old software bugs thread

Apr 14, 2009, 4:45 pm
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Post all of the bugs you find here. They're scattered all over different topics and shoutbox posts, so I can't find all of them

Bugs
- malware
- Wiki characters
- threads with " or ' in the title are backslashed when they are marked with a new reply
- sticky thread images are the same as normal threads
- + sign in shoutbox
- URL detection in forum
- opt-out of PM notifications
- highlight new messages in inbox
- downloads
- editing profiles
- shoutbox drains memory

Reconstruction bugs
- marking forums read
- PMs
Apr 15, 2009, 12:35 am
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Did you look into the IVANOV thread bug?
Apr 15, 2009, 1:21 am
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ok fixed it.... it was because U_E put something inside [brackets] and somehow the bbcode got screwed up
Apr 15, 2009, 2:04 am
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hey Comrade, were you ever able to update your profile?
Also, I increased the avatar limit to 150x150. Erno, I'll update the admin section so that you can change the avatar size limits
Apr 15, 2009, 2:59 pm
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Thanks.

Quick note, IVANT was made by Nameless, if you could change that in the downloads area.

Also pluses are still removed by quick (regular?) edit.
Apr 15, 2009, 5:22 pm
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thanks, I didn't know who made IVANT
I have no idea why the pluses are removed...
Apr 15, 2009, 5:25 pm
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No, the profile bug is still at large...

I can edit and click on submit on these

Occupation:
Location:
Interests:
Preferred Artifact:

But after the page loads, it goes back to normal.
Apr 15, 2009, 11:41 pm
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Comrade wrote
No, the profile bug is still at large...

I can edit and click on submit on these

Occupation:
Location:
Interests:
Preferred Artifact:

But after the page loads, it goes back to normal.

Okay thanks for being more specific, I'll work on it.
btw.. when you quote someone, there is a little link next to their name which links back to the post you are quoting.. pretty cool
Apr 15, 2009, 11:55 pm
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Nice job Cap
Apr 18, 2009, 4:23 am
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Okay, I believe I've fixed the ghost message bug
Apr 18, 2009, 1:35 pm
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Thought I'd re-mention the "editing removes all + symbols in a post" bug. In attempting to fix RtD updates on account of my changed handle I managed to mangle said updates
Apr 18, 2009, 3:57 pm
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Not only did you remove the pluses, somehow you actually managed to lop off everything after the part that said who was on the hydra.
Apr 18, 2009, 8:51 pm
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What?! How did I manage that?! All I did was Ctrl-F for "Atomic" and replace it with "Ischaldirh".
Apr 18, 2009, 11:50 pm
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Yes, funnily enough, this was all that was left at the end:

Hydra
Bouncing Ball
Meepo - poisoned, overheated, has the knight's blade (extreme heat), horrible singer, can inventory the room he's in, lucky, friends with BDR, allied with Konork, in Hydra's 1st mouth {Soul - 60%}
Shard - unstoppable, broken leg with bone exposed, infertile, has bloodied & cracked stala
Apr 19, 2009, 1:09 am
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Hmm, the same kind of thing happened to me with the latest Attnamton update. After (quick)editing, the post was cut off near the middle.
Apr 21, 2009, 7:10 pm
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With Atomic changing his name to Ischaldirh and 4bz4 using an avatar with "Atomic" in it, I feel quite happy. I mean, I feel confused.
Apr 22, 2009, 2:46 am
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I find it annoying, that when there's a new post in a subforum, it also marks the actual forum with a new post marker. As the subforum also shows that, I think the main one shouldn't. Opinions?
Apr 22, 2009, 5:37 am
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I fixed that. It was a bug not a feature
Apr 23, 2009, 1:31 pm
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I don't like it that some forums still show up as having new posts, while there are no new posts since the last time I watched them (there are posts which I did not read, but that's because they are in threads which I don't find interesting). It could be fixed in two ways:

1) allow users to ignore threads, so that they don't highlight when there are new posts in them

2) (simpler) don't highlight a forum if there are no new posts since last time I clicked the link to it (I suppose phpBB uses that).
Apr 23, 2009, 2:25 pm
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Okay I'll work on that. In the mean time, if you didn't know, there is a link in the top right of the forum to "mark all forums read".. you can read all the topics you're interested in, then click that link.
Apr 25, 2009, 4:44 pm
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bahahahahaha. This will make more sense to people with programming experience

ok so what quickedit does is send the text information through javascript like so:
stufftosend = 'text='+(text)+'&p='+(postnumber)+'&stuff='+(morestuff)...

so the reason the + signs were disappearing is, javascript uses + for string concatenation, and if it appears in quotes, it is just replaced by a blank space. The reason half of the posts were disappearing sometimes is that they contained an ampersand (or, an escaped character such as a " which is replaced by " ). It interpreted that as a new value (so for example if you typed "this & that", it would think " that" is a new variable (in addition to text, p, and stuff). So that's why the text was disappearing.

The first thing I did was figure out how to replace + with the HTML equivalent +
Of course the problem now was the + was causing the same problem as other ampersands, it deleted the remainder of the post. Since &'s html ascii is just &, it's a recursive problem. So there was no way to possibly escape the &. So instead, I replace & with "sometext" and then when displaying the text in the topic, use php to revert "sometext" to &
Anyways, the point is, + and & no longer destroy posts or disappear. Try posting a post with them and quickediting it twice to find out exactly what "sometext" is
Apr 25, 2009, 4:45 pm
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after somebody figures why I'm laughing about this, I can fix it, don't worry
Apr 26, 2009, 3:16 am
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I can see forums marked as admin-only when there is a new post, but I (of course) can't read them.
Kind of annoying when you desperately try to click a yellow icon and then suddenly notice that you don't have permission to view it...

EDIT: I find the '&' slightly amusing... Nice job (again)
Apr 26, 2009, 3:52 am
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Ahh, thanks for pointing that out Eagle, I fixed it. And I made the editing & normal now
May 6, 2009, 2:04 pm
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Tryied to delete my blank accident on Operation: Invade Erno's house thread and the following line appeared.

"Fatal error: Call to undefined function makeurl() in /home/pigpla/public_html/att/delete.php on line 74"
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