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Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:04 pm
by phreak_02
Hi all,

I know it would be a basic questions but it isn't. I converted my Forum from Fireboard to phpBB 2 and upgraded to phpBB 3.0.4. I would like to change some forum names and descriptions, but those fields seem to be empty in the backend-administration. When i fill them with the proper information they are saved, but nothing changed in the frontend. Then i cleared the cache, no change.

Can someone drop me to a solution or at least the database tables where i can find the fields.

Thanx so much :(
phreak


Support Request Template
What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.0.4
What is your board's URL? http://www.kindaktuell.at/forum/
How did you install your board? I installed my board myself
Is your board a fresh install or a conversion? Conversion from phpBB2
Do you have any MODs installed? No
Please describe your problem. I converted my board from Fireboard > phpBB2 > phpBB3. Everything works fine, except the forum names and descriptions (taken from the original forum) do not appear on the frontend after editing. I checked the tables in the database and they are filled with the information i changed. Strangely, my board still use the names and description used before (i even don't know from which tables this is coming??).
What styles do you currently have installed? prosilver
What language(s) is your board currently using? german
Which database type/version are you using? MySQL 5
What is your level of experience? Advanced
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Re: Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:51 pm
by stevemaury
Well, the names are in the forum_name field of the forums table.

Re: Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:46 am
by phreak_02
Hi stevemaury,

That's so strange, everything there is looking like what i entered in the backend administration.
But why does the front end not display these changes.

Displayed are the entries i had in the forum software before i made the convertion, but why is it displayed now and where are the tables it is saved to?

Thanx for help,
phreak

Re: Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:07 am
by ric323
Please fill out the Support Request Template so we can look further into this.

Re: Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:48 pm
by phreak_02
Hi there,

Thanx for pointing me to this. I posted the Support Request into my initial posting.

Greetings
phreak

Re: Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:26 pm
by Brf
Try clearing your forum's cache.

Re: Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:08 pm
by phreak_02
Thanx Brf,

but as described i already did that. No change at all. It's really strange. :roll:

Re: Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:12 pm
by Brf
So where are you seeing these old names and descriptions? And what are you expecting to be seeing?
Just looking at your forum, everything looks OK.

Re: Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:30 pm
by phreak_02
Hi Brf,

Yes everthing looks ok. When i go to the administration to change forums names and descriptions, they got changed in the backend, so it works there. But these changes don't appear in the frontend. If i logout the administration, and relogin... i can see my changed information there.

So if i change the names and decriptions in the backend, it doesn't get visibile in the frontend. I cleared the cache, i looked into the tables (there is the changed information, the new one)... but still, the frontend shows the old content!! Do you get the crazyness i mean?

Just to make sure i'm not a beginner, used phpBB2, SMF, Vanilla and some CMS-Systems.

Greetz
phreak

Re: Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:37 pm
by Brf
Yolu are not answerting my question.

If I go to your board, I see a forum called: "Allgemeines", with a description of "Platz für allgemeine Themen oder solche die in keine Kategorie passen. "

Is that one of the forums you changed? If so, what are you expecting to see there?

Re: Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:50 pm
by phreak_02
Ok, got it.

Yeah the forums name is:

Allgemeines
Platz für allgemeine Themen oder solche solche die in keine Kategorie passen.

I changed it in the backend too:

Verschiedenes
Themen die in keine andere Kategorie passen

Cleared the caches... and it's still the same (the backend tells me it got changed i recall the fields for name and description).

Re: Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:06 pm
by Brf
If you go to your Admin control panel and pull up the Manage Forums it shows the new names?

Re: Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:21 pm
by phreak_02
Yes, and the frontend shows the old ones... thats the crazy thing. :cry:

Re: Strange Forum Renaming Problem

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:31 am
by phreak_02
Hi all,

Does anyone have an idea what could be the reason for this issue?

Thanx for help,
phreak