old software bugs thread

Jun 9, 2011, 9:49 pm
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I noticed that too... sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.
"Put more stuff in the... thing where... more stuff goes in."
Jun 12, 2011, 6:03 am
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Did a search in the shoutbox... On the top of the page there was the following text, followed by the results. The search seems to work even though it gives this strange message.

"Warning: mysql_fetch_array(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home4/birdfeud/public_html/attnam/community/shoutlog.php on line 41"
Jun 23, 2011, 4:35 am
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Intresting? I got an e-mail about a new private message, which fortunately had the contents of the message in it, but there's nothing in my inbox.
Jun 26, 2011, 2:57 am
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Fatal error: Call to undefined method stdClass::save() in /home4/birdfeud/public_html/attnam/posting.php on line 258

I got this when trying to edit the first post in the Space RP(s) timeline and info thread in advanced mode.

EDIT: I've also gotten multiple issues with editing posts. Off the top of my head:
Suddenly reverting to its original state mid-edit, undoing everything I was editing
Retarded blinking-vertical-typing-bar movement, such as jumping to the end of another row
Freezing up and not allowing any changes to be made; I've had to leave the thread entirely and come back when this happened
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making patterns where there should be none
sewing order into the chaos
you spit in the face of random numbers, of chaos
Jun 30, 2011, 2:14 am
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The home page is flawed. I just saw IvanBlack I background and the text was in IvanBlue box...
Jun 30, 2011, 3:50 am
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I mentioned that back in may. It's all over the place.
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Jul 6, 2011, 1:20 pm
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Error
404
Sorry, the page /editprofile.php?request=47f8bb3b84a1c1b6848cfbe30a68aa9c&reset=b23bef2902d7878a81a0b324ac9565b2 does not exist

Oh BOY I just LOVE to see that there's no way to reset my password when I don't remember what it is, yessirree!

this is not the hacker's fault, of course, he/she could not know that the password reset was broken

historical note - sorry if this comes off as mean, wasn't in the best of moods for obvious reasons
Jul 6, 2011, 9:28 pm
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BDR-bugged wrote
Error
this is not the hacker's fault, of course, he/she could not know that the password reset was broken

Actually it's possible the hacker could have spotted that vulnerability from Cap's google spreadsheet detailing the update progress.
Batman? wrote
its been so long since i had gotten that far i didnt think it through. arrrr!!!!!!
Jul 7, 2011, 12:16 am
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Exploiting a vulnerability =/= creating a vulnerability. But you're right, unfinished code probably was exploited.
Jul 7, 2011, 11:38 am
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Unfinished code or possibly just some of the old code that I haven't gotten around to rewriting. I'm guessing he was able to upload a script through the attachment/gallery process. I'll make sure I patch uploads and use a better encryption algorithm first. Nothing wrong with having a custom forum, if it's not using code that was developed 6 years ago.
Jul 8, 2011, 11:45 am
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I suppose a custom forum developed with someone skilled in security issues would potentially be safer, because it's exploits wouldn't be well-known and to break in would possibly require actual skill.
Well I assume that a bolt has a given, numeric, amouunt of perwer. (assi in enegri)... unless it's LAERSER SKISKLS POEWN PEWN!
Jul 10, 2011, 8:56 pm
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It's really not that hard to make a secure website that 99.999% of people can't hack. The problem is that most of the code was written about 2 years after I started web development and I havent' had time to revisit it.
Jul 11, 2011, 3:48 pm
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[23:45] BDR> ...now not only can I still not reset my password for my original account, my bugged account isn't logging in either.
[23:46] BDR> (I logged out to test the reset function - now for some reason the password that worked doesn't! FANTASTIC)
[23:47] BDR> Someone tell cap as much as I hate to do so I'm not registering a third account to get around this problem.
Jul 11, 2011, 5:59 pm
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I'll get on IRC to help him, but BDR and BDR-bugged have the same password, he never changed it, so I'm not sure what the problem is.
Jul 20, 2011, 11:03 pm
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Freelancers thread is suffering from some new ailment. Particularly noticeable in the starting post.
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
Jul 21, 2011, 12:33 am
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Yeah, saw that too. Forgot to post about it here.
Jul 21, 2011, 3:04 am
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Poo.

EDIT: Well, only the first post got mutilated, presumably after I edited it last night. Weird.
Jul 21, 2011, 5:26 am
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rnrnrnrnrnrnrnDear god what is this?!rnFor details, check my latest post in Dungeons of Dredmor. Looks a bit like what happened to Bored's in Freelancers.

EDIT: ARGH IT'S GROWING!!!
EDIT2: And it gets bigger with an edit! Also check this post for the problem, I fixed it on the other one by deleting the rnrnrnrnrnrnrn. Seems to appear by using the "Enter/Return" to split parts of the post up, and only in the initial posting.
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Jul 21, 2011, 5:52 am
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rntesting problem...rnrn...still testingrnrn...

...yup still there. This is the same thing that happened to Bored's post. Replaces any paragraphing (?) using the Enter/Return key with a "rn".
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Jul 21, 2011, 6:41 am
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Oh god it's rnrnking over the forurn! helprnrnrnrn!

Aaargggrnrnrnrnrnrnrn

rnrnrnrnrnrnrn
Jul 21, 2011, 7:04 am
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\r\n\r\nOh\r\ngod\r\n\r\n\r\nno!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHelp!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Jul 21, 2011, 8:42 am
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OhrnrnmyrngodrnrnrnrnCap!rnrnrnrnrnrnWHATrnrnrnDIDrnrnrnYOUrnrnrnrnrnrnDO!rnrnrnrnrnrnrnrn
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Jul 21, 2011, 9:26 am
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Haha

I think I fixed it.

Edit: nope! hmm...
Jul 21, 2011, 9:27 am
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Okay, it's fixed!
Jul 21, 2011, 1:08 pm
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Hahaha! The most hilarious bug of the year!
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