WARNING - bug in the system


Anaideia
6 months ago
At present the books attached to Credits are not showing. I marked a number of Credits for recycling as I thought they were redundant before I realized what was happening. I have taken note of the URLs and changed the titles of the "duplicates" to something else so they won't be inadvertently recycled. Additionally, I am able to access the History of the Credits I marked as duplicates, but when I click on the version data I receive the following error message:

Server Error
"'NoneType' object has no attribute '__getitem__'"

This error has been logged and we will look into it.
westpier
6 months ago
LOL - I think you broke it.
Anaideia
6 months ago
That thought did run through my mind.
kalli
Staff
6 months ago
Think the breaking was all our fault. This should be fixed now. Apologies for the inconvenience but thanks for the heads up.
Anaideia
6 months ago
Working nicely. Many thanks.
Anaideia
6 months ago
It seems that I only binned 4 credits thinking that they were not attached to Books. The problem is if I click on the oldest version of the history I am still getting the message that I cited above. Until this is resolved I can't reinstate the Credits.

The affected Credits are:

https://www.bookogs.com/credit/103503-do-not-edit

https://www.bookogs.com/credit/40187-do-not-edit

https://www.bookogs.com/credit/55468-do-not-edit

https://www.bookogs.com/credit/198914-do-not-edit
Anaideia
6 months ago
kalli my last comment was a question directed to the staff. Because of the glitch where the Books appended to the Credits disappeared, I mistakenly edited four Credits thinking they were redundant, retitling them as Duplicates in preparation for recycling.

I still can't access the first version of the history of the four Credits that I have listed as I receive the following message:

Server Error
"'NoneType' object has no attribute '__getitem__'"

This error has been logged and we will look into it.

Until this has been resolved I have no idea what the original titles of the four Credits were.
kalli
Staff
6 months ago
hey Anaideia, sorry for the late reply. There seems to be something weird going on with the version history for credits (version one seems to be missing and therefore trying to view a diff between one and two will fail with the error you mentioned above).

I've reported this error to our developers and have fixed the titles you mentioned by looking them up through in the admin back end. Thanks for your patience and data diligence.
Anaideia
6 months ago
Thanks for the update.
westpier
5 months ago
Another small bug. This entry keeps appearing when using the search term 'Duplicate':

https://www.bookogs.com/credit/284466-duplicate

However, you can't use it, but its beginning to irritate me.
mirva
5 months ago
It should be gone now. ;-)
Anaideia
5 months ago
Excellent. The saying give a man a fish and you feed him for one day, give him a fishing rod and you feed him for life, springs to mind. Just how did you do that?
mirva
5 months ago
I just did an empty edit on the renamed entry:
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/284466-mary-swainson

There was a similar case in Filmogs not so long ago where the updated title of a film hadn't fully gone through: it was showing on the Film page, but the rest of the system was still using the old name. Editing the Film page fixed the situation so I figured the same might work here too.
westpier
5 months ago
Thanks!
Anaideia
4 months ago
mirva I still don't know how you were able to determine the new name of the duplicate, so that you could type the url and then conduct an 'empty edit' on the new credit.

Why I ask is that there is another one stuck in the list of duplicates: https://www.bookogs.com/credit/201626-duplicate

Now, if I had that tool in my repertoire I wouldn't need to bother you. Thanks.
mirva
4 months ago
Look up the entry number (201626), that never changes. It's Martin Page (2). :)
Anaideia
4 months ago
Got it now! Thanks.
mirva
4 months ago
Looks like nothing is getting indexed at the moment...
Anaideia
4 months ago
mirva I reported a similar problem yesterday directly to the staff. The reply that I received stated "...the worker that does the indexing, adding new or updated entries to the search, crashed...".

The problem that I had yesterday was rectified shortly after, but as you noted the fault is back.

I do hope that worker wasn't injured.
mirva
4 months ago
I hope so too... A small change of plans, then. I'll clear out some duplicate companies instead. :)
kalli
Staff
4 months ago
Hey, we did indeed run into some problems with the indexing worker (the day after international worker day none the less). It should be fixed but currently we are being plagued by a lot of spam. Indexing should be caught up soon. Thanks for letting us know and for your patience.
xceque
4 months ago
I've been watching the spammer for the last few hours now. It's getting very tedious watching it grow and not being able to anything about it. Maybe more forum admins? Or at least block posters who post more than two posts per minute.
kalli
Staff
4 months ago
agreed xceque, we are looking into adding more features to avoid and get rid of spam. There are already some things in place, but these spammers are a crafty bunch.
xceque
4 months ago
It's back.
xceque
4 months ago
And again.
Anaideia
4 months ago
I've been watching the spammer for the last few hours now.
Tap him or her on the shoulder and tell them to get a life.
xceque
4 months ago
They've been banished to the recycle bin of ogs.
/dev/null'd into oblivion.
So there's no shoulder, never mind a life.
xceque
4 months ago
Ooh, it's back and it's brought some friends.

Although it's not actually spam, is it. No-one is reading those messages and thinking 'there's some products I'd love to buy'. No-one is being endeared towards them. It's just vandalism.
xceque
4 months ago
Sentinel One to Hercules. Astrea has gone nuts again.
kalli
Staff
4 months ago
We are trying to monitor this and delete as spam gets added. Longer term we hope to have more robust spam defenses soon. Thanks for the heads up everyone.

@xceque: The point of this sort of spam afaict is mostly to get links back to the websites that the spammer is promoting. Those sort of links count towards their ranking in search engines. This also makes it more important to try to get rid of the spam early, before search engines crawl this sort of content and the spammers actually get what they want.
xceque
4 months ago
Thanks for the info kalli. Didn't think of that since there are only plain text web addresses, no actual hyperlinks.
Is there any system for alerting admins directly to problem users or posts for quick response?
A 'report this user' button?
I've been replying in this thread under the assumption that every time I or anyone else does you (at least) would get a message, since you'd be subscribed by virtue of having posted yourself, and that would draw your attention and you'd spot another batch.
mirva
4 months ago
And they're back... 10 pages in the forum and counting. :/
xceque
4 months ago
Yup, this round had just kicked off when I last posted.
mirva
4 months ago
At least the following accounts posting:
https://www.bookogs.com/users/suxiza1007
https://www.bookogs.com/users/suxiza1008
https://www.bookogs.com/users/ahfmsek00
https://www.bookogs.com/users/madggyw
https://www.bookogs.com/users/dasdadsad
https://www.bookogs.com/users/wod718wod
xceque
4 months ago
They've been adding books more recently, rather than just posting in the forum. It's when they start editing books that we'll have a major problem since there's no way to easily revert yet. At least, not for us regular users.
mirva
4 months ago
Yeah, they are doing both. And don't give them bad ideas... :P
xceque
4 months ago
The bots can't read yet... I hope...   :o
mirva
4 months ago
*keeps fingers crossed*

We really need a "report user" button or something...
xceque
4 months ago
Indeed! I said exactly that mere hours before. We also need someone on the other end of it.

Let's hope that the devs have the matter in hand. I expect there are spam detection systems/plugins out there that can be employed beyond simple if-then-else coding to catch suspicious behaviour.

A nice idea would be flagging users as spammers instead of deleting them, tagging spam as spam instead of deleting it right away and only showing things marked as spam to users flagged as spam. Then they can spam away thinking they're having a right old time but with no effect to the rest of us, and will take them longer before realizing they need a new account.
Bit development intensive though. Hey, I can dream.
Anaideia
4 months ago
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I have always wondered why people bother with this sort of behaviour, so now I know. One more step in my path to enlightenment.
Anaideia
4 months ago
Whoops! My quote arrow must have been backwards. I have just woken up.
xceque
4 months ago
Back again.
mirva
4 months ago
Someone needs to revive the indexing worker again... Been waiting since Saturday for renamed entries to get indexed. :/
Anaideia
4 months ago
Someone needs to revive the indexing worker again
That would be helpful, plus stop sending me notifications for edits that occurred prior to my involvement with books and credits. My personal email inbox is filling up with rubbish.
mirva
4 months ago
Still waiting...
Anaideia
4 months ago
Good news mirva, it seems the indexer is up and running again. My email inbox had only two notifications this morning, so maybe my comment was heeded also. Now we just have to get rid of the Korean spammer and life can return to normal.
mirva
4 months ago
Hmmmm. Then either it's working slowly its way through, or then there has been an additional glitch with the credits I added on Saturday because they still haven't been indexed.

Yeah, it would be nice to get rid of the spammers, and I do understand that blocking them is a high priority.
mirva
4 months ago
Ok, it seems that I might have to go and do an empty edit on all of them... just hoping I can find them all. :P
Anaideia
4 months ago
just hoping I can find them all
I know the feeling.
Anaideia
4 months ago
mirva I believe I have found two of your edits:

https://www.bookogs.com/credit/326799-canongate-books-ltd
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/192967-cannongate-books-ltd

I can't locate the modified credits.
mirva
4 months ago
Yeah, I had trouble locating them too, some were easier to find than others... Luckily if I couldn't find them through Google search, I could always find them in my contributions. A little bit tedious but I found them all. :)
kalli
Staff
4 months ago
Apologies xceque and Anaideia. In my overeagerness to clear up spammers I accidentally sent the two of you to spam purgatory (temporarily)

I have restored your user accounts to their former state and re-added all the submissions, but let me know if you see any inconsistencies. I fear the last couple of hours of additions might be inconsistent due to our backup structure and that about 5 documents may have be lost in total (including some replies from this thread)

Again I'm terribly sorry. I have revised my spam script to be more easily recoverable and shall try to measure twice and cut once in the future.
kalli
Staff
4 months ago
re. updates being missing in the search results. I have reindexed all books from the last week in case any updates or additions got lost in the shuffle. Will do the same for credits. Thanks for your patience.
Anaideia
4 months ago
The three book submissions that I made yesterday afternoon have disappeared, my book collection has been reset to zero and my reading list includes every book submission that I have ever made.
xceque
4 months ago
I had to re-set my collection/list sharing settings, but apart from that my account looks ok now. I hadn't done any editing in a while.
That'll teach me to make jokes in Korean.
Anaideia
4 months ago
xceque you're lucky.
kalli
Staff
4 months ago
@Anaideia. Again very sorry about this.

my book collection has been reset to zero and my reading list includes every book submission that I have ever made.
I just had a better look at those lists, should be restored to their prior state now. Let me know if they still look off to you.

The three book submissions that I made yesterday afternoon have disappeared
I'm afraid those are totally gone.

Anaideia
4 months ago
Those lists look a lot better and I suppose can resubmit the three books. Thanks.
mirva
4 months ago
I have reindexed all books from the last week in case any updates or additions got lost in the shuffle. Will do the same for credits.
Thanks. :)
westpier
4 months ago
Entries with parentheses are missing from the drop down again when adding a new book.
Anaideia
4 months ago
Bookogs has now been bombarded by spammers for the past five days. How much longer is this going to occur?
Anaideia
4 months ago
@kalli The three books which I submitted that were deleted during the spam purge are still showing up in the database, however if I click on them I get a 404 message. The books in question are:

'Flashman and the Mountain of Light' by George MacDonald Fraser: https://www.bookogs.com/search?q=flashman

'The Castlemaine Murders' by Kerry Greenwood which I resubmitted and both copies are shown here: https://www.bookogs.com/search?q=kerry%20greenwood

'A Long Way From Home' by Peter Carey: https://www.bookogs.com/search?q=a%20long%20way%20from%20home

Do they still exist or not?
kalli
Staff
4 months ago
@Anaideia ah actually hadn't considered that the entries would still be in the search service, I have restored them to the db from the info in there. Some detail might be missing, maybe check them out. Thanks for the heads up and apologies again for nuking those entries.

https://www.bookogs.com/book/345904-a-long-way-from-home
https://www.bookogs.com/book/345815-flashman-and-the-mountain-of-light

Anaideia
4 months ago
@kalli almost there. With the https://www.bookogs.com/book/345904-a-long-way-from-home submission there are four credits that appear in the search service but are not active in the database:

https://www.bookogs.com/credit/345910-steve-waters-2
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/345905-glen-curnow
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/345906-john-leonard-curnow
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/88942-michael-lionstar

Hopefully, you can restore these as well. Thanks.
kalli
Staff
4 months ago
Fixed, thanks for your diligence Anaideia.
Anaideia
4 months ago
No, it is not fixed. I have no idea what is going on. The four credits will not form hyperlinks in the submission and the book credit is not shown as an attribution for any of the four. I have tried all sorts of work arounds to no avail.
kalli
Staff
4 months ago
my bad, but think it should be good now.
Anaideia
4 months ago
Thanks kalli, I reckon we are back to normal.
Anaideia
4 months ago
Now the two restored submissions have twins in the database.

https://www.bookogs.com/search?q=A%20Long%20Way%20From%20Home
https://www.bookogs.com/search?q=Flashman%20and%20the%20Mountain%20of%20Light
Anaideia
4 months ago
It looks the doppelgängers have left the building.
Anaideia
4 months ago
It looks like the doppelgängers have left the building.
kalli
Staff
4 months ago
Fixed, thanks again Anaideia.
mirva
3 months ago
Now occasionally when I click the "Edit this Book" button, the data doesn't load, all I get is the title. It seems to be random, but happens sometimes several times in a row.
phasics
3 months ago
Me too. Also when "Add one like this". F5 helps.
Anaideia
3 months ago
Yep! Same here.
Anaideia
3 months ago
I should add that my fix is to hit the page refresh which then loads the data correctly.
mirva
3 months ago
Yeah, refresh fixes the issue, though sometimes I have to refresh the page several times for the data to show up.
westpier
3 months ago
Drop down is a bit ropey again, only lists the first 10 credits. Plus if credit includes '&' or a comma etc. it doesn't appear, eg.

Simon & Schuster, Inc - https://www.bookogs.com/credit/25867-simon-schuster-inc
kalli
Staff
3 months ago
Thanks for the heads up on the submission form problems. That should have been fixed now.

@westpier: We are aware of the symbols being problematic in the search. Hope to investigate soon. Thanks for the ffedbacl.
westpier
3 months ago
Thanks, likewise accents above letters can be a problem eg. if submitter doesn't know its André Deutsch rather than Andre Deutsch, as André will not show up if submitter types Andre.
kalli
Staff
3 months ago
@westpier: The ampersand bug should be fixed now. We are aware that handling accented characters (unicode case folding) isn't optimal, hope to address that soon
mirva
3 months ago
A delayed thank you for fixing the ampersand bug. :-)

Another thing: when I try editing on my phone, the corner bubble covers the "Save" button - I always have to change to landscape mode. Not a big deal, just mildly annoying. :P
kalli
Staff
3 months ago
thanks for the heads up mirva, will pass that on to the developers.
Vipasser
3 months ago
Hi everyone
Did anyone notice that recent additions is not updated when someone add a book or credit?
Anaideia
3 months ago
I notice that book credits are also being offered when typing a credit in a submission. It certainly is the case if you are typing The Beatles.
kalli
Staff
3 months ago
I notice that book credits are also being offered when typing a credit in a submission. It certainly is the case if you are typing The Beatles.
This has been fixed, thanks for the feedback.
westpier
3 months ago
Trying to change following entry to 'Duplicate' but for some reason when I press the 'save' button nothing happens:

https://www.bookogs.com/credit/240316-hackette-book-group-inc

Can someone else try it, thanks.
Vipasser
3 months ago
I can't edit anything
A warning system appears:
"Our spam systems flagged this action as spam"
Anyone else?
kalli
Staff
3 months ago
@Vipasser: Are you still getting that error? We have been tweaking our spam systems a bit today because of an onslaught of spam.

Is it for all kinds of edits / submissions? Or just very minor edits?
Vipasser
3 months ago
Yes, I'm still getting that message: "Our spam systems flagged this action as spam" when I try to add a new book. In the meanwhile the only one I could add it is https://www.bookogs.com/book/385005-la-coartada-perfecta
Anaideia
3 months ago
Can't edit a Wikipage. Click save button and page just hangs, not even an error message.
mirva
3 months ago
I had problems with the save button sometimes last week, but as the problem went away I thought it had been fixed. Looks like I was wrong.

It was totally random though, sometimes the button was working and sometimes not. If it didn't work, most of the time I had to go back and redo the edit.
Anaideia
3 months ago
mirva I thought you might have banned me from adding magazines to the Wiki page :)

I have attempted three times without luck. It might be something to do with the latest spam filters.
Anaideia
3 months ago
Just in case I get run over by a bus these are the three magazines I am trying to add to the Music section of https://www.bookogs.com/wiki/magazines-on-bookogs

disco revue (/credit/385136-disco-revue)
Les Rockers (/credit/385152-les-rockers)
POP 2000 (/credit/384719-pop-2000)
Anaideia
3 months ago
Until the Wiki page editing problem is fixed, here are some more magazine titles.

Men's Interest (if that is a euphemism for straight male porn):
Chobix (/credit/385426-chobix)
QX (/credit/385417-qx)
Newlook (/credit/385410-newlook)
Front (/credit/385406-front)
Ché (/credit/385400-che)
Hot Video (/credit/379704-hot-video)

Music:
Atem (/credit/252727-atem)
Rock & Folk (/credit/385319-rock-folk)
rock'n'roll musique (/credit/385026-rocknroll-musique)
Sonic Seducer (/credit/385382-sonic-seducer)
Vive Le Rock! (/credit/385393-vive-le-rock)

Film, Cinema & Television:
Schokkend Nieuws (/credit/385359-schokkend-nieuws)

???
Bizarre (/credit/379668-bizarre) - described as an alternative magazine
Sinical Magazine (/credit/379673-sinical-magazine) - alternative/fetish modeling & photography magazine
mirva
3 months ago
if that is a euphemism for straight male porn
I think they are sometimes included in the "Men's Interest" section, but most of the time adult/porn magazines have their own section. I would consider doing it here too.
mirva
3 months ago
mirva I thought you might have banned me from adding magazines to the Wiki page :)
Hehe... Even if I could do something like that, I would never ban anyone from improving the database. I'm not that mean. :P
Anaideia
3 months ago
Thanks mirva, it seems the edit function has been restored. I will create an Adult/Porn section as you suggest. I will list Sinical Magazine in Photography. I am still undecided about where to put Bizarre. Any suggestions?
sharpmath
3 months ago
I'd suggest Culture for Bizarre magazine.

The wikipedia page states, "Bizarre covered alternative culture through interviews with counterculture personages, and articles about the Occult, LGBT culture and drug, fetish, and other subcultures. It also reviewed the work of avant-garde directors, musicians, authors, and visual artists—and of those who have a cult following."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bizarre_(magazine)
AbsoluteBodyControl
3 months ago
Bizarre is a difficult one to categorize...

As above, Culture would be a good suggestion...
It was always with all the other Men's magazines in the shops...
The cover used to say "Don't buy if you're easily offended. Contains gore, girls, sex and violence".
Anaideia
3 months ago
Thanks for the replies. I have added Bizarre to Culture.
Anaideia
3 months ago
I just went to access the Wiki pages and I am getting a 404 error. One way to get rid of the guidelines.
Anaideia
3 months ago
I have sent the staff a message via the dialogue bubble on this topic.
Anaideia
3 months ago
For some reason I can't access the book submission History. I click on the button and it just doesn't respond.
Anaideia
3 months ago
I am now able to access the History but it is slow to respond.
westpier
3 months ago
Is the slight incredibly slow at the moment (and last night) or is it just my crappy internet connection? Judging by the amount of new submissions it might just be me.

Getting this error:
Error 502 Ray ID: 42e5bf1baa023494 • 2018-06-21 10:21:08 UTC
Bad gateway
Anaideia
3 months ago
I am constantly getting a 502 as well, which I believe is a problem with the Bookogs server and nothing to do with your internet.

It doesn't last for long but I have lost some data as a result.

I am also having problems loading pages as they tend to hang for awhile.
Anaideia
3 months ago
There is something very wrong with the system at the moment. I am constantly receiving either a 502 (bad gateway) or 522 (timed out) error which I can trace to the Bookogs server. On several occasions I have lost data as a result. I hope this is fixed soon as it is rather annoying.
kalli
Staff
3 months ago
@westpier and Anaideia are you still having those problems?
Anaideia
3 months ago
I have stopped getting the 502 and 522 errors, but I am still finding some pages are very slow to load.
westpier
3 months ago
No longer getting that error, and seems back to normal speed for me, thanks.
Anaideia
2 months ago
I am finding that pages won't load completely; the title loads but the rest of the data won't. This was an intermittent fault a couple of weeks ago but is now the norm. I rectify it in Google Chrome by clicking on the refresh page button. Previously, this worked first time but now I have to refresh several times before the page loads properly (my record is 10 tries). It does make multiple editing a trying experience.
Anaideia
2 months ago
It is working like grease lightning at present! Not sure if that is due to intervention or luck.
mirva
2 months ago
It's still happening, it's especially bad when adding images to books. It is a bit random, sometimes you can edit hours without getting a single problem, and then suddenly you have refresh the page 10 times every time.
Anaideia
2 months ago
It could be like a relay race. I hope the baton is not returned to me anytime soon as it is still working magnificently (touch wood).
brand0
2 months ago
Anybody else having problems with adding more than one Date?
Adding one is fine, but for the second one only the description field is available...
BadMoon
2 months ago
Exactly the same problem here! If you try to save with just the description field, this error message appears:

Date-Date: u'' does not match '^\\d{4}(-\\d{2})?(-\\d{2})?$'
Anaideia
2 months ago
Same problem. I have found that most of the date fields have disappeared from submissions. I believe this is due to maintenance being done to the Works pages. I have reported the bug directly to the staff.
brand0
2 months ago
OK, thanks for the info, hopefully when this has been fixed I can add the missing Dates to the recent submission where only one Date could be added.
Anaideia
2 months ago
This date problem is becoming a definite nuisance.

It seems that any dates that do not conform to a strict yyyy-mm-dd format or contain extraneous data are blocked from the system. At present, I (and many others) are adding Works, and it is not possible to add any of the books that have a date problem. It means I have to keep a list of books that are affected by this problem, in the hope that it is resolved sometime in the future.

I do hope it is resolved soon because my list is getting longer and longer.
kwulf
2 months ago
In the meantime, I am adding the extra dates (the 1st date field is not affected) in the Notes section.
brand0
2 months ago
I have also added Date(s) that can't be added otherwise in the Notes, but it would be better if the issue would be solved, otherwise the list of additions in retrospect might for some grow out of porportion.
I have not had any problem (at least I don't thinks so...) in adding Books to Works with Date issues - as long as I don't make any changes to the Date fields...
Anaideia
2 months ago
I am adding the extra dates (the 1st date field is not affected) in the Notes section.
I just hope users transfer the data to the correct fields when the matter is resolved.

I have not had any problem (at least I don't thinks so...)
If you had then you would have found that the error blocks the ability to save any new edits, i.e. you wouldn't have been able to complete the Works edit. Unless... I won't go there as I don't want to give users ideas.



brand0
2 months ago
The Date issue appears to have been fixed as (at least I can) add more than one Date once again.
Anaideia
2 months ago
That makes two of us. Thank you staff.
mirva
2 months ago
I don't know if anyone has brought this up, but it seems that it's no longer allowed to enter text or multiple years in the date field. I understand the reasoning behind it, but what to do when something else needs to be fixed - should I just delete the extra data from the fields?

For example: https://www.bookogs.com/book/347471-the-handmaids-tale
kwulf
2 months ago
Ι'm afraid the extra info has to be moved to Notes.
Anaideia
2 months ago
Yep. It is strictly yyyy-mm-dd. When I have encountered extraneous information in the dates I have been recording it in Notes. I reckon a free text facility would be handy in this situation.
mirva
2 months ago
Ok - thanks. :-)

I wish there were images, so I could reflect exactly what is printed on the book. But I guess it's more important to be able to edit books, so I will leave a request to update them if needed.
kalli
Staff
2 months ago
hey everyone, apologies for tardiness in responses here and thanks for the heads up on some of the bugs or problems.

Regarding the validation of the dates, the field should allow yyyy, yyyy-mm or yyyy-mm-dd format. In my opinion things that aren't in that format don't belong in that field but in the type dropdown or in notes. Maybe each date entry needs a type field (drop down) and an optional note (free text) field?

We mean to keep improving on the submission form, so all of this feedback is appreciated.

Anaideia
2 months ago
Reprint dates are a problem as these can sometimes be quite lengthy. Some users have recorded them as strings on the one line, which obviously is no longer supported. My solution is to list the entire set in Notes and add the last reprint date to Dates, as this is the most relevant in the book submission.

I do think a free text field would be handy to record such things like publisher names and countries alongside dates.
Vipasser
2 months ago
Just a few minutes ago something strange happened:

I added this book:

https://www.bookogs.com/book/413632-ciencia-ficcion-seleccion-35

and then

https://www.bookogs.com/book/413633-ciencia-ficcion-seleccion-36

the same image was uploaded by someone in credits and this book:

https://www.bookogs.com/credit/413634-evelyn-e-emith
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/413635-r-delany
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/413637-phyllis-einstein
https://www.bookogs.com/book/413646-continentes-hundidos-tierras-del-futuro
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/413647-sebastian-fontrodona-boada

I realized, thought it was me, because before this happened my browser was uploading and finally failed after some minutes
I disabled all those images manually and then added

https://www.bookogs.com/book/413648-cosecha-roja

and the same image was uploaded atomatically, and after I disabled and uploaded the right one

Is this a strange bug?
Vipasser
2 months ago
Again the same image uploaded by system:
https://www.bookogs.com/book/413656-diario-de-las-estrellas-viajes-y-memorias
Anaideia
2 months ago
And I thought I was just having a bad day!

I have reported the image problem directly to the staff.
Vipasser
2 months ago
Thanks mate. I decided to have a break :D
Anaideia
2 months ago
The system has gone haywire, I'm out of here.
westpier
2 months ago
Just happened to me as well, got the same image (now removed:

https://www.bookogs.com/book/413669-black-flag-no-135
JT_X
2 months ago
The image I uploaded here:
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/413620-les-newsom

…has started appearing on other profiles.
Anaideia
2 months ago
Tell me about it.
kalli
Staff
2 months ago
hey everyone, thanks for the heads up. We are aware of this problem, hope to have a fix out soon. Thanks for your patience.
Vipasser
2 months ago
Yes and the credits also go crazy, "edited by ..." no user
BadMoon
2 months ago
At this moment the image of Howard Waldrop
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/104297-howard-waldrop
appears on
https://www.bookogs.com/credit/37580-rowohlt-taschenbuch-verlag
and that is a credit with no history (not edited).
westpier
2 months ago
The pictures of dear old Howard Waldrop popping up everywhere add a nice creepy feeling to the whole proceedings.
Vipasser
2 months ago
my picture is everywhere
https://www.bookogs.com/book/413632-ciencia-ficcion-seleccion-35
Anaideia
2 months ago
The pictures of dear old Howard Waldrop popping up everywhere add a nice creepy feeling to the whole proceedings.
At least it makes a change from the Cheshire Cat grin of Les Newsom and the cover of Ciennca ficcion seleccion 35.
kalli
Staff
2 months ago
We have just released a fix for the image issues. Apologies for the inconvenience. Submissions with these broken images can be fixed by going into "edit images" and marking the wrong images as disabled.

Let us know if you see this problem rear its head again.
BadMoon
1 months ago
I've added/edited a work, but none of the data appears:

https://www.bookogs.com/work/425638-die-braut-des-prinzen

If I open the edit form, all the infos are shown and in the history everything is visible too.
Anaideia
1 months ago
Yikes BadMoon. I thought you had suffered a one off bug, but I have just encountered the same problem with other credits.
kalli
Staff
1 months ago
This problem with the works page should be fixed now, sorry for the trouble everyone.
Anaideia
1 months ago
There is another problem at present which I assumed was related to the Works credits bug, but unfortunately this hasn't been resolved.

The Original Language and Original Language Title is not showing in book credits. Here is an example: https://www.bookogs.com/book/142577-duizend-schitterende-zonnen
kalli
Staff
1 months ago
The Original Language and Original Language Title is not showing in book credits.
This has been fixed, thanks for the heads up!
kwulf
1 months ago
When trying to add an image to a book, I get:

Server Error
"Tried to leave "div" but something closed it already"
This error has been logged and we will look into it.
kalli
Staff
1 months ago
thanks for reporting @kwulf, fixed it.
westpier
1 months ago
Pictures not currently uploading for me, I press 'upload' and just get a blank bar and nothing happens (using Opera in Windows). Plus quite a few 'Bad Gateway' messages.
westpier
1 months ago
eg. Error 502 Ray ID: 44c065c03a43358a • 2018-08-18 00:52:23 UTC
Anaideia
1 months ago
I am also experiencing Bad Gateway errors and slow response times. Several times as I have been editing, the page has locked up and will not respond. In these situations I have had no choice but to kill the page and lose my edit. The diagnostic traces the problem to a server error.
kwulf
1 months ago
https://shop.bookogs.com/catalogue/the-summons_14066/

Even though the book listing has an image, the sales listing for it does not show it.
westpier
1 months ago
Still getting Bad Gateway Error 502, making submitting a bore. Plus worried it will cancel out a lengthy submission.
SextonBlake
4 days ago
I am having trouble loading book credits using the V2 editor, if there is an error in the submission, e.g. date format, superseded credit role, etc.

The only way I can load the page is use the V1 editor and make the correction to the non-compliant data. Once the data has been amended I can then use the V2 editor as normal.
SextonBlake
4 days ago
There is another bug this time with the Works credits.

When I delete a name variation from a Works credit and submit, the book page shows the Works credit as *. I then have to re-edit the book, delete the Works credit and type it, select it from the menu and then resubmit the book. The Works credit shows normally.
SextonBlake
4 days ago
Further to my comment about the V2 editor. I have found that date formats that include zeros for the dd component are preventing the page loading. I have never known 00 in dd to register as a highlighted error in the V2 editor, so I find this surprising.
westpier
3 days ago
Yes V2 will not let you continue until you've corrected the date or old superceded credit but surely this is what should happen? Also why would you need 00 in the date credits? Unless I've missed something in what you're trying to do.
SextonBlake
3 days ago
Sorry westpier, I will try that again.

If I try to edit a book submission which has a pre-existing error (shown as a red highlight when you open the page) using the V2 editor, the page will not load. I click on 'Edit this Book' and all I get is a blank page. The only way I can successfully load the submission data is to use the V1 editor, make my edit, correct the pre-existing errors and then submit. Once this is complete then I have found the V2 editor works fine (but at this stage I don't care because I don't need it anymore).

Also why would you need 00 in the date credits?
I agree, however some users format the date in that fashion. It has never been a problem up until yesterday.

I have received word from the staff that they are working on a solution.
westpier
3 days ago
OK, I see what you mean now, it was ok for me a few days ago but haven't come up an 'error' one in the last few days. Though I do get a blank white screen as it waits to load, goes after about 6 seconds.
SextonBlake
3 days ago
goes after about 6 seconds
I'm not known for my patience. That could be the problem!
westpier
3 days ago
LOL - I've just got the blank screen which won't go, damn you Sexton.
SextonBlake
2 days ago
Ha, ha my little wax figure of you sitting at a computer is starting to work. Wait until I start sticking pins in it.
mirva
1 days ago
There was a time when only two formats were accepted: YYYY and YYYY-MM-DD. The YYYY-MM format is a recent addition, and is not even mentioned in the guidelines.

"This is the exact or approximate date of the public release / launch of an object. The date can be listed as the year, month and year, or the specific day, or left empty. For an exact date, enter in the format "YYYY-MM-DD" (02-Sept 1997 would be 1997-09-02). For an approximate date you may enter only the year (in four-digit format, YYYY) or year and month with "00" for the day (YYYY-MM-00). Approximate release dates or conflicting information can be placed in the notes field. (8.1.1.)'
SextonBlake
1 days ago
Interesting. The problem is the site developers must have forgotten that advice, or at least the system has rejected it. If the dd component has 00 then I can't load the page using the V2 editor.