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Offline 2gus4tav

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**FIXED** (hopefully) HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/13
« on: April 10, 2012, 03:28:54 PM »
All:

Some of you have noticed that the search function has been hacked, with search results linking to an online casino site.  I plan to attempt to fix this problem on April 12.  Since I am not an expert at this, it is possible that I will screw everything up and the Board will be down for some undetermined amount of time.  If that happens, I will get some outside help to fix this -- but it may take several days or so.  I have everything backed up, though, so nothing will be lost. 

Scott
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Offline James Meckley

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Re: BOARD OUTAGE TO FIX HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/12
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 05:03:11 PM »
Scott,

Thanks for working on this problem, and thanks for everything else you do behind the scenes to keep the Mahler Board up and running. I along with many others here consider it a wonderful resource, and we appreciate your time and effort very much.

James
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Re: BOARD OUTAGE TO FIX HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/12
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 05:40:39 PM »
Thanks, Scott,

Many of us have met friends here that we value very much.
The Board gives us access to the combined intelligence of many rather brilliant individuals and friends who love Mahler.
Is there any way we could make financial contributions to the support of the Board?
We just want an opportunity to show our thanks for access to others who love Mahler as we do.

Constantin
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Re: **FIXED** (hopefully) HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/13
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 11:23:24 AM »
Thanks to the help of Herb Randall, I seem to have fixed the search function  (i.e. no more being redirected to an on-line casino site). 

As part of my problem solving, I upgraded the forum to its Version 2.  Previously I did regular maintenance updates to Version 1 when prompted.  There appear to be some lingering formatting incompatibilties after doing the full upgrade (you'll notice some buttons and drop-down boxes are missing labels, etc.).  I will strive to fix these in the coming weeks. 

Thanks for your patience and kind words! 

Update:  I chose a different Theme for the forum which appears to have fixed the formatting problems.  As an FYI, a Theme is a pre-designed overall layout and look for the forum.   
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Re: **FIXED** (hopefully) HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/13
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 12:19:24 PM »
Look what happened with my username:

It was strangly metamorphosed into " Stürmisch Bewegt "!
I had to register again. but the dieresis was not accepted on the u!


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Re: **FIXED** (hopefully) HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/13
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012, 06:18:12 AM »
If it is of help, on American keyboards, the u with an umlaut is produced using the Alt key + 0252

Alt + 0252 should produce the umlauted u   ?
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Re: **FIXED** (hopefully) HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/13
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012, 06:19:37 AM »
But I see from my posting above that the umlauted u that I typed appears above as a question mark.
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Re: **FIXED** (hopefully) HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/13
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2012, 08:17:50 AM »
If it is of help, on American keyboards, the u with an umlaut is produced using the Alt key + 0252

Alt + 0252 should produce the umlauted u   ?

I produced the umlauted "u" using alt + 129:  ?

This is from a reliable chart I've used for 20+ years and comes from the DOS years.   ;)

Wade

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Re: **FIXED** (hopefully) HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/13
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012, 08:47:01 AM »
I just generated an umlaut and a dozen or so other common diacritics with my Mac. They each rendered as a question mark when posted, though they had appeared as intended in the message preview window. I hope this is only a temporary glitch.

James
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Re: **FIXED** (hopefully) HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/13
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2012, 02:47:25 PM »
If it is of help, on American keyboards, the u with an umlaut is produced using the Alt key + 0252

Alt + 0252 should produce the umlauted u   ?

I produced the umlauted "u" using alt + 129:  ?

This is from a reliable chart I've used for 20+ years and comes from the DOS years.   ;)

Wade

What appeared as an umlauted "u" in my earlier post now appears as a question mark.  There definitely is still a glitch.  For the time being, maybe we should use "e" after the "u", "o", or "a".

Wade

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Re: **FIXED** (hopefully) HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/13
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2012, 09:52:06 PM »
In Switzerland, they very often use "ue" instead of "u mit umlaut".

Roffe

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Re: **FIXED** (hopefully) HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/13
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2012, 11:07:46 AM »
Sorry all. Not sure what to tell you on the diacritic issues (assuming that I am using the correct term).  The Board has an option to select your own language.  The option has been "on".  I really don't see any other settings that I can change that would be relevant to this issue.

I'll try to research later in the week.   


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Re: Attempted fix of characters and diacritics
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2012, 08:55:53 AM »
I updated the forums language files for german, french, dutch, english, and english UK.  This does not appear to correct any of the character/diacritic problems for existing (i.e. old) posts, but I am wondering if it is a fix for any new posts? 

Please advise? 

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Re: **FIXED** (hopefully) HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/13
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2012, 09:23:17 AM »
Let me try an umlaut and an accent mark:  h?bsch    cre
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Re: **FIXED** (hopefully) HACKED SEARCH FUNCTION - 4/13
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2012, 09:25:45 AM »
Darn!  it still doesn't come through with the umlaut or accent mark.   hubsch    crei

hubsch had an umlaut on the u      and crei  had an accent mark on an i

h?bsch            cre?    (The proper marks appear here as I typed them, but I'm afraid they still reproduce in another form.)
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