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Re: Problems (read only if technically minded :-)

Posted by Dr. Bob on December 30, 1998, at 8:33:38

In reply to Re: Problems with site (please read), posted by racer on December 29, 1998, at 15:11:31

> Hm, no, if the settings in your directory make you the "owner" of all files as they're posted here, you would get a different sort of gremlin here.

The problem wasn't ownership of the file (for the main page), but that it got zeroed somehow. My theory is that the script that updates it after a new post is added got interrupted before it finished.

> Also, some of the dates on the files on this board were wrong: messages posted in early Dec had late Dec dates on them.

Can you give me an example? That sure would be a new problem...

>Hm... I also notice today that some of the threads are very different: DL's answer to me is now a separate thread, though it was part of the main thread on Sunday.

I think it was that way only very transiently, after I first resurrected the main page, because of some duplicate posts (one would get added to the thread it was supposed to, but the other would just be left over and therefore get treated like a new thread).

> Lastly, MSA's board script has a known gremlin that can eat some messages. If two people post a message at the precise same moment, they'll both get the same msg ID, and only one will be visible. Both titles will appear on the board, but only one message is actually there.

Some posts do seem to have been eaten, but I don't think in the above way (I haven't seen different posts with the same ID). I think that was one bug I did manage to catch.

Thanks for trying to figure this out. Let me know if you have any other ideas...





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