - 6 comments

Flagging error

After flagging a post I got this message: "Error Occurred While Processing Request... Element SITE is undefined in URL". Not sure if the flag registered or not, or if anyone else is seeing this message.
posted by taz on Feb 28, 2005 - 3 comments

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