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Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:13 pm

So a couple of times over the last month, on arriving at the forum, the private messages link next to my user name has had a red bubble saying "(minus)01"

Clicking on the private message link takes me to my inbox which is empty.

Any ideas about whats going on?

I have updated my password.
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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by Mike » Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:16 pm

The same thing happened to me this morning, I've no idea what caused it.

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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:22 pm

Could it be something to do with the accounts being hacked perhaps? it makes sense for black hats to try gaining information through private messages.
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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by Dave934 » Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:32 pm

Same for me...minus one
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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by Rubberneck » Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:07 pm

Same here. Last week and today. Disappeared after I'd checked pm's

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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by JAWS » Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:53 pm

Same for me today, -1 on PM's

Checked messages and has now disappeared.
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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by Mark Owen » Wed Jun 12, 2024 11:04 pm

Has happened to me as well at least three times in the last couple of week.

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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by C24 » Thu Jun 13, 2024 5:48 am

Same for me, 3 logon occasions but not this morning
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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by Colin » Thu Jun 13, 2024 7:32 am

Same here for me noticed this twice over the last few weeks

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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by Mark » Thu Jun 13, 2024 8:27 am

Yup, had this yesterday..
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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Thu Jun 13, 2024 7:51 pm

Nothing from mods or admin, which seems strange in itself, but then the issue did not occur on logging in tonight, so perhaps its sorted?
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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by POL » Thu Jun 13, 2024 7:53 pm

It's been a bug in phpbb3 for years. I wouldn't read anything into it.

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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by garyscott » Thu Jun 13, 2024 9:22 pm

Had it happen 3 times over the last 11 days, never had it before. Ever.

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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Fri Jun 14, 2024 1:41 pm

POL wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2024 7:53 pm
It's been a bug in phpbb3 for years. I wouldn't read anything into it.
Years? then why has it only started in the last month and why (fingers crossed) does it seem to have stopped after a password change?
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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by POL » Fri Jun 14, 2024 1:56 pm

Yes, years. It's a bug in the software that this forum and hundreds of thousands of other forums use. You changing your password has absolutely nothing to do with it.

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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by SamP » Fri Jun 14, 2024 2:42 pm

It’s happened to me too, twice recently, with the second time coinciding with everyone else’s reports of it happening. It’s the first time that I can remember that I’ve experienced it since I’ve been on the forum, but I wouldn’t read into it.

As far as I can tell, it isn’t malicious.

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Re: Private Messages Weird Behaviour

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Sat Jun 15, 2024 5:00 am

SamP wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2024 2:42 pm
It’s happened to me too, twice recently, with the second time coinciding with everyone else’s reports of it happening. It’s the first time that I can remember that I’ve experienced it since I’ve been on the forum, but I wouldn’t read into it.

As far as I can tell, it isn’t malicious.
POL wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2024 1:56 pm
Yes, years. It's a bug in the software that this forum and hundreds of thousands of other forums use. You changing your password has absolutely nothing to do with it.
So I've been delving into this using the phpbb .com knowledge base and have failed to find anything related to it. Could one or both of you provide an external link so I can read up on this bug please? Not only would this help in expanding my knowledge but also for peace of mind.
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