Archived post error January 29, 2005 11:35 PM   Subscribe

Sometimes, whilst searching the archives, I find stuff like this -- just a heads up.

I've also found dead links in some older threads, that's probably inevitable. I wonder if they could be purged somehow and replaced with a nice mefi- message?
posted by gsb to Bugs at 11:35 PM (5 comments total)

Scenario #1 somewhere matt finds the time to write a widget that 'tests' all the links in FPPs by simpy sending a request to them, and if they don't respond it'll replace dead link with that mefi-message. This backfires when links that were simply temporarily unavailavle are deleted, while links sold off to Spam-searchengines respond, and are thus not replaced.

Also, with the actual old link still in the FPP one could always copy it and search for that link at the waybackmachine. It's better to keep them than delete them.
posted by dabitch at 3:58 AM on January 30, 2005

Sometimes, I tell my doctor that it hurts when I move a particular way.
posted by mischief at 8:28 AM on January 30, 2005

Well, then, don't move in that particular... oh, I get it.
posted by 40 Watt at 12:15 PM on January 30, 2005

That's something I don't understand. How can there be a parsing error -- is there a cache in front of mefi (I'd think a cache wouldn't save pages with a 500 error) or does mefi have a lot of duplicated code so things get out of sync and break on individual pages?
posted by holloway at 1:26 PM on January 30, 2005

Well, I see a ColdFusion error. So something's getting through to the actual MeFi brains. Prolly just run-of-the-mill corruption about which we need not be 23oidsfjjl;jkjiocxvashfdjkl; alk;sdfasdf
posted by dhartung at 8:25 PM on January 30, 2005

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