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Adding LinKs

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 4:59 am
by daVinci 550

Occasionally experiencing problems submitting new links. Get \"Sorry, unable to submit\" message. Yes. I did fill out all fields correctly.


PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 5:55 am
by Dave Avery
Hi Matt

Glad you're sending them. First thing, you cannot rapid fire them, you have to wait a minute or two in-between... keeps some enterprising spammer from making a script to auto-submit hundreds of them.

The other thing; you do need to complete all fields, including site description.

If you have another problem, feel free to screen capture it, and email it to me at dave (AT) and I'll have a look. Make sure you get the whole screen, with ALT+PRTSC (printscreen key) and paste it into a document or your email client if it will support it.



PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 9:52 am
by daVinci 550

Believe me when I say \"I did fill out all fields correctly and did not rappid fire them\". Attached is the screen cap you requested. I will try again later from home. Thanks.

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 10:08 am
by Dave Avery
Hi Matt

I'm not accusing you of not doing it right of course, just need the information to duplicate it. It works ok for me every time I try, so I'm puzzled.

Could you screen cap the form you have filled out, not the result? (back button)

Thanks for your help,


PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 10:50 am
by 550Joe
Dave -
I have posted about a half dozen without a problem but I did notice that I had to wait a little in between posting.

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 11:01 am
by Dave Avery
The links don't post right away though, they let me moderate them before they are good. Matt, are you trying to send them through twice, not seeing it after you add it?

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 5:29 pm
by daVinci 550
Yeah, yeah, yeah... I hear ya' links don't post right away. I heard ya' before. I have had much success posting before (evidenced by all my previous posts). Anyway, here is a screen cap of the filled out form before pressing the submit button. The results were the same. I already submitted this one last evening, but since I did not see it posted the next day I tried again. Parhaps your system rejects already submitted entries (even from previous days)?

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 8:50 pm
by Dave Avery
eeew a mac ;)

Could be something with cookies. And yes, the link system rejects links that are already there.

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 8:53 pm
by Dave Avery
Ahhh... found one problem... they error out on the single quote, which is integral to SQL server, the database behind the site. I got your error, then re-submitted as Americas, not America's.

The link system was public license code, I don't know if I want to fiddle with their bugs. THanks for finding it though...

PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2004 10:13 am
by daVinci 550
Yes, of course a Mac. Wouldn't use anything less. And for the record I usually experience less trouble on the Spyder Club site from my Mac at home than from my Windows PC at work running Windows XP. Don't ask why.

But it appears the problem was not platform related, right? Glad you were able to locate the problem. Does this mean I should not type in any commas?

PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2004 11:18 am
by Dave Avery
I think it was just single quotes.

My ewww comes from a recent 100 user intranet application for making purchase order reqs that won't look right or work at all on a Mac... Safari, Mozilla, IE 5.2.3, NS 7.1+, Opera. It works on three different PC browsers just fine.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:22 am
by darakhshan
I was looking for a link mod for my forum as well and I did refere to author's website but could not find the link mod which is here
May I ask you to do me a favour and send me a direct link to this MOD/ LINK MOD this is great