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forum listings not updated

01 Oct 2018, 16:57

- I logged in this morning (Monday 1st) and was surprised to see that 'New posts' was empty.
- I also noticed that the post count and last poster for some existing threads were out-of-date, and in fact still are e.g. see:
AutoHotkey v2 Development - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewforum.php?f=37
- Note: the view count appears to be updating correctly.
- I have also been curious whether (temporarily) new threads were either being created but not being displayed, or were not being created. (New threads are appearing now.) Thanks.

- Also, I use this to check for updates to posts, but I know at least one has not been updated. 'Will AutoHotkey v2 Syntax Be More Confusing For Newbies?' (Although this thread, 'forum listings not updated', does appear.)
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- Affected posts would lie in this range:
- I know that this post was fine:
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?p=241468
- And the post number for this post is:
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?p=241640
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Re: forum listings not updated

02 Oct 2018, 02:39

Thanks for the report - thats a major problem.
Edit:I meant to say thanks for the report.
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Re: forum listings not updated

03 Oct 2018, 21:24

I posted here again. Everything seems fine, e.g. last poster, last post time, except that the post count appears to be incorrect (it says 4, there are 11).
Will AutoHotkey v2 Syntax Be More Confusing For Newbies? - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic ... 37&t=56592

So, AFAIK, the problems that occurred could be fixed by updating the post count/last poster/last post time details, for all threads with posts in the range I mentioned above.
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Re: forum listings not updated

05 Oct 2018, 18:27

Forum is very buggy and has been for the past few days. New replies are disappearing.
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Re: forum listings not updated

05 Oct 2018, 18:37

I couldn't access iseahound's latest post here:
Operators vs Methods - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic ... ead#unread
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic ... 4&start=20
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic ... 86#p242286
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?p=242286

It would be the 21st post, necessitating a new page.
(I know that there are 20 posts because there are 20 matches when you search for 'Posts:'/'Joined:' on the page.)
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Re: forum listings not updated

06 Oct 2018, 01:31

I fixed this topic by creating a copy of it.
The old one is still broken though.
I keep it around to showcase the bug.
Please reply to the new topic only.
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Re: forum listings not updated

16 Oct 2018, 06:03

Just collecting a round-up of some issues.

[forum number changed from 5 to 76]
Ask For Help - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewforum.php?f=76

[post count incorrect][could be incorrect for other threads]
Will AutoHotkey v2 Syntax Be More Confusing For Newbies? - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic ... 37&t=56592

[invisible post/duplicate thread (as temporary solution)]
Operators vs Methods - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic ... 37&t=56294
Operators vs Methods - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic ... 37&t=57050

[threads with posts in this range may have anomalies]
[the post count may need updating][perhaps there are no other problems]
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?p=241468
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?p=241640
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Re: forum listings not updated

16 Oct 2018, 07:25

[forum number changed from 5 to 76]
Ask For Help - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewforum.php?f=76
This is normal though - the numbers may change during major updates.
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Re: forum listings not updated

16 Oct 2018, 15:42

jeeswg wrote:Just collecting a round-up of some issues.
This is actually quite appreciated
jeeswg wrote:[forum number changed from 5 to 76]
This was database corruption and I had to recreate the entire forum. The alternative was to restore a week old back up and loose a week worth of posts.
nnnik wrote:I fixed this topic by creating a copy of it.
Thank you for all of your effort fielding these problem posts lately
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Re: forum listings not updated

26 Dec 2018, 00:00

Thanks tank. Just double-checking things in response to this thread.
Forum Errors - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=60321

[top-right corner says 5 posts, there are 12 (count the string 'Joined:')]
Will AutoHotkey v2 Syntax Be More Confusing For Newbies? - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic ... 37&t=56592

[top-right corner says 20 posts, there are 21 (count the string 'Joined:' plus there is a 21st post that can't be viewed)]
Operators vs Methods - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic ... 37&t=56294
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Re: forum listings not updated

03 Jul 2019, 08:24

There appear to be 2 versions of this thread:
Will AutoHotkey v2 Syntax Be More Confusing For Newbies? - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=64348
Will AutoHotkey v2 Syntax Be More Confusing For Newbies? - AutoHotkey Community
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=82&t=56592

The latter states it has 18 posts, but has at least 20 (you can search for 'joined:').
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Re: forum listings not updated

03 Jul 2019, 09:10

jeeswg wrote:
03 Jul 2019, 08:24
There appear to be 2 versions of this thread:
It is not the first time that this thread causes problems - it is somehow messed up. Admins created copies as a workaround and the one with the lesser posts was moved in May to check it (?) and then recently moved back to the visible forum, I think by @joedf on June 26 - but I don't know if there has been any progress on identifying the problem and I am not sure why this original (?) thread was moved back...
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Re: forum listings not updated

03 Jul 2019, 09:25

Perhaps there are 2 ways of enumerating the post count for a thread, and for some reason, 1 way is giving the wrong count.
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Re: forum listings not updated

03 Jul 2019, 09:52

No.
One topic broke so I cloned it and moved the broken one for investigation. Then joedf moved the old one back.
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Re: forum listings not updated

03 Jul 2019, 10:40

- What are you referring to when you say 'No'? If to me, (a) you don't know what the problem is yet, (b) my words are vague enough to be true anyhow (enum method 1: states a count of 18, enum method 2: displays 20), I'm just pointing out a possible place to look, (c) I was right about the 'too many characters in a post' Cloudflare error problem.
- Anyhow, Tigerlily tried to post to the 'broken' thread, so perhaps you could move that post to the working thread.
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Re: forum listings not updated

03 Jul 2019, 21:05

I dunno whats going on here... :s
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Re: forum listings not updated

04 Jul 2019, 02:52

@jeeswg there is only one method for counting.
However there is one method for counting and another method for actually acquiring the posts content which also happens to result in a post count.
They can only differ if something in the database went wrong. The database itself is probably programmed correctly - but some data might have gotten corrupted due to a random reason.
Said database and how phpBB interacts with it is hidden behind severl layers of abstraction that I'm not gonna look into, joedf isn't going to look at it either I think and I doubt tank would spent his time looking too much at it.
Finding out what went wrong sounds annoying. Instead Im going to delete the old post since nobod plans on fixing it.

@joedf you moved a thread from the staff forum that was supposed to stay there :P
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Re: forum listings not updated

04 Jul 2019, 21:25

Oh, I must have been like... "what this doing here?"
Can't we just delete it?
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