Ok, I've gone back through all of the bug reports in the bug tracker. The links I was following from within threads don't seem to be working, so I went directly to the bug tracker. Went through all the bugs from #1 and pulled out the ones I thought were relevant to this (details below). They've all been closed and designated as fixed and some of them reference CVS and releases in 2.0.1. However, I've done the update to 2.0.1 (as I said in my first post, I downloaded the version that only includes the updated files and updated from a clean install of 2.0.0 Gold) and am still experiencing the problems. So, I'm going to try to go into this in detail in hopes that someone can clear this up. I hope this is helpful and that I'm not giving too much info, but it seems that this is still a problem (for me and some other users who've submitted bugs, at least).
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The simple version of the problem I am experiencing is that a new post by a user does not show up in the thread listings of the forum (in other words, the thread does not bump to the top, the last post date does not update and the replies count does not update). For an example, I have just commented in two old threads to show this effect:
(Still shows 0 replies when you look at the forum view - title of thread is "[Poll] South America rockin' out" from 02 May 2002 - even though my response is in the thread, and does not show up as the most recent topic on the index page, but still is down with the other threads from 02 May 2002.)
I just realized that this thread has a poll, so I am going to do another test lest people think that the poll is what is causing the problem (I don't think it is, since this problem recurs in all threads). So, another example is...
The thread is entitled "Selby Tigers and MTVX" and shows the same symptoms.
*** Here is something interesting that might be a clue... If I reply to a topic, then run my fixer script which syncs up all of the forums, updates the last post times and reply counts, etc, everything looks fine and my topic that I just replied to is on the top. If I then delete my test reply, the post count will update properly and the post will go back down to its proper place in the order where it was before I resurrected it by adding a reply. So, maybe the delete function goes through the proper sequence of updating information, while the post reply function does not? There was some talk about a fix to the delete function in the bug reports, so this is possible. An example of a thread on which I did this is:
(The thread is entitled "Is this normal?" I guess you're going to have to trust me that I did the steps above, because there is no way to show that I added a reply and then deleted it, but it is now back in the appropriate spot with the 01 May 2002 threads, whereas it had bumped up to the top after I ran my fixer script. Trust me. I promise.)
In addition, I am experiencing a flood control problem after each reply I post regardless of the length of time it has been. It could be my first post or it could have been 5 minutes. Flood control is set to 15 seconds, and I am definitely waiting longer than that, if I've even posted previously, which is not always the case. Some bug reports reference this as a related problem, so I'm not going to spend much time on that right now. First things first.
So, those are the symptoms that I am having with my forum. I'm going to include links to the bug reports below that touch on these problems. All of them have been closed and they say the problem is fixed.
Bugs in regards to the replies count:
<-- This has a pretty good description.
<-- This has a pretty good description.
<-- This refers to the problem (in the comment by psoFTX) and says it has been fixed in 2.0.1.
<-- Here's a user who upgraded to 2.0.1 and was having the problem, then went back to 2.0.0 and was still having the problem (which makes sense). I think they are mistaken that the problem did not occur before they upgraded, but I included this to show that someone else was still having the problem after upgrading to 2.0.1.
These are all related to the symptoms that I've described above and it seems like there are multiple people having this same problem, although they're describing it in different ways. Almost every one of these bugs (except for the last one) says that it has been fixed in CVS. Was it included in the 2.0.1 upgrade? Was it included in the version that I downloaded (changed files only)?
Bugs in regards to deleting :
This seems to be fixed and included in the upgrade as far as I can tell, so it is probably not what is causing the problem.
Ok, those are the sordid details about my problems. If you've made it this far, I owe you a hearty thanks. If any of the moderator types could let me know if it makes sense to submit this as a bug report or re-open one of the old bug reports, I would appreciate it. I've tried to give tons of details here in hopes that this would help someone to track down the problem or at least eliminate any confusion that I've actually looked into this and (I think) followed the proper procedures.
I'm waiting with bated breath to hear some responses. I'm really curious.