old software bugs thread

Apr 14, 2009, 4:45 pm
#1
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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?
Uchuudonge wrote
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sewing order into the chaos
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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.
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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
#7
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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
#8
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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
Uchuudonge wrote
creating stable chaos
making patterns where there should be none
sewing order into the chaos
you spit in the face of random numbers, of chaos
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
"Put more stuff in the... thing where... more stuff goes in."
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.
Proudly bringing disaster and mental scarring to Attnam since '05!

"You have a rather pleasant chat about finite superarmpits with Sanae the shrine maiden."

You hear distant shuffling.

The Enner Beast tells you to COOL IT!!
Apr 18, 2009, 8:51 pm
#13
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What?! How did I manage that?! All I did was Ctrl-F for "Atomic" and replace it with "Ischaldirh".
"Put more stuff in the... thing where... more stuff goes in."
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
Uchuudonge wrote
creating stable chaos
making patterns where there should be none
sewing order into the chaos
you spit in the face of random numbers, of chaos
Apr 19, 2009, 1:09 am
#15
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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)
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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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