it seems the SubjectCompare is not working in 1.0.4 and it worked fine in 1.0.3. Now we get lots of those "Unfortunately, this message is unavailable." posts and the number of "Posts" in the phpbb2 Index page doesn't match the number of articles on the news server after the initial import. I guess it is caused by those "Unfortunately, this message is unavailable." posts? If you look closely, it is available, just newssync created a new thread for that message. Can't we use the "compare subject" technique to eliminate those "Unfortunately, this message is unavailable." problems?
Just tried 1.0.3 and there is no such problem. looks like "compare subject" quit working in 1.0.4.
any updates on this issue?
I still can't duplicate the problem --- it seems to be working fine for me.
try turning split-subject off to see if you get "better" results
btw: I am heading out of town in an hour for a week...
also, I have been able to increase the speed of large newsgroups message updates -- testing soon...
I've been playing around with this a bit. If you post a new topic on the newsgroup, sync the group with your phpBB, reply on the news group, re-sync, etc everything is fine.
However, if you post a new topic and it gets a reply before newssync runs, the you get two topics on the BB. The first with the first post, the second topic contains a top message "Unfortunately, this message is unavailable" followed by the reply. The log gives something about an orphaned reply.
My guess is that the newsync code doesn't look through the list of messages it's processing to find the parent of the reply, so it thinks it's orphaned since it can't find the message in the BB. That's only a guess though, my knowledge of php is slim to none!
There's definitely a problem with all the "unavailable message" topics.
Thanks very much,