Diatribe upgrade

Ants just reported an error when sending a PM.

[quote=“Error”]SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

Incorrect string value: ‘\xEF\x81\x8A Af…’ for column ‘message_text’ at row 1 [1366]

An SQL error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact the Board Administrator if this problem persists.[/quote]

I’ve tracked the error down, and this is the solution:

phpbb.com/kb/article/doesnt- … lue-errors

The solution requires that we back up the forum, upgrade it to the latest version, then run a script from that page on the forum’s database.

I’ve just done the backup of the forum, which is nice to have anyway in case our database corrupts or something.

Sometime in the next few days I’ll upgrade the forum, then run the scripts.

With help from Craig (Exquire) I’ve now completed this update.

Hopefully we won’t be seeing the issue that Ants found any more.