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    Default Recent forum problems

    Sorry for the recent problems with the forums!

    To cut a long story short, a software upgrade on the AFA's server was undertaken, unbeknown to the Forum Administrator, which resulted in compatibility problems with the forum software.

    A fallback has apparently been performed by the AFA's IT Administator.

    If anyone is still experiencing problems, please post them here.
    Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.
    - Confucius (551-479 BCE)

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    Default Re: Recent forum problems

    All good on this end, Mr Dogs.
    -Geoff Rogers

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    Default Re: Recent forum problems

    I appreciate your [unpaid] diligence and efforts, two Dogs.
    Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.

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    Default Re: Recent forum problems

    Thanks 2D. Your efforts are much appreciated


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    The small interludes only reinforce how much I would miss the forum if it ceased to exist.
    The meaning of your life, is what you choose to make it.

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    Default Re: Recent forum problems

    To be fair, the upgrade of the PHP software on the AFA's server by their IT person would appear to have been the result of this message appearing in the WordPress dashboard, and as they aren't involved in administration of the forums, they wouldn't have known the effect of upgrading:

    PHPUpdate.PNG

    That message is a bit alarmist. The previous version wasn't insecure. Rather, it was at end-of-life, meaning it's no longer supported, and any security issues subsequently found in it won't be fixed.

    When I requested a fallback be done, I did indicate that officially the forum's vBulletin software (V4.2.5) was compatible only with PHP V7.1.x and below. However, the version of PHP that the fallback was done to is V7.2.5!

    Thankfully, vBulletin seems to be working OK with that version, and the vBulletin support forums indicate that that seems to be the case for the standard software, but that some third-party plugin-ins might experience problems.

    I've not seen any problems, but, again, please let me know if anything isn't working quite as it should.

    Julian
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