bad links

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  1. cascoly profile image59
    cascolyposted 8 years ago

    i've noticed this problem for a coupla wks now --

    the links capsule doesn't always accept pasted urls

    it often puts the link in, but doesnt retrieve the title or desc. ifyou 'test' the link it says it's bad, but the same url pasted into a browser finds the hub every time.

    at first i thought it might be that the hubs i was entering were new, but i've now seen it for hubs that are weeks old

    i've checked the url text i'm trying to paste, to be sure there arent any extra characters, but still says 'bad link'

    BUT, if i clear the link, and type out the url directly, it works!

    the end result is a url rather than a title in the links capsule when viewed. and, even if you do go back and finally manage to get the link to work ok, it still shows up as the url

    i've discovered this paste problem in the start a hub section also -- if you paste text into the 'choose a title' it doesnt auromatically create the hub address as it normally does if you type, so it appears you have to type the title in manually

    EXCEPT - i found if you just paste, then insert an x it creates the web address as it's supposed to, and you can then delete the x

    these are minor irritants, but not being able paste text just leads to many more mistakes, esp'ly for those of us who can only type with 2 fingers

  2. saleheensblog profile image61
    saleheensblogposted 8 years ago

    didn't have this problem.

    1. cascoly profile image59
      cascolyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      it doesnt happen every time, but it does happen frequently.  at first i thought it might be the urls were too long, but even the short ones foul up - and it looks like it's somehow connected to the paste.

      1. saleheensblog profile image61
        saleheensblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lenght or age is not a matter at all.

  3. saleheensblog profile image61
    saleheensblogposted 8 years ago

    what you said about title is true.

    I think you had both of your hubs in edit mode as you were trying to do reciprocal linking. It happened to me.

    1. cascoly profile image59
      cascolyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i thought that too at first but it happens with hubs that were several weeks old and had not been edited recently

      it's consistent, too - if a hub fails, it will fail when i try to put a link on another hub by pasting

  4. cascoly profile image59
    cascolyposted 7 years ago

    this problem is still alive - it seems most of the problems are with longer hub titles, but not all.  once a title does go 'bad' it persists when used by several hubs

    here's an example:

    i had originally pasted in the 'best books evolution' hub link and it still reports it as bad.  but if i do search & pick it out of the list, it works fine.  [i've left both versions in for the moment in case tech support can do anything]

    again, this problem occurs even when editing older hubs, using links to other hubs that are weeks old


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