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Desc:This is where you tell us what's broken
Category:Humor, None
Tags:Problems, broken, poetv, issues, server
Submitted:pms
Date:11/19/13
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Comment count is 283
pms
This is a terrible terrible test video. If you see this, the site is on it's new server.

Let us know what's (newly) broken and we'll address it.
il fiore bel
Resubmit hopper just links to regular hopper.

il fiore bel
All links on the user profile just link back to the user profile itself.

baleen
Hi pms. Who are you? How are you doing?
Thanks for fixing the site.

baleen
Oh, PMS, have you fixed the no new user thing? We've got several people on the Facebook page report that they haven't been able to register for years. Are you aware of this problem?

poorwill
Also, I hate how we are a stratified society and some people can just submit shit without going through the hopper. Can that be something we earn if we submit enough videos with a high enough rating or whatever?

bac
We have a facebook page?!

pms
We'll look into fixing the old broken things -- we're really just concerned right now with newly-broken things.

baleen
I started an FB group last year to coordinate if this site were to suddenly go down and for various social arrangements and engagements.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/309452562438606/

pms
the-hopper is fixed now. Try it and see

pms
We won't see anything on Facebook so we can't help there. If there are folks who can't sign up we'll take a look at it.

BiggerJ
Just posted a top-level comment about it, but forget it was discussed here, so reposting - Nobody's been able to register for some time now. A discussion about registration being broken can be found here - http://poetv.com/video.php?vid=121040

SolRo
Did I get ip banned or something? Can't connect from home computer

Old_Zircon
Hooray!
Old_Zircon
Almost all of the submissions that were submitted and visible on the last 7 days list before things froze up are gone now but other than that it seems to be OK so far.

Old_Zircon
Oh, also the "subitted videos" and "Recent activity" and other links on profiles just reload the main profile page now.

Also I wasn't logged in when I made the previous two posts.

Bort
Said missing videos aren't even in the "Past 7 Days" view.

Is it possible to just put those videos back in the hopper with new IDs, and people will vote 'em out? That might be the easiest way to get them back, if you have a couple minutes.

pms
Try resubmitting, yes. There may be some database drift.

Old_Zircon
We probably need more crawler bots.

Pillager
'Valid ID Grab Failed!5' is what I get for my recently submitted vids. Anyone else?
Bort
Thanks support / pms! Very much appreciate what you do and I hope it's rewarding to you.
Koda Maja
Oh thank god.
svraz
Thanks !!!!!!
giygusattack
Random Video link returns "No valid ID Supplied", but didn't it always do that?
pms
This should work now

pms
User profile links should work.
pms
Should work "now"
morva
Needs more yakety sax.

Oh, and hooray for the success. Wish I could add something helpful.




Carry on!
pms
You can. Click on the Amazon banner when you need to shop for whatnots.

Bort
Trying to vote on videos in the hopper (video.php?vid=______&what=VOTING) I get:

"You must be registered and logged in to vote on a video
You can register here."
Caminante Nocturno
I'm having the same problem.

pms
Try this now

Bort
Works for me, thanks!

grimetooth
phew.
The Mothership
when logging on to the mainpage the username tab still says 'register' after one logs in.
Old_Zircon
It's done that for me for years, if I click "submit" it usually fixes it.

Scrimmjob
I'm having a similar problem when voting on clips. I'll be logged in on the hopper page, and not logged in when on the voting screen for a video.

pms
This should show your username.

pms
As in, it should work now. Let us know if it doesn't

The Mothership
dear pms,
so around here we have grown very attached to our little website, so minor outages and glitches over the last few years ave been met with alarm and considerable anxiety that POETV might disappear forever. knowing that someone or someones are out there keeping the servers fired up is very reassuring. but would it be too much to ask just what the situation is with ownership, what happened to the old support and what the future holds? and thanks, really thanks for keeping poetv alive, most of us here would turn to crime if we didn't have our videos to snarkily comment on.
yours,
The Mothership
Bort
Yes. We are like the stick insects on Ball's Pyramid, all living on a single bush and only one storm away from complete annihilation:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/02/24/147367644/six-leg ged-giant-finds-secret-hideaway-hides-for-80-years

fedex
nice analogy, but I've always rather thought of myself as the last yeti in nepal

memedumpster
This is the last train to Clarksville.

Bort
The "Update Dead Link" page didn't work: I clicked the button to submit the new URL and the page reloaded (with the URL blanked out).
pms
Try it now

Bort
Hurdle cleared! But then when I go to vote the resubmit up or down, it tells me I need to register first.

Bort
Also fixed now, thanks!

Bort
Wopps, here's what happened on an "Update Dead Link":

http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=128810

It got a new vid number, I think.

chumbucket
All is well. Carry on.
fedex
So is Chet and the gang completely out of the picture now? Cause if so, I have got some juicy secrets to finally spill!
bongoprophet
try it now

snothouse
SPILL GIRL

Scrimmjob
Never been happier to see an 'epic rap battles' video!
snothouse
As POE red/news/sports are all defunct, is there any kind of chatboard that I don't know about?

Glad "shop" is still alive and thriving, though.
Hooker
My understanding is that poeTV is the last remaining official POE thing. Official might be overstating the case.

Syd Midnight
For unofficial, there's bo-ne.ws, 54evil.com, and a Facebook group. And the caltrops.com forum is still around, if you're a real OG.

poopy
caltrops forum: "The synth 80s score [of Drive] is a shout out to Michael Mann and the consummate professional protagonists of his films."

http://www.caltrops.com/pointy.php?action=viewPost&pid=141431< br />
thank you syd, this is amazing... i have heard some shit in my time but whoa

Old_Zircon
I forgot about Caltrops!

sosage
This place has had temporary forums before. Once when it launched and a couple times when we had something like this happen. While useful, it kind of detracted from the important job we all do here: generating snarky commentary on Internet videos.

Syd Midnight
I remember the PoeTV forums. I think the problem was that it was PoE style with a separate post for each video, and most people didn't know it was there, so conversation was so scattered that it wasn't worth Support's time. Plus they were probably dreading the inevitable flame wars that would develop.

Nopey the Naysaying Puppy
Thank you for keeping poeTV going. I can't bear the thought of finding a new place to lurk.
Merzbau
73q submissions are all returning "error picking artist."
Old_Zircon
73 what?

Jet Bin Fever
Yeah, I'm getting this problem too. Tried to submit but it said "Error picking artist" after hitting the button.

pms
Try this now.

Merzbau
Still getting it, I'm afraid :(

pms
Try it once again.

Merzbau
It works, but the artist is stuck as "unknown"- any attempt to fix it returns the same "error picking artist" message. Not a huge deal, though, and thanks for putting in the time at all, mystery benefactor(s?).

pms
You sure about that?

http://www.73q.com/video.php?vid=128887

Seemed to work okay.

pms
You can edit now, too. I think that was the issue as well.

Change
This was the best possible way to deal with butt week. :D

And you fixed the things I'd said! Thank you.
BorrowedSolution
First I was all like; D:
Now I'm all like; :D
Never change, poetv.
Kabbage
I think we lost yesterdays comments? Anyone else notice this?
Mr. Purple Cat Esq.
Well, looks like I wont be building a replacement! I had already installed django on my machine and everything!
BorrowedSolution
pms; I still can't vote on hopper clips; despite being signed in on every other page. Also, thanks for all your hard work.
Scrotum H. Vainglorious
Yes I noticed the same thing on my end. pms I love you for restoring our beloved site but it's essential that I have the ability to downvote anime submissions!

pms
Try it now. Give a URL if it doesn't work.

Oscar Wildcat
It is still fucked. Tried upvoting this turd.

http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=128703&what=VOTING

...and it remains unmoved.

There's a lot of stuff in the hopper that prolly already got voted out. What happens to the database when that stuff is pooped back into the bowl? Guru meditation!

pms
Try now

Oscar Wildcat
OK it worked for me now.

BorrowedSolution
Working. Thanks!

Scrotum H. Vainglorious
Buddy Christ, what a relief!
Born in the RSR
Any need for donations?
pms
That's what the Amazon links and the store are for, Speaking of, that store needs....more.

Born in the RSR
I don't shop on amazon, but I'm guessing I'm about the only one around here. If a donate button does show up I'll be sure to throw some money at it.

This site has given me so much over the years, I'm glad it's not going any time soon. Thanks for your work pms.

Old_Zircon
If you can get a copy of "Mindfuckers: A Source Book on the Rise of Acid Fascism in America, Including Material on Charles Manson, Mel Lyman, Victor Baranco, and Their Followers" by David Felton, Robin Green and David Dalton in the store I will buy it for .

ashtar.
Someone had suggested a sort of hopper-like system for the store, where we could submit stuff that we think poetv people might want to buy. That would be cool. Not sure if feasible.

memedumpster
There needs to at least be the Baleen Category and the Old Zircon Category, for all those awesome weird rare movies they share. At least the ones still in print. At least put up MST3K.

Change
Actually, why not just set it up so that if a user wants to buy something, we can get ahold of you, and you can link it in the store?

I know I'd be down for helping out PoETV that way, if I could.

Mr. Purple Cat Esq.
pms why dont you just put some ads on the site? Ads are everywhere they are just like a background.

pms
I'll keep a list of suggestions. Keep them coming.

Clicking links helps.

pms
mst3k links are in the Store now.

Rodents of Unusual Size
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE AMAZON STORE:

TV

Kids in the Hall

The Found Footage Festival volumes

That Mitchell and Webb Look

BOOKS

A Confederacy of Dunces (it's a favorite book of many posters here)

the works of Kurt Vonnegut (Welcome to the Monkey House, Galapagos, Slaughterhouse Five, Player Piano would all be good choices)

the Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide

The Aquariums of Pyongyang

the Project: Censored series of yearly journalism stories buried by the mainstream press

DOCUMENTARIES

The Weight of the Nation (HBO)

Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomsky

Frontline: Inside the Meltdown

Frontline: The Warning

pretty much anything else from FRONTLINE

Paradise Lost (all three parts) which tells the story of innocent men in prison proven to be innocent.

Jesus Camp

Marjoe

Friends of God

MOVIES

Margin Call

Network

the works of Uwe Boll, but especially Postal

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

UHF

Primer

******


I will post more as I think of them but I think these represent the spirit of POETV pretty well.

Rodents of Unusual Size
MORE RECOMMENDATIONS:

Silent Night, Deadly Night 2

Troll 2

the collective works of John Waters but especially his early work, including "Polyester", "Female Trouble", and "Desperate Living".

Trekkies

Hausu (House) - surreal Japanese horror film

Brazil (Terry Gilliam)

Funky Forest: The First Contact (one of the weirdest movies ever made)

BiggerJ
A suggestion for the store: add a category for sources of popular POEtv videos so people can buy them.

BiggerJ
Hell, don't stop at popular. Simply well-rated ones too.

pms
We've added a bunch and will work on this down the road.

EvilHomer
I want more wolf urine.

gambol
how do I put the blood back in my veins
egglab
5 stars for you PMS, the site maintenance is greatly appreciated.
Bort
I am very happy that we have pms.

memedumpster
poeTV would be boring and forgotten without pms.

il fiore bel
True... It'd be nice if pms came around more than once a month, though.

poorwill
Take it to pms guys.

James Woods
Whatever
ashtar.
you are so cool let me hang out with you and smoke

James Woods
Pf, k. Sure.

Nominal
It seems that videos that made it out of the hopper yesterday were left hanging in limbo. My "Hellsing Ultimate: Abridged episode 4" video made it out of the hopper and never showed up on the front page but did show up on my submitted videos and was on the site to be rated.

Now today there's no trace of it but the hopper says the link has already been submitted so I cannot resubmit.
Pillager
I lost a volcano vid. I'll resubmit it. Life goes on.

BiggerJ
Nominal: Try posting it with the 'http' changed to 'https' for a clickable link to the video. Or post the url as 'http://youtu.be/[video code]'. The video code is the string of characters after '?v=' in the usual url. That'll result in an embedded video like normal.

kamlem
You are doing Quetzalcoatls work, pms. Thank you!
Robin Kestrel
Woot.
memedumpster
Oh thank god, I tried browsing YouTube for funny videos without poe and ended up waking up face down on the sidewalk missing my pancreas. Good thing humans have two of those.
glasseye
I've got some bad news for you.

BiggerJ
I would like to put forward the theory that pms is, in fact, the server itself, which has gained self-awareness.
sosage
...and everything it knows about the outside world it learned from our video submissions.

Bobonne
Oh, thank god. I'm accustomed enough to being a thread-killer, having this place die within two or three days of my registering again would be too much for me to bear.
Old_Zircon
I just tried to submit a video and after I clicked through the dupe check I got Auth Error3.x3va

I submitted two about an hour ago from the same browser session with no trouble.
Old_Zircon
Now I get "News category return failes32." when I clock "verify" on the submission form.

pms
Let us know if you see it again. We haven't necessarily fixed it, but we can see about getting closer to the issue

pms
Try this now

CornOnTheCabre
One of my stupid comments got deleted. I made it again. So suck on it, if this entire server reboot was just an elaborate means of hiding a piece of my mediocrity from the world.
Jack Dalton
-- can I buy poetv? I promise to treat it with the love and care it deserves! :D
Juice Eggs McKenna
That's a disturbingly subjective notion

gambol
I will fight you for the right to buy poetv.

gambol
you will lose

exy
pms, my next inebriant is in your honor
BiggerJ
The 'update dead link' system seems to be creating new videos instead of updating existing ones.
pms
Try it now

BiggerJ
Also, when 'update dead link' creates a new video (rather than replacing the old link like it should), the new video has no name, description or tags.
Syd Midnight
I lost my front page privileges. I'd like to think that I handled power very responsibly, so I'm just going to pretend my Icarian fall from grace was due to posting a video where Norm Macdonald screams "Cock! Cock!". If it ever gets out of the hopper.
SolRo
men have nipples, pls fix
The God of Biscuits
"search by google" on the search page doesn't work
Casual Tea Party
that's been broken forever, and is actually the doing of google. I believe there was some beef between poetv and google due to ads

Bort
I don't stay logged in between browser sessions. I've tested it on both Opera and Konqueror and I get the same problem on each; I haven't tried tested with any of the niche browsers but I assume it's a server-end thing anyway.
pms
Try now

Bort
Fixed on Opera, probably on the others too. Thanks!

Hooker
I'm having two (sort-of three) issues.

First, I don't stay logged in. That might be my issue; I stay logged in on my phone for whatever reason.

Second is that tags get all screwy when I submit. That's been happening for ages, and it gets fixed when I edit the entry and just click submit again. However, when I try to submit an edit to a submission, I get: News Grab Failed2.a
Hooker
Also, can't go to different pages in a person's comment history.

pms
Comment history should work now.

pms
See if editing works. If not, provide the error and the URL

pms
What does "tags get all screwy when I submit" mean?

Hooker
Well, currently on my latest submission (haven't tried to correct them yet), the tags are "Five, dollar, wrestling,, freight"

Where as, I had them as:
five dollar wrestling
wrestling
freight train
eugene
ben kingsly [sic]

The submission system has fucked up tags like that for a while now, but previously, the submitter could edit their entry and immediately hit submit and they would get fixed.

Anyway, just edited the submission and it worked.

Change
Two more things. First, like Hooker above, I'm constantly being logged out. Curiously, though, when I click on the login link above, the screen comes up with LOGIN FAILED in bold black letters.

Second, I've tried to edit the tags in a video, earlier, and it's been giving me various errors. One was a traditional error message on the old-school page format, (I can't recall the wording, but it was suffixed with a 2), and more recently, it gave the "Invalid edit attempt - logged. Just stop okay?." error, which if I'm remembering correctly was done as an anti-troll measure.

This is something I've done before, if I've realized my title was too offensive, or if I'd thought of better tags, but this time, I'm having nothing but trouble for it.
memedumpster
I've had to play the open-in-new-tab-crap-login-back-back-reload game since I've been on poeTV.

pms
Editing should work now.

pms
The login issue should be fixed. If you are seeing trouble, let us know what URL is giving you trouble.

memedumpster
Comment count is off on some videos. Sometimes 3 = 5, and 3 = 6, but 1 usually = 1. Sometimes it's accurate!
memedumpster
Nevermind, so sorry, I didn't know rating without commenting counted as a comment. I just now discovered that.

BiggerJ
If you want to make sure pms sees a post, post it as a direct reply to the video to a reply to one of pms' top-level comments. Otherwise it won't show up on hi userpage.

BiggerJ
*post it as a direct reply to the video or as a reply to one of pms' top-level comments.

memedumpster
My bad, your bug report reminder vid description read :

Remember, post bug reports at http://poetv.com/video.php?vid=128798 - as comments, not replies.

BiggerJ
Your initial comment was fine. The comment you added to it wouldn't have shown up on his userpage.

BiggerJ
Huh, just noticed that replies-to-comments show up on video posters' userpages as long as they're the ones who posted the videos where the disccusions are taking place. Sorry, my bad.

BiggerJ
Your initial comment was fine. The comment you added to it wouldn't have shown up on his userpage.
BiggerJ
Crap, wasn't mean to be a comment.

BiggerJ
*meant

BiggerJ
Crap, disregard previous comment, was meant to be a reply.
BiggerJ
Nobody's been able to register for some time now. A discussion about registration being broken can be found here - http://poetv.com/video.php?vid=121040
pms
They should try registering now and we'll see what's broken going forward.

dangerously
Three bugs:
- Long urls in comments break sometimes.
- The site randomly logs me out sometimes.
- Embedded YouTube videos don't load on iPhones running ios 7.

Also, I've done a bunch of web programming and I'm willing to volunteer if you ever want help maintaining or improving the site.
pms
Is this Embedded YouTube videos issue in Safari or Chrome?

dangerously
Embedding doesn't seem to work in the mobile versions of either Safari or Chrome.

pms
Provide a URL of one that doesn't work and we'll investigate further.

Spaceman Africa
Just who is PMS?

RockBolt
I'm not sure if the resubmit process is working, I voted on several videos and none tipped the scales, usually a few do. Also it looks like the order on the resubmits is scrambled, it was chronological by the time the link was submitted. This isn't a huge deal but it makes it really hard to tell which I already voted on, maybe if there was a way to indicate that on the list it would help a lot
BorrowedSolution
Category links aren't working. Returns 'Valid ID Grab Failed!!".
pms
Fixed

Pillager
"Videos Submitted: 548"

This has been stuck for a few days now.
pms
Try it now and check it tomorrow (or after you submit something) and check it again

Bort
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=128972

At present there are no visible comments, but "Comment count is 2".
pms
Fixed.

BiggerJ
Okay, I'm not a hundred percent sure about this bug, but I don't want to risk messing up a video in the process of testing it. This video - http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=128912 - has a URL startting with https instead of http, so it couldn't be emberred. I fixed the url and resubmitted it. As a result, the video was automatically fixed and embedded and the resubmit links to the video but without https or http at all (making the resubmit a clickable link rather than an embed). Very strange.
gambol
you think we can do something about search?
Pillager
I have a question about resubmits:

http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=10774

Look at the resubmit hopper, do I need to upvote this vid or is it working now?
pms
That video works, so downvote in the Hopper.

Or am I missing something?

Pillager
When I resub a vid, it looks like the old video still works & the screen my resub is on looks invalid.

BiggerJ
That happens to me too. I posted about it and pms hasn't said boo yet.

pms
Try this again next time a dead link needs updating.

BiggerJ
It works now, thanks!

Jet Bin Fever
Hey pms, the count for "Total Votes" on profiles is now at 0.
Jet Bin Fever
everyone else's seem fine, so maybe its only when the user views their own profile.

pms
Fixed it

Jet Bin Fever
Yep! Thanks.

BiggerJ
My resumbit of http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=129053 ended up as its own video - http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=128824 - despite possibly taking place after at least one of the related fixes.
BiggerJ
Oh, and this one too - http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=128824

BiggerJ
And it happened again here - http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=128802 - I don't know whether the glitched entries were submitted before or after the relevant fix, though.

BiggerJ
Nevermind, Bort already said it.

pms
Try it now or next time it's called for

Bort
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=128802

was a resubmit of

http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=87629

but showed up as its own video.

Out of curiosity, when you moved to a new server, did you also change database engines? If you did, I approve! Modernizing every now and again is a good idea.
pms
Let us know the next time you see a dead link so we can do it

pms
Actually, give it a shot -- this may be fixed.

RockBolt
When I look at this site on an iPad with safari, youtube embeds don't show up and neither does the "Update Dead Link / Original" link, so I can't click through to youtube. When the page loads the video appears for a split second but then it goes white. It seems like none of them work, but this one as an example definitely doesn't:

http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=129158
RockBolt
Okay, the videos still aren't loading on iOS but the "update dead/original" is showing up now

RockBolt
Its showing up when logged in, I guess. Makes sense for the "update dead link" part, but it'd be nice to click through to the original if the embed isn't working, even if not logged in

Pillager
Dear PMS,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYi886-5Tps

Shows up for http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=129220

Which is a resub for http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=129212

Thanks for your time.
il fiore bel
Hey, does it count if I ask that users mihai franco and/or HiThere24 be removed from the site?

All they do is submit videos to pimp their own crappy youtube channels. And I don't think mihai has ever submitted a video he didn't steal from someone else first.
Jet Bin Fever
SECONDED.

Jet Bin Fever
actually, how do their videos get past the hopper anyway?

il fiore bel
People vote the videos in. That hasn't changed.

Lately, they've been wising up to the obvious channel thief-whores, though.

Jet Bin Fever
Hey pms. I think the Search Function is broken again. It was working really well when you first switched over and fixed it, but now I can't find anything with it, just like it was before.

Thanks for all your work!
pms
Where are you searching? The little box at the top of the page? Or are you using the Search by Google?

And what does 'can't find anything' mean? Are you getting no results? An error message?

Jet Bin Fever
I was using the POE search, not google. And I wasn't getting any results, not an error. The searches were for common two word combinations, that I knew were showing up just a few weeks ago when you first got it working. But, now I think it is back to where you have to put the name of the tag exactly or nothing at all will show up. It's a minor issue really, so don't worry about it if it's difficult. I just like to be able to search for old videos.

Scrimmjob
Hey there, I am getting "News category return failes32." error when trying to submit to 73q.

thanks!
pms
Try it again and provide the exact error message.

Thanks.

pms
Try it again and provide the exact error message.

Thanks.
Scrimmjob
hmm, today it worked fine! Although I'm pretty sure I copy-pasted the error code in my last post. Thanks!

infinite zest
I didn't have time to read the whole thread but searched for "favorite" and didn't see anything regarding this.. anyway it looks like the "Favorited 7 Days 30 Days and All Time" links go to "Most viewed" instead.
infinite zest
***NEVER MIND*** it links correctly; it's just the title at the top that says "most views," but that's a small little detail.

Pillager
"News category return failes32c."

That is the error message I get when trying to submit a Blood Ceremony song. Am I doing something wrong?
RockBolt
If this is still being monitored, there is an annoying glitch that anything submitted with a https youtube link goes to the hopper and can't embed. I've done this a few times by accident, it'd be handy if it could change it automatically or warn you on the dupe checker page that the link used won't embed properly.
pms
We'll take a look

gambol
everything should go to the hopper; there should be no front page privileges - they only adds dupes and poorer-quality videos as a logical certainty
il fiore bel
Is there a better system for the resubmit hopper?

It seems like I've voted on just about every working link in there with little result. Yeah, I know it's dependent on enough people voting in one direction, and maybe there's nothing to be done about that. But what about accidental duplicated resubmits, or resubmit links that result in an ID grab fail? What about that mysterious divide between the older resubmits and the newer resubmits? Aside from users putting in their votes, is there a way to clean any of that stuff up?
il fiore bel
So uh... I have no idea if anything was done on the other side since I whined, but it looks much better lately.

Scrimmjob
Hey, if I hit random on the 73q frontpage it works, but when i hit it again from the video page i get this error:

The requested URL /video.phpw was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
BiggerJ
Dailymotion embedding doesn't seem to be working, as in http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=131481
pms
This should work now

ashtar.
I think this was already mentioned, but "https://" links won't embed properly. Simply deleting the 's' will make them work. It would be cool if the site did this automatically.
ashtar.
For youtube, at least.

SolRo
Not broken per-se, but you might want to add a capcha to video submissions as it seems scripted spam submissions are increasing.
Killer Joe
I've been around a million years with front page privileges (bitch!), but I'll still occasionally have something go to the hopper. Just wondering if there's a reason or it's just one of those things. The prior video I submitted got a 3.5, does it have something to do with that?
Bisekrankas
Yes I have also been getting passed to the hopper.

Bisekrankas
Or that may be because I accidentally submitted the youtube link with https

il fiore bel
Not a broken thing (depending on your POV, I suppose), but what are the chances of ever seeing a delete option for your own videos? Not necessarily for something in the hopper, but for your existing accidental dupes that were voted in and other videos that just make you go, "WTF was I thinking?"
il fiore bel
And seriously, will you ever fix this thing? Because it has occurred quite a bit.

http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=8471
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=88745
pms
Those two in particular were marked as invalid. If you have other examples, let me know

fluffy
Is this where to also post feature requests? It'd be cool if there were a preview for submissions so that we can make sure we haven't done something retarded like forgetting to set a youtube link to http instead of https, or swapping description and link, or having a "no spoilers in tags" tag on a video that puts the spoiler in the preload instead, or whatever.

I mean not that those are all things I've managed to do in the last two days or anything.
pms
Try the youtube https thing now. Should work.

Cube
73Q doesn't seem to add new artists to the list anymore, instead it just labels them as Unknown.
pms
Try now

Cube
Can't update the artist name on http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=135633, captain!

Pillager
"News category return failes32c." still happens when I try to submit Blood Ceremony.

Cube
It's sort of comforting when even the error messages are a bit wonky.

pms
Pillager, check your keywords.

Pillager
PMS, thank you.

pms
Try to edit the video now -- the Guido one.
Cube
Hooray, it works! Many thanks.

Azmo23
support,
sometimes i receive updates in my recent interactions that don't correlate to reality
example from just now:
"matlock replied to Old_Zircon discussing How to Win Friends and Influence People"
however, there is no comment from matlock showing in that video under old zircon's comments
is this a known bug?
pms
Need more info on that

Azmo23
on matlock's userpage http://www.poetv.com/users.php?userid=22273
about 30 lines down this vanishing interaction is noted as recent activity:
Replied to Old_Zircon discussing How to Win Friends and Influence People

so there may be some transactional record of what the comment was, somewhere

i've seen it before, but will keep an eye out for it on my own comments, so I could provide more detail on the body of a vanishing comment.
my guess is that the "injected space" bug (also responsible for breaking long URLs and, rarely, bold comments) is somehow messing with the comment posting.

Azmo23
here's another example that just happened:
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=136323
"Accidie replied to Azmo23 discussing Magician cuts himself in half, shambles around town"
no comment showing from accidie though

for both of these examples, there is an entry on the respective user's page for "recent activity" but not in their "comment history"

Scrimmjob
I think this happens if you hit reply on a message, and then just rate the video instead of commenting.

Azmo23
you're so smart! tested and confirmed that happens
i love solved mysteries

Azmo23
oh and another one
can you make it so if someone submits a video without the preceding http:// that it gets added instead of creating a poetv.com/url link that doesn't work?
example:
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=136324
link shows as:
http://www.poetv.com/thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/1e524e/-wa tters--world----tad-s-turf

thanks for working on this site in your freetime!
pms
Try it now

Azmo23
i don't have a video right now to test with, but instead of placing the http into the submission, which i'm sure will result in videos being submitted with http://http:// at the beginning, would it be possible to use regular expressions to check for and add the http at the beginning if necessary?

something like:
(i'm sure this won't display properly but here goes)

if ($url !~ m/http/)
{$url =~ s/^/http:\\}

Azmo23
whoops missing the trailing forward slash within the regex replacement bit

Azmo23
ok i tested
it looks great!
except it seems like if someone doubles up on the http://http:// it turns into http// (no colon)
example:
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=136348&what=VOTING
Azmo23
meant to be a reply to my previous comment whoops

pms
Try it now

il fiore bel
What is with all the ptvad.php prompts all of a sudden?

Or is it just me?
il fiore bel
Guess it's just me. False alarm.

il fiore bel
So, funny thing.

I just discovered it's possible to still vote in videos after they've dropped off the 7-day list. Just for shits and giggles, I tried it on one of my own, and it worked.

Should this be allowed? Do the links ever become inactive after a period of time?
Azmo23
hayyy support pms mang
i had a thought about the hopper
i assume it exists to prevent spam, but not as a secondary rating system for videos
so, i propose the button labels should be changed from "Vote Up" to "Not SPAM" and "Vote Down" to "SPAM" and leave "DUPE" as is
infinite zest
Hey, I posted this in a recent dupe on the front page, but the duplicate check isn't working. I tried submitting the most recent resubmit of Garbage Day's url and it took me all the way to the "not a dupe - continue" prompt. I didn't really want to clutter up the hopper or the front page but it would've let me. I dunno, it's not the end of the world for videos that were ten years old, but there's enough submissions that if someone's gone from poetv for even a couple of days, they may turn out submitting the same thing because they didn't see it on the front page.
BiggerJ
Multipart submitting may be completely broken.
Chocolate Jesus
Everything is broken all the time and I don't know why.
BiggerJ
A one-off quirk that happened to a video I recently hoppered that didn't happen to the ones I hoppered before or after it - this ( http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=143084&what=VOTING ) got added to the pages for its tags (animatic, pigegory, farkey, america) even though it hasn't gone through yet.
Lurchi
page hangs for a while on Firefox
ashtar.
1/19/16 When I click on my username on the top right, it comes up with a page saying "News Grab Failed2." instead of my recent activity etc.
ashtar.
Uh, actually it does this for all user profile pages, not just mine. But it works fine if I'm not logged in.

ashtar.
So, clearing my cache/history seemed to fix it.

Killer Joe
2/22/16
Trying to update a dead link for
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=90976
with
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3FUVDJtiSQ
But I get a screen saying the link was already submitted. Which it doesn't seem to be.
BiggerJ
New bug - new videos show up with black preview images on the front page.
pms
Try it now -- new submit.

Crowbot
8/12/16 Videos are just showing as a black box
boner
May be related to the "object" embed codes that were deprecated a year and a half ago. Should switch to the iframe code.

jaunch
I found that I can see videos in FireFox, but not Chrome.

pms
Possible fix, but just for new submissions from YouTube. It seems to work here http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=155063.

Cube
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=98359

It's a video about 13,000 dollars, but every time someone's typed a dollar sign and the number 13, it gets filtered out. Makes for some weird comments. It's in the description, too.

Oh, and it's August 14th, the year is 2016... For now!
Bort
As of 9/11/2016, it's still happening. If you try to post a dollar amount -- like dollar-sign-digit-digit-digit -- PHP is trying to do a variable substitution and it makes things go unhappy.

pms
3 test
pms
$12 test2
pms
$12 test3

pms
Try dollar $$ si$ns now
Oktay
oops I did that but over at
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=98359

Lurchi
please ban whoever submitted twenty fake "Dark Knight Trailer" videos to the hopper
namtar
This please. I don't think I've ever seen someone trolling the hopper in quite that way before.

il fiore bel
And punch him in the dick, please.

I think he just submitted 50 or so more.

SolRo
Ban Waugh already.

little shit has been falsely submitting videos and editing them for a while now.
bawbag
Spammers in the hopper:
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=158010&what=VOTING
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=158008&what=VOTING

This one has been spamming HOW TO clickspam for ages:
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=157931&what=VOTING
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=157895&what=VOTING
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