Watch Your Mouth down for a week

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 at 7:06 pm

The BBC upgraded their forum software on the Have Your Say site and it broke News Sniffer. If you’re interested, they’ve changed from using the “Thread ID” in their urls to using a “Forum ID”. I’ve done a quick patch up to fix things, but any comments censored in the last week or so are lost to News Sniffer. It’sl going to take a while whilst things get back up to speed, but it should be done by tomorrow morning.

Thanks to the News Sniffer reader who spotted the lack of updates and got in touch with me. It was a relatively quick fix once I knew about it.

2 responses to “Watch Your Mouth down for a week”

  1. Steve G says:

    It looks like you’re not catching all the removed comments you think you are. I know of a couple of personal comments removed from the haggling HYS thread in December that didn’t get caught by news sniffer (they got published, then removed a couple of hours later). Could there be something you missed in the last fix?

  2. Anon. says:

    Excellent and commendable work. BBC differs from other MSM, which are proprietor owned, and where it’s harder for dissident voices to be heard. BBC is a bloated, public funded satrapy where, if you read between the lines, you can sometimes glean the truth, or some of it, oozing out.

    Your ‘comments censored’ paradigm is flawed, in that you rely only on comments published and then redacted. Comments which never make it run to around one quarter to one third on most stories, judging by the ‘awaiting moderation’ dialogue box.

    Best regards and good sniffing.

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