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Bug Reports

 6:13 pm on Jun 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

If you see something that looks like a problem (eg: It's a BUG dude), please post it here.

I'd like to know how to reproduce the problem, if at all possible.



 10:15 pm on Jun 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

The "Time Zone Offset" problem is that everything after UTC Greenwich time becomes -12:00, everything before UTC greenwich works ok (like -2:00)

Also if i am not wrong the clock is 1 hour late.
When i post this message the clock in London is 11:19:00 PM

And the edit message has disappeared.


 10:16 pm on Jun 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Brett, within a thread, when I click on User Profile and then I try and stickymail - I get a 404 error. Don't know if this bug has been reported or not.


 11:30 pm on Jun 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

The notes seem to be buggy.


 2:02 am on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi Brett,
Title Back Ground colors don't seem to stick when a change is submitted in the Skin Editor. I saw this posted earlier by bird but didn't see a reply (not to imply that you're not busy or anything :)). It can wait - just something I noticed.



 3:04 am on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)


Sorry that I did not read all the bugs posted previously, so I am not sure whether this has already been reported. I usually use a text-mode browser to browse through webmasterworld (I use w3m), and it has always been functional. Because of the upgrade, I am having some problem with the cookies now - the browser is rejecting cookies using RFC2109 section 4.3.2 rule #3. It states,

* The value for the request-host does not domain-match the Domain attribute.

From the header, I see you have "Domain=www.webmasterworld.com", however from the same RFC, in section 4.2.2 "Set-Cookie Syntax", it states,

Optional. The Domain attribute specifies the domain for which the cookie is valid. An explicitly specified domain must always start with a dot.

i.e. the correct syntax should be somthing like "Domain=.webmasterworld.com". Most my other browers work, except my little be-loved w3m which is extremely picky :)



 3:08 am on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

The time off-set - different in different places.


 4:32 am on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

#1. I'm still playing with the Reset last read pointers and notice that the red dots will not always disappear if I navigate away from a forum and then return (after pressing Reset last read pointers). I can only get the dots to set properly if I do a manual refresh of the page. This is particularly noticeable if I hit Reset last read pointers and then navigate to [webmasterworld.com...] where the forum I just marked as read will still show a red dot.

#2. The date indicated on the Calendar is showing the previous day for me...I have my time offset set for Japan time.


 4:37 am on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thank you for the very accurate cookie report. I've adjusted the domain setting. I was trying to be tricky and use the environ server name - not the right thing. You saved me a great deal of work with that report - thanks.

Round up:
- fixed "owner edit" being shown on all posts. (-Laz)
- fixed a multi-part post bug that was unreported.
- fixed/updated the cookie code. If you are having cookie troubles, try the show cookies link at top and reset your cookies. Exit your browser, restart and then login again. (- Scotty)
- also fixed another cookie error with the cookie duration/expire time that was making cookies "session cookies" for some people.
- fixed several of the profile errors that were using the wrong url. (Laz, Bradly).
- about link fixed. (Xoc)
- edit preview fixed. (-me)
- fixed "named" anchors for auto-refresh post after reply. (I still have to fix the sections part).

Still in the hopper:
- auto-refresh not refreshing to right post.
- post count is including private forums
- time zone offsets.
- title background and a couple of fonts not sticking in skins.
- offsite links in certain browsers (ie) corrupted.
- default green message backgrounds in some browsers.
- homepage and active list no longer validate to w3c.
- the "notes" section in StickyMail can't be edited (zaps them).
- Admin user account edit, zaps account - yikes!
- Thanks bill - I'll look at the last read pointers.

I really appreciate all the feedback. What a day!

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 4:59 am (utc) on June 3, 2002]


 6:12 am on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

The cookie setup doesn't work all the time, when i set it to 365 days, it's deleted when i close my browser, but if i set it to 7 days it's working fine, also what happened to showing 100 messages per thread?

(Found the problem, you have delete all cookies at webmasterworld before it works)


 6:20 am on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Again, in reference to Reset last read pointers...if I reply to a thread in a forum that has red dots (unread threads), after posting all threads are marked as read with only the thread replied to marked as unread. I tend to read from the oldest to the newest thread, so this kind of throws things...


 6:37 am on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

> what happened to showing 100 messages per thread?

I looked at the bandwidth charts for the last 8 hours (+30% per user from normal).

Thanks Bill - obviously important. Working on a few higher priority ones right now.


 7:04 am on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Wow !
really a nice change, but where are my folders in the Sticky Mail? I've lost my old messages!!




 8:07 am on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Any reason why new sticky mails don't come up in red bold letters anymore, that really stood out. I've had a message there for a while now but only ever used to notice when it jumped out at me.


 4:01 pm on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just thought I'd point out a minor glitch(?), some of the fonts don't quite match up.... start a new topic and reply to this topic are both different sizes (different from the flag this post and other links down there), the StickyMail link also looks a little different (that could be caused by all the other links not having any capitolization in them though).


 5:26 pm on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

When I check "Move original email to trash can on successful send?" in stickymail (reply screen option) the original message doesn't move to the trash after the reply is sent...

Then, even after I manually move the original message to the trash, I have to refresh my screen or click the stickymail link again before the "You have mail" notice disappears.

The mail has gotten stickier than necessary. Like that stuff on your shoe that won't come off when you try to kick it away... ;)

<added>Everything worked fine on the last message I received... Fixed already, or some kind of intermittent glitch?</added>

[edited by: mivox at 6:37 pm (utc) on June 3, 2002]


 6:45 pm on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)


I have my posts set to 30 per page. If there are 60 messages it displays a third page with nothing on it as far as posts go - which makes sense, but it shouldn't display the third page ;)


 7:19 pm on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

> Any reason why new sticky mails don't come up in red bold letters anymore

Since we now support skins, I can't garantee the background color. If I set it to red, someone may have the menu bar background color set to red. (I'll add a menu bar "highlight" or "bold" color to the skins option at some point to suppor that)


Thanks. Fixed it.


Thanks. Noted on the list.

>displays a third page

Thanks - I've been looking at that one and trying to come up with a slick fix.


 8:40 pm on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

I did the show all cookies and then delete them all. After that I went to login and it brought me back to the login screen. My first thought was I had the wrong password so I clicked on the lost password link and it brought me back to the login screen.

I had another browser that still had the login cookies set so I used that to get logged in and went to my profile to find the password was what I remembered it to be. I saved the profile and went back to my original browser and the login worked.

First attempt browser was Opera 6.03
Second attempt browser was netscape 7.0


 9:00 pm on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

If I choose show 100 threads per forum... I only see one thread.
So I have choosen 150 until the 100 thread thing works.


 10:04 pm on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Been busy over the w/e and didn't know about the
new system. Looks great!! - but I can't get rid
of my cookies and I haven't had any email updates
since Sun 3:03AM.

I "reset all cookies (Netscape 4.77 and IE [just in case]),
logged out, closed both browsers, and loggen back
in. Did the above 5 times and my cookes are still
there. and still no email updates. Also, updated
my profile.

Did I miss something I should have done??.


 11:45 pm on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

I have lost all my email in the stickymail folder. :( I had some really important stuff there... I know that I should have backed it up and I was going to but didn't have time to do it yet. Is there any chance of recovering those lost emails?

I realise space is at a premium but it would be nice to keep some stickymail forever. Maybe you could make that a paid option like...get 1 mb stickymail space that you can keep forver for only $5/month, and then you could throw in some other premiums as well maybe?


 1:38 am on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I see that you are still working on some of the time zone problems, but I didn't see this one posted. Or maybe it has been and I missed it.

I set my time zone to -3.00 GMT. Active list is showing the correct time but the Forums Index page is not. Still seeing GMT time on all post time data within the Forums Index page.


 3:14 am on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Alby - you may want to check out the first and last (#25) posts at [webmasterworld.com...]

i think that will answer your questions about what happend and what you can do about it.


 3:21 am on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Slight glitch with the sticky counter (inbox:x - read:y). If I read a message it does not show as read in the general header until I re-enter the sticky area which then resets the numbers correctly.

Also, when replying to a thread on the second, or greater, page, the auto-redirect takes you back to the beginning on the thread. This may be a preference thing but I would rather it take me back to where I left off.

Overall though a fantastic effort Brett. Thanks.

[edited by: Woz at 3:24 am (utc) on June 4, 2002]


 4:22 am on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

test...Haven't been able to post.


 6:16 am on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I am not receiving e-mail notification of replies to my posts. And one of my posts was edited by our host, but I received no e-mail telling me why it was edited.


 7:11 am on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

This is not a bug, but suggestion...

When I am at the end of a multipart thread can the last message say,

You have reached the end of 50 messages. There are 43 messages beyond this point.

Next 43 Messages [webmasterworld.com]

This 93 message thread spans 2 pages: < < ( 1 2 )

In the old fashion manual split way it was more clear that there was more messages. The new way only has a little message in the lower right hand corner. It doesn't catch my eye at all. The message needs to be clearly marked in the last message spot.


 8:17 am on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks all noted.

Jeff, not sure what the deal is there. I just logged in as you and made a couple of test posts. Try logging out via the reset cookies option and signing back in:

Reload this link, twice, exit and restart your browser and login: [webmasterworld.com...]

> If I read a message it does not show as
> read in the general header until I
> re-enter the sticky area

Several people have reported this one and I've spent hours looking at it. It is a core program design bug (the worst kind). I don't think there is a quick fix short of rewriting a major section of Stickymail code and how it processes commands.

It's a horse and cart syndrome. Say you delete an email. Unfortunately, the command isn't actually executed (like all the new board commands) until AFTER the menu header is printed (with the current stickymail stats). Notice that the proper numbers do show in the folder display without having to reload the page because the command executes just after the menu header is displayed.

So that one is pushed the back burner for awhile until I get a couple free days to work on it.

>I am not receiving e-mail notification

As mentioned, they are off for the time being.

> In the old fashion manual split way it was more
> clear that there was more messages.

That might be the plan. Just put a new system message on the last post. I'll have to mull that over, but there has been quite a bit of similar feedback that it wasn't explicit enough.


 8:36 am on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

> If I read a message it does not show as
> read in the general header until I
> re-enter the sticky area

May be I am too quick on my fingers. I tend to hit the back button fairly quickl once a sticky is sent and it is these times the numbers don't refresh correctly. However, when I let the system do it's redirect thing then the numbers are reset correctly.

> In the old fashion manual split way it was more
> clear that there was more messages.

I may be just us adjusting to the new system. If you make the
"This 93 message thread spans 2 pages: < < ( 1 2 )"
more Biggerer and more BOLDERER! it may be enough.


 9:14 am on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've time set to Pacific. It's now 2:18 AM on June 4th and I'm seeing that the last post in this forum as of now is:

June 4, 2002 - 4:36p (utc)


 10:06 am on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Is something wrong with the "recent posts"? When I select recent posts the results are not correct. I checked different threads and they are not in any type of order at all. Last posts from June 3rd are above many of the June 4th posts. Did you stop sorting by date of last post?

Edited: For example I just posted this but when choosing recent messages it doesn't show up. It is #65 with no red dot. :(

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