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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2013-07-01 11:40 pm

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We're getting multiple reports of crossposting to LiveJournal not working, with an error message of "Failed to crosspost entry to [username]@LiveJournal: Failed to connect to" We're looking into whether this is a problem on LJ's end or our end (and if it's our end, we'll do our best to fix it!)

EDIT: This problem has been fixed now!
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[personal profile] tameiki 2013-07-02 03:49 am (UTC)(link)
Dreamwidth and everyone who works on it Rock. So. HARD.

Thank you for always doing everything you can and then communicating it to us :D
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[personal profile] glassfinger 2013-07-02 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
Yep, it's been happening to me. Thank you for your attention to it.
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[staff profile] mark 2013-07-02 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
Should be fixed now. One of our IPs got banned again.
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[personal profile] juliet316 2013-07-02 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you.
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[personal profile] stardreamer 2013-07-02 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
It's not fixed for everyone, or there's been a new instance. I've just had 2 crosspost attempts fail in the last hour. (Same post -- I tried an edit-and-crosspost first before reporting the problem.)
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[personal profile] juliet316 2013-07-02 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
Just crossposted a fresh post few minutes ago,(I haven't done an edit and crosspost since I gave up on the original post that was failing to crosspost and just posted that one directly on LiveJournal) and crossposting seems to be working again, so thanks [staff profile] mark and [staff profile] denise
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[personal profile] centaury_squill 2013-07-02 08:01 am (UTC)(link)
I've not seen this latest problem, but a few days ago I crossposted an entry to both LJ and IJ, then later edited it. The edit worked fine with the IJ entry, but LJ just reposted it (ie I ended up with two entries on LJ). Is this a known problem?
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[personal profile] misskat 2013-07-02 08:39 am (UTC)(link)
I've had one other report about something similar recently. If you could open a Support request with the link to the entry, and, if possible, the links to the entries on LiveJournal, I'll look into it. Thanks!
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[personal profile] centaury_squill 2013-07-02 09:04 am (UTC)(link)
Done. Unfortunately I can't link you to the original LJ entry as I deleted it as soon as I realised what had happened.
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[personal profile] alisanne 2013-07-02 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
FWIW I've had this happen to me on multiple occasions, too, but with nothing to show for it since I always delete the duplicated post once I spot it.
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[personal profile] misskat 2013-07-02 07:27 pm (UTC)(link)

If it happens again, can you open a Support req? More reports = more data = easier to triangulate where the issue is.


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[personal profile] alisanne 2013-07-02 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Will do!
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[personal profile] kalloway 2013-07-02 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I had this happen with some imported entries from ~2004. I was tagging, actually edited a typo or something, and instead of editing the post on LJ, it posted the edited entry as a second entry (but with the right month/day in 2004). iirc, it happened on multiple entries but when I realized what was happening, I stopped and deleted the doubles.

Since I still have about eight years to tag, I'm sure I'll have a chance to test it again. If I get the same weirdness, I'll open a ticket.
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[personal profile] siliconshaman 2013-07-02 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
See, this is why I love you guys... unlike LJ where the RSS feeds can sit broken for a week or more until someone goes "Oh hey, weren't we supposed to fix that or something?!"
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[personal profile] feng_shui_house 2013-07-02 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I got that identical error message less than 2 minutes ago. I'm not sure that it actually didn't post, because I immediately edited the DW entry without checking the LJ (because sometimes that makes it post on LJ), and when I looked just now, the LJ entry was there.
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[personal profile] misskat 2013-07-02 05:31 pm (UTC)(link)
The error above also shows when the crossposter's first attempt to reach LiveJournal doesn't go through. The error is thrown automatically, but then it retries. Often, the second try will go through without any issues.

If it happens again, or if the entry doesn't actually make it over, please let us know!
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[personal profile] fairwells 2013-07-02 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you, Denise. You are made of awesome ♥
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[personal profile] pheloniusfriar 2013-07-04 04:17 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for fixing that! I had assumed it was due to the database outage LJ had a while back. It kept happening, but I still assumed it was LJ somehow ;). Again, thanks!
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[personal profile] morgandawn 2013-07-25 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been getting cross-post fails this past week - 1 out of 4 seems to go through, the rest fail. edits to DW posts are also not cross-posting. I've waited for up to a day to see if the cross-post makes it through after it retries and the problem persists.

edited to add: problem began 7/17 and since then and I received roughly 14 crosspost failure notifications
Edited 2013-07-25 18:47 (UTC)
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[personal profile] morgandawn 2013-07-25 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I assumed it was an issue at LJs end. Although here is another odd data point: on 2 of those failed cross-posts, it created double entries on LJ (one locked which is my default when I post to DW) and then when I unlocked the DW post it created a second unlocked duplicate. Both LJ posts link back to the same (now unlocked) DW post and have the same date stamp.

ex: (unlocked)
the locked version is here (I unlocked it just now so you can see it)):
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[personal profile] snickfic 2013-07-27 11:31 pm (UTC)(link)
This has been happening to me today since about 2:30pm PST - none of my posts have crossposted, and the failure notification is the one you quote.
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[personal profile] deird1 2013-07-28 09:42 am (UTC)(link)
I'm having this problem still. Just happened again...
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[personal profile] cahwyguy 2013-08-01 07:07 pm (UTC)(link)
The problem is back again. I had it happen to posts made Sunday morning, and I just had it happen on a post I just made.
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[personal profile] cahwyguy 2013-08-02 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Sigh. This gets tiring. Got the two non-crossposted entries to finally post yesterday... and now I'm getting the error for today's post. Not how a seamless system is supposed to work -- I'll just keep trying.
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[personal profile] cahwyguy 2013-08-02 07:22 pm (UTC)(link)
And now it works. Must'a been that dead chicken I waved in front of my monitor.