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Error message generated by searches

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I'm new to asking questions here, so please bear with me a bit.

We are getting the following error message when we run a search:

Error while configuring BBCode: [wmv={NUMBER1},{NUMBER2}]{TEXT}[/wmv]
» Token {TEXT1} is ambiguous or undefined

We are on version 3.3.8, and a search results in one page of results, then a blank page if we try to go past that.

Our most experienced admin is unavailable for the immediate future, but he thought the blank page usually indicates a php error.

The rest of the forum appears to be working properly.
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Re: Error message generated by searches

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The error indicates the "wmv" bbcode is not defined correctly.
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Brf wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 4:43 pm The error indicates the "wmv" bbcode is not defined correctly.
Thanks!

...I don't know what the "wmv" code is, can you point me in the right direction?

I'll be looking for it in the mean time.
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Admin Control Panel -> Posting tab -> BBCodes
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groznak wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 5:01 pm
...I don't know what the "wmv" code is, can you point me in the right direction?
wmv probably indicates a Windows Media Video, NUMBER1 and 2 possibly height and width and text the name of the file or the url (perhaps without the extension .wmv)
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Re: Error message generated by searches

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Could the problem be that there's nothing there for wmv files?
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Yes
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Mick wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:36 pmYes
What does fixing it look like?
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It has to be in there, otherwise it would not know

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 [wmv={NUMBER1},{NUMBER2}]{TEXT}[/wmv]
and that TEXT1 is in the replacement code
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I just found this example, it’s a bit ancient but try it it may still work viewtopic.php?p=12992220#p12992220
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groznak wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:42 pm
Mick wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:36 pmYes
What does fixing it look like?
The question is more: was there a wmv BBcode?
You mentioned using phpBB 3.3.8.
Was this a recent update? and from which version? (you can probably see the update history in the logs).

Added: If you have old backups, you could look into the phpbb_bbcode table to see whether there was a wmv BBcode in a previous version
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Brf wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:45 pm It has to be in there, otherwise it would not know

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 [wmv={NUMBER1},{NUMBER2}]{TEXT}[/wmv]
and that TEXT1 is in the replacement code
I'm afraid my inexperience is getting in my way. I only see what's shown in that screenshot.
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Re: Error message generated by searches

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warmweer wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:49 pm
groznak wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:42 pm

What does fixing it look like?
The question is more: was there a wmv BBcode?
You mentioned using phpBB 3.3.8.
Was this a recent update? and from which version? (you can probably see the update history in the logs).

Added: If you have old backups, you could look into the phpbb_bbcode table to see whether there was a wmv BBcode in a previous version
Thanks, I'll take a look for those things later - I have an appointment to get to now.
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I wonder if it is in your board's cache. Maybe another admin noticed the error and deleted it directly from the bbcode table, leaving it in the cache. If you clear your board's cache it would fix that problem.
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Re: Error message generated by searches

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Brf wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 7:10 pm I wonder if it is in your board's cache. Maybe another admin noticed the error and deleted it directly from the bbcode table, leaving it in the cache. If you clear your board's cache it would fix that problem.
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I cleared the cache, no change.

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