Askme caching and the delay in new posts appearing June 6, 2005 7:25 AM   Subscribe

I posted a new question to AskMeFi this morning, and after hitting submit, I was taken directly back to the main page, where my question wasn't listed. I tried going back in to post, but it said I'd already asked my question for the week. To be sure, I logged out and back in, and my question still didn't show up, and I couldn't re-ask it. What happened?
posted by nitsuj to Bugs at 7:25 AM (13 comments total)

Is it entitled "Why do bookstores and libraries make me poop?"?
posted by null terminated at 7:29 AM on June 6, 2005

Why yes!

It looks like it's showing up now. Didn't there used to be some sort of "Thanks for posting!" confirmation page after submitting?

Anyway, thanks - should have just waited it out a bit longer.
posted by nitsuj at 7:31 AM on June 6, 2005

Crap post.

posted by casu marzu at 7:36 AM on June 6, 2005

Stop shitting on the grey.
posted by Plutor at 9:10 AM on June 6, 2005

There's code to cache all front page queries now, but it should update when a new post goes up. I'll double-check it and fix.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:36 AM on June 6, 2005

Hey, can it, you guys.
posted by Specklet at 9:38 AM on June 6, 2005

Same thing happened to me (yoga and tai chi), FWIW. It didn't show up right away, but it did show up right away in my "questions asked by this user" page.
posted by mendel at 10:30 AM on June 6, 2005

If it helps, it seems to have shown up about 7-8 minutes after I posted it.
posted by nitsuj at 12:10 PM on June 6, 2005

Same thing happened to me (yoga and tai chi)

Yoga and tai chi make you poop? Weird!
posted by languagehat at 12:44 PM on June 6, 2005

From a closed thread, regarding Plutor, who's posted in this one (I mean, is it really a derail given that this thread here is more or less over?):
When posting a question to AskMefi or a thread on MetaTalk, the preview button says "Preview the Link." Should it say "Preview the question" or "Preview the post" instead? (Is no nit too small for picking?)
posted by patgas to feature requests at 1:48 PM PST [!]

The period at the end of your first sentence should be after the closing quotation mark.
posted by Plutor at 2:08 PM PST on June 6 [!]

Plutor: depends on which side of the Atlantic you're on, amigo.
posted by indiebass at 2:09 PM PST on June 6 [!]
All this effort just to reply:
And Plutor, according to your user page, you are on the wrong side.
posted by nobody at 3:42 PM on June 6, 2005

See, I thought someone would point that out. (Damn #1 closing threads before I can get into an argument!) After I posted it, I realized it's a grey area in quote-style. I recognize that to Mericans, punctuation belongs on the inside of the quotes in dialogue. "Yeah, we know that," you say. But when you're quoting something that is not a full sentence, and more importantly when you're quoting a sign or a button or a tattoo, I feel that you should quote exactly what's there. There's no period on the button, so I think the period belongs outside the quotes.

I recognize my opinion may not be the agreed-upon standard, but that doesn't really matter to me. I was just looking for a nit that was smaller than patgas'.
posted by Plutor at 4:43 AM on June 7, 2005

This happened to my question just now. Guess I'll wait four more minutes to see what's up.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 9:08 AM on June 7, 2005

What I think to be true: periods and commas get included inside of the quotation marks even if they don't belong to the sentence quoted. Question marks and others stay outside unless they're actually part of the quote.
posted by nobody at 1:59 PM on June 7, 2005

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