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StumbleUpon Help: I Can’t Submit a Site or Page

Posted in StumbleUpon, Technology by engtech on February 20, 2007

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(photo by kosmar)

I’m a big fan of StumbleUpon. If you’ve never tried it out it can be described as “channel surfing for the Internet” (especially their video-only version). You stumble to a random page on the Internet, mark that you like or don’t like it and then it will bring you to other pages based on what other people with the same interests like. It’s very cool. I try to get people to use it all the time.

Several of my friends are using it, but a couple of them have given it up because of problems where they can’t submit sites or “Thumbs Up” pages any more. I didn’t know how to fix their problem until recently when it started happening to me.

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The problem is all in the toolbar. StumbleUpon has a toolbar for FireFox and Internet Explorer and every now and then they update it with a new version. Unfortunately, the toolbar doesn’t always auto-update immediately (or at all). When your toolbar is out of date you can’t submit new pages and sometimes you can’t vote on pages.

The fix is quite simple. Whenever you notice that you can’t submit pages anymore click on this link and it will prompt you to re-install the toolbar.

Problem solved!

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  1. Andy C said, on February 21, 2007 at 3:12 am

    You have commented and linked to my blog directly and indirectly (digest. del.icio.us) but none brought more traffic than a single Stumbleupon.

    I think this is very interesting and merits further detailed analysis (by you).

  2. Elaine said, on February 21, 2007 at 3:50 am

    Thanks for the information. I love stumbleupon though I have only been using it since December.

  3. engtech said, on February 21, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    @Andy: Oh, that’s no surprise to me. StumbleUpon is one of the largest “social networks” out there with 1.5 million users. Bigger than del.icio.us / digg / netscape / what-have-you.

    @Elaine: You’re welcome.

  4. morganusvitus said, on April 05, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    The site looks great ! Thanks for all your help ( past, present and future !)

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