Hello all, I'm having a bit of a problem with my board and have tried to isolate it as much as I can. I believe down to a rogue SQL table. At this point it would be great to see if anyone else ever had this problem. Please visit the two different servers I have been testing with. The issue started on the live server and I have been trying to isolate on the test server.
Live Server: http://www.melaniesmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php
7.4b2 - php 4.027, mysql 4.1.22
7.4.1 - php 5.2.6, mysql 5.0.27
You can see that there are no images, and the whole page layout is scattered. It only happens in the user forums. The admin section is fine. This is the second time this has happened to me within a couple months. It was fixed the first time by my host restoring a backup. To set up the test server I exported from phpmyadmin with recommendations I found on this site from my live server and imported into a new database on the test server. I then installed a fresh 7.4.1 and did not restore any forums directory files (styles, templates, etc.) from the old (live) board. The only thing from the live board is the sql database.
So, I seemed to have isolated the issue down to a sql table somewhere, but I'm not sure which one would be responsible. I would rather not have to lose any information. Could it be a person posting malformed characters? Maybe it's a bug. Maybe my sql files became corrupted. I'm just not sure. I can supply sql backup files to the developers upon request.
There is also a separate issue, if I delete a second language folder, the users that had that language file selected can no longer log in to the board. Sometimes even after deleting cookies, etc. Any workarounds for that?
Thanks for any replies you can give me!