Bug list
By hulver (Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 11:52:06 AM EST) (all tags)
Most likely I'm going to regret this.

What bugs has Scoop got (specifically, the version of scoop running here) that you'd like fixing.

Not new features, bugs.

I've just fixed the one where replies to comments in front page polls weren't showing up in the new replies list.

Update [2006-10-8 9:39:7 by hulver]: Fixed Amazon links. If there are any more problems with it, let me know.

Well, by ambrosen (4.00 / 5) #1 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 12:15:08 PM EST
that's the only bug I've noticed.

There does seem to be a remarkable deterioration in wittiness that occurs somewhere between when I think of something to write and when I read it after posting, though. Is there any chance you could fix that?

Ah, the dreaded "wit rot" (n/t) by Cloaked User (4.00 / 3) #18 Sat Oct 07, 2006 at 12:14:08 AM EST

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21 readers by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 12:31:08 PM EST
and no one quibbling over bug v. feature.

How about:  Adding a file macro to the Body Textarea always places the macro at the end of the textarea and not where the cursor is sitting.

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Yeah, by blixco (4.00 / 3) #3 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 12:57:24 PM EST
when I click "Post" it posts my comment.

That's a bad decision on the part of the software.

Trust me on this.

Get rid of that "feature".
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bug or feature? by 256 (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 01:08:53 PM EST
when i post a comment in a story it shows up as an unread comment on my hotlist or on the diaries page. i think of it as a bug, but there might concievably be a reason why this is desired behaviour.

likewise, if i click on a new reply and am taken straight to the comment, i would think that that should still clear that comment (and it's children) from being listed as "new".

it strikes me as probable that this is actually undesirable behaviour but is more work than it's worth to fix.

other than that and the still random order of files on the my file page (though now alpha sorted in the dropdown thankfully) i can't really think of anything.
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Stupid technical reason for that.. by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 02:02:24 PM EST
Scoop's new comment system works, last I checked, by marking the id of the highest read comment in a table when you view a story, instead of having a table that individually marks each comment that you've read.

If you click on a new comment and it updated the highest_idx, then there's the possibility of some other thread that you haven't seen being marked as read, and there'd be a race condition if it was updated whenever you posted a comment.

To fix the behaviour you'd have to have a separate table to store the cid's of a) your comments and b) comments that you've read without going through the story and check against that too before putting a "[new]" marker (and then obviously clear the table when you do view a story and update the highest_idx). It's wouldn't be terribly difficult to do, it just happens that no one's really thought it's worth the effort of fixing it so far.

Maybe I'll do it one day if I can bring myself to care.

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that's exactly what i assumed by 256 (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 02:50:17 PM EST
and why i assumed it hadn't been fixed.
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This is hard to explain... by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 01:30:35 PM EST
and it might be due to my browser (Safari, which I know does odd things from time to time), and it doesn't happen every time. So let's say I've visited your diary, and in the body of your diary there's a link. When I first look at the diary, there's one comment. Later, when there are 37 comments lauding the link, I click on it, opening it in the same tab as the story. I read it, and then hit the back button to get back to the story. Now the story shows the one comment (marked "New") that was there the first time I looked at the diary. I hit refresh, and all 37 comments are back, not marked "New." I found it annoying, so now I make sure to Apple-click to open the link in a new tab, so, honestly, I'm not sure it still happens. But since you asked.... ;-)
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I get that with Safari, too. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 03:21:08 PM EST
I was assuming it was a browser bug, but it's been turning up a bit with Opera Mini of late, too.

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Apple-clicking by debacle (2.00 / 0) #30 Sun Oct 08, 2006 at 12:44:25 PM EST
This is not a Scoop bug.

Apple-clicking?

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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It's like right-clicking by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #31 Sun Oct 08, 2006 at 12:48:34 PM EST
for cool people.
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It's about as close to right-clicking by debacle (2.00 / 0) #32 Sun Oct 08, 2006 at 12:58:53 PM EST
As masturabation is to a threesome.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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Only that by yicky yacky (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 01:57:53 PM EST

PM thing I mentioned a little while back, but it's not a bug (it's a feature etc.).

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image alt tags by martingale (4.00 / 2) #8 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 02:18:20 PM EST
Images need a visible piece of text (in the alt tag) so they can be seen on text browsers. Currently, the alt tag for images defaults to the blank " ". It should default to an easily seen symbol, like "*". That way, when people don't override the alt tag for an image, it can still be seen in text browsers.
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Title by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #14 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 05:06:00 PM EST
also, "title" attribute should be allowed.
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title by hulver (4.00 / 2) #22 Sat Oct 07, 2006 at 02:09:51 AM EST

The file macro fills in the text into the Title and Alt tags.

Not strictly kosher I know.
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OIC by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #25 Sat Oct 07, 2006 at 06:06:31 AM EST
Sorry, I was speaking of the A tag. I was getting an error when I filled it in myself.
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Ignore story by ad hoc (4.00 / 3) #11 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 03:21:23 PM EST
doesn't ignore story.
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Big bug by theantix (4.00 / 1) #12 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 03:49:11 PM EST
The people in my hotlist aren't posting enough.
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Sorry. by Ignore Amos (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 07:02:16 PM EST
I'll get right on that.

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if my posting more often would help remedy this by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #27 Sat Oct 07, 2006 at 12:02:52 PM EST
i can do so. more likely, though, that's not going to be helpful to you.
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Amazon magic links have lost their magic by lm (4.00 / 2) #13 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 04:37:58 PM EST

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
Amazon by hulver (2.00 / 0) #28 Sun Oct 08, 2006 at 04:41:03 AM EST
I've added some more code, so it should work better now.
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Thank you very much Mr. Hulver by lm (2.00 / 0) #29 Sun Oct 08, 2006 at 11:39:43 AM EST
You're such a swell guy.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Bug by ucblockhead (4.00 / 4) #15 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 06:03:33 PM EST
The "get a blowjob when posting" feature does not work.
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Incorrect bug report by anonimouse (4.00 / 3) #17 Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 09:04:47 PM EST
This problem is only experienced by some users. The feature works ok for me.....

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How many years of yoga did that take? [nt] by lm (4.00 / 5) #23 Sat Oct 07, 2006 at 04:19:48 AM EST

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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I dunno by komet (2.00 / 0) #19 Sat Oct 07, 2006 at 12:51:43 AM EST
has the bug regarding the max number of characters in comment subjects when you put a quote character in been fixed?

You didn't ask for feature requests, but I'm gonna ask anyway: any time the exact phrase "ATTENTION username INFIDEL" appears in a story, title, comment or comment title, I think the user in question should get a message until the story or comment in question is read.

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Redundant Feature by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #20 Sat Oct 07, 2006 at 01:26:07 AM EST
Try private messages...

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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NOOOOO by komet (2.00 / 0) #21 Sat Oct 07, 2006 at 01:27:05 AM EST
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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ATTENTION <username> INFIDEL by lm (2.00 / 0) #24 Sat Oct 07, 2006 at 04:22:22 AM EST

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I guess the efficacy of sending a private message to  <username> INFIDEL would depend on what follows the ATTENTION <username> INFIDEL announcement.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Vanity by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #26 Sat Oct 07, 2006 at 07:46:10 AM EST
Whatever it is that's stopping Book's I've Read This Year 2003 from showing up. The URL's right: check out the trackbacks, but it doesn't show.

Also, whatever broke the site when I posted "Books I've Read This Year 2006".
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Oh yeah, by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #33 Sun Oct 08, 2006 at 02:00:17 PM EST
why does this say one word in story? Is it just counting the body, and if so, does it always, or is a just an off-by-one error?

It just counts the body by hulver (2.00 / 0) #34 Sun Oct 08, 2006 at 09:18:04 PM EST
I think.
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off by one by janra (2.00 / 0) #36 Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 01:21:53 PM EST
Scoop concatenates the intro and body for the wordcount, but forgets to put a space between... a trivial thing to fix, but, well, nobody's done it yet.
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I just spent a couple of minutes looking, by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #37 Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 01:38:01 PM EST
but given I don't know Perl or the structure of scoop and I've got a headache, I guess it's not surprising I didn't track it down. But never mind. Always a next time.

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I can't hotlist trolltalk. by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #35 Tue Oct 10, 2006 at 02:21:58 PM EST
Even with url hacking.

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very minor bug by 256 (2.00 / 0) #38 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 10:45:16 AM EST
might be hard to track down.

on some non-diary pages (most noticeably user preferences), scoop will occasionally inform me that i "have no users on my watchlist".

this is a lie.

as soon as i click through to the diary page, my watchlist reappears
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Thanks by hulver (2.00 / 0) #39 Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 10:47:24 AM EST
I'll look into it.
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