THE NIGHTMARE NETWORK
Go Back   THE NIGHTMARE NETWORK > Miscellanea > Technical Information > Error Reports and Problems
Home Forums Content Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Contagion Members Media Diversion Info Register
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes Translate
Old 06-20-2009   #1
Dr. Bantham's Avatar
Dr. Bantham
Town Manager
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,802
Quotes: 19
Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
The Mystery of the Disappearing Links Directory

Links are not showing within Web Links - Member Contributed and sub-forums of Web Links - Official. I first noticed this a few days ago, prior to the upgrade which was completed earlier today. Does anyone know how long this has been? Knowing this could help troubleshoot the issue. The links should be listed as the are for the main directory of the official link listing.

THOMAS LIGOTTI ONLINE
A Shining Brainless Beacon Of Elegant Mutations And Cunning Annihilations
Dr. Bantham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009   #2
Dr. Bantham's Avatar
Dr. Bantham
Town Manager
Threadstarter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,802
Quotes: 19
Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Links Directory

I fixed the directory listing, but thumbnails are no longer shown. Furthermore, attempting to post new links results in an error. I will come back to this later.

THOMAS LIGOTTI ONLINE
A Shining Brainless Beacon Of Elegant Mutations And Cunning Annihilations
Dr. Bantham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009   #3
Odalisque's Avatar
Odalisque
Grimscribe
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,941
Quotes: 0
Points: 29,666, Level: 100 Points: 29,666, Level: 100 Points: 29,666, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Links Directory

I don't know whether this is what this thread is about, but I found a couple of posts this evening in which links have vanished. But if I quote the posts, the links are visible in the quote.

Odalisque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009   #4
Dr. Bantham's Avatar
Dr. Bantham
Town Manager
Threadstarter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,802
Quotes: 19
Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Links Directory

Quote Originally Posted by Odalisque View Post
I don't know whether this is what this thread is about, but I found a couple of posts this evening in which links have vanished. But if I quote the posts, the links are visible in the quote.
That would be an unrelated issue. Can you point me to the posts in question?

THOMAS LIGOTTI ONLINE
A Shining Brainless Beacon Of Elegant Mutations And Cunning Annihilations
Dr. Bantham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009   #5
Odalisque's Avatar
Odalisque
Grimscribe
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,941
Quotes: 0
Points: 29,666, Level: 100 Points: 29,666, Level: 100 Points: 29,666, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Links Directory

Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bantham View Post
Quote Originally Posted by Odalisque View Post
I don't know whether this is what this thread is about, but I found a couple of posts this evening in which links have vanished. But if I quote the posts, the links are visible in the quote.
That would be an unrelated issue. Can you point me to the posts in question?
One is post 3 of Ligottian, Lovecraftian and cosmic horror in unexpected places, and another is post 1 of Which do you think is more frightening?

Odalisque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009   #6
Dr. Bantham's Avatar
Dr. Bantham
Town Manager
Threadstarter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,802
Quotes: 19
Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Links Directory

Quote Originally Posted by Odalisque View Post
One is post 3 of Ligottian, Lovecraftian and cosmic horror in unexpected places, and another is post 1 of Which do you think is more frightening?
Curious. The links are still there and I managed to fix them manually. I fear that all such internal links and video embeds are likely hiding as well. I should be able to figure out how to rebuild the lot. At least the data is still there.

UPDATE
I am rebuilding the code assosciations for internal links and external videos. This seems to be doing the trick. If anyone spots one missing, please let me know directly.

THOMAS LIGOTTI ONLINE
A Shining Brainless Beacon Of Elegant Mutations And Cunning Annihilations
Dr. Bantham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009   #7
Dr. Bantham's Avatar
Dr. Bantham
Town Manager
Threadstarter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,802
Quotes: 19
Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Links Directory

Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bantham View Post
I fixed the directory listing, but thumbnails are no longer shown. Furthermore, attempting to post new links results in an error. I will come back to this later.
Thumbnails have been restored, though I have resorted to a new image service and some thumbnails will remain generic until the capture resolves.

THOMAS LIGOTTI ONLINE
A Shining Brainless Beacon Of Elegant Mutations And Cunning Annihilations
Dr. Bantham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009   #8
Dr. Bantham's Avatar
Dr. Bantham
Town Manager
Threadstarter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,802
Quotes: 19
Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Links Directory

In the process of fixing this issue, I decided to combine Official and Member Contributed Links into a singular listing: Diversion-->Web Links.

Sorting of threads has been set to the last post time and the link view layout has been revised to make comments more prominent. Additional tweaks to the layout may also follow. Please remember that link thumbnails are not instantaneous and may take time to resolve depending upon web popularity.

THOMAS LIGOTTI ONLINE
A Shining Brainless Beacon Of Elegant Mutations And Cunning Annihilations
Dr. Bantham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2009   #9
Dr. Bantham's Avatar
Dr. Bantham
Town Manager
Threadstarter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,802
Quotes: 19
Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100 Points: 162,515, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: The Mystery of the Disappearing Links Directory

Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bantham View Post
Please remember that link thumbnails are not instantaneous and may take time to resolve depending upon web popularity.
Most thumbnails have resolved at this point, though new entries will experience a delay before displaying.

THOMAS LIGOTTI ONLINE
A Shining Brainless Beacon Of Elegant Mutations And Cunning Annihilations
Dr. Bantham is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
directory, disappearing, links, mystery

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
H.P. Lovecraft's Selection of British & Irish Horror [with links] Mad Madison H. P. Lovecraft 2 04-23-2015 11:29 PM
The Mystery Movie ChildofOldLeech Film 1 07-12-2014 04:07 AM
The Einstein Mystery Druidic World Events 2 04-19-2013 02:24 AM
TLO Video Directory Dr. Bantham Site Features 2 08-01-2009 11:09 AM
The Mood Of Mystery Itself G. S. Carnivals "The Spectral Estate" 0 08-18-2006 01:51 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:44 PM.



Style Based on SONGS OF A DEAD DREAMER as Published by Silver Scarab Press
Design and Artwork by Harry Morris
Emulated in Hell by Dr. Bantham
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Template-Modifications by TMS