Thank you Don

Story: Linux Marketing Campaign Seeks $350k in 40 DaysTotal Replies: 32
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helios

Apr 11, 2007
6:45 AM EST
You are a gentleman and a scholar

There are not many of us left. can we digg it

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Scott_Ruecker

Apr 11, 2007
7:18 AM EST
I am posting it to digg now..I can't. the firewall at work will not let me submit it @$$%$%&%_+@
dcparris

Apr 11, 2007
7:28 AM EST
Somebody digg it!
Scott_Ruecker

Apr 11, 2007
7:32 AM EST
If I had tried it at home, it takes every single Digg.com page literally minutes to load on my machine at home, I don't get it.

Why does Digg do that? Every page eats up 1.5gigs of RAM on my machine, why?
techiem2

Apr 11, 2007
7:42 AM EST
Somebody already dugg the page at http://tux500.com/geeklog/article.php?story=2007041007572637...

Do we want to digg dcparris' article as well?
dcparris

Apr 11, 2007
7:43 AM EST
That's weird. If I digg it, I'll run the risk of getting the story kicked.
Scott_Ruecker

Apr 11, 2007
7:43 AM EST
YES!!
tuxchick

Apr 11, 2007
7:50 AM EST
digg is a horrible site- it bogs down every PC I've ever used to visit the site. It kicks CPU in the red zone, makes my cursor all herky-jerky, and sucks up all my RAM.

Even so, Digg we must!

Bonus points to anyone who can identify the source of the quotation! Or even knows it is a quote!
techiem2

Apr 11, 2007
7:54 AM EST
http://digg.com/motorsport/Linux_Marketing_Campaign_Seeks_35...

So dugg. :)

And linked on both blogs.

http://www.techiem2.net https://techiem2.no-ip.com (Yes, I know the ssl cert is expired. Really gotta sit down and gen a new one...)
Scott_Ruecker

Apr 11, 2007
7:59 AM EST
digg.com/motorsport/Linux_Marketing_Campaign_Seeks_350k_in_40_Days

add the http:// otherwise it will give you an error

Digg will not even let you link to it??????

*&^%$#@
Scott_Ruecker

Apr 11, 2007
8:26 AM EST
Why is it under motor-sports? yes I know its a car but come on..who that visits this site is going to find it under that heading?

Its going to die there....
techiem2

Apr 11, 2007
8:31 AM EST
I thought I said categories linux and motorsports so it would show up in both. Unless I did something wrong. *shrug*
techiem2

Apr 11, 2007
8:33 AM EST
The digg of the official blog post is in the linux category.
NoDough

Apr 11, 2007
9:37 AM EST
Maybe I should put on my 'STUPID' sign, but I can't find Don's article on digg. Anyone else able to find it?
theboomboomcars

Apr 11, 2007
10:17 AM EST
I can't find it either.
dcparris

Apr 11, 2007
10:37 AM EST
Here is the correct link - BE SURE TO ADD the "http://" in front:

digg.com/motorsport/Linux_Marketing_Campaign_Seeks_350k_in_40_Days
NoDough

Apr 11, 2007
10:44 AM EST
Sorry, all I get is a "Oops, what you're looking for isn't here!" error page.

Are you able to find it on digg, Don?
jdixon

Apr 11, 2007
10:54 AM EST
If you search under linux, it should show up on the first page.

For whatever reason, url's don't seem to be working. I'll give it a try and see if I have any better luck:

http://www.digg.com/motorsport/Linux_Marketing_Campaign_Seek...

Added: Nope, sure enough, the link above doesn't work, even though it was cut and pasted from the digg page. They're obviously doing something to block direct links. The story is currently the 12th story returned when search for linux.
techiem2

Apr 11, 2007
10:57 AM EST
I found it by searching for dcparris.

Weird. The link on the search page is that link.

http://digg.com/motorsport/Linux_Marketing_Campaign_Seeks_35...

So why does it not work externally? When I click on it at digg and copy and paste it it loads fine.
dcparris

Apr 11, 2007
11:10 AM EST
I have found it with no problems twice.
dcparris

Apr 11, 2007
11:15 AM EST
It's in the NewsForge Newsvac: http://www.newsforge.com/

It's also being carried by Linux.com (their newsvac thingy) and VarLinux.org.
techiem2

Apr 11, 2007
11:41 AM EST
aha! It's the old Lxer adding a space in the url glitch. It's adding a space right after 359k
jdixon

Apr 11, 2007
11:45 AM EST
> It's adding a space right after 359k

Yep. Sure enough, when I mouse over the URL, I can see the space there. Any chance someone at LXer could take a look at this bug. Yes, tinyurl can fix it, but it shouldn't be necessary.
dcparris

Apr 11, 2007
11:56 AM EST
Testing:

http://digg.com/motorsport/Linux_Marketing_Campaign_Seeks_35...

Worked in Preview. Now posting to thread.

Editor's Note: I have posted an e-mail to Bob about the URL issue.
bigg

Apr 11, 2007
12:07 PM EST
The space is still there.
dcparris

Apr 11, 2007
12:12 PM EST
Yes. That's what I posted to Bob. I should have been more clear on that.
hkwint

Apr 11, 2007
2:22 PM EST
Ok, I've totally had it with this link error. Therefore, I've been so rude to add a 'Digg it' link to the lead of the article, just like I did to James' slackware article; please look at our 'Features' link for a view:

http://lxer.com/module/newswire/lf/ If the Digg-links in the leaders are a problem (for anyone, for whatever reason), please let the LXer team know (this thread is fine), and if we agree because there's a valid reason, we'll remove it. I've included an ALT-tag.

BTW at the moment, my PayPal license is revoked (multiple wrong password entry). I really have to send those people a copy of my passport, because I really want to make a donation!
dcparris

Apr 11, 2007
2:33 PM EST
Bob just reported that he has fixed the bug, including retroactively fixing the current broken links. :-)
hkwint

Apr 11, 2007
2:40 PM EST
Indeed, I can confirm I just noticed magically all links above just started working. Now, isn't that wonderful?
Scott_Ruecker

Apr 11, 2007
8:37 PM EST
It looks like it hit the front page.. :-)
dcparris

Apr 11, 2007
8:52 PM EST
Makes me sick. I never even got to see it on the front page. I do see it got 120 diggs though. What a day!
helios

Apr 12, 2007
3:29 AM EST
"What a day!"

I will end this with the way I started it...you have my deepest thanks and my gratitude Don for all you are doing for this effort. Lots of you guys don't know the hell Don has went through getting this thing out there. He could probably use some sleep.

H
dcparris

Apr 12, 2007
5:46 AM EST
It's 10:46 by my watch right now. I just woke up. ;-)

Helios, you're welcome.

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