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#61 mhguda

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:23


I tried clicking on the link provided (www.penshops.info) but my browser could not find the page. I then erased the "www", using just "penshops.info" and the page opened just fine... :headsmack:

After checking this page, I wonder how up to date it is: I found "Swisher Pens" which I believe closed down more than a year ago. :hmm1:


I moved the site to a new server recently and neglected to add the 'www.' in DNS. Sorry about that. It's corrected now so you ought to be able to access it with or without the www.

It's very possible that there are out-of-date entries there. It's hard to keep on top of all the changes. The site is supposed to be user-maintained. I do a lot of data entry but I can't do it all.


When I click on the link to that list, I get a nice page stating Pen Shop Directory is currently undergoing software upgrades.
Any chance it will be back up soon? It's a great idea, & I would like to see what's on the list. Maybe I could add some of my own...
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 17:36



I tried clicking on the link provided (www.penshops.info) but my browser could not find the page. I then erased the "www", using just "penshops.info" and the page opened just fine... :headsmack:

After checking this page, I wonder how up to date it is: I found "Swisher Pens" which I believe closed down more than a year ago. :hmm1:


I moved the site to a new server recently and neglected to add the 'www.' in DNS. Sorry about that. It's corrected now so you ought to be able to access it with or without the www.

It's very possible that there are out-of-date entries there. It's hard to keep on top of all the changes. The site is supposed to be user-maintained. I do a lot of data entry but I can't do it all.


When I click on the link to that list, I get a nice page stating Pen Shop Directory is currently undergoing software upgrades.
Any chance it will be back up soon? It's a great idea, & I would like to see what's on the list. Maybe I could add some of my own...


Yea... I was wondering the same thing, as it is a really useful resource. It has been like this for a longtime.

#63 mhguda

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 21:27

They are back! I tried to add one shop in my country, it seemed to be accepted, but I'm not seeing it on the list, and there is one error message about Notice: Undefined index: admin_menu in menu_block_view() (line 486 of /var/www/vhosts/penshops.info/httpdocs/modules/menu/menu.module).
that keeps popping up in my browser. I also don't see a help option available. Splicer, if you're following this, could you help?
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 20:09

Cool Site!
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:22

When I click on the link to that list, I get a nice page stating Pen Shop Directory is currently undergoing software upgrades.
Any chance it will be back up soon? It's a great idea, & I would like to see what's on the list. Maybe I could add some of my own...


They are back! I tried to add one shop in my country, it seemed to be accepted, but I'm not seeing it on the list, and there is one error message about Notice: Undefined index: admin_menu in menu_block_view() (line 486 of /var/www/vhosts/penshops.info/httpdocs/modules/menu/menu.module).
that keeps popping up in my browser. I also don't see a help option available. Splicer, if you're following this, could you help?


Sorry, these two things were directly related to one another. The "Undefined index" error was actually quite harmless but I had a dickens of a time getting rid of it and left the site offline while I was trying to fix it. Eventually I gave up and put the site back online since it was just a scary error, it didn't actually indicate a real problem.

Then I got a report about the error, which reminded me to dive back in and I was able to get it sorted.

Sorry about the inconvenience.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 22:01

Might have spoken too soon about the error messages being gone. I'm hoping the ones I'm seeing now are only visible because I'm the admin, but if not I apologize. The messages appear to be harmless "warnings" rather than errors but still, I'll try to get them sorted.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 18:04

Please add one name from India.
pradeep pen india , darya ganj , New Delhi 110002 India.
phone.=91 9990402017

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 18:55

PDOException: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1366 Incorrect integer value: '-' for column 'field_selectionvariety_rating' at row 1: INSERT INTO {field_data_field_selectionvariety} (entity_type, entity_id, revision_id, bundle, delta, language, field_selectionvariety_rating, field_selectionvariety_target) VALUES (:db_insert_placeholder_0, :db_insert_placeholder_1, :db_insert_placeholder_2, :db_insert_placeholder_3, :db_insert_placeholder_4, :db_insert_placeholder_5, :db_insert_placeholder_6, :db_insert_placeholder_7); Array ( [:db_insert_placeholder_0] => node [:db_insert_placeholder_1] => 367 [:db_insert_placeholder_2] => 3302 [:db_insert_placeholder_3] => pen_store [:db_insert_placeholder_4] => 0 [:db_insert_placeholder_5] => und [:db_insert_placeholder_6] => - [:db_insert_placeholder_7] => ) in field_sql_storage_field_storage_write() (line 448 of /var/www/vhosts/penshops.info/httpdocs/modules/field/modules/field_sql_storage/field_sql_storage.module).

erro error???

how can i add a shop in New Delhi India.
PRADEEP PEN INDIA
ADDRESS: KUNCHA NEEL KANTH , DARYA GANJ ,POSTAL CODE:110002 INDIA
SUPPLIER OF :PEN-PENCILS , NEW/VINTAGE.PEN-PARTS,PEN REPAIR.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 21:32

Hi folks—

I've sorted out many of the technical issues with the site, but spammer attacks have increased tenfold just in the last few months. I've therefore stopped allowing anonymous users to submit new shops or edit the old ones.

Just an FYI. I can't please everyone. When anonymous content editing is allowed I get complaints about obscene content in what used to be a legitimate pen shop. When it's not allowed, people get bewildered by the process of choosing a username and password. But spam was coming in faster than I could revert to earlier revisions, and that does no one any good.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 23:15

Anyone know of any reputable pen shops in São Paulo or rio?

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 22:41

This is what I was told after omitting "www." (before that, I couldn't connect at all):

penshops.info
You've requested a page that currently is on the Incapsula network.
Incapsula was unable to connect to the server.


I hope, the site will be back!

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:55

Great site, I just updated some info for the 2 stores here in Calgary, Alberta.



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 17:57

Also can't seem to find any pen shops in Hong Kong and am visiting at the end of Aug. Has no one listed any shops in HK? Thanks, Rajesh


There are two but not that great a range. It's for rich expat tourists. Not much ink

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:53

the best site in Moscow http://www.1pen.ru/  



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:58

I don't quite know how active this website really is... But I went to add a store that's located in Costa Mesa... The address I put is was defaulted to San Francisco (I also noticed, that a lot of other locations are shown as San Francisco...........???)

Here's a screen shot of the page I created, can't find it live yet.

 

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 21:02

I love the idea. I just added our online store. Thanks.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 16:28

Here is a seller an ebay with very nice auctions running. http://www.ebay.de/i...=item3a8eaee995

 

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 11:17

Nice and a great idea !

 

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 18:13

I was not able to create an account, I got an error message. I was able to add a store here in little old Hampton but unfortunately put my name in where the name of the shop is supposed to be. When you have a moment can you fix that? Thanks so much for the site, much needed.

 

Edit: Never mind, it gave me the error message but setup the account anyway. I was able to login and fix it. One thing I did notice is the site seems to give the same address in San Francisco for all shops. Might want to look at that.


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:14

Great idea - though as you point out, it'll only work if people pitch in.

 

I was recently in the central German town of Goettingen and saw an interesting shop. I did try to add it - even got a confirmation message - but it doesn't seem to have worked (and the confirmation message lists the address as being in San Francisco, in line with mdbrown's comment). SO: to ensure that the information is available, here it is again:

 

NAME:

Wiederholdt

 

ADDRESS:

Prinzenstrasse 14

37073 Goettingen

 

WEBSITE:

http://www.wiederholdt.de/

 

NOTES:

Traditional specialist stationer - in business since 1770. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly.
There is a decent selection of pens, papers and inks - unsurprisingly, the focus is on German brands (they have a large selection of De Atramentis inks).
They seem to sell at manufacturer's recommended retail price.
Correct as of June 2014

 

 

GENERAL NOTE ABOUT GERMANY:

You have pen-ink-and-paper buying options in most German cities: department stores like Karstadt (http://www.karstadt.de/) or Galeria Kaufhof (http://www.galeria-kaufhof.de) have branches all over the country and tend to have decent stationery sections. They can be pricey, but sometimes they have sales.

So, if you're going to any reasonably-sized city in Germany, try a department store if you don't have local information on specialist stores.

 

Also, I noticed that Goettingen University has an on-campus shop selling some decent pens, inks and paper (including Rhodia notebooks). I don't know if that is usual at other universities, but I guess it's worth a try.

 

PS:

The drop-down location menu does not seem to be alphabetically-sorted - e.g. the UAE comes first, and the UK is listed after France. It's not a long list, but it is a little confusing.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 00:45

Over the next few days/weeks I'm doing a lot to get the site moving again. I've updated the front page with the following message which sums it up:

 

The site has been minimally maintained over the past few years. Spammers and other bots have taken a toll, not just on the content but also on undue load on the server. This is changing. The site is being moved to a new server with advanced caching in a content delivery network. There are pros and cons but it gives me more latitude to filter out the bad traffic and make it easier for the people who really want to use the site to do so.
 
This means that over the next few days (or weeks) I'm going to be doing a lot of maintenance on the database, optimizing the site, and updating content. When I update the database from the development server it can overwrite changes made in the meantime. For the time being I recommend not updating or adding content. If you really want to or want to help in cleaning up the content, contact me in advance so that we can coordinate our efforts.
 
I really appreciate everyone's time and effort and I'm very anxious to make sure that time and effort is not wasted. Thank you for your patience.

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 16:39

Ha!  I just found three new pen shops in my area that I didn't know existed.  Thanks!


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