Digg gives this message:Please choose a valid type for your URL.

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  1. greathub profile image69
    greathubposted 11 years ago


    Whenever I try to digg my hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/WWIII

    I get this message:

    "Please choose a valid type for your URL."

    Can anybody help?



  2. funride profile image78
    funrideposted 11 years ago

    You can see what happened here http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/3219 wink

  3. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 11 years ago


    It's different, it's actually a bug in Hubpages code. It passes url like :

    instead of

    , and digg just can't understand it...

    1. greathub profile image69
      greathubposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Even if you write it in the form: http://hubpages.com/hub/WWIII

      you would get the same message.

      Can any hubpage official help? How about you, Mr. Paul?

  4. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 11 years ago

    It works just fine for me. Watch for typos...

  5. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 11 years ago

    Although we can probably work around it, I believe the bug is actually in Digg's implementation.  For those that are interested,this is the link that we send you off to (which has the forward slashes properly encoded):


    Digg's web server then does a 301 redirect to this URL:


    It appears they are encoding the % symbol (which encoded is %25) with that redirect, but the percent symbol should just be left alone as it is actually part of the "%2F" token which is an encoded forward slash.

    1. greathub profile image69
      greathubposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the reply but the problem is still there even if i write the URL correctly. Can't you contact the people at Digg and get this problem solved.


  6. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 11 years ago

    Could be their fault for sure smile You know, I'm not a big fan of bashing you, guys big_smile

  7. Mschanl profile image64
    Mschanlposted 11 years ago

    Hi Greathub,Everyone,smile

        Yeah, it's probably a bug. I had the same problem yesterday. I tried to go around it by clicking the tab "Submit New" at the top. Then it let me enter the URL. I entered my URL and it went though.

    I hope this will help you all in some way.

    Rose Marie


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