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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Jon Awbrey » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:44 pm

The link to the Automatic Backgrounder Program on the About Page is broken:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/lib/about_apod.html

http://asterisk.apod.com/software/apod/

Is there an update for this program?

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by owlice » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:53 pm

APOD does not at this time offer one.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Keyman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:47 pm

The "previous" button on today's (1/28) APOD post points to the URL for tomorrow's dated picture: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130129.html

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:54 pm

Keyman wrote:The "previous" button on today's (1/28) APOD post points to the URL for tomorrow's dated picture: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130129.html
This had been fixed by the time I read this report.
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Spelling mistake in Apod?

Post by MargaritaMc » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:42 am

Tomorrow's picture: braking news on Russian meteor

From the text of today's Apod
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

I think that the correct spelling should be 'breaking' - unless a pun of some sort is intended?

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by owlice » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:47 am

Yes, it's a play on words, since meteors slow down quickly upon entering the atmosphere. And lest you think me clever enough to have picked up on that, the thought had not occurred to me at all; the APOD editor responsible had to point it out to me!
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by MargaritaMc » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:00 am

:clap: Ah ha! A bit subtle - but the best puns always are.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by bystander » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:46 pm

Yes, well, two days after the event could hardly be called "Breaking News".
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by MargaritaMc » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:24 am

Does anyone else* know that the Discuss link on today's Apod goes to yesterday's Asterisk discussion?
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* Apart from Abdullah and myself, that is.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by owlice » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:46 am

Yes, and the editors have been informed.
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Why couldn't I post?

Post by Ann » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:12 pm

I tried to post a reply to today's APOD, the Asperatus Cloud, but I was told that my message contained too few characters.

What does that mean? What did I do wrong?

Ann

EDIT: I changed a picture I had chosen, and then I could post.

But what does the message mean in itself, "Your post contains too few characters"?

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Re: Why couldn't I post?

Post by bystander » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:56 pm

Ann wrote:I tried to post a reply to today's APOD, the Asperatus Cloud, but I was told that my message contained too few characters.

What does that mean? What did I do wrong?

Ann

EDIT: I changed a picture I had chosen, and then I could post.

But what does the message mean in itself, "Your post contains too few characters"?

Ann
Generally it means you didn't have any content in the body of the post, however, in this case, it was probably caused by an error in your post that caused the parser to not recognize the rest of the content of the post.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by MargaritaMc » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:56 pm

Could some one tell me how - or if - one can get the img3 tag to work? I am assuming that it produces a smaller image in the post than img3. Is that correct?

This is to demonstrate what happens, using this image from Wikipedia simply for demonstration purposes

First, using the img2 tag: Now, using the img3 tag:


I noticed that the img3 tag has an "=" sign and the img2 tag doesn't. I experimented with removing that "=" sign, but still drew a blank.

Like this:

[img3]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... acters.jpg[/img3]

All elucidation gratefully received!

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by bystander » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:06 pm

<img3> allows you to include an explanation to the image. The explanation goes after the "=" enclosed in quotes.

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[img3="Skyland four main characters"]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/Skyland-four_main_characters.jpg[/img3]
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by MargaritaMc » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:11 pm

Ah - I see. Thank you very much, bystander.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by MargaritaMc » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:24 am

Spam
I probably shouldn't have made this response. Sorry.

http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php? ... 69#p194069
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APOD web page misdirecting to Asterisk

Post by JohnD » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:21 am

The "Discuss" button on the APOD page should link to the Asterisk page where that APOD is discussed.
At present it links to the discussion of the previous day's APOD.
This has been so for at least two days!

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Re: APOD web page misdirecting to Asterisk

Post by MargaritaMc » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:43 am

JohnD wrote:The "Discuss" button on the APOD page should link to the Asterisk page where that APOD is discussed.
At present it links to the discussion of the previous day's APOD.
This has been so for at least two days!

John
And the date on today's Apod, 15th March, is given as 14th March.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by JohnD » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:38 am

Ooops! Didn't notice that. Thanks margarita!

Is it a latitude problem?
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Richard astro » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:04 pm

hello I would like to insert a jpeg photo in my message, but he did not spare button attached how it's done?

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by owlice » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:11 pm

The instructions are here: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=22034

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Beyond » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:33 pm

owlice wrote:The instructions are here: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=22034

And welcome to Asterisk!
Hi ya, O' Guardian of the Codes. It just may be my IE9, but when i clicked on the url, i got a certificate problem page, both times i clicked.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Chris Peterson » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:43 pm

Beyond wrote:
owlice wrote:The instructions are here: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=22034

And welcome to Asterisk!
Hi ya, O' Guardian of the Codes. It just may be my IE9, but when i clicked on the url, i got a certificate problem page, both times i clicked.
Correct. There is no valid certificate issued for apod.com, so any pages that you attempt to access securely will generate a certificate error unless you add an exception- which you can safely do. Really, the link should not have included the secure protocol at all; http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=22034 will do just fine.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Beyond » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:02 pm

Yes, that link works just fine! Thank-a-you.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by MargaritaMc » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:56 pm

The link from the text of today's Apod (to http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/CMB.html)
Visible in all directions, this cosmic microwave background is a complex tapestry
gets a 404 Not Found notice.
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