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My post is inaccesible?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:18 am
by gangstarr
I made a post in the hardware section yesterday and now for some reason i can get in it but it's like theres no post there-all i get is the slyck guide and slyck forum info that's at the top of the page.

I can access all the other posts but for some reason but not this one.I've tried on 2 computers about 8 times

Any suggestions?

The post is the one about pci-e graphics cards


PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:29 am
by SlyckScratch
That is very bizarre :/

Here's the link - and it won't load for me either

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:50 am
by gangstarr
It's so random!

If anyone can access it would you please let me know.

Worst comes to worst i'll post again but I don't want to double post if it becomes accessible later on


PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:31 am
by Myrak
I've seen this happen on a few phpBB boards (albeit only two or three times total). Sometimes the board just whacks out, won't read the thread.

I would just get a mod to delete that thread and you can post it again. I doubt that thread will fix itself, and in the meantime it isn't doing you any good.

All in all, very weird.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:41 am
by SlyckScratch
The thread can't be deleted without going into the database because it can't be viewed. So i'd do what Myrak suggested and post the thread again. Sorry for the inconvenience

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:44 am
by Myrak
Oh that's cool to know (the deletion thing).

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:42 am
by gangstarr
Thanks for your help guys, i'll go repost it now

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:13 am
by MrFredPFL
yes, i noticed this problem last night - sorry, i then went blank and forgot to post about it :oops:

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:46 pm
by HouseCrowd
Ah! So that's the page that wouldn't load!

I also noticed a blank page earlier in my tabs, but forgot to check which one it was.

Very odd :?

*moving this to 'Tell Us What You Think'*

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:18 pm
by Artie
Something got messed up within the PHP scripts. As one can easily see, the thread is currently unviewable, but I was able to reply to it.

Before deleting the thread, I'd be curious why it's unviewable. Perhaps one of the mods can backtrack to the cause, not that it's important though. But my guess is that either an incoming stream of data wasn't parsed correctly, or as someone else said, the script just F's up once in a great while. There's nothing else I can really think of.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:47 pm
by MrFredPFL
i'm very curious as to exactly what steps you took to reply to a thread you could not view, artie :?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:59 pm
by Artie
Fred, I'll tell you, but don't tell anyone else, ok? Thx!

The first thing I did was exploit the phpBB through use of the "l=p query string" hole. That allows me to view and modify every single thread on this board from the admin/index.php directory. Then, after that, I cover my tracks by...

Actually, no, just kidding. I wish I was that smart though. All I did was do a little JavaScript manipulation to reply to that one unviewable thread. I only wanted to see if it was possible. Any 12-year-old could basically do it with just a little bit of JS knowledge.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:10 pm
by MrFredPFL
sorry, artie. nothing personal, but i'm afraid at this point we will have to burn you as a witch :P

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:32 pm
by multivariable
To be really fair, you should first check to see if he weighs the same as a duck... :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:35 pm
by MrFredPFL
ok, but i bet u right now that he floats :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:37 pm
by yaveznodo
It was probably ghosts. I blame everything I don't understand in technology on Ghosts. It's the reason I can't get some of the CSS I'm working on to render properly in IE.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:46 am
by SlyckScratch
He does float. Because he's made of wood

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:51 am
by multivariable
Careful, he'll turn you into a newt!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:14 am
by Myrak
He did turn me into a newt!

... well, I got better.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:05 am
by eclectica
Sometimes when there are certain characters or a combination of characters in a post the board won't accept the post. And then when the phpBB software is updated those problems can go away. Is the board running phpBB 2.0.21? Too bad it doesn't say on phpBB boards what version it is running.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:30 am
by HouseCrowd
Yup, we have the latest version (2.0.21).

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:19 am
by Repzak
There is the same problem in the latest Slyck News post about the Danish ISP blocking

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:14 pm
by Unbiased_Opinion
Although I had already informed them of this 'bug', thanks for the heads up Repzak. :)

PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:34 am
by SyLeNtTbRoWn
I still think that he is a witch ... LETS BURN HIM!!!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:58 am
by Artie
Pffff. I don't think there's such things as a male witch. :)

I think they're called sorcerers or something.