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Author Topic: Terms of Use dissappear when copied and pasted  (Read 414 times)

Offline legaziofunk

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Terms of Use dissappear when copied and pasted
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:41:21 AM »
    Version(s) of SMF: 2.0.15

    Your Setup:
        List any Modifications you have installed: none
        List any Themes you have installed: Theme is Startaza
        List any non-English Language packs you have installed: German
        Are you using UTF-8? Don't know.
        Any other related information? Not to my knowledge.
        What caching level are you using? Don't know.

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        PHP version?: 7.0
        Database type and version: MySQL Version 5.6.37-82.2-log
        Any other related server information? Don't know.

    Where the Error Occurred
        File: Members > regstritation management > Editing terms of use (my translation: I'm using the German language pack)
        Line:
        Any relevant errors in the SMF error log (if so please post them)?: nope

    How to Reproduce this Error?:
I did look up a German user agreement online and copied the text into the text field.
After saving, the field is blank - but the text seems to show up when a new user wants to register for the forum.
The problem is, I can not edit the text properly in line, because it's simply not there. I assue this to be a bug since license/terms iof use agreements are usually long and should be edited individually.

    Additional Information? nope.

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Re: Terms of Use dissappear when copied and pasted
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 11:28:49 AM »
 You can edit the file in your root called agreement.txt .
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Re: Terms of Use dissappear when copied and pasted
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 07:10:40 PM »
You can edit the file in your root called agreement.txt .

Thanx.

But with all due respect: I'd call that a work around - not a real solution to the problem at hand.

It makes asbolutely no sense to me, why the afore inserted text, though saved, disappears the moment I hit the "save" button.

Besides: When editing this .txt-file with TextEdit on Mac, it appears that some characters (like ü, ä, ö - yup, German Umlaute, cosidered as special characters) do not seem to go well after being uploaded. Why? I have no clue... but just another thing that makes the whole process even more complicated. AND: what do I do when I am not at home but need to edit this text from another computer, where I do not have my ftp-prorgram running....?

Just my five cents...
« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 07:31:27 PM by legaziofunk »

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Re: Terms of Use dissappear when copied and pasted
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 08:53:56 PM »
update your forum to use UTF8.

Please do not PM, IM or Email me with support questions.  You will get better and faster responses in the support boards.  Thank you.

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Re: Terms of Use dissappear when copied and pasted
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 10:08:30 PM »
You can edit the file in your root called agreement.txt .

Just trying to give you a quick fix until you solved it, my bad I had assumed you would have tried the UTF8 change that wold be needed.
Good luck..


Thanx.

But with all due respect: I'd call that a work around - not a real solution to the problem at hand.

It makes asbolutely no sense to me, why the afore inserted text, though saved, disappears the moment I hit the "save" button.

Besides: When editing this .txt-file with TextEdit on Mac, it appears that some characters (like ü, ä, ö - yup, German Umlaute, cosidered as special characters) do not seem to go well after being uploaded. Why? I have no clue... but just another thing that makes the whole process even more complicated. AND: what do I do when I am not at home but need to edit this text from another computer, where I do not have my ftp-prorgram running....?

Just my five cents...
Multi-Linking, like a Boss.