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  • n. Plural form of bug.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bug.

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  • Although I can access it on my iPhone, I still cannot locate my original grocery list on wordnik online.

    August 10, 2011

  • Hi y'all. I'm typing in a comment in nested quotation marks (as is my wont), and it comes up without the opening and closing marks (whether they are single or double), and moreover will not let me copy/paste the citation from another entry (as is also my wont). See the poorly-formatted and uncited comment on carouse for visible evidence of my woes.

    June 18, 2010

  • I'm trying to get the full JSON or XML of words in word lists. The RSS only lists the last 100 it seems. How can I access past pages or the full list in one database file? I'm analyzing the pages but I don't want to have to scrape HTML for the data, that's a pain in the butt!!!! Can I use the API? Please answer!

    January 20, 2010

  • Thanks, Myth. We have a script that is slowly cleaning out bad data like that. It's a big database, though, which is also growing at the same time, so it's going to take a while to complete.

    January 20, 2010

  • bug, bad db entry? http://www.wordnik.com/words/hubble-expansion

    January 20, 2010

  • I think this kind of feedback now belongs to Feedback.

    November 20, 2009

  • Here's a peculiar bug. I clicked on the Blog, which mentioned an interesting list I thought I'd check out, so I clicked on the list, and when I went to comment on it I discovered I was no longer signed in! Seems like the Blog is the EXIT door.

    November 20, 2009

  • Can't edit a comment I just made (less than five minutes ago) on this list.

    (But I can edit this one just fine.)

    November 20, 2009

  • I added \m/ to a list but I can't actually click through to the page (for reasons that are obvious, but still...).

    November 20, 2009

  • It's been reported 5 days ago on comments. Sigh!

    November 20, 2009

  • And strangely enough, if you try twice to get to its comments page you end up here.

    November 20, 2009

  • I just noticed that there's no way to get to any of the subpages for this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game, and the remote control, and the lamp, and that's all I need. (apparently because it ends with a period).

    November 20, 2009

  • Also, I should probably be clearer about my bug report of two days ago.
    Our "regular" Wordie lists were moved here, but due to some issues with Unicode, my open lists (which start with •) are not correctly redirected. Same thing happens to some other lists with unusual characters.

    November 19, 2009

  • The change from /people/profile/membername to /people/membername has broken some links from Wordie: see my comment from about nine months ago about ordinary.madness, which was linked to href="/people/profile/ordinary.madness" and therefore pointed to wordie.org/people/profile/ordinary.madness, the profile URL, but now points to wordnik.com/people/profile/ordinary.madness, which Wordnik thinks should be the profile of someone named profile.

    November 19, 2009

  • John, you probably knew this but Regarding My Last Comment: I just noticed that all the undeletable words are all the multi-word ones. That's the common thread; the one-worders delete fine.

    November 18, 2009

  • I can't hear these wonderful pronunciations everyone else seems to be talking about, in either Firefox or IE (WinVista). As far as I know my Flash installation is up to date; I'm behind a network proxy, if that's any help.

    Edit: ditto in Opera under my Ubuntu installation.

    November 17, 2009

  • John, the "some HTML" link on profile pages is not a valid URL.

    November 17, 2009

  • whichbe, thanks, i'll look into that--i've been in fix-two-bugs, cause-one mode with moving and deleting from lists, hopefully that'll stabilize on the next pass.

    vo, unfortunately you'll find machine generated crud like that semi-regularly right now. we ingest huge volumes of data, and we're still fine-tuning how it's all processed. that's not a part of the puzzle i'm directly involved in, but we talk all the time about how to improve the process, so you'll see less and less of that over time.

    November 17, 2009

  • I do a lot of moving on my Trunkjunk list so it's full of examples: Currently, when I "move" a word, it actually just copies the word and leaves behind an undeletable copy where it was meant to be (re)moved from. Eek! Examples are: body count and bleeding edge.

    November 17, 2009

  • irstin is the product of some kind of spidering bug: it's from a drop-down list of names on the source page, but initial letters have been chopped off. This one should be Kirstin.

    November 17, 2009

  • I see the tag handling is classic Wordie: the current Word of the Day, belter, has a definishing tag containing the " character, resulting in a truncated link. I tried to reconstruct the full URL by casting a hex, but the page I end up on still tells me nothing has been tagged with that string, irrespective of whether I decapitalise it.

    November 17, 2009

  • Not a priority for me. I don't need to have those lists so soon, so as long as they're somewhere, I can wait for the next update.
    I'm more concerned about the trouble with my lists whose redirect from Wordie doesn't work (and they are many), since I linked to them in many places over the web.

    November 16, 2009

  • Thanks very much for the sleuthing, though sorry it's necessary. Grant also compiled a list of lists to look into. I don't have access to the necessary db to dig into it right now, otherwise I would, but figuring out what happened and what to do about it is a high priority tomorrow.

    November 16, 2009

  • whichbe, rest assured all the lists are extant, we just have to run around re-attaching the hoses to the right intake valves. Or something like that ... we'll have another update in the next few days, I hope by Wednesday.

    November 16, 2009

  • Thanks, whichbe! Here are my missing lists, with the same problem:

    "Commedia dell'arte" (example arlecchino)
    "The condom-free preserve" (example preservative)
    "Italian politics :-(" (example: pianista)
    "Scientific papers with delightful titles" (example tan et al 2009 plos one)

    November 16, 2009

  • For what it's worth, I used Google's Cached feature to scan old Wordie.org pages (search phrase "whichbe wordie.org lists"), so I could identify any or all of the missing word lists that have been disconnected from me through the database transfer.

    The number is 6. Curious buggers--for when I look at the Word's comments, it *DOES* list the connection to my list, however going to the linked list results in "NOT FOUND". Likewise, these Unfounded lists don't appear on http://www.wordnik.com/people/whichbe/lists

    For reference, the 6 lists trapped in Limbo are:
    - Wordie Challenge - example poth - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/wordie-challenge
    - Scambiguous - ex. know and no - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/scambiguous
    - Wakese - ex. monomyth - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/wakese--2
    - Punlandia - ex. polish - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/punlandia
    - Pharmacontents - ex. moxifloxacin - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/pharmacontents
    - Terms of Phonetics - ex. phoneme - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/terms-of-phonetics

    Wakese is the most valuable to me since I couldn't recover all its contents via Google.

    November 16, 2009

  • When non-standard characters (like æ) are displayed on the "recent tags" section of our profiles, it's borked. In the case of æ, they seemed to have been messed up from the transfer of databases, so I manually re-tagged them (it was only about 25 words)... now they display correctly except via the profile page.

    November 16, 2009

  • When non-standard characters (like æ) are displayed on the "recent tags" section of our profiles, it's borked. In the case of æ, they seemed to have been messed up from the transfer of databases, so I manually re-tagged them (it was only about 25 words)... now they display correctly except via the profile page.

    November 16, 2009

  • Just noticed that occassionally a word will have an unparsed dump of a word list in the EXAMPLES section. A good example would be on the word casson: http://www.wordnik.com/words/casson/examples

    November 15, 2009

  • Broken comment pages should display now, though some aren't correctly showing the lists the word is in. Working on that.

    November 13, 2009

  • Comments on my profile used to have their encoding skewed, but that's been fixed now - hope that means the rest of the text will be fixed incrementally.

    November 12, 2009

  • Foreign letters in list names got screwed up - see http://www.wordnik.com/lists/a12i1-i-iiiii3ii1 (by the way, the "some HTML" link is borked).

    November 11, 2009

  • I can't find the second tag spammer, though.

    November 3, 2009

  • Here's the spammer: demataml

    November 3, 2009

  • From the recent Tags feed it's obvious that there is some spam-tagging going on.

    November 2, 2009

  • *waiting patiently for new & improved Wordie*

    October 30, 2009

  • Hi folks, so sorry about the plugged up front page. I'll try to roto-route it tonight or tomorrow. I'm in a mad dash to build nuevo Wordie right now, which will be launched in a few weeks, so it's kind of hard to spend time on ancien Wordie. But a semi-refreshing front page is totally annoying to me too.

    Speaking of Wordie++, it's coming along handsomely I think, and will feel very, very much like this one—but faster, and with less bugs :-)

    October 30, 2009

  • Thanks, bilby---I didn't know about F5.

    October 29, 2009

  • Me too also. On the F5 vs Home.

    October 29, 2009

  • Front page F5 refreshes for me but not if I just click on 'Home' as I usually do.

    October 29, 2009

  • I can't refresh the homepage. Even though I'm signed in, I get the sign-in screen and the comments from a couple of days ago.

    October 29, 2009

  • Is "Errata" gone for good?

    October 29, 2009

  • I can get to a current comment page by clicking through the "blog" heading at the top of a page.

    October 28, 2009

  • The latest comments, etc. are not showing up on the front page for me. I can see them if I click "past comments" but not if I refresh the front page.

    October 28, 2009

  • Image search is working again for me.

    October 18, 2009

  • I listed titivate right after cumquat (both hours ago, here), yet the front page feed shows:
    Recent words (feed)
    to cut the umbilical cord (1)
    cumquat (8)
    ... with titivate nowhere in sight.

    October 8, 2009

  • Sometimes trying to access website receive:

    Error 503 Service Unavailable

    Service Unavailable
    Guru Meditation:

    XID: 1373340549
    Varnish

    October 8, 2009

  • Broken for me:
    Firefox, IE.
    (Rhymed poetry!)

    October 5, 2009

  • Working for me on both Firefox and Safari.

    September 27, 2009

  • Working for me in Firefox. Didn't try IE.

    September 26, 2009

  • Anyone else having an issue with image search? I can't seem to use it in IE or Firefox.

    September 26, 2009

  • Browse is still glitchy, I'm afraid. If I click on these...

    # monotone thru mooncurser
    # mooncurser thru more fun with used syringes!

    ...the first actually gives 'moon tune thru mordant', the second 'monosemantemic thru moon-noon'.

    September 8, 2009

  • Thanks! I can. Many appreciations.

    September 8, 2009

  • Hi Asativum, you should be able to see your comments now.

    September 6, 2009

  • I can't get to the page listing my comments; maybe the same reason skip's skipped town?

    September 6, 2009

  • Sorry for double-commenting:) Just had some more info to add.

    I can add words to that list in the mobile site, but on the regular display, the addition words don't show up, despite being listed in my profile.

    September 3, 2009

  • aside from having to load the entire bug list to post a comment..

    I can't seem to add words to precisely one of my lists. It asks if I want to register or log in. The other ones are very happy to offer the opportunity to add words

    September 3, 2009

  • Well, in that case we'd just have to add words to other open lists (of which we have a few now...) to bump it.

    September 3, 2009

  • By the way, please don't add words to that list because that would put it back in the homepage.

    September 3, 2009

  • Yeah, I figured. Well... I'll create a couple as soon as I can think of some.
    Edit: Ahhhh. I feel like I just had a splinter removed. *sigh*

    September 2, 2009

  • We'll need to create some new open lists in order to push /lists/randomnesssssssisisisisiisisiaosaso off the 'Recent' list.

    September 2, 2009

  • Sure would be nice if we could un-bork the front page. Yesterday I thought it would just go away soon enough on its own, but like a bad case of H1N1, it's sticking around. *sigh*

    September 2, 2009

  • It may be the . that's the problem in toniatriggy@gmail.com; see Prolagus's comment 11 months ago concerning amun.x.

    August 18, 2009

  • Strangely the recent comments on this list aren't showing up on the "last 100 comments" page.

    Edit: just seen prolagus's recent report.

    August 18, 2009

  • There's a new user, toniatriggy@gmail.com. Profile page is a 404. Is that because of the @ in the username?

    August 18, 2009

  • Comments on lists (or at least some of them) don't appear on "last 100 comments".

    August 13, 2009

  • The missing subject lines bug is still there.

    August 13, 2009

  • Another problem with Browse is that it doesn't seem to be entirely accurate in its categorisation: clicking 'aurek-besh thru autofellatio' is actually producing a page that reads:

    # aureation is listed 1 time and has 0 comments
    # aurebesh is listed 1 time and has 0 comments
    # aurei is listed 1 time and has 0 comments
    # aurek-besh is listed 1 time and has 0 comments
    # aurelian is listed 2 times and has 0 comments
    ...
    # autoethnography is listed 1 time and has 0 comments
    # autoethnology is listed 1 time and has 0 comments
    # autoevolution is listed 1 time and has 0 comments
    # autoevolutionist is listed 1 time and has 0 comments

    Note that the category preceding that one is appearing as 'Atticus thru aurelian' (in reality, Attica to Aurebesh). You have to go into the next category, in which autoevolution is the first word, to find autofellatio.

    August 8, 2009

  • Pro's profile is still giving a 500 error :/

    August 2, 2009

  • Cheers. I see the random word feature is also back to normal.

    August 1, 2009

  • Thanks much for the reports--I've been fiddling about again, if you hadn't guessed :-) It's for the best in the long run, but sorry for the recent collateral damage.

    Profiles should be fixed (sorry for disappearing you skipvia), the duplicate derelict has been evicted, and the comment page profiles are properly possessive.

    Treeseed, private notes were broken when you reported that, but they should be fixed now. If that's not the case for you would you mind emailing me, and letting me know what browser you're using?

    VanishedOne, your comments page is back.

    Sionnach, I still have no idea what's causing your duplicates (I can't duplicate the bug). I may email you, if you don't mind, and ask for specifics to help me debug. I'm really sorry about that--I very much don't want a bug to drive away a favorite Wordie, but I can see how it would be maddening.

    August 1, 2009

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    August 1, 2009

  • I've had trouble accessing a few profiles. For example http://wordie.org/people/profile/ǝlıɯs (ie, �?lıɯs). I thought that one might have been because of the characters, but funnily enough http://wordie.org/people/profile/skipvia is also 500AE.

    August 1, 2009

  • A very minor bug: derelict is showing up twice on the recent tags page.

    August 1, 2009

  • The string 'about n hours ago, on x's profile, p said' has started displaying as 'about n hours ago, on x profile, p said' on the recent comments page, but the bug seems not to be showing up on the front page.

    July 27, 2009

  • Hi John
    Prior to today I been able to click on private notes and add to them. Today I am unable to click on them and get the edit box...I can not make any new additions to old private notes.

    Thanks.

    July 25, 2009

  • Judging by a tag on ishy, multiple full stops in tags have the same effect as multiple apostrophes. I can get to the tag page via tags/replaces 'sort of...; and 'i guess...' in conversation., but Wordie still thinks nobody has used it.

    July 21, 2009

  • Not sure if it's just me, or IE 8 (which sucks, by the way), but image search button is not working for me on many pages... About to go check Firefox... Where it works just fine.

    Thought I'd post here in case anyone else has issues. Bring me the head of Bill Gates.

    July 16, 2009

  • /people/comments/emilywalkin says 'emilywalkin has made 4 comments and citations', but only one is displayed. Meanwhile, people/comments/VanishedOne is giving me a 500 Application Error.

    Edit: progress? Today it's giving me a 404.

    July 16, 2009

  • Apostrophes in tags don't produce 404 pages like full stops, but they do seem to produce 'nobody has used' pages even if the tag is in use somewhere.

    Edit: hang on, I think it's double apostrophes that do this. Contrast /tags/dinosaurs 'r us (fully functional) with /tags/ghouls 'n' ghosts (not, although it appears on firebrand).

    Later edit: oddly enough though, /tags/ghouls 'n' ghosts?u=VanishedOne works normally.

    July 5, 2009

  • Me four!

    June 24, 2009

  • We still love you, sion-sion.

    We still love you, sion-sion.

    June 24, 2009

  • I'm still having my duplicate problem, at least about 90% of the time.
    If I try to create a new list, it appears twice on my list of lists.
    If I add a word on a list, it appears twice;
    comments appear twice.

    I can make the second instance of a comment go away by editing and deleting it, but I am unable to fix the duplicate appearance of words or lists.

    Since this is really messing up my ability to make sensible lists, it is seriously diminishing the site's appeal, unfortunately.

    June 24, 2009

  • I'm still having my duplicate problem, at least about 90% of the time.
    If I try to create a new list, it appears twice on my list of lists.
    If I add a word on a list, it appears twice;
    comments appear twice.

    I can make the second instance of a comment go away by editing and deleting it, but I am unable to fix the duplicate appearance of words or lists.

    Since this is really messing up my ability to make sensible lists, it is seriously diminishing the site's appeal, unfortunately.

    June 24, 2009

  • ...me neither...

    June 22, 2009

  • I'm using Firefox 3.0.10, and haven't encountered that problem myself.

    June 21, 2009

  • I'm having that duplicate thing happen again. Could it be a browser thing (I'm using Firefox)?

    June 21, 2009

  • I'm having that duplicate thing happen again. Could it be a browser thing (I'm using Firefox)?

    June 21, 2009

  • Sometimes when I enter a comment, the comment box and button disappear from the screen. They return and the new comment is there if I refresh or navigate to the word.

    edit: No they don't. It must have been the refresh that entered the word, because I just noticed I lost a comment entirely.

    June 19, 2009

  • I keep seeing old posts with no body text: on syllogism, for example. I wonder whether they were entered with no content, whether they're failing to load properly, or whether maybe the content was in the title field and this is a manifestation of the vanishing comment title bug.

    June 16, 2009

  • Hmmmm, double comment here. Was that method acting, or ... ?

    June 15, 2009

  • John:

    Everything I've added within the past hour has shown up in duplicate - both when adding words to lists, or comments on a word page.

    June 15, 2009

  • John:

    Everything I've added within the past hour has shown up in duplicate - both when adding words to lists, or comments on a word page.

    June 15, 2009

  • Ah, shit. Pro's probly right. Sorry for the exasperated tone.

    June 12, 2009

  • It may actually be a real bug: your username contains dots, which has caused some trouble to other users if I remember well. I can't visit your list of lists either.

    June 12, 2009

  • Assuming you're not joking:

    Words are contained within lists. "Your words" shows all your lists. Simply click on one of them to see the words within that list.

    To create a new list, click on "create new list", right under where it says "jeffrey.t.whitney's lists".

    Most people figure this out for themselves. Relax, explore.

    June 12, 2009

  • When I click on "Your Words" why does it send me to a page of Lists? I want to see the words I have chosen, not a list of lists? It doesn't make any sense at all!!!!

    Also, how do I make another list? I can't find any way of doing this!!

    June 12, 2009

  • http://wordie.org/words/coquettish displays for me; /words/http://wordie.org/words/coquettish doesn't, of course, but if that was what was in your browser address bar you shouldn't have seen a Wordie 404 page at all, since /words isn't a recognisable protocol...

    June 11, 2009

  • Just got this error when randoming:

    Sorry, but I'm a 404 Error, and, as is my nature, I can't find what you're looking for. Try the search box in the upper right, or maybe dig around on the home page.The uri of the page I couldn't find: /words/http://wordie.org/words/coquettish

    June 11, 2009

  • Argh! The missing subject lines really screw up some conversations!

    June 9, 2009