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sharing questions - tiny url problem

I am having a problem when I try to share questions (through any of the social networks) because of tinyurl.

When I share a question, the url I am passing as a parameter is undefined

Here is the url:

This is the ajax call I am doing:

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If I try to make the same call in a direct call I am getting this message:

jQuery17208261362977791578_1337297739022({"ok": false, "error": "The API call urlfetch.Fetch() required more quota than is available."})

Does any of you have the same problem? Is it anything broken in the latest sources or I destroyed something? I am running askbot 0.7.42.

Bu the way, if I replace in post.js this line

url = url.replace('{URL}', data.tinyurl);

with this line

url = url.replace('{URL}', URL);

sharing is working! But not with tiny urls.

Any advice?

alexandros.z's avatar
asked 2012-05-17 18:55:17 -0500
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It seems that there is a quota problem

alexandros.z's avatar alexandros.z (2012-05-17 19:04:17 -0500) edit

Looks like we need a fallback from the shortener service to full urls.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2012-05-17 19:33:10 -0500) edit
todofixthis's avatar todofixthis (2012-05-17 21:26:11 -0500) edit

@todofixthis Yes! You are 100% right, my question is indeed related with this post. However, now problem seems to be solved, since server responds with no quota problem. I agree with @Evgeny that a fallback should be added. Something like "if tinyurl is undefined then use the whole url"

alexandros.z's avatar alexandros.z (2012-05-18 03:47:20 -0500) edit

Hey, I wrote a patch to disable tinyurl and optionally provide one's own short url for questions:

siovene's avatar siovene (2012-11-08 06:06:53 -0500) edit
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May be this is a hint: JSON (and JSON-P) wrapper around the TinyURL API</p<>>

alexandros.z's avatar
answered 2012-05-17 19:00:39 -0500
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