[Hpr] Is anyone else having trouble submitting shows?

O'Brien, Kevin zwilnik at zwilnik.com
Wed Feb 25 05:32:56 PST 2015

I just uploaded 4 shows Sunday, and hit this a number of times. From 
what I observed, you need to let it sit for at least 15 minutes *without 
clicking to check* for it reset. In fact, I let it be for more like a 
half-hour. It looks like if you left it for 14 minutes, then clicked to 
see if it would let you in, it resets the clock again and you need to 
wait another full 15 minutes. But I did get all 4 shows uploaded, it 
just took a lot longer.


On 2/25/2015 7:36 AM, Dave Morriss wrote:
> On 25/02/15 07:58, Fifty OneFifty wrote:
>> Is anyone having as much trouble as I submitting new shows?  If I go
>> to ANY open slot in the Calendar page in IceWeasel (FF) or
>> Chrome/Chromium I get :
>> ----
>> Existing request detected
>> Please process the outstanding request before requesting another show.
>> This lock is set for 15 minutes to deter attacks.
>> If you are attacking us why not record a show telling us about what
>> you were trying to do ?..
>> -----
>> A page suggesting the potential contributor is accused trying to hack
>> us.  Not helpful.
> Ken, as the author of this interface, is the person to answer this
> definitively. My comments below are the result of testing the interface,
> not of any deeper knowledge - though I can see the what the database is
> doing.
> So, as I understand it the code is doing the following:
> - On clicking one of the links on the Calendar page entitled "hpr???? is
> available - reserve now" your IP address and the time of the request are
> recorded.
> - You are offered a form entitled "Requesting a slot for your show". The
> form is filled in with slot details; you will see the show number and
> the release date. You are requested to enter your email address and
> press "Next".
> - You then receive an email with a URL to follow and this takes you to
> the main form into which you enter your show details, do the upload,
> etc. You need to follow the link in this email within 15 minutes, as it
> says in the email itself.
> Now, if you navigate away from the first "Requesting a slot for your
> show" page before completing the form you can't go back and will receive
> the error message you mention above. You also can't go to any other of
> the "hpr???? is available - reserve now" links. You remain locked out
> for 15 minutes from the time of your first visit.
> This sounds like the state you found yourself in.
> As far as I can tell, the "lock out" code should no longer be active in
> your case, so you can try again.
> I think the critical thing is that you should complete the first form
> ("Requesting a slot for your show") immediately, and then you should
> respond to the email once it arrives, as fast as you can.
> If for any reason you can't complete this process then you should wait
> for 15 minutes or more and try again.
> I have to say that when I uploaded my last show the email with the URL
> was snagged by Gmail and dropped in my SPAM folder, which caused me some
> consternation for a few minutes. Otherwise it all went smoothly.
> I hope this helps.
> Dave

Kevin B. O'Brien
zwilnik at zwilnik.com
“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
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