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Too Many Links-- Help!

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Too Many Links-- Help!
I got about 230 new links submitted last night. So I'm just trucking along validating them just happy as can be then it happened. For some reason the link ID reset itself to 3. I "built" the site, then hit validate again. Once again the first ID to come up was 3. So I downloaded my /data directory and started investigating. The linkid.txt was set to 192, which shoulda been somewhere around 300. So I looked at my last link id in the links.db and it was 302, so I changed my linkid.txt to 303 and reloaded it. No effect, when I attempted to start validating sites again, I got a 3 for the next link ID again. Help!!! The site has had no coding changes for weeks, just sites being submitted and validated. Something went drastically wrong somewhere and I can't find it. HELP!!

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Did you upload the linksid.txt file?

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Yes, notice my dialogue above: "so I changed my linkid.txt to 303 and reloaded it."

I think I found the issue, my validate.db file is misnumbered beginning with 3, and ascending, so I gotta re-number it and hope that fixes it.

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destiney - (des-ti-ny) - n. 1. diety of all things "html", 2. internet addict, 3. lover of late '80's heavy metal music, 4. see also - cool guy, des, mr. java, "It's 3:00a.m., your website is still up, why are you?" http://destiney.com
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I hope you document your fix. Just in case.

Will
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Sure, I ended up deleting all the sites from my validate.db, making it an empty file. Then I reset my linksid.txt to the next number up from my highest Link ID in the links.db. Meanwhile I had to rename my add.cgi to something else so I could "get a few minutes alone" with my data files. It's counting upwards correctly again from the right place and all. So I lost today's submissions, there's always tommorrow...

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destiney - (des-ti-ny) - n. 1. diety of all things "html", 2. internet addict, 3. lover of late '80's heavy metal music, 4. see also - cool guy, des, mr. java, "It's 3:00a.m., your website is still up, why are you?" http://destiney.com
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At least it is working now ......

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