Username links go to threads instead January 28, 2005 10:10 AM   Subscribe

When I click on the username in this archived MeFi thread I am taken to an old post with the same number as the user, i.e. the url says 'mefi' instead of 'user'. Only true for the original post, not for comments.
posted by Pigpen to Bugs at 10:10 AM (4 comments total)

which thread?
posted by amberglow at 10:11 AM on January 28, 2005

Grr, forgot the link to the thread!
posted by Pigpen at 10:12 AM on January 28, 2005

Yeah, it's an old bug that I fixed, but there are a few thousand old threads saved with the bad old code. I don't really have the heart to wipe out 35k flat files and regenerate them all to fix it, figuring when I get the redesign in place, I'll have to do it anyway.
posted by mathowie at 12:47 AM PST on January 18
from this MeTa thread.
posted by DBAPaul at 10:24 AM on January 28, 2005

I don't really have the heart to wipe out 35k flat files and regenerate them all

Is heart really what's required? I would have guessed good backups, a rollback in place, and some confidence in the regen process. Plus a wee bit of low-time on the server.

I mean, uh, are we still all flying by the seat of our pants, here, operating on the understanding that the last 5 years of everything we've done here could disappear at the next flat file regen?

Welcome to MetaFilter, where bugs live as long as features. It's a jungle in here.
posted by scarabic at 10:28 PM on January 28, 2005

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