Metatalk 404 error June 15, 2001 9:28 PM   Subscribe

I keep getting the following when accessing Metatallk:


Error Occurred While Processing Request

Error Diagnostic Information

An error has occurred.

HTTP/1.0 404 Object Not Found

Please inform the site administrator that this error has occurred (be sure to include the contents of this page in your message to the administrator).

Any idea why?

posted by ParisParamus to Bugs at 9:28 PM (13 comments total)

it's a 404, what page are you trying to access?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:42 PM on June 15, 2001

I get these regularly too. Happens whenever you click a link off the top MetaTalk page. It's quite intermittent; you can click the same link seconds later and sail right through.
posted by aaron at 9:47 PM on June 15, 2001

Aaron: exactly.
posted by ParisParamus at 10:19 PM on June 15, 2001

I'm using I.E.5 for Mac.
posted by ParisParamus at 10:20 PM on June 15, 2001

Weird, it's never happened to me. If I can repeat it, I can fix it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:21 PM on June 15, 2001

IE5.5b1/Mac here too.
posted by aaron at 11:36 PM on June 15, 2001

It's happened to me, too, from time to time. I think it's a ColdFusion issue. The CF server tends to get "confused". Are you running 4.5, Matt? Maybe an upgrade to 5.0 (dip into the scholarship fund?) would do the trick. Or maybe it just needs to be tuned up a little. Is it a Microsoft DB behind it?

It's only a rare occurance, though, and usually refreshing the page does the trick.

It's funny how, apparently, no one "informs the site administrator" when they get a 404.
posted by jpoulos at 1:30 PM on June 16, 2001

I get Cold Fusion errors from time to time, but they're not like the the one quoted above, which looks like a standard HTTP server error.
posted by rodii at 1:49 PM on June 16, 2001

You guys having the trouble could help matt find the problem if you would post the URL in the address bar when you get that error.
posted by daveadams at 2:55 PM on June 16, 2001

Haha! Revenge of the Mac-hating AI!
posted by Steven Den Beste at 3:40 PM on June 16, 2001

This is what I got:
posted by ParisParamus at 1:40 PM on June 21, 2001

A little while ago I discovered the bug is so bad it sometimes diverts MetaTalk posts onto the MeFi front page ... discovered it when I actually ended up posting such a MetaTalk thread there.

All that happened is that Matt deleted the thread, haven't heard anything else about whether this is going to be fixed.
posted by aaron at 1:58 PM on June 21, 2001
posted by ParisParamus at 8:42 PM on June 23, 2001

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