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47 Post author: Habryka 15 September 2017 03:00AM

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Comment author: cousin_it 15 September 2017 10:30:09AM *  9 points [-]

What will happen with existing LW posts and comments? I feel strongly that they should all stay accessible at their old URLs (though perhaps with new design).

Comment author: Habryka 15 September 2017 11:52:19AM 23 points [-]

All old links will continue working. I've put quite a bit of effort into that, and this was one of the basic design requirements we built the site around.

Comment author: Vaniver 15 September 2017 09:11:38PM 11 points [-]

"Basic design requirements" seems like it's underselling it a bit; this was Rule 0 that would instantly torpedo any plan where it wasn't possible.

It's also worth pointing out that we've already done one DB import (lesserwrong.com has all the old posts/comments/etc. as of May of this year) and will do another DB import of everything that's happened on LW since then, so that LW moving forward will have everything from the main site and the beta branch.

Comment author: Jiro 19 September 2017 06:21:53PM 0 points [-]

I just tried lesserwrong.com. Neither IE nor Firefox would do anything when I clicked "login". I had to use Chrome. Even using Chrome, I tried to sign in and had no feedback when I used a bad user and password, making it unclear whether the values were even submitted to the server.

Comment author: ChristianKl 20 September 2017 04:22:57PM 0 points [-]

That sounds like it just isn't a development priority to give feedback when there's a bad user/password.

Comment author: Elo 19 September 2017 07:16:01PM 0 points [-]

I believe that is on purpose. Login is not open yet.

Comment author: Jiro 19 September 2017 08:34:04PM 0 points [-]

People are clearly posting things there that postdate the DB import, so they must be logging in. Also, that doesn't explain it working better on Chrome than on other browsers.

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 19 September 2017 08:59:28PM 1 point [-]

A private beta has been ongoing, clearly.

Comment author: Jiro 20 September 2017 04:02:41PM 0 points [-]

That can't explain it, unless the private beta is accessed by going somewhere other than lesserwrong.com. The site isn't going to know that someone is a participant in the private beta until they've logged in. And the problems I described happen prior to logging in.

Comment author: Raemon 20 September 2017 07:00:56PM 0 points [-]

Not 100% I understand your description, but currently the expected behavior when you attempt to login (if not already a part of the beta) is nothing happening when you click "submit" (although in the browser console there'll be an error message)

This is simply because we haven't gotten to that yet, but it should be something we make sure to fix before the open-beta launch later today so people have a clear sense of whether it's working.

Comment author: Jiro 20 September 2017 07:35:05PM 0 points [-]

And the expected behavior when using IE or Firefox is that you can't even get to the login screen? I find that unlikely.

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 20 September 2017 05:58:38PM 0 points [-]

Good point!

In that case, I'm not sure what the problem is (though, I, too, see a similar problem to yours, now that I just tried it in a different browser (Firefox 55.0.3, Mac OS 10.9) than my usual one (Chrome)). I suspect, as another commenter said, that login just isn't fully developed yet.