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Problems with Dreambook?
05-19-2001, 06:34 PM
Post: #1
Problems with Dreambook?
Hey, I just got an e-mail from a client saying that the custom layout I did for her guestbook by editing the forms in Dreambook was gone and the book was showing up completely plain and unadorned, with the default layout. I took a look, and sure enough she was right. The graphics were gone, the new intro I'd written was gone, the only things that were the same were the colour scheme and the extra fields I'd added.

I checked another client's Dreambook and the same thing had happened, except that the intro text was still intact (and a good thing -- if Mistress Demonika's Book of Lost Souls suddenly started with "Welcome to Dreambook, a nifty new free service from New Dream Network, Dreamhost, and Dreamservers!" instead of "Below, you may view the crazed scrawls of those who have been condemned to this place before you," heads would probably roll, and mine would be one of them. Smile )

Any idea what's going on there? If I re-edit the forms, will they stay edited this time? Or is it possible to recover the original layouts I did?

Lynna

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05-20-2001, 12:22 AM
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OK, the plot thickens. I just went into Dreambook management and edited the forms again to try and restore some of the customizations I had made that were lost, and everything appeared to go OK -- but when I checked the book, it wasn't showing any of the changes! So I went back to Edit Forms, and everything was set back the default again -- all the changes I had just made had been lost.

Something really weird is going on with Dreambook, and I'm not sure what.

Lynna

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05-20-2001, 07:18 AM
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Hi Lynna,

Yup something happened alright.. the forms table for the dreambook database got corrupted on Friday, and I ran a program that fixes it. Unfortunately it looks like that deleted a LOT of bad rows (which equals dreambook customizations!). So I tried to restore it from an earlier back up. It looks like it did sort of, but the fixed customizations won't go back out until the next time somebody signs your book and it is regenerated. However, now there's some other problem where new customizations aren't being saved. I'm going to look into that later today and it should definitely be fixed by Monday!

Sorry about that all you DreamBook users! It'll be fixed asap I promise!
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