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    Message box empty? Where did they go?

    I replied to a pm today. I checked my message box a few hours later and no messages in the inbox or sent box. There should be over 100 pm's in the inbox. Anyone else have a problem? Likely unrelated, but my laptop has recently become infected with some really obnoxious adware. Since GetDPI is one of the few sites I visit, I'm wondering if anyone else has had similar issues.

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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    Same here...
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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    moi aussi

    merde!

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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    Crap . I'll tell the Honey Badger
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    Message titled ". When I went there everything was wiped clean.

    Merde! Merde! Merde!

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    Still not there!!!
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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    We are experiencing a database problem with pms since sometime last night.
    The table seems to be missing all text prior to the time of the crash.
    initial attempts to repair have failed and I am looking at more drastic measures.
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    Mine are toast as well. Lost everything
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    They are toast for everyone other than the last 22 messages that have been sent.
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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    Bummer!

    I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all of the work that you do, Bob!
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    I am calling in help.
    just call me frustrated...
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    Totally understand bud. Hate that you have to go through this stuff.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    In a way it is a relief to hear that there was a database error.

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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    Bob:

    thanks; saved me from deleting old messages
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    Lol have to agree just cleaned out a load of PMs. Saved a load of time
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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    Well it turns out that the failure cleaned out everyone's old messages.
    maybe good or bad depending on how you look at it, but the backups we had were not effective at restoring them.
    So everyone gets to start fresh.
    A new backup technique has been implemented to permet recovery in the future, in addition, the forum has had several upgrades over the last few days to improve its security and robustness.
    There is more to do as my list just seems to grow LOL
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    Bob, I've been showing an unread msg for several days. Went back into the area just now and still can't fin it; must have been an older one from during the glitch. Can you see about turning it off?
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    Never mind - I just cleared it myself....
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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    Would it also be possible to clear the field that has the number of stored messages? I have 118 of 200 messages allowed, but since the in/outboxes have 0 messages, I'd like that cleaned up as well. I think it will help prevent more errors down the road with the database as well.

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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    Inbox contains 0 messages.
    You have 52 messages stored, of a total 250 allowed. (Empty Folder)
    Emptying the folder doesn't reset the message number ...

    Kind regards.
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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    Your Notifications
    Unread Private Messages 1
    Also this unread message notification is not cleared.

    All the best.
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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    Mmm, fixed now - just sent a message to myself ...
    Deleted Inbox and Sent folder messages, numbers reset to zero now.
    All systems clear ...

    All the very best.
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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Well it turns out that the failure cleaned out everyone's old messages.
    maybe good or bad depending on how you look at it, ...
    -bob
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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    Shoshin?
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    Re: Message box empty? Where did they go?

    I have a notification of 1 p m. My inbox and sent items are clean, however. Apparently I have 1 message stored somewhere but if I try to download my messages I'm told I haven't got any to download. Confused.

    Is there a pm for me somewhere in the pipeline?


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    Inbox contains 0 messages. You have 1 messages stored, of a total 250 allowed. (Empty Folder)

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