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Offline a-4-year-old

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†'s name messed up?
« on: December 26, 2006, 05:55:00 pm »
anyone else see  's name as a bunch of numbers? i see it in his name but as you can see in the quotes it says  

Is it just me?

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« Last Edit: December 26, 2006, 05:57:22 pm by a-4-year-old »
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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2006, 05:57:41 pm »
Yesh. S'forum bug. Already lookin' into it wayyyy before you even noticed, foo'.

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2006, 06:25:57 pm »
maybe he should change his username to something type-able...

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2006, 06:27:57 pm »
type-able? How do you think I got it in the first place? :D
Btw its not an error, I suspect people are hacking into the forums and messing with my account.
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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2006, 06:48:15 pm »
I wonder why >_>

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2006, 09:30:05 pm »
he has eyebrows of authority + 5. Are you kidding?

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2006, 09:34:57 pm »
No one can "hack" into your account without the admins knowing.

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2006, 09:50:02 pm »
I recently applied a patch to the forums that was released to actually help with usernames like his doing weird things (like how opera users couldn't PM him) but it looks like it has some adverse effects.  I've made a post on the SMF support forums and am actively looking into this.  It is most likely a bug in the patch I applied and it should be fixed soon.

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2006, 03:02:45 pm »
well, I guess we'll have to call him   from now on.

edit: dude! by typing /the number I typed the †.

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2006, 03:11:07 pm »
well, I guess we'll have to call him   from now on.

edit: dude! by typing /the number I typed the  .

Yes, it's called unicode.
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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2006, 03:13:25 pm »
huh, I usually type it using the alt-# combo.

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2006, 04:10:56 pm »
yay  , what fun † † †

I think it's not really a big deal since we can type it. Guess it's somekind of error in reading the user's database, or maybe because of the  profile link. Kind of interference between the link and the unicode or something



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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2006, 10:22:09 pm »
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I have no clue about what I am talking about


it sounds like you do
he has eyebrows of authority + 5. Are you kidding?

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2006, 12:56:26 am »
Maybe it was stored as † in the database and the mod changed the way that certain characters (e.g. &) are displayed.

†'s name is displayed as † now, maybe it was displayed as † before, which would've shown the character, not the entity for the character.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2006, 01:01:17 am by frogboy »

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2006, 05:36:51 am »
Oh my God! †'s nick doesn't work! Quick, nerds of the world, unite! Oh my GAAAAAAAAD!!

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2006, 07:23:00 am »
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I have no clue about what I am talking about


it sounds like you do

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2006, 01:22:05 pm »
Maybe it was stored as † in the database and the mod changed the way that certain characters (e.g. &) are displayed.

 's name is displayed as † now, maybe it was displayed as † before, which would've shown the character, not the entity for the character.

That is what I suspect happened

edit: I just went into the database and looked.  His username is t but his display name was †.  I changed the displayname to be t and it works now.  I'm going to make a post in the SMF community forums once they're back online (they're down for upgrades) and mention this as a problem with the patch.   The patch for the board should have been released with a script that would update the database.

Please let me know if his name still shows up weird anywhere.  Also, I need one of the opera users who couldn't PM him to try and PM him and see if it works
« Last Edit: December 30, 2006, 01:28:18 pm by FliesLikeABrick »

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2006, 02:34:58 pm »
I YOOZ AWPRA

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Re: †'s name messed up?
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2006, 03:30:04 pm »
It works, don't pm me guys.
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