While browsing around Everything
you may run into something on your page that looks like:
Server Error (Error Id 3845021)!
An error has occured. Please contact the site administrator with the Error Id. Thank you.
If you see this error, it means that a piece of our
code that is generating the page had a fatal error.
Fatal being that it was not able to execute properly.
Most of the time it is due to bad data, or us not
trapping for errors properly.
When we encounter an error, we print out the offending
code. However, instead of letting you (the nice E2 noders) see this garbage, we print it to an error log file. Since we do this, we need a way for us to match
the error message in the log file with your error, if you
choose to tell us about it.
So... we have an error ID. The error ID is *randomly* generated. Yes, its random. It means nothing. Its
just a simple way for us to match your error with the
error in the log file. If you reload a page that is getting
an error, you will notice that the error Id is different each time.
Thats it. No majik, no voodoo. Heck, we ain't smart
enough to have *real* error messages, so we have to fake'em.