Last post May 08, 2010 06:09 PM by newbie2C#
Apr 06, 2010 05:58 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
I've gotten this error several times over the last few days. I just wanted to make sure someone new.
Server Error in '/' Application.
Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.
Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".
<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->
Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.
<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->
<customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/>
Apr 07, 2010 10:36 AM|tmorton|LINK
Thanks for the report. If you see this again please let us know.
Apr 07, 2010 03:23 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
I just had this happen 3 more consecutive times while trying to access the site. It happens every time that I have recently(in the last few days) tried to access the site. I have to go through the forum sub-domain to access the rest on the site.
The error message I get looks to be the same one that I posted yesterday about the runtime error and the mycustompage stuff. But to be sure I have posted the error I just got.
Apr 08, 2010 04:02 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
I wanted to let you know that I received the same error again today when trying to access the site with asp.net and www.asp.net. I hope this helps and that someone is paying attention.
Thanks for providing such a great resource.
Apr 17, 2010 05:00 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
I just discovered that i get this same error when I click on all of the links in the main navigation area of this site with the exception of the Wiki and Forums This is making the use of this site difficult and frustating. I would asume other people are
experiencing the same issue.
I haven't heard anything form my last post about this. I've had to search for asp.net forums online and go to it that way. None of the following addresses will resolve when I enter them in the address bar either: www.asp.net, asp.net, and http://asp.net.
All of them give me the same error page that I posted above.
I hope someone is paying attention to this. There is something wrong.
Apr 19, 2010 10:33 AM|tmorton|LINK
I am very confused on why you are seeing those messages. The web.config file for the www.asp.net site is set to show you an error page if there are site errors.
Can you tell me what IP address you see when you ping www.asp.net from the machine where you are experiencing problems?
Apr 19, 2010 10:35 AM|tmorton|LINK
I would asume other people are experiencing the same issue.
No. No one else has reported this problem.
Apr 19, 2010 05:28 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
I just pinged it successfully. The IP it gave me was 18.104.22.168.
I also tried to access the site with a different laptop the other day and I go the same errors that I received with my laptop. I tried the same combination of addresses also. They all created the same error.
Apr 19, 2010 07:07 PM|tmorton|LINK
The IP it gave me was 22.214.171.124.
This is the correct IP address.
Can you try signing out from the site, clearing your cache, and then seeing if you can navigate the www.asp.net site successfully while not logged in?
Apr 19, 2010 09:11 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
I think I've done everything correctly. I've done this on the laptop that is not my regular one. It is the other one that I use occasionally that I mentioned in the last post.
I cleared all of the browsing hsitory with "delete all" in Internet Options. I did this after logging out. When I was logged out I tried asp.net and
www.asp.net. They resolved correctly and quickly.
When I logged in using my asp.net id and password, not my live id, I got the same error as before when the page loaded. But I then opened another tab while the error page was up. In that tab I went to the site and it resolved correctly with me
already logged in.
I just opened another tab while typing this and tried to get asp.net to resolve and I got the same error again.
I hope this helps.
Apr 20, 2010 05:41 AM|newbie2C#|LINK
I just tried this on my regular laptop with some strange results. I cleared all of the browsing history after logging out. This included cookies, form data, history etc. in Chrome and IE. I closed and restarted the browsers.
This is what happened with Chrome. When I typed in the address and hit enter it resolved quickly. But then I tried to log in with my asp.net credentials. I got that error again when the page was supposed to load from the post back. So then I tried my
Windows live ID to see if it would work and I got the same behavior. I was unable to access the site with my Windows Live ID and it gave me the same error.
I then tried IE. The same thing happened with IE as with chrome. The same behavior with both sets of credentials, windows live and asp.net, the same error. I then navigated to the site with the forums sub domain in front of the address. This resolved
and when it did I was logged in.
Both of them are now back to the way they were before I did anything. I cannot access the site with just the asp.net or
www.asp.net . I can access them with the forums sub domain in the address,
www.forums.asp.net. I am already logged in when I access the site with the sub domain.
I hope this helps identify the issue. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do.
Apr 20, 2010 07:17 AM|tmorton|LINK
I am pretty certain it is the hash mark (#) in your username which is causing the problems. The user registration process was updated a few years ago to only allow letters, numbers, periods (.), hyphens (-), underscores (_) and at signs (@) in the username,
but it looks like your account was created before the change was put into place.
We'll take a look at this and work to get it resolved for you.
Apr 20, 2010 07:56 AM|newbie2C#|LINK
Thanks for the help with this.
I would be happy to change my username as long as I can still access my posts. If this is an easier approach for you, then I'm game.
I'm sure either of these approaches, changing my username or what you had in mind, can be done with out me losing my posts. I just want to be sure I can still access them because they are a great resource that I plan to refer to in the future.
Thanks again for your help.
Apr 29, 2010 09:08 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
I just wanted to follow up with you on the issue with my username. Have you guys been able to come up with anything to help solve the issue? I'm sure you have a lot to do. I imagine this isn't of the highet priority since it is an isolated issue. I hope
it does eventually get solved though. I can't access most of this site due to this issue. Right now this isn't a big deal. But I would enjoy being able to access the other sections eventually.
It seems strange that it would be the username since I noticed the issue approximately 3 or 4 weeks ago. This doesn't coincide with the change with the username you mentioned that took place a few years ago. Just wanted to mention this incase it's helpfull.
I'm sure you are way more familiar with the site than I am though.
I was looking at the msdn forums. It has the ability to edit the screen name. It would be nice to have this functionality with this site. It would provide a way to solve my issue aand add some cool functionality to this site. Maybe this is some functionality
that could be added to this site?
Thanks for your help with this.
May 03, 2010 08:19 AM|tmorton|LINK
since I noticed the issue approximately 3 or 4 weeks ago.
This information is helpful, thanks! I am sorry, I do not have any progress to report. We should be able to make progress on this by EOW.
May 03, 2010 03:45 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
Thanks for your help with this and the update. I'm not against either of the following things if they make it easier for you guys. The only thing I'm concerned about is being able to access my past/current posts in the future. I would be happy to start
a new account if the old posts could be merged with the new account. I would also be happy to have a new username if you guys think this will correct the issue. Please let me know if I need to do anything.
May 07, 2010 03:42 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
I just noticed that I'm now able to load the ASP.net home page with out the error. I was also able to load the other pages with out the error that I couldn't access before. This is great but I noticed one thing that was kind of strange.
When the homepage loaded in the upper right corner it had my username as "newbie2c#" and said 'You are a 0 point "None"'. The other pages in the main navigation area up to Community had this when they loaded. But then when I go to the Wiki and Forums
page it has my username as "newbie2C#". On these pages it said 'You are a 479 point "Member"'. This is the correct information.
I don't know if you guys did this intentionally to correct the issue that was happening or if this is an accidental side effect of what was done. I wonder though if there will be issues when I log in in the future since I now seem to have two different
usernames and two different accounts, judging by the discrepancy in the points and usernames.
I wanted to let you know about this and get your opinion on it. Thanks.
May 07, 2010 03:52 PM|tmorton|LINK
I am glad you are now better able to access the site. We'll work out the point display issue...but please rest assured that accounts are not case-sensitive, so you only have one account, and that you have 479 points.
I have been noticing that your avatar does not display on your posts. Has this always been the case?
May 07, 2010 04:29 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
It hasn't always been the case. It showed the default image originally. This is true for when it was the little silhouette of the guy and with the newer one that shows the funky shape based on an IP address. I uploaded my own image, approximately, two
or three months ago but it never displayed. I don't remember exactly when it was but that is reasonably close to when I tried.
May 08, 2010 01:00 PM|mbanavige|LINK
I'm almost positive i recall seeing your custom image displayed on the site some time ago.
That is assuming that nobody else had used the exact same image.
May 08, 2010 01:35 PM|tmorton|LINK
Agreed, I had definitely seen it as well. Unfortunately solving the issue with weird characters in usernames has been like a game of whac-a-mole...whenever one issue is solved another pops up. What I am planning is a complete review of all places that
usernames come into play, and ensure that we are appropriately displaying and handling all special cases.
May 08, 2010 06:09 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
Both off you have a better memory than I do. I did uploaded that image for my avatar and it did display for a while. I was trying to remember what it was when I made the last post. I had forgotten that it did display. I think I tried to change it after
that but that change never took and I gave up.
This weird situation is probably a good reason to pursue a fix. It may make things easier for other users in the future if they have the same type of issue. I'm still happy to change my user name. It may be fixing the symptom and not the problem though.
Thanks again for the help with this. It's this type of dedication that makes this site such a great resource.