A Conversation for Ask h2g2

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Post 1

You can call me TC

I just wondered. When you come to Ask, you get a message:

**Please Note: this is not the place to ask questions about h2g2. You should do that in on our Feedback pages.**

The Feedback page A5734 directs you to the "New Feedback Page" A87706669 which isn't much help either.

So I shall revert to asking the Community in Ask. Those who still use Ripley.

Since the introduction of Pliny, the "Front Page" in Ripley skins was decommissioned and you used to get a message saying "this page is no longer updated, the New Front Page is here" - with a link to the Pliny front page.

The last few days, on clicking on the logo in the top left hand corner, I have found myself on a historical Front Page from 2011 or so.

http://screenshots.firefox.com/9VMIWfWOKkjogv2k/www.h2g2.com

If nothing is being done in the background, on the site, how could this change? (I don't think it's retrieving this page from my cache, as I've had three new laptops since 2011!)

Unfortunately, I haven't got a screenshot of what it used to look like with the message about " Go to h2g2.com "



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Post 2

Wand'rin star

Not a problem I have ever had = I still use blue goo smiley - starsmiley - star


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Post 3

You can call me TC

Oh, this is all most definitely in goo. It's not really a problem as such. I'm just wondering how something can change like that if no one is doing anything.


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Post 4

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

I got sent to that page as well in brunel.

Here's the direct link (unsecured for Ripley) to the Brunel front page. Today I got the brunel version of the page TC posted above.

http://www.h2g2.com/dna/h2g2/brunel/FrontPage


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Post 5

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

"Have a look at this calming image that we've chosen just for occasions such as this. Hopefully it will help keep you calm while we look into the problem."

The joy, the joy! Red maple leaves in Autumn. smiley - wow


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Post 6

Orcus

Well as I have mentioned on another thread, something changed for me a couple of weeks back (suddenly unable to log in out of the blue) so I suspect someone *has* fiddled with something in the backrooms somewhere. Subtle effects in different places....smiley - weird


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Post 7

Orcus

Ooh, this works for me too - old skool front page smiley - wow


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Post 8

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

smiley - laugh I just clicked on my own link above. I forgot about how Ripley links now add an extra "/dna/h2g2" into the URL creating an invalid link sending you to the good old 404 page.


Anyhoo... I can't wait to read the "IMPORTANT NEWS about the successful bid for H2G2 and a message from Robbie Stamp!"


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Post 9

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

smiley - rofl HA! smiley - rofl

Both IMPORTANT NEWS storys are about Park City, IL

F77636


This place ain't buggy at all! smiley - rolleyes

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Post 10

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

smiley - rofl HA HA! smiley - rofl


THAT link took me instead to a Brunel page for an Old Announcements page dating back to September 2011.

Here's the full URL for the Park City, IL (definitely not edited) entry. http://h2g2.com/entry/F77636

Who knows where that one will take us. smiley - shrug


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Post 11

Rev Nick - dead man walking (mostly)

I continue to use Brunel. Whether I click the logo or the Front Page link, I go to the Pliny front page. No oops'es at all.


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Post 12

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

I don't see any references to park City Illinois. smiley - huh


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Post 13

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Copy & Paste the following URL into your browser. (If you click the link, h2g2's smiley - hamsters will insert an extra "dna/h2g2/"into the URL smurfing it.)

https://www.h2g2.com/dna/h2g2/brunel/FrontPage

Then click on the links at the top regarding Robbie Stamp and The Successful Bid.


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Post 14

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

smiley - laugh

How on earth did that happen?

smiley - laugh


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Post 15

You can call me TC

Are the smiley - hamstersmiley - hamster at it again?

I heard rumours that Pliny had crashed, so I mosied over to have a look, via the Ripley "front page".

WTF??? I stopped at the "front page": Now it is advertising an entry on Brian Blessed - here is a quote:

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Blessed are the Unique

Actor, writer and explorer - just three strings to the bow that belongs to booming-voiced Brian Blessed.

It brought us his unforgettable portrayal of Richard IV, but What's Your Favourite Blackadder Episode?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


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Post 16

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

It's all falling apart at teh seams.


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Post 17

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Is Alabaster part of Ripley, or part of Pliny? I sometimes get a bit, you know, confuzzled.smiley - online2long


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Post 18

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Ripley (as in RIP).


Pliny is only the post BBC color scheme with the dolphins.


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Post 19

Icy North

Alabaster, the one true skin, is a Ripley skin (as are Classic Goo and Brunel).


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Post 20

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

PLAIN is gone innit?


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