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Fix the weird characters/symbols in posts.
Mod Version: 1.00, by borbole (Coder/Designer) borbole is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.2 Rating: (4 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 36
Released: 28 Mar 2010 Last Update: 10 Apr 2010 Downloads: 328
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This mod will allow you to fix the weird characters/symbols that appear at your forum when you move hosts and/or reatore a database due to the coallition characters conflict in the db.
For ex when all your posts appear with a bunch of Â@@ or whatever characters. All you have to do is enter those weird characters at the mod settings and then enter the right symbols that you want to replace and all your problems will be solved.

It can aslo be used to replace text. It can be whatever text you want.

Installation:

To install the mod, upload the includes folder to your forum root folder and then import the wierd_symbol_fix.xml file inside the mod package to Plugins&Products in the acp of your forum. Then go to the mod setting option: Fix Wierd Symbols. It can be found on the left side of the Admin Panel, right above the Maintenace section. And enter the information accordingly.

Note: After doing the replacement, go to: Admin CP -> Maintenance -> Update Counters and run Rebuild Post Cache.

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  #31  
Old 13 Sep 2010, 18:43
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Oh, you don't need to keep the mod on after it's run? Awesome thanks. =)
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Old 13 Sep 2010, 18:44
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Originally Posted by CrystaStarLight View Post
Oh, you don't need to keep the mod on after it's run? Awesome thanks. =)
No, that is not needed.
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Old 03 Oct 2010, 04:11
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Question, it works only for one char each time? I mean, add the char, and then update the message cache?
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Old 03 Oct 2010, 14:48
1hko 1hko is offline
 
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Does this work for usernames too? I switched over yesterday and have a BUNCH of weird usernames now.
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Old 17 Oct 2010, 02:48
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Originally Posted by 1hko View Post
Does this work for usernames too? I switched over yesterday and have a BUNCH of weird usernames now.
i think you should make a db query to do that


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This mod only work with post table not user and that is what you need
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Old 17 Oct 2010, 03:37
OldSchoolDSL OldSchoolDSL is offline
 
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not installed, but tagged for possible later use

Thank you.
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Old 07 Nov 2010, 21:45
amorosso amorosso is offline
 
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Can you update this for 4.0.7 or 4.0.8
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  #38  
Old 16 Apr 2011, 22:06
DocZaius DocZaius is offline
 
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I'm having the same problem that Threepwud had.

Quotation marks got changed to "
Apostrophes got changed to& # 3 9 ; (without the spaces)
Colons got changed to & # 5 8 ; (without the spaces) which really messes up URLs.
Periods got changed to & # 4 6 ; (without the spaces) which also messes up URLs.

And, of course there's the problem with the quotes.

However, your mod doesn't seem to fix this on my forum, which is running vB 4.1.3. It's making me a sad panda. Any tips?
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  #39  
Old 12 Jul 2011, 15:19
un? in? un? in? is offline
 
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Thank for mod
Thank for share
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Old 12 Jul 2011, 17:49
danswano danswano is offline
 
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Hello borbole,

can you tell me how this mod works exactly, is it like variable replacement in template or like banned words that replaces bad word with *
i mean it just convert them for users view or it replaces them permanently in the database?

Thanks.
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Old 22 Jul 2011, 06:59
adwade adwade is offline
 
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Question

Could this be made to work with vB 3.8.6, or is there any reason it won't as-is?
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Old 12 Apr 2012, 10:32
keteflips keteflips is offline
 
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Hi.

Works in 4.1.12?
I'm trying but I see no posts are corrected.

Thanks.
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Old 24 Apr 2012, 03:17
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This worked great, although I only let it work for about 10 mins.... then disabled it. It made the forum so slow, but it did change all the <3 symbols to :heart: which is what I wanted it to do! Thanks!
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Old 25 Apr 2012, 13:44
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borbole borbole is offline
 
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Originally Posted by GONUMBER6 View Post
This worked great, although I only let it work for about 10 mins.... then disabled it. It made the forum so slow, but it did change all the <3 symbols to :heart: which is what I wanted it to do! Thanks!
Glad to hear that it worked for you. I plan to fix the slow issue soon.
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Old 25 Jul 2012, 20:58
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Developer please update this for latest vb version
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