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Offline BOFH

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2017, 06:16:58 pm »
If there are issues with the links in the email (wich i doubt since the link is a simple html link to https<something>dot amazon.com) use the ones in this thread. They point to the exact same place.

Not exactly a simple html link although it may have started like that. It seems the software getvera uses to maintain the mailinglist modifies that URL into something far less simple. Please see below what I extracted from the email sent to me with the update info in it. (changed values for u, id and  e to protect my privacy) Which initially pushed me to the Amazon side rather than the Getvera side of the plugin.

http://getvera.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy&id=zzzzzzzzzz&e=xxxxxxxx
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Offline nutshellml

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2017, 06:22:16 pm »
Link not working "null" error

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2017, 06:23:49 pm »
I'm also getting the "null" error. Link is unusable.

Offline mvader

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2017, 06:33:44 pm »
getting message : null on both the newsletter links and the links in this forum (US)
and when i went to alexa today, (because she wouldn't turn on the lights, said she couldn't find them)
i saw the vera skill was gone (it was there yesterday)
came here to use the links and got the NULL message.

Offline Aaron

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2017, 06:40:48 pm »
Did you all get that email that starts with...
"Welcome to the Vera test team... You have been chosen to do the first line of testing for our software. We've not done any testing on this so we appreciate the help you providing. "

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2017, 06:43:31 pm »
Confirmed. Skill is gone from my Alexa smart home page and all my devices are offline...

Not sure if this is related but it looks like AWS is having some issues again today. I'm wondering if that may be a contributing factor.

http://downdetector.com/status/aws-amazon-web-services/map/


Getvera is not showing any outages: http://status.getvera.com/
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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2017, 06:54:42 pm »
Vera support is clueless... I reported the skill missing this morning. They said, it will appear when the plugin is installed in your vera... Now they just invent bs answers

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2017, 07:04:14 pm »
Confirmed {"message":null} now received after having good, working implementation. All vera devices in Alexa skill are marked as "offline".

I suppose MCV is working on something.

Beta!
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Same here. Everything worked well yesterday but now :(

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2017, 07:20:30 pm »
Adding another "same here" skill gone again, problems with the n east networks, may contribute (or not...)

Offline FTZGuy

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2017, 07:26:22 pm »
Using Safari in MacOS, I clicked the down arrow on the US link button and could see a preview of the Amazon Alexa login page.  When I clicked the link to open it, I get the same Message:Null that others are getting.

Offline BradWorld

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2017, 07:52:41 pm »
I am also getting this:  {"message":null}

My Alexa skill is completely gone, and there is no new one in the alexa app.   I am totally down.  Bummer.  Please help us.

Offline BigE-TX

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2017, 08:00:21 pm »
Finally had things humming.  Added second Echo Dot.  Good WAF and poof...Gone!  I don't mind being Beta, but we went from working mostly to not at all.  Hope it's a quick fix. I don't have the time to fix this over & over.   

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2017, 08:01:21 pm »
I also got a null message. Amazon could not pull up my Amazon orders too. It seems we are stuck with Amazon infrastructure :(

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2017, 08:28:10 pm »
Same here, Vera skill is gone in the Alexa since last night even without update.

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Re: Amazon Alexa Home Skill Update (official newsletter)
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2017, 08:45:24 pm »
While I can appreciate some folks frustration with the Alexa Beta disappearing (and I am no Vera apologist by any means), we have to remember that this is a Beta and well... it may suck...  ::)

Hoping the Alexa piece comes back, it felt like living in the future there for a bit! Am sure the MCV folks are working to get it back up and running.

.//A.
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