member giveaway keeps getting set to start on Dec 31, 1969
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I tried to post a member giveaway of my book twice, and both times I entered in today's date, but after it was all done, it doesn't show up as a giveaway but is slotted in "pending" with a start date of Dec 31, 1969 and an end date of Jan 7, 1970 (I'd set it to end in one week). Also, this giveaway cannot be deleted because it "has ended."
Another author friend is experiencing the same issue today...
Yeah, sorry. Tim knows about the bug and it's on his list of things to tackle. Sorry for the annoyance.
Thanks for letting me know they are aware.
When he fixes it, Tim won't activate the pending 1969 giveaways, will he? As I've created two for the same book since I didn't know what was going on, I'd prefer to delete them both and start anew.
Probably not, but I'm not entirely sure what he'll do when he fixes it, sorry.
Just wondering: how do we find out if the problem has been resolved?
I've tried several times to post a giveaway, as well. I hope they aren't all activated when it's fixed. I've got the same giveaway four times.
Yeah, I'm still getting the same problem. I tried four times today, but no dice. Hope you guys can get it fixed soon!
I tried posting one this afternoon -- it's listed in Pending Books, but doesn't show up in the MG list. The start date is 12/31/1969, even though I specifically put today's date in.
I think the problem is fixed. That, or I can't figure out how to replicate it. I'll watch to see if any books show up as starting on 1969.
It's clearly you, Tim, as this digital reconstruction shows:
I'm... uh... still working a few of the bugs out.
I just tried to post a book and it's giving me the start date of 12/31/1969 still.
I posted one a day or two ago and had the same thing happen. It was scheduled to start on the 5th, then the date changed back to the epoch.
Waaah! Since someone reported that they had posted a book (and they indeed had), I gave it another try. No dice -- 12/31/1969 still.
The bug now seems clear: if you upload a cover, it flattens the countries and changes the date. I'm trying to figure out why, but it explains things, I think.
Interesting...so if we don't upload a cover, it should work properly? Would it work to start a giveaway without a cover, then edit it to include one afterwards?
Very awesome, Tim. I'm new here, but many thanks to you for working on this.
Okay, it's finally finally fixed! I found a place in the upload code that cleaned the input in a bad way—bad for the other data from the page.
Nice!! I'm going to try to set up a giveaway this evening to start tomorrow and will post back here if I have any issues. Thank you!
Hmmmm. I just added my giveaway and it reset to the epoch again. =X Did I do something wrong? Giveaway ID is 10163 if that helps. (My apologies in advance if I'm not supposed to change the bug status, but given that the error happened again I figured I should.)
Edit: Oh, and I tried to do both a cover upload from my local computer and upload one from the web and got the same result both times (I tried this on 2 separate giveaways).
Done. Giveaway ID is 10165. Same result. This time I tried to upload the cover from my computer.
Well, I'll be damned.
Okay, looking again. Trick is, I can't replicate it this time.
What - if any - kind of info from me would help you to replicate it?
I may try to start a giveaway sans cover, wait for it to go live, then edit it and upload a cover to see if that works.
HUZZAH! The date didn't change!
(One of my side jobs is coding and I know how frustrating it is to track down a bug in a complex system. You have my sincerest thanks!)
I think so too, though it's been about 15 minutes since I posted the giveaway (slated to start today) and it still hasn't started. Not a big deal, but I'm not sure if that means it just takes longer than the estimated 5 minutes to start or that it's another issue. If it hasn't posted by tomorrow I'll start a new thread about it.
So it was working last week when I posted my book, however, when i posted another book for Member Giveaway the dreaded 1969 came up again!
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Reported by sonjejones
Status: Closed by staff
Sep 20, 2012, 3:18pm
1 years since last change
Reported. sonjejones (Jun 8, 2012, 8:31pm)
Fixed. timspalding (Jul 3, 2012, 3:17am)
Reopened. JBD1 (Jul 3, 2012, 6:29am)
Fixed. timspalding (Jul 3, 2012, 7:01am)
Reopened. LMHTWB (Jul 3, 2012, 11:45am)
Fixed. timspalding (Jul 5, 2012, 5:26pm)
Reopened. finaldawnbook (Jul 5, 2012, 7:26pm)
Fixed. timspalding (Jul 5, 2012, 7:45pm)
Fixed. timspalding (Jul 5, 2012, 7:45pm)
Fixed. timspalding (Jul 5, 2012, 8:06pm)
Reopened. gwernin (Jul 13, 2012, 5:23pm)
Closed by staff. JBD1 (Sep 20, 2012, 3:18pm)
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