Clicking on Share does nothing

I tried to share to items. But the button just keep showing “Sharing”.

Now I can see in my dashboard that the item has been shared. But the button status has not changed.

For another item that I have shared, it has not appeared on the dashboard. So I am guessing it has not been shared yet.

Both items are showing “Sharing” for last 15 min.
Let me know if you need more info from me regarding this problem.

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I don’t have any Share button.

Benjamin, head to http://dev.newsblur.com and get yourself on the invite list. Sharing is part of the new social branch, which is in private beta right now.

So, back to the original problem. If it’s not instant, something’s wrong. I don’t have an error callback there, so I’ll get that fixed first off. But the problem is that something else is going wrong. My logs aren’t showing anything, so it is probably a front-end bug. Next time it happens, can you paste the output on your Console, if you know how to get it? Most browsers have a Window menu, under which is a Developer console or something similar. Waiting there will be the true error.

Otherwise, I’m going to try to figure out what’s wrong, but there is definitely something wrong, so if it’s not instant, let me know again. Does it ever work or is this only specific to certain cases (existing comments/shares)?

Next time it happens, can you paste the output on your Console

Oops! My bad! I should have pasted it. I will be on look out for the same bug and will let you know if it occurs again.

Does it ever work or is this only specific to certain cases (existing comments/shares)?

It works flawlessly for most cases. The problem happened out of the blue. I was trying to share two items. Both kept showing “Sharing” for a long time.

Item X was shown as shared on the dashboard but in the feed view button showed “Sharing” instead of “Shared”.
Item Y was not shown as shared in the dashboard.

When I checked the site after about an hour. “Sharing” button had disappeared. This time I pressed share on item x and y, and it worked instantly.

As I said item X was shown as shared in the dashboard. Its button should have changed to “Shared” but it didn’t. When I clicked on share, it appeared again on my dashboard as shared.

You can see it in my dashboard. You shared April 19, 2012. appears twice. Although in my blurblog it appears only once.April 19, 2012 is the item X in the above.

I will keep looking and will report back if it happens again.

Sharing recently published blogposts seems to work for me. What doesn’t seem to work is sharing blogposts from a few months or years ago…

Ok, now the older blogposts I shared are showing up.

So I just pushed out a fix that shows errors when necessary for both the share button and when replying to a comment. This also prevents double-posts, and instantly tells you if a share failed (for whatever reason).