Favorited by others bug


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When I go to the page on my profile that shows posts other people have favorited, I encounter a bug in the way the posts are displayed. Next to each post, there would normally be an indicator of how many people favorited the post. However, on the page showing my posts that other people have favorited, there are some posts which appear to not be favorited by anyone.

I noticed this phenomenon shortly before the big site-wide maintenance, and it is still there now.

Paizo Employee Software Developer

Looking at these posts in the database, it seems like they actually have been favorited. What's odd is that the favorites don't display. I'll document this as a bug so we can investigate it further.

Paizo Employee Software Developer

It turns out the problem is that we store the "number of favorites" for a post separately from the favorites themselves in order to load the page more quickly. Favoriting or unfavoriting a post (along with various other actions) will refresh this number. However, when you look at the page that shows posts other people have favorited, we use the favorites themselves, which caused a mismatch in your case. I'm not sure how people were able to favorite your posts without refreshing their favorite counts, but they should all be fixed now.

Liberty's Edge

Sorry Robert, but it’s still broken. It looks the sames as it has for about a month now , all you can see is the comma ...


So, if you look at the page source the data is there (you can see who favorited your posts), but it looks like the code that's building the links is messed up.

If I favorite something, the link that's showing up in "Favorited by others" is:

<a href="/people/NobodysHome" title="NobodysHome"></a>

The correct format would be:

<a href="/people/NobodysHome" title="NobodysHome">NobodysHome</a>

So when they were editing the server code that generates the pages, someone forgot to throw in that third Nobody...


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137ben is reporting a different bug in this thread from the more widely reported issue (which remains unfixed).


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Steve Geddes wrote:
137ben is reporting a different bug in this thread from the more widely reported issue (which remains unfixed).

Ah. See that, thanks. Reading comprehension 101. Second-hardest course on the web. (Just behind "Manners and Civility 101").

EDIT: And of COURSE somebody favorites it! But who? Noooooooooooo!!!


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Oh, s~#@! Now two people have favorite'd it! But who could it be!?!

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