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Size of signature (text)

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:48 am
by Ariane A
Hello,

I'm using phpbb version 3.0.11.
I have set up a maximum size of 100 characters in signatures. Everything has been disabled: bbcodes, images, flash, links and smileys.
However users are able to write very long texts of much more than 100 characters (for example: Bella).
What is wrong?

Thank you.

Re: Size of signature (text)

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:07 am
by Mick
Can't see anything as you need to be logged in to see it but when did Bella write this large signature, before or after you changed the settings?

Re: Size of signature (text)

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:32 am
by Ariane A
Good question.
I can see in the log that I changed the signatures settings in February 2012 and April 2013 (to reduce again this size limit).
Her post is recent but she became a member in December 2012, so I'm not sure.

However if I use test user "zeldalya" and write a large signature it is accepted by the board.

You can log in with "zeldalya" and "zeldalya" to make tests.

Re: Size of signature (text)

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:14 pm
by Brf
When I submit that user's current signature, I get the message:
Voici le texte qui peut être ajouté à vos messages. Il y a une limite de 100 caractères.

Re: Size of signature (text)

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:01 pm
by Oyabun1
Brf wrote:When I submit that user's current signature, I get the message:
Voici le texte qui peut être ajouté à vos messages. Il y a une limite de 100 caractères.
I think that is just the standard explanation text. I just added a signature of 135 characters to the board with no error.

Ariane A
Run this SQL query to see what value is stored in the database for maximum signature length

Code: Select all

SELECT config_value FROM phpbb_config WHERE config_name='max_sig_chars'

Re: Size of signature (text)

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:26 pm
by Ariane A
Oyabun1 wrote:
Brf wrote:When I submit that user's current signature, I get the message:
Voici le texte qui peut être ajouté à vos messages. Il y a une limite de 100 caractères.
I think that is just the standard explanation text. I just added a signature of 135 characters to the board with no error.

Ariane A
Run this SQL query to see what value is stored in the database for maximum signature length

Code: Select all

SELECT config_value FROM phpbb_config WHERE config_name='max_sig_chars'
I get 100, which is what I set in the Admin Panel.
But still it is possible to write a longer one. This is what I did with user "zeldalya". I don't understand where the problem is...

Re: Size of signature (text)

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:03 pm
by Mick
As you say it is possible to add more characters than your 100 character setting. This is a guess but try switching temporarily to one of the default 3.0.11 styles (prosilver or subsilver2) and see if the issue persists.

Re: Size of signature (text)

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:52 pm
by Ariane A
No changes with prosilver style.