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1. Posted by mojorob (Moderator, 1044 posts) 11 Dec '11 20:46

I've noticed a couple of times in the forum recently that the member status & number of posts can sometimes not show properly. What I've noticed is that in the brackets after the username, there is no status whatsoever and it says 0 posts - even though they've obviously posted at least once in the forum!

I've just seen it for larsmartin in this thread where his post (#8) has the following at the top: larsmartin (, 0 posts). I also seen this once or twice in recent weeks for different (presumably new) users.

2. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5417 posts) 11 Dec '11 21:02

Interesting, hadn't seen that problem yet. Definitely something has gone awry!

3. Posted by mojorob (Moderator, 1044 posts) 11 Dec '11 21:12

Here's another example if you want it - post 6.

4. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 12 Dec '11 04:04

Kris and I have seen the same thing once in awhile and it's very inconsistent in nature. Kris ran into one in Intros about a week ago. I had one in GT about 2 weeks ago - though when I checked back, the user was credited with a status of budding member and the post count (of 1) was there as they had started the thread.

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6. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5417 posts) 12 Dec '11 20:58

I've been poking around trying to find the exact cause of this today with not much luck. Found a few other problems though and fixed those (hopefully without creating new bugs ).

I think the problem with the user counts not updating was because of a timeout when they made their post. It may have happened for others too, but of course it's most noticeable when they are a first-time poster.

The part where it updates the users post count in particular has been running really slow due to a convoluted backend process at that point. I'll work to speed that process up. If I can fix it, it should also speed up the lag that happens when logging in to the site. Same problem happens there.

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8. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5417 posts) 12 Dec '11 22:16

Tidied up that rogue process a bit. I think you'll notice some speedier loading when posting in the forum and logging in.

9. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4363 posts) 14 Dec '11 09:20

This new member currently has a post count of 1, despite having made 4 posts.

10. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5540 posts) 19 Dec '11 03:07

Still a bug, as this spammer (last post, hope it's not deleted yet) has 0 posts