FAQ: Requests with Fetch API - Making a POST Request

This community-built FAQ covers the “Making a POST Request” exercise from the lesson “Requests with Fetch API”.

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I can’t sign up for rebrandly. I’ve tried multiple times, cleared my cookies, and used multiple email addresses. I sign up, get a verification link, and then verify. But the moment I try to access the site, it jeeps telling me that I need to sign in, redirecting me to the sign in page over and over again.

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Same for me.
I cant’ login to Rebrandly.
I tried clearing cookies, deactivate all extensions. I tried with 3 different browsers.
I tried signing up with two different email providers, and I tried loging in directly with google button.

When i Click the Login button, the page loads and then ends up on a page written “You’re logged out”.

I can’t continue this Codecademy lesson…

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I am also having problems even signing up for a rebrandly account. The page hangs up at various points along the way and times out.

If I might make a suggestion: please don’t have lessons that rely on 3rd party websites for completion.

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What exactly is the body of a response or a request?

Same, rebrandly site doesn’t work, can’t get the api key

Worked for me just fine.

I couldn’t agree more! I don’t think it’s right that we have to sign up to another company just to get through the lesson. Some exceptions apply, of course (Github etc.), but at least with that they didn’t stop you being able to access the content you’ve paid for.

Maybe they could just have a “Read Only” button for these types of situations, where you can at least see what is going on in the rest of the lesson, even if you can’t complete it properly.


Why there is no feedback about this common problem?

I think it comes down to the fact that these forums are mainly for members to help other members; staff won’t be able to look through every thread just to see if there are any issues. If you want Codecademy to be aware of the problem, what I do is report it as a bug in the “Get Unstuck” part of the lesson itself. You won’t receive any feedback unfortunately, but I’d like to think that if enough people reported the same issue, they might do something about it.

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