Out of the Blue

Reader Fusman alerted me to what looks like an error I've been making in linking to stories on Battle.net in an effort to avoid the problem I'm causing (oh the delicious irony!!). The site localizes links, and I thought that stripping out the regional part would make them work in all territories. Just to confirm this, I'd appreciate if a couple of readers outside of North America could confirm that this link is broken and this link works (and if it works, do the local parts of the URL ("us" and "en") change appropriately)?

Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: TU-46.
Dibbles 2. Thanks Daniel.
Crazy Christmas.
Links: Rock of Ages- Everybody's Wiggin' Out. Thanks nin.
Austin Powers Gets A Musical Prequel.
Science: Arsenic in water near coal-fired US plants: monitor.
Images: My dad finally got his pilot's license today. He sent me this.
Media: Siri finds out Steve Jobs died.
Bearded Dragon playing Ant Crusher.
Dogs in Cars.
CD explodes at 23,000 rpm.
Auction: Bid For A Lunch With Mark Hamill In L.A.
The Funnies: xkcd: Plastic Bags.
Brain Rot: Nostalgic Memories of the NES.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 15, 2011, 10:04
Verno
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2011, 10:04
Dec 15, 2011, 10:04
 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 15, 2011, 04:12:
Yeah "I cant read your posts therefore you dont exist" is kinda taking the easy way out....although truthfully Ive been guilty of it in the past...

Meh, some things just aren't worth wasting time on.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 15, 2011, 04:12
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2011, 04:12
Dec 15, 2011, 04:12
 
Yeah "I cant read your posts therefore you dont exist" is kinda taking the easy way out....although truthfully Ive been guilty of it in the past...
I have a nifty blue line!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 21:14
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 21:14
Dec 14, 2011, 21:14
 
I don't ignore anyone.
Not really a fan of the fingers-in-the-ears-la-la-la approach.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 21:07
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 21:07
Dec 14, 2011, 21:07
 
Alamar wrote on Dec 14, 2011, 20:23:
And now you know it's not you hehe...

-Alamar

Admittedly, I was curious.

Creston
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 20:25
PHJF
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 20:25
Dec 14, 2011, 20:25
 PHJF
 
Because, the hopeful person I am, I'm expecting them to say something that isn't a waste to read, at some point...

It's OK, we all ignore space captain.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 20:23
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 20:23
Dec 14, 2011, 20:23
 
Creston wrote on Dec 14, 2011, 18:12:
Awwww, your first ignore! How cute!

They say the first one keeps a special place in your heart for all time.

Creston

Ya... I hate the idea of adding someone to an ignore list.. Because, the hopeful person I am, I'm expecting them to say something that isn't a waste to read, at some point...

But alas, I was proven wrong time and time again : )

And now you know it's not you hehe...

-Alamar
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Siri
Dec 14, 2011, 20:09
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Siri Dec 14, 2011, 20:09
Dec 14, 2011, 20:09
 
That's pretty funny.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 18:12
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 18:12
Dec 14, 2011, 18:12
 
Awwww, your first ignore! How cute!

They say the first one keeps a special place in your heart for all time.

Creston
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 17:49
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 17:49
Dec 14, 2011, 17:49
 
Hey Blue...

Now that I'm ignoring one person... I have a feature request...

Could ignored people's avatars be hidden at the same time the post is 'filtered'? : )

-Alamar
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Re: Links
Dec 14, 2011, 15:44
Quboid
 
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Re: Links Dec 14, 2011, 15:44
Dec 14, 2011, 15:44
 Quboid
 
First link redirects to an ad about a Blizzard Christmas Sale. The second link works. Testing in the UK.
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Links
Dec 14, 2011, 14:23
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Links Dec 14, 2011, 14:23
Dec 14, 2011, 14:23
 
First link broken (Continue to World of Warcraft) - second link OK (Patch 4.3 Hotfixes). Clicked from Australia.

Cheers!

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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 13:39
fds
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 13:39
Dec 14, 2011, 13:39
fds
 
Blue, your “stripped” links don't work because the EU and other battle.net sites are independent from the US site, not just mirrors.
They do eventually copy-and-paste repost most articles at a later date but, at the very least, the post ID is different.
So your example article is at
EU site: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3368932/Patch_43_Hotfixes_-14_12_2011#blog
US site: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/4023884/Patch_43_Hotfixes-12_12_2011#blog
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 12:54
DG
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 12:54
Dec 14, 2011, 12:54
DG
 
UK here.

First link goes to a "Four, oh: four. Page Not Found" (but after a promo screen, not sure if that might screw something up)
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/4023884/Patch_43_Hotfixes-12_12_2011

Second link goes to patch 4.3 hotfixes news article
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/4023884/Patch_43_Hotfixes-12_12_2011

Firefox (with noscript, but the same thing happens if I whitelist the domain).
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 12:22
Beamer
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 12:22
Dec 14, 2011, 12:22
 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Dec 14, 2011, 12:19:
nin wrote on Dec 14, 2011, 10:02:
Rock of Ages- Everybody's Wiggin' Out. Thanks nin.

Let me be clear that I in no way am excited about that trailer, and sent it to Blue so he could see how incredibly painful it looks to be.

Alec Baldwin is about as rock and roll as anyones grandfather.


Alec Baldwin is whatever he wants to be, his faithful shall be rewarded and the heathen will be sent to the bowels of hell, sorting dumb cat clips for eternity on videosift.

This. Except I appreciate the heathens for sorting out the best dumb cat clips and making them .gifs so that I don't have to waste time on the worst.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 12:19
Verno
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 12:19
Dec 14, 2011, 12:19
 Verno
 
nin wrote on Dec 14, 2011, 10:02:
Rock of Ages- Everybody's Wiggin' Out. Thanks nin.

Let me be clear that I in no way am excited about that trailer, and sent it to Blue so he could see how incredibly painful it looks to be.

Alec Baldwin is about as rock and roll as anyones grandfather.


Alec Baldwin is whatever he wants to be, his faithful shall be rewarded and the heathen will be sent to the bowels of hell, sorting dumb cat clips for eternity on videosift.
Playing: Risk of Rain 2, Jedi Fallen Order, Last of Us II
Watching: Tenet, Peninsula, The Pale Door
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 10:59
Cutter
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 10:59
Dec 14, 2011, 10:59
 Cutter
 
Both links work fine in Canada - Ontario at any rate.

And Alec Baldwin is totally rock and roll. He's a fantasticly facile actor who handles drama and comedy with equal aplomb. I love watching him co-host on TCM. The man really knows his craft and its history. And he plays such a good heavy, Miami Blues, Malice, The Jury, Mercury Rising, and of course his ultimate role in Glengarry Glen Ross. And yeah, he's banged some of the hottest women around for sport. Nice work if you can get it. Personally, I love the guy.

This comment was edited on Dec 14, 2011, 12:01.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 10:36
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 10:36
Dec 14, 2011, 10:36
 
nin wrote on Dec 14, 2011, 10:02:
Rock of Ages- Everybody's Wiggin' Out. Thanks nin.

Let me be clear that I in no way am excited about that trailer, and sent it to Blue so he could see how incredibly painful it looks to be.

Alec Baldwin is about as rock and roll as anyones grandfather.


You are talking about the first husband of Kim Bassinger. In my book that counts as rock and roll....
I have a nifty blue line!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 10:17
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 10:17
Dec 14, 2011, 10:17
 
Nevermind....now the first link gives me the error and the second one points to the US page with the /en/ in the url.

This comment was edited on Dec 14, 2011, 10:28.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 10:14
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 10:14
Dec 14, 2011, 10:14
 
I'm in the UK and it behaves as you said Blue. The first link produces the site's 404 page and the second link leads to the patch notes with /en/ in the URL.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 10:02
nin
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 10:02
Dec 14, 2011, 10:02
 nin
 

Rock of Ages- Everybody's Wiggin' Out. Thanks nin.

Let me be clear that I in no way am excited about that trailer, and sent it to Blue so he could see how incredibly painful it looks to be.

Alec Baldwin is about as rock and roll as anyones grandfather.

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