Issues on the New Mises.org
The rebuild of Mises.org was a success, it looks great! But as always, something breaks and issues crop all over the places. This page lists these issues to help keeping track of them.
- The "I am a student" page (
https://mises.org/level/introductory) linked on the home page is just the Mises Daily page with the title "Introductory".
- Old URL format doesn't redirect to the new syntax. Ex:
http://mises.org/store/Product2.aspx?ProductId=297does not redirect to
- Warning It appears that there is not a redirect in place for the old blog links.
http://archive.mises.org/****/do not redirect to individual blog articles. This means every link to a blog article prior to the new website launch is now broken.
- It is unclear what exact issue is causing this, but it appears a lot of blog entries are completely missing from the database. For example, doing a search for Bob Murphy blog entries yields a result of 10. But he obviously contributed a lot more than that over the years.
The Minimum Wage and The Forgotten ManFixed
- Comment on the blog (from Rise and Fall in Dubai: An Austrian Perspective)
Footnote 6 from that article has an incorrect link to the PDF. The "http" is missing in the hyperlink, so it defaults to include the main domain twice, leading to a 404:Fixed
http://mises.org/library/mises.org/journals/qjae/pdf/qjae8_1_4.pdf... should be just
- Warning It appears there is not a redirect in place for the old "resources page" URLs:
http://mises.org/resources/****/ does not redirect to individual resource pages.
This means every link to a resource page prior to the new website launch is now broken.
-It appears this has been semi-fixed: With minimal initial testing, it appears that old Resources URLs will now redirect to the proper page as long as there is no trailing text following the ID number. In other words, the old mises.org would ignore trailing text in URLs, allowing for a high context identifier (usually some form of the article title) to follow, so that one could tell what resource the URL led to. So the original mises.org would list
http://mises.org/resources/194/Theory-of-Money-and-Credit-The, but the tail text could have said anything (or nothing), and it would still get to the proper page. Now that link returns an error. It is only if the user follows
http://mises.org/resources/194/ does he get to the right page.
Can we get mises.org to again ignore trailing text strings if an ID number is given? This was quite helpful for various situations when a trailing text is useful, while in others it is not. (Also obviously it would restore countless links that are currently broken.)
- Resource links still broken (even with just ID and no tail string)
-  (Study Guide to Human Action)
- The HTML versions of these books seem to be gone, leading to
brokenlinks like these:
- Making Economic Sense
- Mises Made Easier
- Human Action
- America's Great Depression
- These links at least now redirect to the Resources page for their respective titles, but without an HTML version there is still no way to reference sections of the text without forcing a reader to download the whole text. Are there plans to restore the HTMLs?
- Also, Mises Made Easier returns a "Access denied: You are not authorized to access this page" error.
- The resource pages of these books are missing either the PDF version or the epub version, or both:
- http://mises.org/library/who (also misaligned items)
icons missing on right-hand menus (Audio/Video and Journals) in http://mises.org/library/libertarian-critique-intellectual-property-0Fixed
It appears there is not a redirect in place for the old media page URLs:There is a redirect in place now...except it doesn't lead to the proper pages!...
http://mises.org/media/****/does not redirect to individual media pages.
http://mises.org/media/4277/used to lead to "Applying Economics to American History," a lecture by Tom Woods. Now it leads to "The Denier of Academic Freedom" by Walter Block.
http://mises.org/media/4353/used to lead to "Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle" (unsure of which year, as Garrison did at least three talks with that title). Now it leads to Section VIII of "The Driver" by Garet Garrett.
http://mises.org/media/5610/used to lead to "How 'Mainstream' Economics Miseducates About Money and the Fed" by Thomas J. DiLorenzo - Mises Media(Audio File). Now it leads to "The Anti-Educational Effects of Public Schools" by Gennady Stolyarov II.
This means every link to a media page with this format prior to the new website launch is STILL broken. And as one can imagine, this is worse than simply returning an error, as it actually sends the reader to the completely wrong and irrelevant resource.
This was the link to the audiobook of Chaos Theory (This possibly means ALL media links are broken):Fixed
- Former store links appear to be broken (Almost all of the old links I checked now redirect properly, although I did come across one that remains broken)
the link to the free live broadcast from http://mises.org/about-mises/what-is-the-mises-Institute leading to http://mises.org/events/watch is an empty page(Still blank page, but no longer appears to be an issue, since the "watch live" link isn't being promoted any more.)
The Free Market at the bottom of the page links to http://mises.org/topics/free-markets - articles about the free market. Shouldn't that be the Free Market journal - http://mises.org/library/free-market ?(Not sure how it looked before, but now it says "Free Markets", and it is in a list under the heading "topics". That link seems to be correct for that context.)
- The Free Market posts (it looks like this one particular example was fixed, but the problem was with the syntax in general. It appears (at least most) other Free Market links are still broken...
Minimum Wage, Minimum TaxFixed
- "The Mystery of Central Banking"
- "Deep in Debt"
- "Deflation: Hurrah!"
- Again these are just random examples. Can a general redirect for the syntax be implemented? Or is it really necessary to fix such links one by one??
Journals like Explaining Malinvestment and Overinvestment or Is "Malinvestment" enough to go bust?Fixed
- All the links I checked redirected properly, but instead of going directly to the PDF, they go to the Resources page for that document. Not sure if that's a good policy or not. At the very least it seems odd to have URLs that look like a direct link to a PDF (indeed, they end in ".pdf") end up going to an HTML page. It could be confusing for people as well as systems, and it's possible that will hurt the intended usability/convenience of the links in certain scenarios. Is there some reason this was changed?
Resources page for Man, Economy and State, Study Guide or store links: Man, Economy and State (Scholar's Edition)Fixed
- I noticed the store link redirects to the Resources page (where there is a link to the store page). The store page link there is almost identical to the one here. Is there any reason we would not want the old store link to redirect directly to the store?
- True Money Supply series
- a journal link (The "True" Money Supply: A Measure of the Supply of the Medium of Exchange in the U.S. Economy) leads to an out-of-stock item in the store (http://store.mises.org/-p263.aspx) instead of the real thing: http://mises.org/library/true-money-supply-measure-supply-medium-exchange-us-economy
- http://mises.org/blog/working-paper-jared-diamond ("Access Denied" error)
link to ON SOCIETAL ASCENDANCE AND COLLAPSE: AN AUSTRIAN CHALLENGE TO JARED DIAMOND'S EXPLICATIONS ( http://mises.org/journals/scholar/bratland5.pdf ) brokenFixed
- does not offer suggestions as the old search did
- when searching e.g. dailies only, the number of results is not shown and checkboxes for other 'Library types' are hidden: http://mises.org/search/site/malinvestment/library/mises-daily-147 ; when unselected, numbers and other checkboxes appear (search for 'malinvestment' and 'interest rate') - similarly when searching blog only in which case the 'Content type' is selected: http://mises.org/search/site/malinvestment/type/blog
- changing the search terms unselects Library Type checkbox
- Journals not properly selected: http://mises.org/search/site/Austrian%20Money%20Supply%20Metrics%2C%20the%20Austrian%20Take%20pollaro/library/journals-178?retain-filters=1
- does not search the Mises Wiki
- the Products item in the top menu of the Store shows a submenu on mouseover, but moving the mouse over the submenu makes it disappear (WinXP+FF33/CR38)
the academy has a broken image in the header: http://academy.mises.org/Fixed
Academy News page and Sitemap are not to be found: http://academy.mises.org/news/ http://academy.mises.org/sitemap - the same page has a link to 'Previous entries' leading to another invalid page: http://academy.mises.org/sitemap/page/2/Fixed
- Stephan Kinsella's bio page is not listed on the main Faculty page
- time indicator clipped on the play element: http://mises.org/library/audio-books
on a number of pages are double Facebook/Google+ icons at the bottom, plus another line of social media links at the bottom, e.g. on http://mises.org/homeschool-resources , http://mises.org/profile/ha-scott-trask etc.Fixed
- on the subscribe box the 'Subscribe to our mailing lists' line falls apart into two lines on a small monitor or when the browser window is small. This breaks the form apart - see e.g. http://mises.org/about-mises/what-is-the-mises-Institute The same form is misaligned even on a large screen; perhaps the '* indicates required' should be moved down or just removed since it's not necessary (the absence is checked on submit). Independent of that, the user should be required to select at least one subscription.
in the Events, the calendar arrow images disappear once a day is selected: http://mises.org/events/day/2015-01-24Fixed
- in the Events, the calendar flips back to January after a specific date is selected, regardless of the month of the selection. (ex: http://mises.org/events/day/2015-07-25) (Not sure if this is intentional, but it would seem more user-friendly to leave the calendar at the month the user has navigated to.)
- print icon and arrows to articles not loaded in: http://mises.org/press-room or http://mises.org/profile/ryan-mcmaken
- when clicking on the Mises Daily link from http://mises.org/blog/new-misesorg-here-0 it leads to http://mises.org/library/new-misesorg-here but displays the error message: "The page you requested does not exist. For your convenience, a search was performed using the query sites all libraries flexslider fonts flexslider icon ttf."
Mises Dailies missing the article title in their title - e.g. http://mises.org/library/new-misesorg-here says only 'Mises Daily | Mises Institute' - Mises Blog entries as well -> 'Blog | Mises Institute'Fixed
- works on author profile pages are not sorted by date: http://mises.org/profile/jeff-deist
- does the Contact form work?
- staff page doesn't say who has what role on the staff, not helpful for people who don't know the Institute
- ...where's the wiki?
- no content in: http://mises.org/library/rothbard-speaks-0