Right now, in order to close as duplicate, one must enter the area51 proposal url in the close as duplicate entry box.

As Stack Exchange sites proliferate, it is often easier to find the site itself once launched, than it is to find the proposal for the site.

Please allow the site url to be used in the exact duplicate box.

In other words, the following should work without the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad error:

Screenshot of close box with URL to duplicate site, and error

  • I'm unable to reproduce this.. site urls should work. – Emmett Mar 4 '11 at 15:08
  • I believe you mean terrrible horrible no good very bad error. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… – squillman Mar 4 '11 at 15:19
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    @Emmett repro'd...it's the trailing slash that breaks it – David Fullerton Mar 4 '11 at 15:24
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    I'm curious, does your office work on some sort of rep-like system? "Okay, @David gets +50 for reproing that error on MSO earlier today, he's in the lead to pick where we order lunch from today." – Pops Mar 4 '11 at 15:26
  • @Popular just bragging rights, but that's not a bad idea...oh and lunch is catered every day so we don't get to pick where we order from :\ – David Fullerton Mar 4 '11 at 15:29
  • @PopularDemand I've been assigning them all brownie points in my head based on who fixes more of the bugs I post/reply to. I'm sure those are redeemable somewhere for something, like Chuck E. Cheese tickets. – Tim Stone Mar 4 '11 at 16:06
  • @Popular: We do give out badges sometimes :) meta.stackexchange.com/questions/71780/… – Jason Punyon Mar 4 '11 at 16:11
  • @Jason I remember that -- which proves only that I'm too involved on MSO, as if that weren't already obvious -- but since different people were involved I refrained from mentioning it. – Pops Mar 4 '11 at 16:23
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    @Tim I'm 75% sure that the scene from the nth Harry Potter movie where there was a point counter on the wall for the different houses or whatever was actually filmed at SOIS's offices. – Pops Mar 4 '11 at 16:24
  • @squillman Thanks, fix'd – Adam Davis 'ze-zir-zem' Mar 4 '11 at 16:29
  • They had skateboards in 1972? – Pekka supports GoFundMonica Mar 4 '11 at 16:33
  • What do you know, they did. I'd have thought they were a 90s invention – Pekka supports GoFundMonica Mar 4 '11 at 16:34

Fixed. The duplicate-of-site popup now supports urls with a trailing slash.

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