Bookmarks not working?

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I've not been able to add bookmarks for a few threads recently, at the moment it's only Yo P&J, I'm really happy for you, Imma let you finish, but ILX had the greatest 2009 poll of all time! All time! (2009 ILX Albums Poll Results) that's really bothering me. I can still add them to some other threads though, which makes no sense.

Is there a limit to the number of threads you can bookmark? I seem to have erm, quite a few.

useless chamber, Thursday, 11 February 2010 16:29 (ten years ago) link

I have a gazillion so i doubt you've maxed out.
It may just be refreshing too fast?

forksclovetofu, Thursday, 11 February 2010 17:41 (ten years ago) link

just checked and my bookmarks on that thread are working fine so idk?

3:16 (jjjusten), Thursday, 11 February 2010 17:42 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, there's something afoot with bookmarking. I see errors popping up in the system logs about it. I'll dig in just now

stet, Thursday, 11 February 2010 17:44 (ten years ago) link

this is weird: most of the bookmarking errors are coming from you (useless chamber), but the db says you don't have any stored at all. Could you go into the Bookmarks page, click through and then post links here to a couple of the posts you've got bookmarked (need to post the permalinks please)?

stet, Thursday, 11 February 2010 18:07 (ten years ago) link

Hmm, there's a few users with this problem, all having trouble saving bookmarks, all having none in the db. Can you double-check and see if there are any bookmarks in your stash that you definitely didn't save?

stet, Thursday, 11 February 2010 18:12 (ten years ago) link

Finally: what type of bookmarking are you using: old-school two-button-clicks, or javascript-enabled (with the wee "Bookmark Saved" box up in the coner)?

stet, Thursday, 11 February 2010 18:13 (ten years ago) link

It's the javascript one, i click it in that thread and the little box comes up and that, but it's not adding an actual bookmark. I'll do the permalink thing later/tomorrow when i'm on an actual computer. And i'll try and bookmark this thread for good measure..

useless chamber, Thursday, 11 February 2010 19:29 (ten years ago) link

Which worked, btw.
Slightly embarrassed at how many of these errors i might have created..

useless chamber, Thursday, 11 February 2010 19:31 (ten years ago) link

OK here's a bookmark that works on a thread started yesterday:
Warner Music to quit licensing to free streaming sites
and here's one from whenever I started this login*:
"A small thread with a small mentality" - Liverpool and Man City won't win the Premiership 2009/10

*The only thing I can think that might cause problems is that I had an old login that I got bored of and wanted a new one, but I had threads I was interested in so I sort of re-bookmarked those threads with my new account, just by opening the thread and bookmarking the last post. I can't really see how that would matter though 'cos old threads are fine, and some new threads work, but others don't. It seems completely arbitrary.

Hmm, there's a few users with this problem, all having trouble saving bookmarks, all having none in the db. Can you double-check and see if there are any bookmarks in your stash that you definitely didn't save?

This isn't a problem, as far as I can tell. They all seem like threads I would've bookmarked in any case.

useless chamber, Friday, 12 February 2010 00:20 (ten years ago) link

ahhh, wait, yeah, looks like all the people have bookmarking troubles are people who've recently made new accounts. That's a good lead.

Thanks for the links.

stet, Friday, 12 February 2010 01:00 (ten years ago) link

No probs, thanks for looking into this btw!

useless chamber, Friday, 12 February 2010 01:09 (ten years ago) link

Hey, I didn't want to make a whole new thread about this, but do you guys know the "Remove Bookmark" link at the bottom of a bookmarked thread doesn't work?

I Am Curious (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 12 February 2010 05:42 (ten years ago) link

works for me!

DJ NAIR (tehresa), Friday, 12 February 2010 05:45 (ten years ago) link

me too, maybe it just doesn't appear to work immediately because the link doesn't disappear?

harbl, Friday, 12 February 2010 05:48 (ten years ago) link

It doesn't work if you've got JavaScript bookmarks turned off; cld be what you're seeing

stet, Friday, 12 February 2010 06:12 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

my bookmarks are being weird, some are fine, some things i can't bookmark ever and I just realised that even tho the rolling r&b thread has been in my bookmarks the whole time it hasn't been appearing at the top of the screen for some time. its been happening for a while wrt some things not bookmarking, but the bookmarks not appearing thing is something ive just noticed. anyway this is a new a/c if that helps.

plax (ico), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 11:28 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

So now I'm losing bookmarks from threads that they worked on until like 2 hours ago: ITT: LEO 'KING' MESSI - it won't add it now. Weird, huh.

ketchup scam (useless chamber), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 17:15 (ten years ago) link

hmm one of my bookmarks won't get away despite clicking on the last post in the thread

armando white (dyao), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 17:30 (ten years ago) link

Probably means there's a deleted post at the end that you can't bookmark. Try posting in the thread

stet, Wednesday, 7 April 2010 19:57 (ten years ago) link

I can't bookmark anything, same problem as useless chamber was having upthread. No luck with Javascript or traditional bookmarks.

I did manage to bookmark something accidentally a few weeks ago, before I was even aware of ILX bookmarks. I deleted that one and since then it hasn't worked.

seandalai, Wednesday, 7 April 2010 20:22 (ten years ago) link

four months pass...

I can't seem to bookmark the rolling pop 2010 thread, no matter what I do. some of my other bookmarks work correctly. this is a new account btw, created about a week or two ago.

shorn_blond.avi (dayo), Friday, 3 September 2010 01:07 (ten years ago) link

had this happen before with a thread. iirc clearing my bookmarks & starting over solved the problem, but you might want to wait until someone who knows better how this stuff works to come by before you do anything if you already have a long list of bookmarks

markers, Friday, 3 September 2010 01:44 (ten years ago) link

I have tried now from both browsers (safari and firefox) to set a bookmark in a thread, but when I go to my bookmarks page, there's nothing there. (Even though the thread has new answers, nothing turns up at the top of my page, either.)

Anyone else having this trouble?

cymose corymb (Karen D. Tregaskin), Friday, 10 September 2010 09:33 (ten years ago) link

(I don't have any old bookmarks to clear, so that's not the problem.)

cymose corymb (Karen D. Tregaskin), Friday, 10 September 2010 09:34 (ten years ago) link

It let me make a bookmark on this thread no problem. It just doesn't want to with the spirituality/religion thread. Has that thread been de-idexed or something weird?

cymose corymb (Karen D. Tregaskin), Friday, 10 September 2010 09:35 (ten years ago) link

from what I've noticed (as detailed earlier in the thread), if you go to a thread that's had a lot of posts over a short space of time, then you can't add a bookmark. Wonder if stet ever got anywhere with it?

useless chamber, Friday, 10 September 2010 09:51 (ten years ago) link

bugger all, sorry. is really hard to reproduce -- even after auto-posting at a huge rate to a new thread I couldn't duplicate it.

stet, Friday, 10 September 2010 17:40 (ten years ago) link

when I logged in this morning all my bookmarks had disappeared. it's not a big deal as I didn't have too many bookmarks anyway but was wondering if there was something wrong on my end or was it just server hiccups?

dayo, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 01:00 (ten years ago) link

All of my bookmarks are gone now too (excepting one that I added today).

One longshot theory I have is that I might have accidentally hit the "Delete All Bookmarks" button, but I doubt it very much.

kkvgz, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 15:42 (ten years ago) link

nine months pass...

They don't appear to be working again now, at least not for me.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 24 June 2011 17:11 (nine years ago) link

Try logging out then logging back in; there will be some cache issues going on right now.

stet, Friday, 24 June 2011 17:12 (nine years ago) link

Mine have all vanished. Logout didn't bring them back. Is it all over? ;_;

oppet, Friday, 24 June 2011 18:22 (nine years ago) link

Is what all over?

frogbs went a-courtin' (WmC), Friday, 24 June 2011 18:26 (nine years ago) link

My collection of bookmarks, that's all.

oppet, Friday, 24 June 2011 18:31 (nine years ago) link

Mine have gone too, even after logging out and in again

kinder, Friday, 24 June 2011 18:33 (nine years ago) link

Delete all your bookmarks every few weeks, it's the only way.

BIG TOONCES aka the steendriving cat (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 June 2011 18:40 (nine years ago) link

I had very few threads bookmarked and nothing that had been posted to in the last year or so, so I'm not sure. But I am having weird issues with the open bullets that indicate new posts. Some threads are showing open bullets and some still show closed bullets, even with new posts.

frogbs went a-courtin' (WmC), Friday, 24 June 2011 19:08 (nine years ago) link

the thing with the bullets happens periodically when stet or whomever is tinkering with stuff. i'm kinda curious exactly what is being reset, but am probably too ignorant to fully understand.

mookieproof, Friday, 24 June 2011 19:25 (nine years ago) link

The bullet thing is only strange in its inconsistency from thread to thread. No biggie.

frogbs went a-courtin' (WmC), Friday, 24 June 2011 19:29 (nine years ago) link

I can still see all your bookmarks in the database. I'll force-empty the caches to reload them from disk and see if that helps.

stet, Friday, 24 June 2011 21:53 (nine years ago) link

any joy?

stet, Friday, 24 June 2011 21:59 (nine years ago) link

They're still cleared, but I only had 3 so I'm adding them again

kinder, Friday, 24 June 2011 22:04 (nine years ago) link

I deleted all mine a couple of hours ago, so I can't say.

frogbs went a-courtin' (WmC), Friday, 24 June 2011 22:08 (nine years ago) link

lost all my bookmarks :(

arachno-misogynist (D-40), Saturday, 25 June 2011 00:29 (nine years ago) link

mine are all fine? and i have a gazillion of them.

Don't start the chain you know? (forksclovetofu), Monday, 27 June 2011 03:25 (nine years ago) link

oh sure the mods' bookmarks are fine

mookieproof, Monday, 27 June 2011 03:26 (nine years ago) link

first they came for the bookmarks and i said nothing

Don't start the chain you know? (forksclovetofu), Monday, 27 June 2011 03:28 (nine years ago) link

the thing with the bullets happens periodically when stet or whomever is tinkering with stuff. i'm kinda curious exactly what is being reset, but am probably too ignorant to fully understand.

― mookieproof, Friday, June 24, 2011 3:25 PM (2 days ago)

no tuomas but losing the open circles every month or so is basically the only problem i have with my otherwise excellent ilx experience, seriously the most annoying shit ever

jag goo (k3vin k.), Monday, 27 June 2011 03:56 (nine years ago) link

other than THE MODS of course http://i36.tinypic.com/6iqntf.jpg

jag goo (k3vin k.), Monday, 27 June 2011 03:57 (nine years ago) link

i also used to do that, and didn't realise until this change. It's still half-bugging me, but I do like not having to scroll or key to get back to the top

stet, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 08:52 (eight years ago) link

I didn't scroll to get back, I clicked SNA at the bottom left.

ERIC CANONTA FOR PRESIDETN! (onimo), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 08:55 (eight years ago) link

you need quite a deep window for that tho. and it's still two clicks

stet, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 08:56 (eight years ago) link

and another page load

stet, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 08:56 (eight years ago) link

I'm slowly warming to this new world tbh. I think of these small changes as behaviour control experiments.

ERIC CANONTA FOR PRESIDETN! (onimo), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 09:25 (eight years ago) link

I just worked out why I don't like it. It's because I click bookmark as I start reading the final post rather than after I finish - so if it's more than a single line post I don't take it in.

― ERIC CANONTA FOR PRESIDETN! (onimo), Wednesday, February 1, 2012 12:47 AM Bookmark

^^^

and i get back to the last page with the backspace key or the back one page button

lag∞n affiliated (The Reverend), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 09:34 (eight years ago) link

Can I fifth this motion of dislike?

emil.y, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 11:55 (eight years ago) link

Please Stet, if you are considering getting rid of it again, at least poll it so we know where most people stand. I applaud this tweek and thing it's a vast improvement

Flag post? I hardly knew her! (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 11:58 (eight years ago) link

was this polled before?

lag∞n affiliated (The Reverend), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:01 (eight years ago) link

A little jarring but I see the point and suppose I can get used to it.

POLL Removal Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:01 (eight years ago) link

i dont think the original bookmarking system was broken. who complained? that's what i wanna know.

beachville, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:05 (eight years ago) link

point me to the exact post where someone suggested this and I will flag it so fuckin hard.

beachville, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:06 (eight years ago) link

Yeah, this isn't good.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:09 (eight years ago) link

i will sb whoever suggested this

lag∞n affiliated (The Reverend), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:11 (eight years ago) link

It was Stet himself!

Flag post? I hardly knew her! (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:13 (eight years ago) link

bring it

stet, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:22 (eight years ago) link

like, are you folks clicking bookmark on the last post and then freaking out because you either haven't read it yet (I do this a lot), or because you wanted to click something else at the bottom?

Or are you clicking bookmark in a post in the middle of a thread and being pissed that it loses your place?

stet, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:24 (eight years ago) link

both of your examples are 5-year old posting habits for me, stet. btw, my anger about it is fairly lighthearted, if that didnt come though in my posts.

beachville, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:27 (eight years ago) link

sorry, i mean your first and third examples.

beachville, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:28 (eight years ago) link

yeah, 1st and third both apply. and it's just jarring on top of that. my ilx experience of the past 24h has been decidedly unwavy.

lag∞n affiliated (The Reverend), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:31 (eight years ago) link

i don't like this but i'll adjust i'm sure. also i am a self-motivating team player.

dayove cool (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:33 (eight years ago) link

this is definitely bugging me a bit, but it's also being more useful at other times (and I know some people really like it). I'm just trying to decide whether this is one of those things we get used to really quickly, or we hate and change back, or we make a preference (and which way around the default is)

stet, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:44 (eight years ago) link

One slightly annoying aspect of it is, after you've whizzed back up top, for a brief moment the bookmark you've just reset is still present, so a quick click on another bookmark can, as the other bookmark disappears, lead you to click on the wrong bookmark. God what drivel. I'm sure it'll be fine.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:47 (eight years ago) link

something i've just noticed - "Remove Bookmark from this Thread" doesn't do the bounce, but i feel that would actually be more useful

dayove cool (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:49 (eight years ago) link

I like the bookmarking change, but I'd be happy for it to be a preference.

treefell, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:49 (eight years ago) link

NV otm, it should go for "remove bookmark" to. Take it to the top, Stet!

Flag post? I hardly knew her! (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:50 (eight years ago) link

OK, will try to articulate: days are long gone when I sit and read thread from beginning to end in one sitting and then dutifully consume each update upon arrival to the end of thread. These days have been opening a thread, scrolling down to around where I want to start reading (and then read backwards and forwards), immediately bookmarking that and reading some amount before having to go on to something else. I guess this is nonstandard usage, perhaps deprecated, but I gather I might not be the only one.

I Can Only Give You Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:11 (eight years ago) link

As I see from exchange upthread two hours ago.

I Can Only Give You Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:12 (eight years ago) link

for chrissakes you guys just because you have been doing something one way doesn't mean you have to do it that way forever.

it's been changed for way less than a day and i've already retrained myself.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:15 (eight years ago) link

no, stet has retrained you

onimo, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:18 (eight years ago) link

yeah, wake up sheeple

dayove cool (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:19 (eight years ago) link

I think once I've got used to not clicking Bookmark until I've read the last post I'll be in favour of this, but maybe it could be set as an option in Preferences to appease both camps?

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:20 (eight years ago) link

My problem is that I almost never have more than one bookmarked thread that I want to read at the top of the page. So it is almost never useful to me, and almost always annoying.

emil.y, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:23 (eight years ago) link

These days have been opening a thread, scrolling down to around where I want to start reading (and then read backwards and forwards), immediately bookmarking that and reading some amount before having to go on to something else.

Describes me perfectly.

lukas, Thursday, 2 February 2012 01:57 (eight years ago) link

This actually increases necessary keystrokes for me, cause now I have to press backspace twice to get to the main page.

lag∞n affiliated (The Reverend), Thursday, 2 February 2012 03:31 (eight years ago) link

this bookmark thing is really bugging me

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Thursday, 2 February 2012 11:58 (eight years ago) link

New bookmark thing bad. Worst thing since hangnails.

Jeff, Thursday, 2 February 2012 12:55 (eight years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/jIbJb.jpg

Upon bookmarking, that loading wheel up the top doesn't stop, ever (Terra ON IPAD) (never happened before the change)

Wub wub wub wubwubwubwub wub Pzzzzzzz WUBB wubwub (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 2 February 2012 13:16 (eight years ago) link

not so much whiiiiiiiiinge as I think I found a bug

Wub wub wub wubwubwubwub wub Pzzzzzzz WUBB wubwub (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 2 February 2012 13:18 (eight years ago) link

Thank you!

lag∞n affiliated (The Reverend), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:30 (eight years ago) link

Ahhhhhhh. Thanks, stet!

beachville, Monday, 6 February 2012 10:37 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

I'm running into the issue where board names are appearing multiple times on my bookmarks page - ILE appears five times, ILM five times. I deleted all of my bookmarks and it's still happening.

Is this still a bug?

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 5 November 2020 03:50 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, the bug is that the bookmarks are only sorted out into categories when they're loaded from the database - when you edit them by updating/editing, then the list doesn't get resorted until they fall out the cache and need to be restored. I'll take a look

stet, Thursday, 5 November 2020 15:50 (two weeks ago) link

hello, I’ve been having trouble because I’ve been unable to remove a bookmark from a thread. Is this a known thing?

surm, Friday, 6 November 2020 04:28 (two weeks ago) link

No - want to send me the details? stet @ this site

stet, Friday, 6 November 2020 17:26 (two weeks ago) link

I've never gotten the hang of bookmarks. They're always up top on my browser saying there's new answers when there aren't. Is there some way to mark those threads read.. other than just opening them?

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 6 November 2020 17:30 (two weeks ago) link

cuz opening them has no effect, to be clear.

forever browsing the full list of answers, overwhelmed :o

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 6 November 2020 17:31 (two weeks ago) link

you have to click "bookmark" on the most recent post in the thread to update your bookmark and remove it from the list. Making a post to the thread also updates the bookmark to your most recent.

stet, Friday, 6 November 2020 17:34 (two weeks ago) link

(you can press the 'b' key on the keyboard to set your bookmark to the most recent post in the thread as well)

stet, Friday, 6 November 2020 17:34 (two weeks ago) link

thank you!

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 6 November 2020 17:51 (two weeks ago) link


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