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Sidebar is all messed up.

Voting on askubuntu.com is completely broken. Each time I try to press the vote buttons on questions, answers and comments, I get an error:

An error has occurred - please retry your request.
(click on this box to dismiss)

Using Firebugs netpanel, I found out that the vote request is not properly processed.

https://askubuntu.com/posts/2636/vote/2 gets redirected to https://askubuntu.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/posts/2636/vote/2.

This behavior was first observed while trying to vote on What is the difference between Network Manager and 'ifconfig' 'ifup', etc?. Voting does still work on stackoverflow.com.

Browser: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13. User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; nl; rv: Gecko/20101206 Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick) Firefox/3.6.13


Cleared my cache, to no avail. Could it be related to a programming error that caused the sidebar being messed up? Are you able to vote? I can't even submit a comment.

Clearing single __qca, ubuntuuser or all cookies didn't help. Changing the User-Agent string to Google Chrome using User Agent Switcher does not change the situation.

Although Google Chrome works, with the same User-Agent string and cookies from meta.askubuntu.com and askubuntu.com cleared, the bug does still exist. The used User-Agent string is: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu/10.10 Chromium/9.0.597.45 Chrome/9.0.597.45 Safari/534.13.


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Team StackOverflow is aware of this and should be patching it shortly!

  • I can vote up and comment... it's fixed, thanks!
    – Lekensteyn
    Jan 13, 2011 at 8:23

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