This morning there was a question that I commented on. I had hoped that I could get back to it and provide a proper response later, but now it's gone and I can't even tell who asked the question or if they reasked it. What happened to it? Any chance of bringing it back from the dead?
I believe this is a long standing bug. The RSS feed does not show all the articles for an author. It probably caches it once somewhere and then fetches from there, so I was hoping you'd be able to reset and recreate that cached copy.
More info that may help you identify the problem faster. This has happened 2 times now, where an article has failed to make it to the RSS feed. On both occasions, the article also failed to appear on the front page. Example, this was posted about an hour or so ago :
Articles posted before that, and those posted after that have shown up on the front page. So something causes the front page listing as well as the RSS feed to skip this article. I remember the same thing happening with the other article in the past.
Times like this I wish your code was open (like Stack Overflow). The community could have helped debug these sorts of things that are bugs that are frustrating for authors, but are not high priority enough for your full time staff to work on.
I figured it out. It's still a bug but one with a workaround. If you use tags that are not in your existing list, then the article won't show up there. Example, my tags were C++11 and C++14, but I did not have VC++ or C++. Once I added those, the article now shows in the RSS feed. Just to be safe I also added dev, architect etc. but I don't think that affected anything. Just FYI.
The source code of my article Asynchronous Tasks using AsyncTask[^] is corrupted. It was working fine, since many people have downloaded it and not complained. However, yesterday someone posted a problem which indeed is the result of a corrupted file.
Could you please check this out because I am having trouble finding the original source code, since the article is a bit old?
The links in QA can not be followed, because of the position attached to the link... http://www.codeproject.com/Questions/800114/How-do-I-connect-to-a-SQL-Server-Database-using-Vi?arn=1
That arn=1 parameter prevents from browsers to sign the link as visited when the position of the question changes in the list, which happens every minute. It's very annoying...can it be removed?
I'm not questioning your powers of observation; I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is. (V)
I'm not sure what the cause is, but some results (at least one anyway) don't take you to the correct post, you just get the first page of the forum.
To reproduce search The Lounge for 'chair', the 4th result "Re: Office chairs by GibbleCH" just takes you to the first page of the forum.
Matthew Dennis was kind enough to point out to me that the Search Box at the start of the Comments section of a CP article actually does search the comments. A feature I have been approximating through painful yogic search contortions as described in excruciating detail in my recent post "Suggestion to improve" here.
However, the title of that Search Box is "Search this Forum;" which led me to believe that it was simply a duplicate of the standard search box found at the top of the article. How many other poor souls have never tried that search box, never dreamed it would do something quite useful, because they took its title literally ?
Please, re-name that Search Box something like "Search Comments."
Now, excuse me while I go lick the running sores produced by coming down with a major case of chagrin
“I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot: They amount to 14.” Abd-Ar Rahman III, Caliph of Cordoba, circa 950CE.
Am I correct in thinking that when you see the word "Forum" you mean "this site"?
"Forum", for us, means specifically a discussion forums. Comments are another thing entirely: they are comments attached to something (eg a comment attached to a question or answer in Quick Answers, but they were also attached to things like Tasks and other objects). So "Search comments" doesn't make sense in terms of a discussion forum because they discussion forum contains discussions, not just comments (An initial post may be commentary, but I wouldn't in general class it as a comment since it could be a news item, question, joke, rant or monologue).
"Search Threads" is possible, but technically a thread is a collection of messages in a single conversation (give or take some bifurcation).
How about: "Search this Discussion Board"?
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