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JasonLion
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, there was a problem for about 5 minutes. It is back now.
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allan barker

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JasonLion wrote:
eleven wrote:
After changing my password with a fake email address i get
I have re-activated your account. If you didn't want a real e-mail address, you should have left it alone Smile


Jason, a great and hardy congratulations to you and all who helped to restore the Player's Forum. I have played a bit with forum software and realize it's an amazing job.

I did not get a PM and suspect it's because the user names are case sensitive? "Allan Barker" vs "allan barker" here.

All else equal, should I just make a new account under my old name "Allan Barker"? Am I missing anything that way?

Thanks.
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JasonLion
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

allan barker wrote:
I did not get a PM and suspect it's because the user names are case sensitive? "Allan Barker" vs "allan barker" here.
Yes, the process was case sensitive, and it appears that it should not have been.

You should keep your recreated account, and not start a new one, if only to avoid the minor confusion of there being two accounts with similar names. That will also give you the ability to edit your old posts (which some people use a lot and others not at all).

I will send you a PM with your temporary password.

Jason
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gsf

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JasonLion wrote:
allan barker wrote:
I did not get a PM and suspect it's because the user names are case sensitive? "Allan Barker" vs "allan barker" here.
Yes, the process was case sensitive, and it appears that it should not have been.

it was a deliberate decision
since the phpbb forum logins are case sensitive
that property was retained
otherwise weird problems, much harder to fix, might have surfaced down the road

there are no case ignorant clashes within the forums
but there are 43 clashes between them
too much human intervention required to determine equivalency there
much easier to let the few affected parties resolve case conflicts here

if you can't tell I personally avoid my own inter-forum clashes by minimizing capitalization (and punctuation) ...

here are the case clashes
Code:
AB
ab
Alan
alan
Allan Barker
allan barker
Ant
ant
ArkieTech
arkietech
Cec
cec
Cryptic
cryptic
Elroy
elroy
Gandalf
gandalf
Havard
havard
Henk
henk
JC
jc
JohnC
johnc
Kiwy
kiwy
Konstantinos_x
konstantinos_x
Lau
lau
LB2064
lb2064
Mage
mage
MeL
Mel
Michael
michael
Mochek
mochek
Neuro
neuro
PaulB
paulb
Perry
perry
Philou
philou
Puzzled
puzzled
QBasicMac
qbasicmac
RFB
rfb
Rich
rich
Rishi
rishi
Sarah
sarah
Simes
simes
SourGumdrop
sourgumdrop
Sparrow
sparrow
Spiralmile
spiralmile
Steve
steve
StrmCkr
strmckr
SudokuAddict
sudokuaddict
Sudokuman
sudokuman
TSO
tso
Vindaloo
vindaloo
WallyB
wallyb
WestinSudoku
westinsudoku
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Pat

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gsf wrote:
JasonLion wrote:
allan barker wrote:
I did not get a PM and suspect it's because the user names are case sensitive? "Allan Barker" vs "allan barker" here.
Yes, the process was case sensitive, and it appears that it should not have been.

it was a deliberate decision
since the phpbb forum logins are case sensitive
that property was retained

    wrong

      the login is not case-sensitive

    e.g. my username = Pat ( including case ) is recorded just the way i registered,
    but my login can be PAT or pat or any combination
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pat wrote:
gsf wrote:
JasonLion wrote:
allan barker wrote:
I did not get a PM and suspect it's because the user names are case sensitive? "Allan Barker" vs "allan barker" here.
Yes, the process was case sensitive, and it appears that it should not have been.

it was a deliberate decision
since the phpbb forum logins are case sensitive
that property was retained

    wrong

      the login is not case-sensitive

    e.g. my username = Pat ( including case ) is recorded just the way i registered,
    but my login can be PAT or pat or any combination

well there goes a nice rationalization down the drain
I should have questioned myself after having to generate forum canonical form login names for the sql user db
(from php code that Jason had rooted out)
one of the properties of that form was conversion to lower case

so g.r.emlin will send the pms to the case mismatched users
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:43 am    Post subject: Thanks to everyone Reply with quote

Well, let's see. I was over at "sudokuoftheday" thinking I had learned most all there is when I discovered the old Player's Forum. My, how little I really knew. All of a sudden they find a baseball sized tumor in my liver and there I am, laying in the hospital bed high on narcotics and missing half a liver. Thank god for my trusty laptop. But wait, where's the forum??? I mean, between the epidural and all the pills I could eat, surfing the net was a challange! Somehow, I found this thread so I watched and waited. I knew there'd never be a better site for doing it by hand. It's just amazing how you people reconstructed as much as you did. gsf has given me the honor of being the one to have crashed the system as it seems I was the last to join before it went down.

SkyKing

I am greatful
My liver will be fine
I did press the donate button at the other site and i think i'll do it again tomorrow
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Thanks to everyone Reply with quote

skyking wrote:
gsf has given me the honor of being the one to have crashed the system as it seems I was the last to join before it went down.

SkyKing

I am greatful
My liver will be fine
I did press the donate button at the other site and i think i'll do it again tomorrow

for crashing the old forum 2 donates should be sufficient
glad to hear you are doing better
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pseudo coup

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gsf wrote:
a small group of users were manually added based on pm's to me here
skyking was one of those
in this case the pm contained the welcome email
I zeroed in on the date

Why didn't I think of doing that?
My "Welcome to Sudoku Players Forums" is dated 2005 Nov 16
-- could the date be adjusted on my new registration?
This would make more sense, considering I did submit a pattern in the Patterns Game.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pseudo coup wrote:
gsf wrote:
a small group of users were manually added based on pm's to me here
skyking was one of those
in this case the pm contained the welcome email
I zeroed in on the date

Why didn't I think of doing that?
My "Welcome to Sudoku Players Forums" is dated 2005 Nov 16
-- could the date be adjusted on my new registration?
This would make more sense, considering I did submit a pattern in the Patterns Game.

I'll mention this to Jason
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pseudo coup, it should be fixed now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A super-impressive effort on reviving the Players' Forum(s)
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