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Are you having problems posting?

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2003 3:07 pm
by Merlin
If you're getting any funky problems trying to post to the site (esp. involoving weird-ass MySQL barfing), please let me know, and I'll work it out.

Email thorstenson AT thelongwinters dot com, por favor.

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 12:53 pm
by grant
Just so's you know, if you try to post something without logging in first, you don't get a "please won't you login or register" page, you get some wacky-assed thing with SQL and "debug codes" and stuff in it.

Which is a little off-putting.

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 12:56 pm
by Merlin
Today too?

I thought I fixed that last night.

I'll check it out.

yep, that's an error all right

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 1:42 pm
by Merlin
Okay, I replicated the error.

I fixed something slightly different last night, but it's definitely related.

For now, just login before posting, but yeah, I will track it down and try to fix it before launch.

Thanks, Grant.

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Code: Select all

Error in posting

DEBUG MODE

SQL Error : 1064 You have an error in your SQL syntax near ' 1051134067, 5, 0, 0, 0)' at line 1

INSERT INTO phpbb_topics (topic_title, topic_poster, topic_time, forum_id, topic_status, topic_type, topic_vote) VALUES ('test', , 1051134067, 5, 0, 0, 0)

Line : 256
File : /usr/www/users/merlinm/lws/board/includes/functions_post.php

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2003 6:35 am
by grant
If it helps, I still get the same error, with a slightly different message (the codes/lines are different):

Error in posting

DEBUG MODE

SQL Error : 1064 You have an error in your SQL syntax near ' '', 1051194404, 'c6ace602', 0, 0, 0, 0)' at line 1

INSERT INTO phpbb_posts (topic_id, forum_id, poster_id, post_username, post_time, poster_ip, enable_bbcode, enable_html, enable_smilies, enable_sig) VALUES (17, 7, , '', 1051194404, 'c6ace602', 0, 0, 0, 0)

Line : 269

File : /usr/www/users/merlinm/lws/board/includes/functions_post.php

Are you haing problems posting?

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:00 am
by Harvey Winters
yes....
I am

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:02 am
by Merlin
Mr. Winters--

Are you getting the same error as above? Can you paste her into a message?

Muchas Nachos.

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2003 10:13 am
by Moni
when i tried to go to the last post of this forum, i got "No posts exist for this topic", also the last post button doesn't have a name attached to it (like yesterday when the poll thread disappeared for a while)

that doesn't really sound like something seriuos tho :)

Good news: Things are (apparently) fixed

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2003 5:04 pm
by Merlin
So I think I tracked down the problem, and we should now have no problem withi "Guest" postings.

For future reference:
  • if you post without logging in AND don't provide any username, it shows up as "Guest."
  • if you post without logging in AND provide an unused/unreserved username, it shows up as the name you chose.
  • if you post without logging in AND provide a USED username, you get a warning and the opportunity to fix it
The take-home message? Login before you post.

Rawk.