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Subject: format update?
Date Posted: 3/11/2013 7:05 PM ET
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Has there been a recent format update, or is it just my computer?  I keep seeing these little question marks with black diamonds around them in everyone's signature lines--including mine.  Anyone have any ideas what this might be?

Date Posted: 3/11/2013 8:07 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
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hose diamnonds are showing up even in posts that are older than today... Perhaps someoen should report it to the Team?

Date Posted: 3/11/2013 8:45 PM ET
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When you open a thread, it is generated brand new for your screen with up-to-date formatting and up-to-date signatures. (The forums are not stored in a monolithic fashion .. it's generated for your screen out of hundreds of bits and pieces every time. )

So, there are no "old" posts. You are always seeing automatically generated brand new posts with an "old" date on them.

It looks like PBS either made a format change in how signatures are stored, or in how they are formatted when they are retrieved and displayed on screen.

I just edited my signature to correct it (more or less).

 



Last Edited on: 3/11/13 8:46 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/11/2013 8:56 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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They are also showing up in profiles.

Date Posted: 3/11/2013 9:25 PM ET
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OK, I went throught and removed them from my profile and signature line.  I also noticed that they were showing up in my RC as well, so I fixed that one also.  Thanks for the information.  I really just wanted to make sure it wasn't my computer messing up before I tried fixing anything.

PBSTeam - PaperBackSwap Team
Date Posted: 3/12/2013 5:57 PM ET
Member Since: 7/17/2005
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We are aware of the problem, it was caused by a software upgrade.

We will be fixing it tonight, so you do not need to edit your signatures or profiles. Things should be back to normal tomorrow.

Thanks for your patience!

The PBS Team

Date Posted: 3/12/2013 6:52 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2010
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Glad you asked because I was noticing it too & wondered if it was just on my end.

Date Posted: 3/12/2013 8:30 PM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2009
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Thank you, PBS!

PBSTeam - PaperBackSwap Team
Date Posted: 3/13/2013 10:12 AM ET
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The problem should be fixed now. Thanks for your patience.

Date Posted: 3/13/2013 3:56 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
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yes

Date Posted: 3/13/2013 6:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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yay!

Date Posted: 3/13/2013 6:57 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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Thank you PBS team, you pulled through again!