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  • Message Board BUG?

    There appears to be a year 2000 bug with the message board software.
    It no longer indicates new messages in a forum.

  • #2
    Ron,

    If your talking about the PowerBASIC forum (UBB), if has been working perfect for me. I haven't seen any problems with date issues.

    I must have some smart cookies in my box. <g>

    John

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    • #3
      It works ok for me. I see "NEW" images next to messages as expected, and glowing light bulbs in forum headers on the main index page. I'm using IE5 on Win2K. What Browser and O/S are you running? Anyone else have the same problem? (Don't bother replying unless you are experiencing problems).

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      Lance
      PowerBASIC Support
      ( mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A> )
      Lance
      mailto:[email protected]

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      • #4
        I am using netscrape 4.51 (at home). It appears to work fine at work with netscrape 4.6.

        It seems a mite odd that the little light bulbs worked fine until today .

        Happie New year. Only 1 more shopping year until the new millineum!

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        • #5
          Lance,
          No light bulbs here. Netscape 4.7 NT4 SP3.

          James

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          • #6
            Lance,
            1 P75 Win95, FE, Net4.7 - No lights
            1 P2 Win98, ??, Net4.7 - No lights

            BUT, after I requested by NAME/PSWD "Forget your password?"

            I have the lights.....

            AND, The EMail you sent was Time Stamped" 12/31/69 @ 18:00
            the EMail itself showing: Sun, 02 Jan 100 14:21:15 + 0000

            Thanks,
            P.

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            • #7
              Thanks guys, I'll ask "Doctor Dave" to look into this ASAP.


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              Lance
              PowerBASIC Support
              ( mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A> )
              Lance
              mailto:[email protected]

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              • #8
                I'm running Netscape 4.04 at the moment and I'm not having any problems with the light bulbs or "new" icons.

                I'll take a look at the code, however.

                --Dave


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                PowerBASIC Support
                mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A>

                Home of the BASIC Gurus
                www.basicguru.com

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                • #9
                  Dave,
                  It appears the cookie entry is gone ( yes I do have it enabled
                  and it works on all other sites), and it won't add a new one.

                  What is the entry id (just to be sure it's not there)?

                  James

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                  • #10
                    Dave,
                    This is the complete email header from a request to eamil my password.
                    Note -> Date: Mon, 3 Jan 100 16:21:14 +0000
                    James

                    Received: from mail2.capital.net (mail2.capital.net [204.97.168.21])
                    by capital.net (8.9.3/8.9.3) with ESMTP id LAA02239
                    for <[email protected]>; Mon, 3 Jan 2000 11:21:00 -0500 (EST)
                    From: [email protected]
                    Received: from mail.powerbasic.com (mailserver.hostingsolutions.net [216.65.69.2] (may be forged))
                    by mail2.capital.net (8.9.1/8.9.1) with SMTP id KAA24003
                    for <[email protected]>; Mon, 3 Jan 2000 10:54:19 -0500
                    Message-Id: <[email protected]>
                    Received: from 204.97.169.128 [216.65.69.2] by mail.powerbasic.com
                    (SMTPD32-4.07) id AE69F37C0294; Mon, 03 Jan 2000 15:21:13 GMT
                    To: [email protected]
                    Subject: Your UserName and Password - PowerBASIC Forums
                    Date: Mon, 3 Jan 100 16:21:14 +0000
                    X-Mailer: UBB Mailer
                    X-Mailer-Info: http://www.UltimateBB.com
                    X-UIDL: 9e0b5614f3938f2682c251eb7cfe3343

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                    • #11
                      I have the same problem....no lightbulbs or NEW or HOT icons.... It does appear to be cookie related. Earlier today, I got rid of my cookies to see if that would fix the problem. It didn't. Now I don't have any cookies from powerbasic.

                      I'm using Netscape 4.7

                      HTH,
                      Jason

                      [This message has been edited by Jason McCarver (edited January 03, 2000).]

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                      • #12
                        Dave,
                        It appears if PB is the first site I access no bulbs or new.
                        I came here (no bulbs) went to excite, came back and the bulbs appeared.

                        James

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                        • #13
                          Strange. The icons are back now... dunno what that was about.

                          Jason

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                          • #14
                            There's some talk about a problem on the web site of the company who created this software.

                            As soon as they have a patch, I'll apply it.

                            --Dave


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                            PowerBASIC Support
                            mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A>

                            Home of the BASIC Gurus
                            www.basicguru.com

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                            • #15
                              I've seen bug reports on other board (types) as well, they were "cookie expiration date" related.

                              Mine are gone too.
                              Win95C, Netscape 4.7

                              My old laptop started in 1980, the rest (all Asus boards) didn't have any problems.

                              Best wishes to all, you're a great bunch!


                              Peter.
                              [email protected]

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                              • #16
                                boohoo, the message board has forgotten me, snif...

                                i hope you find that patch soon dave, the boards are hard to follow without the "new" indicators.

                                here's the url that got me to this board:


                                as you can see the "lastlogin=" bit is empty although i'm visiting practically everyday.
                                i guess a date should be there but ofcourse i can't see in what format.


                                peter.
                                [email protected]

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                                • #17
                                  Peter,

                                  I logon to the BBS every single day several tims a day and the LastLogin value is always empty for me.

                                  Have you tried deleting your cookies and relogging on to the BBS?

                                  --Dave


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                                  PowerBASIC Support
                                  mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A>

                                  Home of the BASIC Gurus
                                  www.basicguru.com

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                                  • #18
                                    Dave,

                                    Yes, I've deleted my cookie file entirely, and the first time I went to this board everything was "New".
                                    The next time everything was gone again.
                                    I'll experiment with this Monday (don't have time now).

                                    Peter.
                                    [email protected]

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                                    • #19
                                      Dave,

                                      i deleted the PB cookies, too. It helped the first time revisiting the forum, but now they're gone again (as Peter stated, too). I recognized 2 cookie entries in my cookie file: www.powerbasic.net FALSE /support/forums FALSE 973068184 LastLoginDT 11-01-1999%2001%3A40%20AM www.powerbasic.net FALSE /support/forums FALSE 973068184 lastLogin 2451484.014

                                      Might the LastLoginDT/lastlogin be the problem (note the date in LastLoginDT: 1st, Nov?)

                                      Knuth

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                                      • #20
                                        ...in addition:

                                        the old BBS version remembered my user name and password between sessions. With the new version I always have to type in my name and password for the first post/reply in that session.

                                        Knuth

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