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Comic Vine Scraper 4 months 1 week ago #49184

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kino13 wrote:
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Are you saying that pasting the series id (like you just described) sometimes doesn't work?

Yes, it did not work afterwards for a couple comics more. No idea.

Can anyone give me specific examples? It works for the comics I tried.
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Comic Vine Scraper 4 months 1 week ago #49185

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This is the one that did not work for me, I haven't tried again.

comicvine.gamespot.com/le-crepuscule-des...-lannea/4000-455333/
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Comic Vine Scraper 4 months 1 week ago #49226

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I've just had trouble with a search for All-Star Comics bringing up no results. Tried a few variations, but no good. I have issues that I have scraped in the past, successfully, but now can not find the series.
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Comic Vine Scraper 4 months 1 week ago #49227

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Drybonz wrote:
I've just had trouble with a search for All-Star Comics bringing up no results. Tried a few variations, but no good. I have issues that I have scraped in the past, successfully, but now can not find the series.

Are you using the latest release?
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Comic Vine Scraper 4 months 1 week ago #49228

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kino13 wrote:
This is the one that did not work for me, I haven't tried again.

comicvine.gamespot.com/le-crepuscule-des...-lannea/4000-455333/

Replying to myself, yesterday I scrapped a few comics from soleil using the Web link in the search with no problems. No idea what happened the other day.

I have to say that the search is working really, really well and probably faster than before.
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Comic Vine Scraper 4 months 1 week ago #49229

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kino13 wrote:
Replying to myself, yesterday I scrapped a few comics from soleil using the Web link in the search with no problems. No idea what happened the other day.

I have to say that the search is working really, really well and probably faster than before.

The link you gave me was a link to an ISSUE page, not a VOLUME (series). That's why it wasn't working for you.

But a lot of people have that problem, and I think I found a simple way to make it work with both kinds of links, so I'll make another release soon with that minor improvement in it.

Glad to hear that the search is working again, though I can't take too much credit for it. :)
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Comic Vine Scraper 4 months 1 week ago #49230

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cbanack wrote:
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I've just had trouble with a search for All-Star Comics bringing up no results. Tried a few variations, but no good. I have issues that I have scraped in the past, successfully, but now can not find the series.

Are you using the latest release?

I was not, sorry!... Thanks for your reply. So, I have updated to .94 from .93 and it does find the All-Star Comics... however, it's now not finding the Iron Man & Sub-Mariner one shot from the 60's. Could it be some kind of problem with titles with hyphens?

*edit* Marvel Super Special (70s-80s series) is another one I just found that used to show in a search, but now it is not.

*edit* It also doesn't like Psycho-path (Greater Mercury)
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Comic Vine Scraper 4 months 1 week ago #49231

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cbanack wrote:
Glad to hear that the search is working again, though I can't take too much credit for it. :)

Well, considering that you (and Xelloss) have been over it all the time making sure the scrapper works again, I would say it is indeed thanks to you.

(now if we could only make cYo appear from time to time...)
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Comic Vine Scraper 4 months 5 days ago #49245

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Hey guys, there's another new release of Comic Vine Scraper available in the usual spot (full change list here).

The main change for this release is that it will now scrape the 'day' part of a comic's release date when possible (instead of just the month and year.)

The scraper's direct URL search feature has been improved, too. This feature is pretty handy when you can't get the scraper to find one of your comics. That's especially useful lately, given that the Comic Vine search API has been so flakey. If you're not sure how this feature works, there's a description here, under the section called "What if I can't find one of my comics?".

Happy Scraping!
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Comic Vine Scraper 4 months 5 days ago #49246

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thanks, just tried the ones I haven't been able to scrape recently and it got them all =)
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