Zits - haven't had a problem now it's removed?

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rangaroo
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Zits - haven't had a problem now it's removed?

Post by rangaroo » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:06 pm

Until 2012/02/07 when Zits was removed we haven't a problem getting Zits daily.

What happened?

Extracting "http://www.arcamax.com/zits/" from

<Definition Name="Zits" PublisherUrl="http://www.arcamax.com/" LatestComicUrl="http://www.arcamax.com/zits/" Rating="Everyone" ComicImage="/newspics/.+\.(jpg|png|gif)$" />

and pasting it in browser address box takes me to
http://www.arcamax.com/thefunnies/zits/

and I get to read today's comic.

Copying the url location of today's comic image gets me this:
http://www.arcamax.com/thefunnies/zits/s-1093314

Editing and pasting this back into comics.xml
<Definition Name="Zits" PublisherUrl="http://www.arcamax.com/" LatestComicUrl="http://www.arcamax.com/thefunnies/zits/" Rating="Everyone" ComicImage="/newspics/.+\.(jpg|png|gif)$" />
and everything is fine.

Is this in correct form? Will it continue to work?

thanks

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Re: Zits - haven't had a problem now it's removed?

Post by BootBlock » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:50 am

What happened?
The comic's site was unreachable for a few days here, so I ended-up removing it. Although I think the domain within Comica was http://www.zitscomics.com/ as opposed to the Arcamax one.

I've just given the original domain another test and it seemed to work so I've added it back in.
Is this in correct form? Will it continue to work?
The definition itself is fine, although ensure that you only add them to the ComicsUser.xml file (copy the existing Comics.xml file, rename it to ComicsUser.xml, remove all definitions contained within it, and then add your own) as Comica never overwrites it. Comics.xml is overwritten on every database update.

Saying that, the entry I've added to the official database provides a hi-res version of the image strip; if you leave the entry as-is, you won't need to do anything as it'll get overwritten when you next update.

I'll add a new sticky that'll go in-depth on why comics are removed and how to get them added again.

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