Problems with the forum ...

Problems with the forum ...

Postby Adrian Jones » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:11 am

... are sorted (obviously, since you are able to read this!).

Along with a number of other servers, our server was pointlessly hacked earlier in the week.

A malicious re-direct to an equally malicious site meant that we had to initially take the entire website down on Tuesday.

Access to the site excluding the forum was restored by the end of Tuesday, and by the end of Wednesday, we confirmed that we'd got rid of all the issues from the forum as well.

A small casualty is that I managed to lose some of the site styling information, and in any case I can't quite remember what it looked like before. Wasn't it full-screen width?

Anyway, we can get back onto the look and feel later.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused, and thanks for your patience!
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Re: Problems with the forum ...

Postby Phil Winkler » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:40 pm

Good work, Adrian and, yes, it was full screen before.
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Re: Problems with the forum ...

Postby Adrian Jones » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:56 am

As a precaution, it may also be an idea to delete the cache on your browser.

I haven't noticed any need to do the same for cookies (we use them for example to store your name and password), but you may also want to include these in the tidy-up list just in case.
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Re: Problems with the forum ...

Postby Graham Smith » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:30 pm

There seems to be a change in behavior. Prior to this, marking the forums as read would set "new" posts to just those that were added after that point. That's no longer the case.
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Re: Problems with the forum ...

Postby Adrian Jones » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:20 pm

I think that's controlled by a cookie setting.
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Re: Problems with the forum ...

Postby Adrian Jones » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:44 am

And I don't see this behaviour you describe, Graham. Has it gone away now?
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Re: Problems with the forum ...

Postby Graham Smith » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:37 pm

Adrian Jones wrote:And I don't see this behaviour you describe, Graham. Has it gone away now?

I still see it. If you mark the forums as being read and exit your browser then come back and choose View New Posts, you see the same things that were new earlier.

This used to work the same as what's listed in other phpBB forums as View Unread Posts. Which is that it would only show you posts you have not read.

I've tried deleting and recreating the forum cookie without any difference. It's likely an admin setting that got changed when the new software was installed.
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Re: Problems with the forum ...

Postby Adrian Jones » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:55 pm

No new software was installed, though! It's the original php and the same db. All I did was suspect something that looked dodgyand turned out to be connected to the page styling.

And where do you set a forum entry as read? It's always done that automatically for me...
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