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Post by sevati » Mon Nov 03, 2003 4:33 pm

Just wanted to post this where the people in charge could see it ;)

I noticed a few days ago that posts from roughly October 20th- November 1st had a error of some sort where all the apostrophes ' were turned into " ' ". That problem seems to have been fixed (thanks to whomever fixed it, 'twas driving me crazy), and the error does not show in new posts. It is still showing in older post (I personally haven't found any before the 20th and I'm guessing the reason it's still there is because they can't be changed back), and now signatures are showing the same error, like mine *points down* and DarkBamf's:

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Thread showing the error in posts on a wide range of days: viewthread.php?tid=2895

Thread that I started and am positive didn't have the error when I first posted it (because I went back many times to edit more of a summary in): viewthread.php?tid=2975

I noticed that the quick reply field had been changed, and wondered if that could have anything to do with it.

edit: I now see that posts affected with ' go back as far as December 2002. But the thread has to have had a reply in the past week or so to be affected. Example: viewthread.php?tid=1421

another edit: Or not. This thread hasn't been replied to in over a month and has been affected by ' : viewthread.php?tid=2656
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Post by Bamfette » Mon Nov 03, 2003 11:50 pm

i know. but there is no way to fix it. we didn't change anything, nothing, not one tiny line of code. the error happened itself out of the blue one night, replacing apostrophe's all over the place with that string of characters, it doesn't matter how old the post was. and it has since appeared to have fixed itself since we can use 's again. but any posts made before the bug happened that were altered due to it can not be changed back without going in and editing them one by one.

as for the quick reply box, i am as baffled by that as you are. as mentioned, we (as in, I, since i am the only one to do any coding on the forum) haven't done anything to the forum's code in about 2 months. it just changed at the same time as we got that bug.

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Post by jimmy » Mon Nov 03, 2003 11:57 pm

yaay! im not nuts
ive been seen those things everywhere

and when im trying to read a post its always in my way
first i thought it was my computer or some thing

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Post by SheCat » Tue Nov 04, 2003 12:33 am

I've been going over all my fanfics and editing them. I think the fic writers were hit hardest, the stories are devils to read without the apostrophes.
Everything can be fixed by editing, thank God. And MS Word is being handy with find and replace. Whatever the problem is, it's annoying but no unsolvable. I'm just getting frustrated going through all my old fics.
BTW, some of the threads weren't affected all the way. My fics "Tempting Fate" and "Tempest Unbridled" were only affected partway through (thank God! "TU" is twelve pages long!). Some fics only had problems up until the third line. "TU" only had my Author's Comment affected, as did "TF". Again, thank heavens for small favors.
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Post by sevati » Tue Nov 04, 2003 4:05 pm

Oh! I didn't know you didn't touch Quick Reply. I just assumed it had been changed to allow for faster replies without all the smilies making the page longer to load for dial-up modem users. I actually like it better when it's simpler like this. All the animations were distracting when I was trying to put my thoughts into words.

Now, am I imagining things, or when the quick reply changed, it didn't have a 'Use signature?' field? Yet now it does. Odd.
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Post by Bamfette » Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:42 pm

it didn't. but then some people were complaining that their sigs were 'disappearing'. well their sigs were there but because there was no checkbox for it to show up, it never appeared in posts

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Post by Ult_Sm86 » Wed Nov 05, 2003 1:10 am

I noticed it in my murder story over in off topic antics and in my thingy (signature...whatever)
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Post by Northstars Love » Thu Nov 06, 2003 8:43 am

Originally posted by Bamfette
it didn't. but then some people were complaining that their sigs were 'disappearing'. well their sigs were there but because there was no checkbox for it to show up, it never appeared in posts
I thought there was a change to the Quick Reply box. I figured Quick Reply now meant no siggies. But now I understand. Jill, do you know what could be wrong? Could it be some sort of bug in the system?

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Post by Siona » Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:18 pm

The box is there now, but the smilies are still gone. But it seems to have been corrected so far.

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