In the past, when we changed a PerfID in order to consolidate two performer entries, the original page would 404 out, since the perfid was no longer in the db.
We’ve had a table that kept track of these changes — Peter and I would keep them up to date with our changes, so we would stay in sync — and we’re not consulting that table before giving up on the performer.
You can see this in action when you try to reach Belinda’s page and instead of a “Performer Not Found”, you end up at the Adreline Lange page, since her info superceded her work Belinda.
This will stop bookmarks and incoming links (I’m looking at you, Google) from breaking. We hope you find it marginally useful — we’d hate to think we spent those 20 minutes foolishly. :-)
Our transaction logs overflowed the disk early this morning, and I slept thru the beeper going off telling me that, so we were offline for a couple hours. Whoops. Sorry about that. Hope all you early morning porn surfers weren’t put out too much. :-)
The new headshots page is turning into a smashing success. Thanks for all your comments. The most common request we received was for the ability to sort the list alphabetically so you could find your favorite star quickly. (Since these headshots are glommed from the star’s bio pages, you could just check your fave performer page to find the headshot…) But we know that browsing is half the fun, so now you can browse another way. Enjoy.
As I alluded to in the last post, we were working on a page to show you what we’re doing on the headshot front. We’re happy to announce the NEW HEADSHOT page where you can see the headshots we’ve been adding over the past 30 days. Let us know how you like it.
We’re in the process of adding headshots. Lots of headshots. We’re trying to figure the best way to present the updates… So for now, you may just notice your favorite stars having headshots added. Thanks to all who are contributing.