it depend by phpbb faq file format place an backslash \ before "
hehe nice one Selven
THIS was the heart of the problem
but I found the way to sort it
BTW if anybody else loses their rules.php or it just goes hayware use FTP to view your rules.php (faq.php) - by VIEWING the php file you will literally see the problem AND you can BACK UP your changes by FTPing your php page to your desktop
I thought all the data was held in SQL but NO, the page needs CHMODDING to enable read/write and then ingeniously the programme writes the new data/ changes direct to that php page 8)