Bug in Character Profiles Finally Resolved

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Bug in Character Profiles Finally Resolved

Postby Tom » October 28th, 2009, 8:28 pm

I'm pleased to announce that the long-standing bug with character profiles on The Elder Stats has finally been resolved by the web hosting company that hosts this website. You may be wondering what bug I'm talking about. Well, remember this thread? It talked about how the custom Oblivion font that is often shown in character profiles (the blue and brown fancy text) was having trouble displaying properly in the character profiles. For some, the text was cut off at the bottom, and for others it would simply produce an error and none of the "fancy" text would be displayed at all in character profiles. This bug existed for quite a while, and it made some character profiles unreadable due to the large amount of errors and improperly-generated "fancy" text on the profile pages.

I had a long discussion back-and-forth with the company that hosts the web server for The Elder Stats, and the problem has finally been resolved. The reason for this problem was that the version of PHP used by my server had a problem with the code I used to produce the "fancy" text on character profiles. However, the PHP version has finally been updated to the latest revision, and this seems to have fixed the problem perfectly. Whether you understand that or not does not matter - the important thing is that this bug with character profiles, which has existed for quite some time, has finally been resolved and is no longer a problem!

I'm not sure how many people noticed this bug, but it bothered me that it was sticking around for so long. I was always worried that it would make new users who were thinking about registering here decide not to because the character profiles did not look well. So, if anyone had been bothered by this bug in the past, you will be bothered no longer.

As far as I can see right now, this bug is gone for good. However, if at any time you see this bug begin to appear on character profiles again, I ask that you please reply to this topic and let me know about what you experienced. I fear that this bug may pop up again in the future, so please be on the look-out for any blue or brown "fancy" text on character profiles that is cut off at the bottom, or displaying an error. For now, the bug is fixed and I feel much better about the quality of The Elder Stats website. :)

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Re: Bug in Character Profiles Finally Resolved

Postby Xavier » October 31st, 2009, 12:39 am

Cool! I am glad this was finally resolved. 8-)
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