Fixing the "Text entered was wrong" bug


32 Responses to “Fixing the "Text entered was wrong" bug”

  1. Takuan says:

    is that a category?

  2. efergus3 says:

    Interesting. I never had any trouble Posting. But I would always get an error message when I logged out.

  3. mattyd says:

    Um, the bug was not fixed– received the message 2-minutes ago :/

  4. Jack says:

    I found this thread when I Googled for a fix to me not being able to upload a new icon. Irony is I was able to upload an avatar at one point, but now no matter what file format I submit I keep in getting that “Oops!” message.

  5. Jeff says:

    Jeff @18, it’s nobody’s fault; more a matter of outgrowing the previous set of arrangements.

    That’s not quite code-speak. I knows there’s a bug in the {return from post} line. Because I usually don’t get returned to the blog, but sit in the out-going post line.

    And I didn’t mean it to sound as if I was blaming anyone, just that it’s a problem and I was courious what it was.

  6. phlavor says:

    Oh I thought that was like a critique of my opinion or something.

    Also, whatever you did recently fixed my comments and favorites showing up in my profile. Thanks!

  7. Antinous says:

    I haven’t gotten the error message or been forcibly logged out for ~ five days, so it’s all good here in sunny Palm Springs! Can you fix the bug that translates comments into complaints now?

  8. jitrobug says:

    I had to fix something like this – a handy trick is to just change the name of the cookie, that way you’ll stop looking for (and accepting) the bad cookies.

  9. jamesgyre says:

    i felt it was one of the most philosophical error messages ever. i’ll miss it (sort of).

  10. BXRWXR says:

    Worked for me.


  11. joemo says:

    Can someone please unlock user “Kevitivity” his account was supposedly disabled for a week but never re-enabled.

  12. J Schreiber says:

    @Waelwulf, #15: could you post a link to that image so I can check it out. All GIF or JPG should be allowed, and resized to fit. TIFFs are a no-go.

    @Mattyd, #21: hmmm, after getting the message, could you try the logout/ login step and see if that makes a difference?

  13. Thad E Ginataom says:

    Text entered was wrong

    I thought I’d fallen into a frame from xkcd comic strip!

  14. ill lich says:

    I fixed it myself– I just don’t leave comments anymore. . . oh wait. . . darn it!

  15. Takuan says:

    good that’s sorted. Now, who did the $cientology ad caper? Those disgruntled anti-advertisers, right?
    It was funny though.

  16. Antinous says:

    Oh good, you’re up. Now I can go shower.

  17. Takuan says:

    not for long, today……today I must soil myself…….

  18. Antinous says:

    I thought that you do that regularly.

  19. shmengie says:

    honestly, i thought it was something to do with firefox on ubuntu. thx for the fix!

  20. krake says:

    nice. it works again!

  21. Waelwulf says:

    I have a tech problem. No matter what kind of image or how small and image I try to upload as my avatar, it gets rejected by your system. Here’s the error message: “Oops, something went wrong: Invalid value “wolf_small.gif” for profile field: photo”

  22. Dustin Driver says:

    honestly, i thought it was something to do with firefox on ubuntu. thx for the fix!

    Shmengie, you get the award for the most boingboing-est system setup. Cory would be proud!


  23. santellana says:

    i knew it. there was not anything wrong with my text. i DID remember to cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s. ( i should really stop using that font tho. )

  24. Jason McIntosh says:

    Hi BB tech folks,

    Could you please share more details of your fix somewhere? I run an MT4-based blog as well, and it’s been brought to my attention that this same gotcha’s bit my own users.

  25. slywy says:

    I, too, thought it was a mechanical opinion on my comments, which weren’t that bad. Really.

  26. Jeff says:

    How does this sort of thing jibe with being an Open Source advocate? Is the problem caused by bad coding?

  27. dqk says:

    A harder problem to solve would be to actually setup a system that rejected stuff that’s wrong. Unless it just started with the axiom “everything on the Internet is wrong”, which would actually have a pretty high hit rate.

  28. EncarnacionFlor says:

    I have found something that helps for this, as it happens all the time on sites I use. After you are done typing a comment, copy it. Then press Post/Send/et c. If the commnet posts, then the copying is in vain, but if it does not work and going back erases what you typed, you can just past it back in and try again.

    /actually doing that for this post, hold on…

  29. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    Joemo @6: Drat! Kevitivity is still locked out? Let me try that again.

    Ill Lich @8: And don’t think you weren’t missed.

    Takuan @9, and everyone else: if you see the Scientology ad, please send us a screenshot. It’s not supposed to be here, ever.

    Jeff @18, it’s nobody’s fault; more a matter of outgrowing the previous set of arrangements.

    EncarnacionFlor, saving is always good. I do it myself when I’ve invested a lot of time in a message.

  30. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    Okay, Joemo. Kevitivity’s account should be working again.

  31. shmengie says:

    dustin: i’ve tried ubuntu off and on for a few years. but, it was, in fact, one of cory’s posts last september/october that convinced me to go ubuntu full time. sadly, as of about 3 weeks ago, i’ve gone back to wxp. ubuntu is very usable, but, ultimately, still just a red pubic hair away from being a rock-solid, every day o.s. mostly it’s little fit and finish things that were bugging me.

    anyways, thx for recognizing me as a tech god!

  32. Antinous says:

    coughs nervously

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