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Who's Online? User always shown as 'Registering for an Account'
« on: November 07, 2008, 08:03:54 AM »
Ok, this one is beyond my knowledge of PhP/Database/SMF stuff.

I have one user who has registered for my forum on 2.0b4 who is constantly shown in the Who's Online section as "Registering for an account on the Forum" even when he is posting messages?

All others appear fine and show where they are and what they are doing but this chap never changes.

What can be going on? Should I delete his account and re-register him before he has loads of posts or is the system getting stuck somewhere and can be pushed into correcting itself?

No errors in log so whatever is happening is not serious as far as I can tell and he tells me everything appears normal from his end.

What to do?
« Last Edit: November 20, 2008, 05:14:08 AM by willerby »
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Re: Who's Online? User always shown as 'Registering for an Account'
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 11:10:43 AM »
Any errors in your Forum Error Log? Is this a user or a guest user? What is their IP?

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Re: Who's Online? User always shown as 'Registering for an Account'
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 06:33:42 PM »
Registered user, not a guest, no errors logged, IP details as follows (good ol' AOL I believe):

IP:  92.10.63.39 
Hostname:  host-92-10-63-39.as43234.net
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Re: Who's Online? User always shown as 'Registering for an Account'
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008, 04:35:52 AM »
Now corrected by deleting account and re-registering member then reassigning old posts to new member...

Not sure what happened here but new member working perfectly as are all others?
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Re: Who's Online? User always shown as 'Registering for an Account'
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 05:16:48 AM »
I now have an entirely different user constantly showing as viewing the same topic regardless of what he is actually viewing...

This has caused stats to be wildly out with that topic - despite being very dull - recorded as having twice as many views as any other.

Help - What's happening?
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Re: Who's Online? User always shown as 'Registering for an Account'
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 04:53:12 PM »
Are they also from AOL?  I think the nature of AOL is that they use proxies and a site usually gets multiple hits from AOL IP ranges which are effectively from one user request.
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Re: Who's Online? User always shown as 'Registering for an Account'
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008, 08:01:11 AM »
go to the admin->Forum Maintenance->

step by step do these option in the Forum Maintenance Section:

Step1: Find and repair any errors.
Step2: Recount all forum totals and statistics.
Step3: Empty out unimportant logs.
Step4: Empty the file cache.

I Think they should correct your error..

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Re: Who's Online? User always shown as 'Registering for an Account'
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008, 08:02:17 AM »
What do you have set for caching?  What if you turn caching off?
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Re: Who's Online? User always shown as 'Registering for an Account'
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 11:14:06 AM »
go to the admin->Forum Maintenance->

step by step do these option in the Forum Maintenance Section:

Step1: Find and repair any errors.
Step2: Recount all forum totals and statistics.
Step3: Empty out unimportant logs.
Step4: Empty the file cache.

I Think they should correct your error..

Thanks
Please Reply your regards.

Have tried and will see when the user returns.

Caching set as default 'level 1 - recommended' - will try turning off after I've assessed above.

problem is definitely intermittent as in about 2/3 cases user is shown Registering for the Forum even though he is logged in. Other times he appears fine. he always accesses via same PC and generally doesn't sit anywhere for long except main page.
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Re: Who's Online? User always shown as 'Registering for an Account'
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2008, 02:57:59 PM »
Ok. I've tried both options suggested above and this damn user still shows as 'Registering for the Forum'.Now I know its not important as its only showing a snapshot of the last activity but something is wrong here.

I suspect the problem is related to mod "Users Online Today" which has been reported as causing other issues but not knowing enough about how SMF picks up data from the database I'm at a loss.

Is such a problem likely to cause other issues or can I just ignore it?

Any other ideas as to what might resolve?

I have one other user that I've noticed as constantly visiting one topic, when he clearly is not - I've asked him - so problem is not jus AOL as he uses a different ISP.

Why would a query pick up the wrong data consistently? I just don't get it. Even with cacheing off it still does it!

 
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Re: Who's Online? User always shown as 'Registering for an Account'
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2008, 06:30:07 PM »
You might want to check to see where the data is stored for that mod.  It might be external to any 'normal' SMF area and thus not have cleared its cache or where it's storing that information.
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