[reported #18] Lesson 8.1 - checkpoints pass before code submitted

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I have added a background image like it was told in 8.1. and I clicked on “run”. The exercise 8.1. was marked as correct, but somehow the exercise 8.2. was skipped and it was marked as correct too.
So I didn’t even had to insert this code line : background-size: cover;

I think it is a bug. Did anyone had this problem too?

.hero {
padding: 250px 0;
margin: 30px;
font-family: ‘Trebuchet MS’, Helvetica, sans-serif;


It sounds like a bug that has been reported already but for a different exercise. I will add yours to the issue.

Thank you for taking the time to let us know. :green_heart:

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The engineers are reporting that they can no longer reproduce this bug. A recent change in test code for this exercise may have inadvertently fixed this bug.

I have resetted and restarted this exercise 8.1. and I have tested it now. Unfortunately, I am still getting the same bug :confused:

Please post a screenshot showing the problem so we have something to show the engineers.

it is the same screenshot from my post:

Sorry about that, I didn’t look closely, and just assumed it was someone else posting.

Could you try using the “restart” option under Get Help? – oh never mind – I’m really not doing well with reading comprehension tonight!

I’ve re-reported this. I’ll post anything that I find out.

yeah I used the restart option under get help… I have tested it now three times :heart_eyes:
lucky me I can do Unit 3 and some of Unit 4 again, because my progress was deleted :smiley: I thought only exercise 8.1. will be deleted :open_mouth:

Which operating system and browser are you using?

I am using Windows 8.1. and Firefox
I have completed and finished the “Make a Website” course yesterday … everything worked fine for me :slightly_smiling: … only this exercise 8 didn’t work like it should … maybe other codecademy users didnt have this bug ?

We are having trouble reproducing this problem so that makes it hard to fix. :slightly_smiling:

I am stuck too! what do I need to keep going? I did all the changes and it does not recognize it!

What you are describing doesn’t sound like the same problem as this one. Please start a new thread for your situation.


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Hi AJ,

The engineers can not reproduce this problem so they are unable to work on a fix for it.

thank you for your efforts :heart:

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I am currently having the same problem. No image! I was checked like everything was ok but a image never came up.

It’s got something to do with the image url. I just found my own image and copied the image adress and BOOM! It worked like a charm.

When I paste the examples url I got nothing but after posting my own image I could then recopy and post the example image and it would work just fine.