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Topics moving themselves on my board
« on: November 07, 2018, 08:38:26 AM »
New install at http://mandela-effect.us/forum/index.php. When a new post is made, the actual topic will change it location/priority on the board. I've never seen this before. How can I stop that?

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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 08:40:12 AM »
you need to upgrade to SMF 2.0.15 first then see if the issue is resolved.

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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 08:43:01 AM »
I'll give that a try.

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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 08:49:12 AM »
Error with the package:
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An Error Has Occurred!
Package upload failed due to the following error:
"Although the package was downloaded to the server it appears to be empty. Please check the Packages directory, and the "temp" sub-directory are both writable. If you continue to experience this problem you should try extracting the package on your PC and uploading the extracted files into a subdirectory in your Packages directory and try again. For example, if the package was called shout.tar.gz you should:
1) Download the package to your local PC and extract it into files.
2) Using an FTP client create a new directory in your "Packages" folder, in this example you may call it "shout".
3) Upload all the files from the extracted package to this directory.
4) Go back to the package manager browse page and the package will be automatically found by SMF."

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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 08:55:56 AM »
Are you trying to use the PATCH file -- or are you trying to apply the full upgrade via the package manager?
(if the second...   that's won't work. Use the patch package)
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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 10:29:03 AM »
New install at http://mandela-effect.us/forum/index.php. When a new post is made, the actual topic will change it location/priority on the board. I've never seen this before. How can I stop that?
The default order of topics within a board is "by last post, in reverse chronological order" so unless I misunderstood you, what you describe is how it is supposed to work.
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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 10:35:10 AM »
New install at http://mandela-effect.us/forum/index.php. When a new post is made, the actual topic will change it location/priority on the board. I've never seen this before. How can I stop that?
The default order of topics within a board is "by last post, in reverse chronological order" so unless I misunderstood you, what you describe is how it is supposed to work.
No you misunderstood me. The actual section the post is in moves to the top.

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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2018, 10:36:36 AM »
Ah, alright - then carry on. I have seen that happen myself, and I do believe it should be fixed in current versions.
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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2018, 10:36:49 AM »
Tried the upgrade. Deleted the entire board and started from scratch. It may have something to do with the theme I was using.

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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2018, 10:37:45 AM »
Ah, alright - then carry on. I have seen that happen myself, and I do believe it should be fixed in current versions.
You get an "E" for effort though. Thank you.

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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2018, 10:42:26 AM »
That’s nice, being mean to people trying to help.

Anyway, updating to 2.0.15 won’t fix this, the last fix for this type of behaviour was in 2.0.8 and it hasn’t been seen since to the best of my knowledge except on systems that didn’t patch properly.

Also, I don’t see any evidence of the described behaviour when going to your site, but maybe the posts in question are not in public boards.

It would be helpful to know which mods you have so that we can possibly rule out something there. Though I find it interesting that you have what looks to be a new install that’s two versions behind. Not sure what grade for effort I’d give that...
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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2018, 10:50:39 AM »
and now the forum at the posted URL no longer exists... so I guess the issue at hand has been resolved.

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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2018, 03:36:30 PM »
and now the forum at the posted URL no longer exists

Seems to be there today.
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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2018, 03:51:19 PM »
Yep, still there. Problem resolved.

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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2018, 03:52:47 PM »
Glad to hear that, what fixed it in the end?
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Re: Topics moving themselves on my board
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2018, 04:08:39 PM »
Getting it up to SMF 2.0.13. PHP on my server is too low right now to update to 14 & 15. Thanks for all the help by the way.