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The link for sports site on SO is not working here on

Other sites such as Stack Overflow are working it is displaying an error.

It says it is a server fault.

May be a bug therefore i have thought to report it here on meta.


UPDATE: 27th May 2013

As spotted by Daniel Daranas the links for reputation league sports site


are working

the only problem is with the

UPDATE: 07th June 2013

All the links for sports site are working now but as spotted by Daniel Daranas there were other few links which were also broken. All of them have been fixed by now except for SmugMug, where the following links are broken:

  1. Smugmug week reputation in Reputation League.
  2. Smugmug month reputation in Reputation League.

Its been so long the links are not working for the week page and for month page I just spotted in on June 4th.

UPDATE: 18th June 2013

We have finally come to the conclusion (see comments to the answer below) that a link to a Reputation League gives a 404 error if nobody has scored any reputation. This happened in Smugmug in the last few weeks, until yesterday someone scored some reputation. Suddenly, the Smugmug weekly and monthly reputation league links are not broken anymore, but if from the weekly league you go to the previous week ( ), that's another story: nobody scored any reputation during that week, so the link fails.

I updated the title to convey this conclusion.

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Repo'd. From my exhaustive testing (i.e. randomly clicking on a few other sites), its only sports which is affected. Weird. – Matt May 27 '13 at 11:47
@Matt yes i have also tried some random testing by clicking on other sites by passing URL values like nothing works for me. – NetStarter May 27 '13 at 11:49
It's the Week page ( ) in the Sports league that doesn't work. Month ( ) and others do work. From Month league, if you click the Week tab it doesn't work, either, because it links to the same place. – Daniel Daranas May 27 '13 at 12:10
@DanielDaranas yes you are right it is working for month,year,all time it is only not working for week i have added your inputs to the question – NetStarter May 27 '13 at 12:13
Also, the past week league in Sports is working (, compare to Poker; but not the current week, which if in Poker is (working) should be something like – Daniel Daranas May 27 '13 at 12:22
@DanielDaranas well spotted i think it will be fixed soon as the error page says the error is reported to the site hope it get fixed as soon as possible. – NetStarter May 27 '13 at 12:25
@DanielDaranas thanks for updating the question... – NetStarter Jun 19 '13 at 7:26
@NetStarter Congratulations for your well deserved Nice question badge! :) – Daniel Daranas Jun 19 '13 at 8:17
thanks and same to you buddy for nice answer...i have accepted the answer as no other answer are required the problem is fixed:) – NetStarter Jun 19 '13 at 8:42
For the record, the problem is not fixed, as far as I know. It just disappeared because the circumstances under which it appears (nobody got any reputation during the league period) no longer existed. – Daniel Daranas Jul 1 '13 at 12:45
@DanielDaranas understood the same problem occurs again for may be there must be other page than the Oops! Something Bad Happened! one...It will be much more helpful for others in such case – NetStarter Jul 8 '13 at 10:16
@NetStarter That is true. On Monday, when the week has just started, there are more chances that league pages don't work for the less visited sites (beacuse there has been less time for anyone to win reputation). I just upvoted one question about football (, so I guess the weekly reputation league will start working as soon as its data are refreshed. – Daniel Daranas Jul 8 '13 at 10:35
@DanielDaranas ok i also had positive reputation changes for the day of the week but yet those are not refreshed waiting for the data to be refreshed... – NetStarter Jul 8 '13 at 12:08
Oops! The user whose question I upvoted has reputation 180, less than 200, so he doesn't appear in the leagues. Therefore, I didn't "fix" anything. However, other people gained reputation, so the weekly league link is working again. – Daniel Daranas Jul 9 '13 at 7:42
up vote 11 down vote accepted

The W3C Link Checker test executed on the Leagues page gives server side errors in the following seven links, which I have manually verified to be broken:

UPDATE: 07th June 2013

The above links are already fixed, except Smugmug and, surprisingly, also its monthly league (Smugmug monthly league), as reported by NetStarter in the comment below. I haven't run the W3C Link Checker again, though, to find possible new broken links.

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+1 for the efforts taken to find out the links which are not working and also for the W3C Link Checker – NetStarter May 27 '13 at 12:45
@NetStarter I see them all fixed now except Smugmug and Mechanics. – Daniel Daranas May 28 '13 at 7:39
@NetStarter We're getting closer. Today I see them all fixed except Smugmug. – Daniel Daranas May 29 '13 at 15:22
it is nice that all are fix except the Smugmug. – NetStarter May 29 '13 at 15:24
@NetStarter I came back today to check and Smugmug still doesn't work. This is becoming kind of addictive. Somehow, I'll miss it when all links work. – Daniel Daranas May 30 '13 at 16:42
The link is also not fixed today as well,thanks for offering bounty for the question. – NetStarter Jun 2 '13 at 10:31
Look What i found today -… the month link is also not working – NetStarter Jun 4 '13 at 8:16
@NetStarter Well spotted. I updated my answer with these results. – Daniel Daranas Jun 4 '13 at 8:40
@DanielDaranas i have updated my question title and body to point to the SmugMug issue – NetStarter Jun 7 '13 at 9:02
@NetStarter well done. I reformatted it a bit to make the currently broken links stand out more. – Daniel Daranas Jun 7 '13 at 9:07
Bounty coming to close and the links are not yet fixed..:| – NetStarter Jun 8 '13 at 12:10
@NetStarter Apparently, nobody cares :-) – Daniel Daranas Jun 8 '13 at 17:59
@DanielDaranas well said the "Sweet are the fruits of adversity".Well done buddy the links are finally fixed cheers... – NetStarter Jun 18 '13 at 10:28
@NetStarter Aha! We got something here! Observe the following: (1) One and only one user ( ) got reputation yesterday in Smugmug, thus making the Week and Month leagues nonempty. (2) Noone else got reputation in the whole last month. (3) The previous week league is still empty, because noone got reputation in the last month except for that user yesterday... So if you go to the Week league and click on Previous ( )... Guess what happens? :-) – Daniel Daranas Jun 18 '13 at 10:41
@DanielDaranas whole things on there are just a lot interesting.May be the cause for the links broken was may be because of empty records...oh god how much more to come out from this...:) was a adventures thing.May be the page call should check for null or empty also...:p – NetStarter Jun 18 '13 at 10:47

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