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    In the last little while I have had users complaining that when they try and post a new thread, the script fails.

    upon investigation, I have learned that if they try to put a title in that is longer than about 35 characters, the problem occurs.

    In addition, I am find that when trying to post a new thread or sometimes a reply there is a real delay.

    I suspect this is more likely my server than vbulletin but I sure would like to know how to prevent the problem.

    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    That should not happen with the default vB.

    To troubleshoot this, first reupload all the original vB non-image files (except install.php). Make sure you upload these in ASCII format and overwrite the ones on the server. Also be sure to upload the admincp files to whichever directory you have set in your config.php file. Then run 'Suspect File Versions' in Diagnostics to make sure you have all the original files for your version and that none show 'File does not contain expected contents':

    Admin CP -> Maintenance -> Diagnostics -> Suspect File Versions

    [Note: In some cases you may also need to remove any of the listed .xml files in the includes/xml directory.]

    Next, disable all plugins.

    Note: To temporarily disable the plugin system, edit config.php and add this line right under <?php

    define('DISABLE_HOOKS', true);

    Then if you still have this problem, create a new style and choose no parent style. This will force it to use the default templates. Finally empty your browser cache, close all browser windows then try again. Make sure you change to the new style and view your forums with it. Do you have the same problem?
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    • #3
      Thanks for the advice. Currently nothing shows up in the Suspect File Versions.

      I am on 3.6.7 PL1 and I expect to upgrade to 3.6.8 in coming days. Presumably the upload of all new files and reverting all the templates (and disabling hooks) should accomplish what you suggest.

      Will post when I have done all that!


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