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Subject:LJ Question
Time:09:17 pm


The link on my profile page to 'A Journey With Frodo' has stopped working - I just get a message which reads "Error: Sorry, one or more specified tags do not exist". It has been working ok for years and I haven't knowingly changed anything! It's the same link I use twice in every chapter and they don't work either. The LJ tag works ok and if I copy that and use it in place of my link it does work - but it means I get the long, untidy-looking link instead of the title! It also entails going back to change the links in every chapter - 31 to date!! Any help would be much appreciated:)
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mews1945
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Time:2010-02-08 09:40 pm (UTC)
That happened with some of my fics. What I had to do was go to my profile page, click on Journal - Manage Tags, then click on the tag and then "show Journal entries" which brought up the entries under that tag. I clicked on the url, copied it, and then went to the customize journal page, then to the links page and replaced the old link with the new one I'd just copied. After I saved it, the link worked again. I don't know what's causing the problem, but the new link looked a bit different from the old one. Something to do with their latest "update," I'm sure.
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not_alone
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Time:2010-02-09 05:00 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for this info Mews. With this and the help from msilverstar I seem to have found the solution and you're right - it does seem to be caused by the latest update!! Thanks again:)
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mechtild
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Time:2010-02-08 10:31 pm (UTC)
No suggestions, Paulie, but I hope you can get it fixed. No working link to "A Journey With Frodo"??? That's not good!
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not_alone
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Time:2010-02-09 05:03 pm (UTC)
I seem to have found the solution thanks to the help from msilverstar and mews1945. Without their suggestions I wouldn't have had a clue!!
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mechtild
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Time:2010-02-09 06:19 pm (UTC)
Yay!
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msilverstar
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Time:2010-02-08 10:49 pm (UTC)
It is an update thing :-(

They switched from this: http://not-alone.livejournal.com/tag/a+journey+with+frodo

To this: http://not-alone.livejournal.com/tag/a%20journey%20with%20frodo (the %20 is an invisible space character).
which looks like this: not-alone.livejournal.com/tag/a journey with frodo

BUT! I just tested this solution. Change your tag at http://www.livejournal.com/manage/tags.bml - put in the pluses and it should work!

old tag: http://msilverstar.livejournal.com/tag/fic-other%20actors - nope

new tag: http://msilverstar.livejournal.com/tag/fic-other+actors - yes!

ETA: I just noticed that you have a whole bunch of tags with spaces. You shouldn't have to change all of them. I've opened a support request with LJ ( http://www.livejournal.com/support/see_request.bml?id=1048755& ) I will let you know what happens.

Edited at 2010-02-09 03:10 am (UTC)
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not_alone
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Time:2010-02-09 05:15 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for all your help. After a lot of trial and error it seems the tags containing %20 rather than + are the ones that work. Which is odd as that seems to be the opposite to your suggestion. I can't remember exactly how I found this out as when I got to the 'manage tags page' I got in a bit of a mess but somehow the tags on my profile and the last two chapters do seem to work ok now (unless they revert back!!). I'll wait to see what happens with your support request before I try to change the other chapters. Thank you so much for going to all this trouble for me:)
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janejanejane
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Time:2010-02-09 07:49 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear this... Such a nuisance :-(

Hope you get it sorted. Sorry, I don't know how to fix it.

*hugs*
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Subject:Any helpwould be much appreciated
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Time:2010-02-11 07:08 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry, but I can't help: I don't have an LJ account and I think I even fail to understand the complexity of the problem (is shamefaced). You are worried because the links to the Journey chapters don't work, right? I hope there is some computer geek sitting on your doorstep tomorrow morning - eager to help you!!

I found a few days ago that my usual link to your LJ did not work any more, so I typed just not-alone.livejournal.com, and that works perfectly. I find it's even more comfortable than the link I used before, because that always sent me to the last chapter of My Journey with Frodo. Now I'm landing straight in your recent entries.

I keep my fingers crossed for you.

Anne
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not_alone
Subject:Re: Any helpwould be much appreciated
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Time:2010-02-12 09:11 pm (UTC)
I'm quite clueless about these things too but msilverstar and mews45 have identified the problem. The link on my profile works now, as do the last two chapters. I'll go back and see to the remaining chapters when I get a chance. Apparently the problem was caused by LJ's latest update!!

Glad you've found an easier way to access 'Journey' :)
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