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I think someone else may have already mentioned this a while back but I hadn't seen it myself before today. The zoo.pl script (used for friends in particular) is broken.

More specifically, it seems to be broken when I try to call it up in firefox. If I am running chrome it works as it is supposed to. If I try to use it in firefox I get a non-helpful error.

This wouldn't have been broken by virtue of being used (and abused) by a former slashdot employee who was known for carrying an extensive perma-hate list of foes, would it? Naah, that doesn't sound that likely.
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  • Thanks for the heads-up. I've passed it on to the engineers, who will hopefully get it fixed soon.

    • I sent an email to slashdot with the same information as well. The error message was the same as what gmhowell posted as a reply to his own message (and not particularly informative).
      • by Soulskill (1459) Works for Slashdot

        Should be fixed now -- please let us know if you see it again. Thanks!

        • Thank you for getting to that, I noticed earlier today that I was able to add someone to my friends list again. Any idea what broke it in such a peculiar way?

          And while I have your ear (if you're reading this, that is), can you tell me why I never get moderator points any more? I used to get them at least once a month or so, but it has probably been two years now since I last had any points. Similarly if you could enlighten us as to why some people (apparently) receive 15 points at a time while I pret
  • That might have been me. No Chrome at work, but I can try, ick, IE.

    • by gmhowell (26755)

      Busted in IE8 as well. I click on soulskill's zoo pill [slashdot.org] and get a page with the following:

      Popular
      Blog
      Slashdot

      Ask Slashdot
      Book Reviews
      Games
      Idle
      YRO

      Cloud
      Hardware
      Linux
      Management
      Mobile
      Science
      Security
      Storage
      Your Relationship with Soulskill (1459)
      Info
      RelationJournal
      Firehose
      Friends
      Fans
      Foes
      Freaks
      Tags
      Bookmarks
      Friends of Friends
      Foes of Friends
      OK
      The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

      Please contact the server administrator, admin@slashdot.org and inform them

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