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Tweet Nest on MAMP Problem

A forum thread posted in Tweet Nest by edcpascua on Feb 2nd, 2012

edcpascua OP

Hi guys!

I’m using Tweet Nest to archive data for my thesis. It looks great, but I ran into a problem. I can’t access the monthly archives or favorites. It only shows a “404 Error”

I followed the instructions on this website:

Everything else seems to work fine though, like the loading of tweets and stuff.

I’m archiving tweets from a local government agency, @MMDA, to analyze their content

I would greatly appreciate any help that you can give me.

Thanks a lot, guys! :)



Hiya! It seems like the problem is with the “.htaccess” files, which are what allows the web server to handle URLs to look like they’re accessing certain folders (like “/2012/02/”) in order to look prettier than how it would otherwise look, even though the folders aren’t there.

Since the “.htaccess” files aren’t found by the server, it wonders what you’re looking for, since it thinks you’re looking for an actual folder called “02” inside a folder called “2012” in your Tweet Nest installation. Naturally, these don’t actually exist (and shouldn’t).

The problem is that “.htaccess” files are hidden from the Mac OS X Finder due to the dot in front of the file names (all files with initial dots in their file names are handled this way), so it’s a pain in the arse to work with.

It’s hard to figure out from your description exactly why those files aren’t where they should be (or perhaps simply not activated), but the guide you linked to does have a section describing how to handle these—maybe try that?

Then come back here if it’s still an issue.


edcpascua OP

Oh, ok. That makes sense. I’ll try it again and come back to tell you if it works or not.



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