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  • Zachery
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    Natural Born i think

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  • Tradjick
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    What´s NB standing for?

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  • C_P
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    Thank ya!
    And thank you NBSD for your testing as well.
    I ran this just now with both options as a Yes with no issue.
    So, it seems all is ok.
    I cannot wait for NB's news skins!
    A great addition to the vB skin community!
    You guys and gals looking for skins I am sure will soon be heading to their site! I can almost promise you this.
    Last edited by C_P; Thu 14 Oct '04, 11:13am.

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  • Ocean
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    Originally posted by Zachery

    It should be safe to assume so, there are no dangerous settings in the update counters area honestly, anything unsafe would be in the query runner.

    Oh, I'm sure. However, there are certain items in the Update Counters section (such as Update Post Counts, Rebuild Statistics, and Rebuild User Reputation) that cannot be run preventatively without causing possibly-unintended modifications to data.

    I wanted to make sure that Rebuild Styles didn't do something similar, since I do periodically update various counters for preventative reasons.

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  • Zachery
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    Originally posted by Ocean
    Would I be correct then, in assuming that this can be run at any time without causing any damage, corruption, or unintended modifications to anything?
    It should be safe to assume so, there are no dangerous settings in the update counters area honestly, anything unsafe would be in the query runner.

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  • Ocean
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    Originally posted by Jake Bunce

    It rebuilds inheritance among the styles. A child style inherits the templates and settings of its parent. That inheritence is not calculated on-the-fly, it is done by copying the inherited templates and settings to the child so the child is complete in itself.

    Would I be correct then, in assuming that this can be run at any time without causing any damage, corruption, or unintended modifications to anything?

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  • Jake Bunce
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    It rebuilds inheritance among the styles. A child style inherits the templates and settings of its parent. That inheritence is not calculated on-the-fly, it is done by copying the inherited templates and settings to the child so the child is complete in itself.

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  • Ocean
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    Originally posted by Zachery

    vBulletin should auto update all the templates when you are editing the templates. I will see if a dev can comment on this

    From the AdminHelp


    Rebuild Styles:
    Update this counter to rebuild your style structure.

    Renumber all templates from 1
    Renumbers the template IDs to be in consecutive sequential order. This has no functional purpose except for freeing up template IDs so you don't run out.

    Check For Styles With No Parent
    Styles with no parent are broken. This option checks for those broken styles.

    Well, the two additional functions that it does - the renumbering and the checking for styles with no parent - I understand.

    But the way it's worded, they do seem to be additional functions to the main one - and it's that main one that has me boggled.


    But I appreciate your trying to bribe a Dev into coming by, and I await anxiously. (Okay, maybe not anxiously, but you get the idea...)

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  • Forum-Style
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    Thank Zach is kind of you

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  • Zachery
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    vBulletin should auto update all the templates when you are editing the templates. I will see if a dev can comment on this

    From the AdminHelp


    Rebuild Styles:
    Update this counter to rebuild your style structure.

    Renumber all templates from 1
    Renumbers the template IDs to be in consecutive sequential order. This has no functional purpose except for freeing up template IDs so you don't run out.

    Check For Styles With No Parent
    Styles with no parent are broken. This option checks for those broken styles.
    Last edited by Zachery; Thu 14 Oct '04, 5:52am. Reason: er ment to say templates

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  • Forum-Style
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    i used this many times Rick on our test server, we use it to update any cashe while we change skins over and edit the templates, i would say its not going to effect anything on your forums, all i would say it would do is update all skins if you editted your template alot

    Thou thats what we used it for, and believe me we used it alot lol, amount of templates left that where VB default is like hmm practically none.

    Would be great thou if some bod could clear it up for sure thou

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  • Ocean
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    Originally posted by Zachery

    Well, The only time I ever really used it in the past was back in the beta 3 and 4 days, after installing myvbindex (now vBadvanced), the templates were installed directly into the database, they were there, but i needed to update the templates in order for them to showup.

    Its' one of thoughs features that don't get used too often, but its there if you need it

    Well, "there if I need it" doesn't help much if I don't know what I'd need it for in the first place.

    Add to that the fact that if I don't know what it does - exactly - I don't know if it's safe to use. Or under what circumstances it's safe and what circumstances it's not.


    So, I don't know about anyone else, but I would still like to get a more detailed and complete description of that item, if possible.

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  • Zachery
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    Well, The only time I ever really used it in the past was back in the beta 3 and 4 days, after installing myvbindex (now vBadvanced), the templates were installed directly into the database, they were there, but i needed to update the templates in order for them to showup.

    Its' one of thoughs features that don't get used too often, but its there if you need it

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  • Ocean
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    Originally posted by Zachery

    To be fully honest, i only have a somewhat limited concept of what it does, however, something similiar is done when you add a new style or add a template to a parrent that gets filtered down to the rest of them.

    I'm sure you'll understand if I find it amusing that this option is so ambiguous that even vB Staff don't quite know its purpose.

    That having been said, I still would like to get all the details on what - exactly - this function does. I can't feel safe using it, or even know when to use it, otherwise...

    Can you ask a Dev to pop in and enlighten all of us?

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  • Zachery
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    To be fully honest, i only have a somewhat limited concept of what it does, however, something similiar is done when you add a new style or add a template to a parrent that gets filtered down to the rest of them.

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