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Quirk with Guestbook Auto-Lock [CLOSED]
semp123 Gold Sparx Gems: 2312
#1 Posted: 03:35:43 09/04/2019 | Topic Creator
A few years ago, a feature that auto-locks user's guestbooks after 3 years of inactivity was implemented.

Quote:
Guestbooks now auto-lock if the user has not logged in for three years.

I was looking at old profiles out of curiosity/nostalgia, and it seems like it doesn't work for profiles that haven't logged in, and/or have 0 gems.
Several of the oldest accounts have no activity dates, but have some gems and locked guestbooks. Someone in the linked threads claimed that was because of some sort of wipe, so that doesn't seem inconsistent with what I've been seeing.

The first 0 gem user, dragon allen (the one and only), does have a locked guestbook, but everything afterwards I've seen has guestbooks unlocked.

Some examples:
//forum.darkspyro.net/spyro/profile.php?user=282
//forum.darkspyro.net/spyro/profile.php?user=380
//forum.darkspyro.net/spyro/profile.php?user=490 versus //forum.darkspyro.net/spyro/profile.php?user=491
//forum.darkspyro.net/spyro/profile.php?user=1781 versus //forum.darkspyro.net/spyro/profile.php?user=1782
//forum.darkspyro.net/spyro/profile.php?user=3849
//forum.darkspyro.net/spyro/profile.php?user=7284
//forum.darkspyro.net/spyro/profile.php?user=18887
Comparing two different accounts that have been inactive for almost 3 years.
Also some choice usernames: //forum.darkspyro.net/spyro/profile.php?user=1522 and //forum.darkspyro.net/spyro/profile.php?user=1523

It's a very tiny issue, so I'm not desperately begging for a fix (the amount of examples was mostly from finding it funny to look at old usernames). Bringing this up mostly because I thought it was kinda interesting.
Edited 2 times - Last edited at 03:37:50 09/04/2019 by semp123
Bifrost Platinum Sparx Gems: 7188
#2 Posted: 14:56:02 09/04/2019
That's a very strange glitch, for sure.
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ThunderEgg Yellow Sparx Gems: 1191
#3 Posted: 17:39:52 09/04/2019
If someone hasn't logged in at all for three years, I doubt they'll start logging in now. XP
Nice job finding the glitch!
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dark52 Spyro the Admin Gems: 11523
#4 Posted: 21:10:16 09/04/2019
From the code history it seems I added that bug specifically... smilie

Well I don't see the point in having guestbooks for accounts that haven't logged in so I'll just set it to only appear after a login.

Thanks.
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#5 Posted: 11:28:52 10/04/2019
wow rude
semp123 Gold Sparx Gems: 2312
#6 Posted: 07:30:13 13/04/2019 | Topic Creator
Oh nice, good job on fixing it dark.
Guess I'll close the thread.
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