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Comic Vine Scraper and X from Dark Horse 4 years 2 months ago #35853

  • ArKay
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Somehow it fails to find this series...

www.comicvine.com/x/4050-57406/

so I always have to enter this URL for the search term in order to see the issues.

It shows 3 other volumes of that series so it can't be the name.

And before I forget, why hasn't browsing through a book in the preview been working for the last 2 versions? In 99% of all cases I'm getting a "Page failed to load" error.
Last Edit: 4 years 2 months ago by ArKay.
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper and X from Dark Horse 4 years 2 months ago #35897

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It seems like that series is somehow impossible to search for on ComicVine website. When I go to the website and try to search through volumes for "X", I get this list:

www.comicvine.com/search/?q=x&indices%5B%5D=cv_volume

The fourth result seems to be the right one (and it is the only 2013 Dark Horse "X" that you can find by searching on Comic Vine), yet when you click on that link, it goes nowhere! It certainly doesn't link to the series that you're using, even though it probably should.

This is some kind of bug with the ComicVine data, the best way to fix it is to point it out on their bug reporting forum.
And before I forget, why hasn't browsing through a book in the preview been working for the last 2 versions? In 99% of all cases I'm getting a "Page failed to load" error.

I'm not sure, are you using the latest version of ComicRack? I just tried it with the latest scraper and the latest ComicRack, and it seems to be working fine for me...
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper and X from Dark Horse 4 years 2 months ago #35900

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I have reported the X issue.

I am always using the latest versions. Might be just another one of those odd issues only I seem to have like the lockups, crashes and scrape data loss issues on directories with more than just a couple of comics. I'm close to giving up on this program. The amount of hours I have spent and lost on this is insane.
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper and X from Dark Horse 3 years 10 months ago #37523

I've had this same specific issue with X from Dark Horse and I have the latest versions as well. Quite frustrating, I have to say.
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper and X from Dark Horse 3 years 10 months ago #37525

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The only way I found around the X search failure was to use a CVINFO file.

I have the latest ComicRack and CV Scraper and browsing through the displayed book works fine for me on Win7.
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper and X from Dark Horse 3 years 10 months ago #37527

Thanks! The CVINFO file is a great workaround.
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper and X from Dark Horse 3 years 9 months ago #37787

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I'm experiencing a similar problem:

Using the latest version of the scraper, I'm trying to scrape data for the following series:
X-Men volume 4
However no matter what I do, I cannot get the correct series to show up.

I then put those comics into a seperate folder, added a CVInfo file with in it only one line written:
www.comicvine.com/x-men/4050-62383/

But still that doesn't seem to be doing the trick. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper and X from Dark Horse 3 years 9 months ago #37788

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This search should actually work since the data at CV is correct (if you really mean Volume #3, not #4). "X" has just been fixed, finally :)
Last Edit: 3 years 9 months ago by ArKay.
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper and X from Dark Horse 3 years 9 months ago #37789

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I just gave it a try and it works for me now too. Only 4 months for ComicVine to fix the problem...I guess that's better than nothing. :)
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper and X from Dark Horse 3 years 9 months ago #37790

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It's 1 guy doing most of the fixing there. Since people couldn't find the series they kept "adding" it which made it even worse, in the end the link was there but pointed to an old deleted duplicate. Messy stuff. Glad that's it's finally been fixed though :)
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