Article discussion pages missing


#1

On the article about Russia’s population decline, the discussion page just says “The page you requested doesn’t exist or is private.” I’ve seen this a few times in the past couple of weeks–don’t recall the other articles, I’m afraid.


#2

There may be a glitch in posts being uploaded. @codinghorror may know more. I have seen it myself, but have not been the one to close the threads.

Edit: I reopened the topic you mentioned. Check and see if it’s working your end.


#3

Yep, that one’s working now. Thanks!


#4

Excellent! If you notice any others, let us know. It’s easy to fix. But hopefully the bug that causes it will get sorted soon.


#5

Hmm, what exactly happened here? I am unclear. The associated article topic exists looks OK to me, and I don’t see any close messages in it?


#6

Going to Russia’s population declined by 7m (5%) between 1992 and 2009 and hitting “Show full post” is bringing up a “There was an error loading that post.” message for me.


#7

Oh I see

http://boingboing.net/2014/09/04/russias-population-declined.html

is what the first post links to. But the actual article is at

http://boingboing.net/2014/09/05/russias-population-declined.html

Looks like a quirk of midnight in… some time zone? I can edit the first post.


#8

Coast Guard rescues man in bubble suit - Boing Boing
Discussion page is missing, @Falcor @codinghorror


#9

Weird, @jlw deleted it 5 hours ago. Not sure why? I undeleted it.


#10

post was funny in the cms, rob later fixed it.


#11

This page is missing a discussion page as far as I can tell.

The Discuss link at the bottom does a weird two-step loop that just leads back to the original article, and searching for the discussion page amongst BBS itself finds nothing.


#12

I’ve just now noticed this seems to be a problem with all Kiki Sanford articles. The BBS pages don’t seem to exist, and the Discuss links at the bottom of her articles don’t go anywhere.


#13

This generally means the author doesn’t have an account on BBS as I recall cc: @beschizza @deanputney


#15

I just assumed this was because the author didn’t want a massive climate-denial trollfight.


#16

Aha I remembered. This is because the author does have a bbs account but lacks membership in the group to post new topics to the boing category!

I added her to the guest authors group so this should be fixed for future posts by Dr. Kiki.


The day I met a creationist at the science conference
#17

Thanks for working this out! I was wondering why I couldn’t reply to anything, AND why there were absolutely no comments generally on my articles this week.

Thank you!!!


#18

This one now says “comments are closed” when you hit the “discuss” link:

We gonna get to whack a few pinatas today, or not?


#19

So because I never go to BB any more I’ve missed out on a load of science posts? I has a sad.


#20

I would guess that thread auto-closed due to excess un-worked flags. I seem to recall that is a feature of the BBS.


#21

Not the only one with the loop, either.