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"You are not authorised to view this page"

Post by JohnD » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:20 pm

"You are not authorised to view this page"

This is the message I get when I receeive an email telling me that another message has been posted on a thread I am following.

I can get there, because I can guess which forum it's in, but in theory it could be anywhere.
I presume that my emial continas a link that someohow lacks an authority or send s me to some private forum.

Her's the latest email. I click on the first link.
Plesae send correct emails?
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You are receiving this notification because you are watching the topic,
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If you want to view the newest post made since your last visit, click the
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Re: "You are not authorised to view this page"

Post by Chris Peterson » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:02 pm

JohnD wrote:"You are not authorised to view this page"

This is the message I get when I receeive an email telling me that another message has been posted on a thread I am following.

I can get there, because I can guess which forum it's in, but in theory it could be anywhere.
You don't have to guess the forum, because the notifying email tells you which it is.

The error message you get happens because the post you are being directed to no longer exists. In most cases, it means a moderator has removed it for a rule violation or some other reason. Of course, this removal happens after the email notification has been automatically sent. Since the post ID in the link is either deleted or blocked from view, the system gives you the authorization warning. This is by design, and doesn't reflect any sort of problem.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:26 pm

I can update that message to be a little less confusing, I think.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Chris Peterson » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:35 pm

geckzilla wrote:I can update that message to be a little less confusing, I think.
I assume the messages are just flagged, not actually deleted from the database, meaning anybody with the right permissions can still see them. Thus, the default "not authorized" message, rather than "the message no longer exists". But it would be nice to change the message, since it is confusing (and this isn't the first time the question has come up).
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by JohnD » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:27 pm

Ah,so!

Thank you, Chris.
It would be good if the message could changed to "new post removed by moderator" or similar.

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:13 am

"Deleted" messages are actually very rarely deleted. I personally only delete accidental duplicate posts, though I can't speak for the other admins. So nearly all of them are actually moved into a hidden section of the forum just in case they were erroneously moved or in case the other admins want to take a look. Spam goes into yet another hidden forum and gets pruned every few weeks.

Now you understand why you get that message sometimes and why it would be incorrect to state that they were removed but, rather, probably removed, hehe... There are some naughty users out there I'm sure who actually try to access the off limits areas on purpose and the original message is intended for them. In any case, I did update the message.
You are not authorised to read this forum, possibly because a post or topic was moved out of the public section of the forum.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by JohnD » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:12 pm

Thank, Geckzilla!

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by elara » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:38 pm

Hello,

The RSS feed stop updating. The last entry is from Nov 4, 2011.

Also some readers have problems because of the way the last entry is setup. The last entry always points to the main page and after a day it gets updated to the archive URL. Some readers identify the change as another entry entry (akregator), some readers will skip the last entry (google reader). I think readers will work better if the last entry points to the archive URL from the beginning, but I guess it depends if the last entry can have an archive URL from the start.

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:02 pm

Yeah, there is currently something wrong with APOD which caused it to stop automatically updating, elara. APODs have been put up manually but some things (like thumbnails and your RSS feed) haven't been.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:30 pm

Just a heads up: I'm going to be updating the board software today. Information and changelog
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by owlice » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:28 pm

Looks good, geckzilla; thanks!
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:04 pm

Can we get the [strike][/strike] BBCode added to the forum? I occasionally like to use it.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by geckzilla » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:10 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:Can we get the [strike][/strike] BBCode added to the forum? I occasionally like to use it.

It's always been there as . Well, at least since I got made an admin.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:21 pm

geckzilla wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:Can we get the [strike][/strike] BBCode added to the forum? I occasionally like to use it.

It's always been there as . Well, at least since I got made an admin.

Thanks. All the BBCode references I've seen have it as [strike] (presumably because it mirrors the HTML <strike>). But your version will do just fine.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Beyond » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:41 pm

I like the middle ages with the inches, feet, yards, miles, pints, quarts and gallons. All this new-fangled metric stuff is tooo complicated :!:
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Beyond » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:46 pm

Am i the only one that finds the Asterisk* computer to be somewhat slower than molasses most of the time today?? I had one post with a picture that was so slow, that i thought i was going to fall asleep before it finished posting. Even changing forums can be really slow.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by TNT » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:56 pm

That's spam for you, Beyond.
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by Beyond » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:08 am

TNT wrote:That's spam for you, Beyond.
Well, i haven't seen this slowness even when spam was visable. Do you have slowness?
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by xpandingspace » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:27 pm

Hello.. Perhaps someone can help. Can't seem to log out! Have I done something wrong? Thanks...

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Post by bystander » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:50 pm

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Post by xpandingspace » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:05 pm

Thank you for replying, bystander.. I've been trying many times but it just keeps saying it doesn't match my session...

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Post by bystander » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:35 pm

At the bottom of each page, press Delete all board cookies and restart your browser. You should be logged out.
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APOD needs its FB link -Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here

Post by ellesmith » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:00 am

Hi...please make it easier to pass on APOD to FB and Twitter et al. Most sites have a link that makes it a one-click thing to spread the APOD to FB.
Please? We were good. :-D

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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by owlice » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:19 am

It's very easy to pass on APOD from FB; the APOD FB page is here: http://www.facebook.com/AstronomyPictureOfTheDay
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Re: Bugs? Problems? Report them here!

Post by booble77 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:34 am

i need this answer...