May 15th, 2009

Goonies

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.