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

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  1. greathub profile image74
    greathubposted 10 years ago

    Hi

    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?

    Regards

    Ali.

  2. funride profile image74
    funrideposted 10 years ago

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

  3. Misha profile image72
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Guys,

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

    http://hubpages.com%25252Fhub%25252FWWIII
    instead of
    http://hubpages.com/hub/WWIII

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

    1. greathub profile image74
      greathubposted 10 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 image72
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

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

  5. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 10 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):

    submit?phase=2&url=http://hubpages.com%2Fhub%2FWWIII

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

    submit?phase=2&url=http://hubpages.com%252Fhub%252FWWIII

    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 image74
      greathubposted 10 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.

      Thanks
      Ali

  6. Misha profile image72
    Mishaposted 10 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 image66
    Mschanlposted 10 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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