Error when deleting a user

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James Steele
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Error when deleting a user

Post by James Steele »

Occasionally a spammer gets through and I have to delete their membership. The option in 3.0 to delete their posts as well is great. Lately though, any time I delete a user and their posts with the Administrator control panel, I'm getting the following error:
General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

MySQL server has gone away [2006]


SELECT msg_id, user_id FROM phpbb3_privmsgs_to WHERE author_id = 44149 AND folder_id = -3


FILE: includes/db/mysqli.php
LINE: 163
CALL: dbal->sql_error()

FILE: includes/functions_user.php
LINE: 509
CALL: dbal_mysqli->sql_query()

FILE: includes/acp/acp_users.php
LINE: 196
CALL: user_delete()

FILE: includes/functions_module.php
LINE: 507
CALL: acp_users->main()

FILE: adm/index.php
LINE: 74
CALL: p_master->load_active()
Does anybody have an idea what's going on here? The board seems to function normally otherwise. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Error when deleting a user

Post by blakebowling »

that error means that the web server cannot contact the mysql server.. most likely it's a host issue.. or the user has posted so much that it can't delete them all within the execution time.. you should try raising that (google raise php execution time if you don't know how)


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