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Admin problems, strange symbols - and more, please help!

Post by stina » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:15 am

First thing i noticed in my board that strange symbols started showing in normal topics - �� , no upgrade was made.
Then i tryed to sort the problem, by changing language, and nothing.
Even tryed to change database language, and still no solution.

After some time that day i noticed Admin logs... it was full of users!?
I am the only admin, and it seems funny to see users in admin logs, and ofcourse Anonymus!
Then one user contacted me and sead he can't login, his password is "wrong", probably somebody changed it!

Is my board hacked??
Any solution to stop seeing user and anonymus logs in ADMIN logs...???

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Re: Admin problems, strange symbols - and more, please help!

Post by karlsemple » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:59 am

After some time that day i noticed Admin logs... it was full of users!?
I am the only admin, and it seems funny to see users in admin logs, and ofcourse Anonymus!
Then one user contacted me and sead he can't login, his password is "wrong", probably somebody changed it!
Users listing in the Admin log will not have access to the ACP unless they have permissions to do so. So check that you have not accidentally done something such as allow the registered users group access to the ACP, but on the whole the Anonymous user showing in the Admin logs is not a problem. In fact if a forum is set to auto prune it will log the user name of the user who triggered the prune in the Admin logs so this is normal


As for the strange characters... can we get a link to an example please :)
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Re: Admin problems, strange symbols - and more, please help!

Post by stina » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:53 pm

karlsemple wrote:

As for the strange characters... can we get a link to an example please :)
Here you can see what is my problem

http://www.reefclub.info/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=834

Now my board is upgraded to 305, but i still see the problem with strange questionmark - ������

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Re: Admin problems, strange symbols - and more, please help!

Post by stina » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:21 am

So no clue!?!? anybody?!?
I noticed more topic with same problem, and nobody know the anwser... go support go!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Admin problems, strange symbols - and more, please help!

Post by karlsemple » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:30 am

Now my board is upgraded to 305, but i still see the problem with strange questionmark - ������
You'll have to forgive me but as your board is not English it all looks like strange characters to me :oops: What is it I should be looking for which is the actual problem. Or are those characters not meant to have the little lins above them?

Do you have phpmyadmin so you can check some database stuff for me?
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Re: Admin problems, strange symbols - and more, please help!

Post by stina » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:55 pm

karlsemple wrote:
Now my board is upgraded to 305, but i still see the problem with strange questionmark - ������
You'll have to forgive me but as your board is not English it all looks like strange characters to me :oops: What is it I should be looking for which is the actual problem. Or are those characters not meant to have the little lins above them?

Do you have phpmyadmin so you can check some database stuff for me?
I showed you the problem in two posts... this strange questionmark - � - is keep showing in side words!
I understand that most of latins symbols seems strange to you, but only problem is this one right here - �
:mrgreen:

Those characters with little lines above them are normal! Č means something like ch (more or less :mrgreen: )

Yes I have phpmyadmin, what could I check for you!?!?

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Re: Admin problems, strange symbols - and more, please help!

Post by stina » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:56 pm

PS. thank you for having interes in solving my problem, don't you think I'm not greatfull buddy!! ;)

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Re: Admin problems, strange symbols - and more, please help!

Post by d4mj4n » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:33 pm

stina, did you maybe solve your problem with strange symbol?
I have same problem since we migrate forum from windows hosting platform to linux :(

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Re: Admin problems, strange symbols - and more, please help!

Post by Blazeflack » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:08 pm

I recently had those symbols on a fresh install. Turned out I had forgot to set my newly installed editor to use "UTF-8 (no BOM)" ;)

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Re: Admin problems, strange symbols - and more, please help!

Post by d4mj4n » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:48 pm

Blazeflack wrote:I recently had those symbols on a fresh install. Turned out I had forgot to set my newly installed editor to use "UTF-8 (no BOM)" ;)
Blazeflack, which editor have you in mind?

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Re: Admin problems, strange symbols - and more, please help!

Post by Blazeflack » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:52 pm

I am using notepad++. Every text editor will probably have the ability to change what format you use to encode files in. Most of them will probably use ANSI as standard.

If the symbols show up on text you type in a forum it is probably a wrong setting in your database. Log in to MySQL and make sure it is set to UTF-8.

If you see the symbols on pages you have coded yourself it is probably because you didn't use UTF-8 (no BOM) while coding it.

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Re: Admin problems, strange symbols - and more, please help!

Post by d4mj4n » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:05 pm

Problem appears when users are writing posts. Some tables in database are set to utf8-bin < is maybe that the problem?

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Re: Admin problems, strange symbols - and more, please help!

Post by Blazeflack » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:23 am

I don't know if this is the cause. You can try to change it but remember to make a full backup of your database first.

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