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#1 Ramu

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 5:58 AM

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You wake up just like every day and begin your forum browsing. You have a message so you go to your profile to check it. Then out of nowhere you notice it, your profile is missing a big chunk of information. :thumbsup: You start to freak out and wonder who to rage at to fix it. Then you calm down once you see this nice topic. ;-)

Due to some forum maintenance, you may notice that your profile is missing several or almost all parts of information. The cause of this problem is an apostrophe. Who knew such a little thing could cause such a big problem. :whistle:

All of these apostrophes ' turned into a bad apostrophe for some reason. This caused all text after it to be deleted. The way to fix it is to just retype them or actually spell out your contractions in case this problem ever resurfaces.

For those that had their profile filled with information that was not saved (like me), there is a simple way to retrieve it.

1. Go to http://www.bing.com/ or another search engine.
2. Type (your username) profile zybez or something similar to that
3. Results should appear
4. Click cached page
5. *poof* Your profile page information is all intact and ready for transfer back onto your profile, just make sure you replace all those pesky apostrophes with fresh ones. :-P

Good luck getting all of your information back and hopefully this bug can be fixed so it doesn't happen again.

Edited by Ramuhitsuji, 14 August 2010 - 6:00 AM.

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#2 Scoobyninja

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 6:08 AM

Thank god my profile still exists. If you need any help building your sheep shack back up be sure to call on me. :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 6:24 AM

This error also deleted my recruitment topic/signature/profile information. Needless to say I *calmly* closed the browser and made myself a nice cup of tea Posted Image

Will try your fix now.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 6:53 AM

My profile was quite long. I cba to go through it and edit out all of them. :thumbsup:

Cheers for the fix anyhow.
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#5 Badboy 236

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 6:53 AM

*rage*

Thanks for this dude, helped me a lot (+1'd).

Edit: won't let me add it back :thumbsup:.

Edited by Badboy 236, 14 August 2010 - 6:59 AM.

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#6 Ramu

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 7:07 AM

*rage*

Thanks for this dude, helped me a lot (+1'd).

Edit: won't let me add it back :thumbsup:.

You have to replace the apostrophes with new ones. Take all of the text and open it in a notepad document. From there use the edit > find to find them all and retype them or make them two separate words.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 7:13 AM

I have a lot of apostrophes in my profile, but this only seems to affect the very end of my profile, where I list my favorite movies (the apostrophe in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist). Is there any particular reason the other apostrophes are fine? Either way, pretty annoying, but I just removed that movie from the list and it's fine now, despite all my other apostrophes. I'm not going to complain though. :thumbsup: Thanks for the heads up.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 8:40 AM

Wait, what happened?
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#9 Ramu

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 9:12 AM

Wait, what happened?

Curse messed with something. It said the forums were under maintenance and then when I refreshed my profile was messed up along with every single CL gone. ile was talking to the curse person and they refreshed the cache to fix the CL problem but the profile one remained.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 9:56 AM

Thanks so much! I was literally missing 80% of my profile, but the cached page should fix everything. Looks like I'll have to retype all that code, and re-embed 11 YouTube videos. +1 for the solution.

E: I think "é"s also cause the problem. I was missing all information after an "é" in my profile.

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Edited by Anti-Troll, 14 August 2010 - 9:58 AM.

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#11 Ducks108

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:07 AM

Guys something Ramu didn't put in her first post was that this solution is temporarily as the cached refreshes in the matter of hrs / days. :thumbsup:

~ Ducks108 :-)

Edited by Ducks108, 14 August 2010 - 10:09 AM.

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#12 Aragon

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:29 AM

That probably explains why the ™ mark fell off people's names, and the CD header is messed up :thumbsup:
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#13 Slam

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:40 AM

FML lost a good chunk of the AotM topic. Found it cached but its still going to be a pain in the rear to recode it all.
Thanks Ramu.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:52 AM

Another thing for the S Mods to look into, some people who had symbols in their name had their whole name cleared/deleted such as this man and when they try to post they get an error;

[#103133] You must sign in to post in this topic.

While they are logged in.
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#15 Slam

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:59 AM

Another thing for the S Mods to look into, some people who had symbols in their name had their whole name cleared/deleted such as this man and when they try to post they get an error;

[#103133] You must sign in to post in this topic.

While they are logged in.

Can he post now?
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:35 AM

That probably explains why the ™ mark fell off people's names, and the CD header is messed up :thumbsup:

Yeah. If you go to the members tab and search "Kevin", you'll notice there are two profiles named that now lol.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:04 PM

What apostrophe are we talking about?

'

or

"

?

And how can I change it?

I can only get a maximum of characters it seems, when I past the whole text in and click Save changes, it only goes up to a certain point and not until the end.

Edited by Obelisk, 14 August 2010 - 12:04 PM.

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#18 Ramu

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:09 PM

Here is an example. All the good apostrophes got changed to the bad ones. Retyping them can fix the issue. Any text after the bad ones is gone.

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#19 Slam

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:11 PM

Its not only with apostrophes, on the AotM topic it cleared it all after a user whom had weird symbols as a name. I think symbols in general have screwed up.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:12 PM

Well, I cannot find any bad ones :s Yet it stops somewhere in the middle of the text, and the ending center and font codes make the whole profile look messy.
Can you take a look, Ramu?
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