Jason (squeaky19) wrote in lj_dev,
Jason
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IJ Comment Rot Issue Found

So I have posted about this numerous times and haven't been able to figure it out up until today. For those of you here who don't know, I run InsaneJournal. And I am sure some of you are aware that we have been experiencing an issue that was termed "Comment Rot".

I have been trying to figure out the cause of this for about 2 years. Today I finally found the culprit. There is a setting $NEW_ENTRY_CLEANUP_HACK that will under certain circumstances comments and entry properties from an entry. I have no idea why I even had this enabled. I am just posting this here to warn anyone else off of using this setting .... ever. It is an old legacy hack and should probably be removed from the code entirely.
Tags: bugs, bugs: data loss, bugs: data loss: comment rot, bugs: privacy, server, server: config, server: troubleshooting
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