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Re: Forum is total mess
Reply #30 - Mar 8th, 2012 at 1:04pm
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Bill Myers wrote on Mar 8th, 2012 at 1:55am:
One thing I knew for certain was that Phil was missing necessary lines of code in his forum's template to render it properly

i never at any point did i say that there wasent any code probs what i did say was
xnoddyx wrote on Mar 6th, 2012 at 3:38am:
i think there is more to this than just code as when i was trying to load the forum logo here

but any ways all most fixed now  Wink
  

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Reply #31 - Mar 8th, 2012 at 5:13pm
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WebMe wrote on Mar 8th, 2012 at 12:25pm:
I'd religiously go through the CHMOD process again just to be sure. Here's the permissions: http://www.yabbforum.com/codex/YaBB.pl?num=1190660838

That's great advice, and what's provided with that link is very useful.

Phil, a quick way to test this out is to make sure that the associated folder has the correct permissions, and then check the permission on just your logo here. If that works, then correct the permissions on all of those image files in that folder, and your images should appear (presuming that your path settings are correct).

On a related note, I believe Dandello may have suggested that you reload your images to the server (in Binary).

I mention her suggestion because sometimes a particular image file won't come up for some reason on our site even though it looks fine on the server itself, and the permissions for it are correct. However, after I reload the same image file, it then loads just fine.

You can easily test this with your logo to see what's going on. For instance, if you temporarily copy your logo to your main directory, and you reference this in your template by editing it through your Admin Center, you'll see that it will come up just fine.

What this obviously means is there's either an access/permissions problem with this forum default folder of yours, or an access/permissions problem with your logo.



xnoddyx wrote on Mar 8th, 2012 at 1:04pm:
i never at any point did i say that there wasent any code probs what i did say was
xnoddyx wrote on Mar 6th, 2012 at 3:38am:
i think there is more to this than just code as when i was trying to load the forum logo here

but any ways all most fixed now  Wink

I know.  Wink

« Last Edit: Mar 8th, 2012 at 5:15pm by Bill Myers »  

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Reply #32 - Mar 9th, 2012 at 11:49am
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Bill, xnoddyx, Dandello

You people have been great in your efforts & advice but the simple facts are I am getting nowhere fast. I have really tried to get my head around what you have been posting but I cannot see the wood for the trees. I dont want to be wasting your time anymore (well maybe just a little more  Smiley)

It occurs to me considering I have backups which I have taken regularly, and at the time of backups the forum was fully operational without issues, I should be able to recover a working forum, albeit from dates previous. I have been unable to do so though even though my recoveries via the admin backup panel showed 100% success rates. One thing I have noticed about the backups is that they only contain sub directories within the YABB directory and not the files in the root directory.

Could I uninstall YABB and then re install, then import users and messages from the backup files which I have downloaded to my local hard drive simply by uploading the contents of the members and messages folders or is this too simple ??

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Reply #33 - Mar 9th, 2012 at 2:57pm
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It's not much more complicated than that - after reinstalling everything and re-uploading the messages, variables, user files, etc. remember to go to Admin and do the rebuilds  and recounts under Maintenance Controls
  

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Reply #34 - Mar 9th, 2012 at 4:27pm
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I would have thought that a fresh installation would be too much. Then again, under the circumstances, it does seem like a pretty darned good idea.

Good for you that you have your data backed up. That's going to make a world of difference!  Smiley

  

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Reply #35 - Mar 9th, 2012 at 4:37pm
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I would have went for a fresh install and use the backups on a test forum to see if it worked. Chmodding is in the download package, quick guide.
  

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Reply #36 - Mar 9th, 2012 at 4:40pm
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His forum should be back up and running very soon.  Wink

By the way, having a test forum to work on is a great idea. I've done it myself, and found it to be very helpful.

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Reply #37 - Mar 9th, 2012 at 5:23pm
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Well guys, after much brain ache the forum took literally 2 minutes to uninstall , re install and, (thanks for this Dandello) rebuild  Cheesy. Here is the proof of the pudding.



I restored an old backup by mistake as I could not make sense of the TAR filenames but what the hell it's better than the way it was.

Thanks a bunch again.

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Reply #38 - Mar 9th, 2012 at 6:22pm
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I see that your coding is just as it was before, so there must have been some kind of corruption going on; whatever!
The main thing is that your forum is looking great again. Congratulations!  Smiley

Leave it up to Dandello to come up with a more sensible solution. I told you she's good.   Smiley

  

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