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Cannot comment on news articles

For weeks already...

post 14.Jan.2013, 09:02 PM
Post #1
Joined: 5.Jan.2013

I am using Google Chrome latest stable build. When I try to comment on news articles, I get error:

Server error
The website encountered an error while retrieving http://www.thelocal.se/comments.php. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.
Here are some suggestions:
Reload this webpage later.
HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.

It hasn't been fixed for weeks! Lazy admins who don't care? Well then, you will lose a reader. Maybe one person is not much, but in time more readers will learn Swedish and move to the greener pastures, and you can enjoy your circlejerking community bashing newcomers and people of other culture/religion in general.
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post 14.Jan.2013, 09:52 PM
Post #2
Joined: 28.Jul.2011

I get the same message, but several minutes later my comment is on there. Some kind of technical glitch.
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post 14.Jan.2013, 11:52 PM
Post #3
Location: Dalarna
Joined: 5.Apr.2006

join the club

see the big thread on login problems
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post 15.Jan.2013, 09:10 AM
Post #4
Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 31.May.2007

probably an easy fix, too. seems like the local is in a decaying orbit
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post 15.Jan.2013, 12:00 PM
Post #5
Location: Europe
Joined: 28.Oct.2008

Generally the issue I usually face is that I have to login separately, wait a good time for it to load and when I do submit. I usually find the page just goes white ?

The comment doesn't get posted immediately, and there is a good 5 - 10 minute wait before it gets published.

This would indicate that the database is separate from the forum in some way.
And given last years hacktivists, increased political tensions and other issues.
That either the posts are vetted prior, delayed or monitored by a 3rd party.
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post 13.Feb.2013, 01:13 PM
Post #6
Location: Dalarna
Joined: 12.May.2009

I've been having the same thing happen as the OP for the last couple of days now. Is there anything we can do as users to fix this or do we just have to wait?
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post 17.Mar.2013, 05:35 PM
Post #7
Joined: 17.Mar.2013

Same problem with IE
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post 17.Mar.2013, 07:50 PM
Post #8
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 24.May.2011

same problem for several weeks now, tried other browsers, ffox, chrome, safari no difference for me.
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post 18.Mar.2013, 09:09 AM
Post #9
Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 20.Sep.2011

still not working for me in any browser, it's incredibly frustrating.

TL: please fix this or at least provide some feedback on the issue.
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post 18.Mar.2013, 09:17 AM
Post #10
Location: Sweden
Joined: 12.Sep.2011

The front end (news sections) is a different database and likely server to the commenting and forum services. Not much they can do unless they migrate everything to the same DB and basically rebuild from scratch.

They could however integrate with other commenting services such as Disqus or some such off the shelf product.
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post 19.Mar.2013, 09:53 AM
Post #11
Location: Dalarna
Joined: 5.Apr.2006

Funny how the troll don't see to have this problem ... spooky wink.gif
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