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Dictionary.com search plugin problem

Post by ron_1 » 2019-04-02, 02:23

At risk of being called an idiot, ;) I'm noticing a problem with the dictionary.com search plugin from off Pale Moon's site. When using it, I keep getting the message below. I know the last time I used this search plugin it worked. If I go directly to dictionary.com and enter my search there, it works. Can somebody test this please to see if it's a problem with the search plugin, or with me (apparently I have more problems than what I thought). ;)
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Re: Dictionary.com search plugin problem

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-04-02, 02:26

Works for me so that rules out the search plugin its self from being an issue. Are you in the US? Blockers, settings, extensions, you know the drill.
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Re: Dictionary.com search plugin problem

Post by ron_1 » 2019-04-02, 02:30

Yes, in U.S. Just tested it in a brand spanking new profile and I still get the same message. Any ideas?

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Re: Dictionary.com search plugin problem

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-04-02, 02:36

How long as this been happening for you.. Also, paste the resulting URL.
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Re: Dictionary.com search plugin problem

Post by ron_1 » 2019-04-02, 03:03

Just noticed it today. Can't remember how long ago I last used it. Here's a url (just finished watching a Dragnet show on Youtube):

https://www.dictionary.com/dic?q=dragnet&s=t

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Re: Dictionary.com search plugin problem

Post by van p » 2019-04-02, 06:04

FWIW, I don't know anything about the plugin itself, but I can confirm the OP's results. Going directly to the website with its URL is not a problem. If I use the supplied URL, I get the same "unavailable" results. I have nothing blocking nothing.
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Re: Dictionary.com search plugin problem

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-04-02, 06:21

How strange.. I have checked the search plugin on all UXP Browsers. It works for me.

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Re: Dictionary.com search plugin problem

Post by Toa-Nuva » 2019-04-02, 08:55

I haven't tested the search plugin, but I have tried the URL you posted in several browsers - both UXP (Pale Moon, Basilisk) and non-UXP (Firefox, Chromium) - and I got the same error message in every single one of them. I don't know what causes this issue or why it doesn't happen for Tobin, but it does not seem to be an application- or platform-specific issue.
Btw, I'm using (Manjaro) Linux, so I can rule out overzealous security software.

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Re: Dictionary.com search plugin problem

Post by van p » 2019-04-02, 14:16

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:System Security Software?
I have minimal problems with my security software and have no reason to believe this might be involved.
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Re: Dictionary.com search plugin problem

Post by Frasier » 2019-04-02, 16:09

Both the provided link and the plugin work fine for me.

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Re: Dictionary.com search plugin problem

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-04-02, 16:30

Maybe they have servers in a round robin that one of them is busted but others are fine. Could be that is what the server does when overloaded or maybe sunspots or black magic.

I had one request that errored but only one.. Basically, what ever the issue is it isn't on our side.
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Re: Dictionary.com search plugin problem

Post by ron_1 » 2019-04-02, 23:34

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:
System Security Software?
If this was directed at me, the answer is no. Only a firewall.
New Tobin Paradigm wrote:
I had one request that errored but only one.. Basically, what ever the issue is it isn't on our side.
It's still happening to me. I can't get even one to go through. Maybe one day it will automagically start working again just like it stopped.

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