Bad Request when attempting to publish a story

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Steve CICKAY (unverified)

22 Apr, 2019 07:51 PM

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Bad Request! (400)

Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.

First time user. Not sure why I am getting this message. I simply copied text from a google doc.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 22 Apr, 2019 09:08 PM

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    Hi, and thanks for asking. Sorry you've encountered this issue.

    My first guess is that you did not add a tag to your post. The error message generated when that requirement is not completed does lack detail, it's true.

    New and experienced users alike sometimes forget to add tag(s) before they attempt to publish a post. Every post must have at least one Tag for it to be published, or even to have it queued or scheduled to publish.

    Tags serve as labels for our stories, permitting users to search for stories on a particular topic and identifying which topics are covered the most. A Tag has the same general appearance as a Twitter hashtag does. Our software automatically applies the #, so you don't need to do so. In fact, if you DO include the #, your Tag will not be accepted.

    The text area in which to enter Tag(s) is right beneath the text area for the body of the story. Tags must include ONLY letters and numbers, plus these three special characters— hyphen, ampersand, and period—which cannot come at the end of the Tag. Letters may be upper or lower case, though it can help improve readability if the first letter of a word or name is capitalized; they are treated the same regardless. Tags may not have spaces within them.

    To create a Tag, consider the appropriate labels or keywords which you want to have associated with your story, then enter them one at a time in that text area. Then click Enter or the comma key. Either keystroke will signal an end to the tag and put it in a display right below that Tag field. You can remove a Tag by clicking on its X.

    When you are satisfied with your Tags, save your draft, using the button at the top right. After you do that, try publishing/queuing your post. If you receive an error and you double-check that all your Tags comply with the required format, then please feel free to return here with more details.

    Thanks again for your support of the mission of the site.

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