#1298 author handling

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bug 1 - authors don't show up on authors.pl unless
they have the authors checkbox checked (i.e., only
*current* authors are shown, not historical authors).

bug 2 - something in admin.pl or submit.pl unsets the
author checkbox in everyday use (I believe it is
admin.pl). It unsets the checkbox for whoever the
current author on the submission/story is. I've had
it happen with new submissions and with op=edit,
editing stories already in place.


  • Michael Sims

    Michael Sims - 2001-09-07
    • assigned_to: nobody --> pudge
  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2001-09-08
    • priority: 5 --> 7
  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2001-09-08

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    I'm bumping up priority on this, it's important. Also note that Cliff said on IRC Friday night "Hmmm... Think I found out why author flags keep getting unset. It's a theory at this point. Will test later. Need food now." So you might want to check with him on this, maybe bribe him with food or something.

  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2001-09-11

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    OK, the first part of this is fixed and committed.
    getAuthors() now takes an optional arrayref for its $no_cache
    argument, where the arrayref is a list of UIDs to get instead
    of looking in the DB for active authors.

  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2001-09-12

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    OK, Cliff and I tracked down the bad author problem. Fix

  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2001-09-12
    • assigned_to: pudge --> cmdrtaco
    • status: open --> open-fixed
  • Michael Sims

    Michael Sims - 2001-09-13

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    The fix has changed the default author - now when one hits "Preview" the first time to turn a submission
    into a would-be story, the author listed is always CmdrTaco (first entry in the drop-down) instead of the
    actual logged-in author. The entry in the drop-down box that corresponds to whoever I am logged-in as
    should have "SELECTED" and does not.

  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2001-09-13

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    jellicle, I don't see what you see. I hit "Preview" and see
    "pudge". The code submitted didn't touch either submit.pl or
    admin.pl, or the methods that either one uses, so the code
    submitted for these fixes shouldn't have cause any problem
    you are seeing, regardless (the affected files were only
    authors.pl and users.pl). If you still have the problem, it
    must be related to something else; please submit a separate
    bug report.

  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2001-09-15
    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed

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