Forum Thread

can't post new thread to Deal Talk?

alchemista 2,607 695 August 29, 2016 at 10:11 AM
i'm trying to post a new thread to Deal Talk. on "submit new thread" it waits about 10-20 seconds then comes back with:

The slickdeals.net page isn’t working

slickdeals.net didn’t send any data.
ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE


on Chrome

5 Comments

1

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#2
Hi Alchemista, are you still having this issue or were you able to get the thread to submit?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Feb 2005
L999 - Grand Master
2,607 Posts
695 Reputation
Original Poster
#3
it was giving me errors and looked like it wasn't submitting. however, when i browsed the forum it was submitting them each time so i had multiple threads posted.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Sep 2010
Deal Hunter
1,381 Posts
3,881 Reputation
Pro Deal Hunter
#4
I am having the same issue when trying to submit a thread in Hot Deals. It comes back with a grey screen saying "safari cannot open page" but it is in fact posting to Hot deals. This likely explains why we are getting so many reposts lately.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Dec 2005
n00b extraordinaire 8^)~
4,159 Posts
2,498 Reputation
Sr. QA
#5
Quote from Marmotto View Post :
Hi Alchemista, are you still having this issue or were you able to get the thread to submit?
fwiw, since the DDoS attacks, we in QA have been seeing more users having the same types of issues and also reposting their deals because they didn't think it posted the first time due to site issue or error messages etc. Not sure if it has to do with that, but since then it's been fairly common.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined May 2010
L10: Grand Master
24,330 Posts
102,027 Reputation
Pro
#6
Quote from widgit View Post :
fwiw, since the DDoS attacks, we in QA have been seeing more users having the same types of issues and also reposting their deals because they didn't think it posted the first time due to site issue or error messages etc. Not sure if it has to do with that, but since then it's been fairly common.
I'm fairly certain it has to do with a re-direct issue and time-outs on page loading.

When you post a deal in Hot Deals, it is supposed to direct you to the newly posted deal. Instead it is taking you to an error page that says XML Parsing Error or some other random message. This leads users to believe that the deal didn't post properly when most times it did. In fact, it might not post instantly also. I've had situations where I posted a deal and had to refresh Hot Deals Pg. 1 like 4 or 5 times (about 20 to 30 seconds) before it finally showed up.

Likewise, if you manually upload images, the same issue persists. If I upload more than 1 or 2 images at a time, the page times out instead of refreshing with the new attachments. The only way to fix this is to close out the attachment window and hit "manage attachments". The ones I just uploaded will then show up and I can upload more.

Additionally, "Preview Post" often pops up error messages also... which leads me to never use it and just straight post.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 1
1
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard