Aug 07

Sorry about the technical problems we’re having

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I have no idea what might be causing it. My current theory is that a bit of the Apache server has gone mental (perhaps mod_rewrite) but it could be something in our WordPress setup too.

For now, I have reverted FT to a primitive form of URL which seems to be less problematic.

Popular is on http://freakytrigger.co.uk/?cat=2 for example.

immediate update
OH GOOD GRIEF. not even that seems to work properly (the ?cat= thing). But you can at least click on individual posts reliably. please?

update 2
I’ve reverted to the proper URLs. it really does feel like apache (it’s not rewrite, something weirder). i’ve found that refreshing eventually forces the right page to appear (sometimes 1 refresh, sometimes several tries) so something is going wrong either between supplying the URL to PHP, or in sending the correct request back. god knows.

if this does turn out to be wordpress oddness i will feel right foolish.

update 3
LOOKS LIKE WE’RE BACK IN ACTION! There may be badness cached around the internets, but fresh requests are coming out ok right now (12:40pm)


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    admin on 16 Aug 2007 #

    Trying a comment while this is all going on. (hurrah for this at least)

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    Alan Connor on 16 Aug 2007 #

    If you’re making a list of symptoms prior to diagnosis, I’m afraid I have another to add to the Google Maps API key soiling itself and feeds appearing willy-nilly where one would expect pages: RSS for individual sections of the site is b0rked as well, with my Popular subscription throwing up all kinds of krazy krap.

    Yours, offering a presumably infuriating form of “help”,


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    admin on 16 Aug 2007 #

    thanks – it feels like you get random pages unrelated to the URL you ask for. i’d not noticed a problem with the google maps javascript. apologies for that too if it’s causing widespread annoyance.

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