If amazon.com is down (as it is right now), searching for books in the careers returns no results and reports no error. It would be better to show an error message to let the user know what went wrong.

  • I'll forward this on to our devs to see what we can do. – Juice Aug 19 '13 at 20:47
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    @TheOtherJoel if you're employee for SE where's your diamond? ;) – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Aug 20 '13 at 8:47
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    @Sha - Maybe we want to add another request?? ;) – Himanshu Jansari Aug 20 '13 at 8:56
  • I have noticed many Careers employees lacking Moderator bling. – Amicable Aug 20 '13 at 8:59
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    @hims056 yeah, but until then we can approve his edits. :D – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Aug 20 '13 at 9:02
  • I should probably ask someone about that. – Juice Aug 20 '13 at 16:03

In my testing I was unable to repro this. Currently we do show an error message if we can't query Amazon's API for whatever reason (which I was able to repro), but it can be a bit hard to spot as the error text is plain black at the moment. We'll go ahead and make that error message stand out a bit more.

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