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members posts show up as guest after db backup

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:12 am
by khisanthax
Okay, so I had this huge problem with hackers changing my database and the short version is I had to restore my files and my DB in pieces. So I restored the post, post text and topic tables first and then restored the users, user groups and groups tables. After that, I found out that the hacker(s) deleted my moderators accounts. So, I asked them to recreate their accounts and then I changed their user id number to match their previous accounts. Now, the only problem is that their posts show up as guest and they can't edit their old posts. so, what can I do?

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:10 am
by Locksmiff
At a guess, the user who posted the message, has had there id number or whatever ever it is changed or wrongly inserted.

It displays guest when it cant find the real user who posted the message, is any easy way of explaining it......or is it a bug ??

I get that all the time, when inserting the messages etc before the users are added.

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:15 am
by khisanthax
okay, i corrected the user id already, so all I need to do is re-create the table with the users there already and it should re-associate properly?

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:17 am
by khisanthax
that didn't work. I dropped the user tables and recreated them with all the users and their old posts still show the name guest instead of their real name. Can anyone help? Not only that but they can't edit their old posts ...