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Posted by Wuggly   USA  (112 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Sat 02 Apr 2016 12:38 AM (UTC)

Amended on Sat 02 Apr 2016 06:45 PM (UTC) by Fiendish

Message
So I wrote a somewhat-short personal biography here on the forums under "Edit Profile."

It's under the 4000 character limit, at 1890.

Here's the full error, with my e-mail and such replaced with dots.


Problem with SQL

You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'm the type of person that learns as they go. I don't go reading tutorials hours ' at line 1
UPDATE bbuser SET username = 'Wuggly', password = '......', email = '...........', show_email = '', allow_mail = '1', notify_new_thread = '', cookie_expiry = NULL, time_zone = NULL, icq = NULL, home_page = NULL, birth_date = NULL, bio = 'Hi! I started using MUSHclient around x-mas, 2015. I have never messed with programming languages or anything of the sort before getting this client. I'm the type of person that learns as they go. I don't go reading tutorials hours on end cause I have been down that road before, and the by the time I finally get to the hands on stuff, I find myself going back and reading up on everything I just learned, very short-term memory (due to a brain injury). So I just try stuff out, and when it doesn't work, I research and keep trying different things until it does work. This is pretty much how I learn things now. Obviously not the best way, but it's what works best for me personally. Around February this year (2016) I started getting into making MUSHclient plugins, and that's when I started learning about the Lua programming language. Nick & Fiendish here have helped me through a lot of the frustrations of it. They are a godsend, providing noob-friendly support, and all for free! If it weren't for them, I highly doubt I would have continued messing with coding. I think I am starting to reach a point where I actually enjoy messing around with this stuff. This has been a great distraction from my typical days. Anyways, I am from a MUD called The Final Challenge. This MUD has been around since the early 90s. During my college years, I fell off a 30ft cliff head first, and had completely forgotten about this game until my mother passed and while cleaning out her house, I found an old box of computer stuff. In the box were some 100MB zip drives. I got them loaded up and found all kinds of logs from this MUD I used to play and it jogged forgotten memories. This is how I got back into playing MUDs again, and glad I did. I am still quite a noob with Lua, but every day I am learning more and more, and am always happy to share whatever I have learned with others.', country = '(undisclosed)', signature = NULL, colour_body = NULL, colour_sections_bgnd = NULL, colour_read_unread_separator = NULL, colour_frequent_posters_bgnd = NULL, colour_topics_heading_bgnd = NULL, colour_topics_bgnd = NULL, colour_lh_table = NULL, colour_rh_table = NULL, colour_threads_heading_bgnd = NULL, colour_read_threads_bgnd = NULL, colour_unread_threads_bgnd = NULL, colour_thread_heading_text = NULL, colour_thread_heading_bgnd = NULL, colour_lh_message = NULL, colour_rh_message = NULL, colour_signature_line = NULL, colour_signature = NULL, colour_form_error = NULL, colour_text = NULL, font = NULL WHERE bbuser_id = 8364


Backtrace
Function: dbUpdate
Called from: /big/dom/xgammon/www/forum/bbuseredit.php
Line: 974

There is a problem ...

SQL statement failed.



Figured I'd bring this to your attention.
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Posted by Fiendish   USA  (1,641 posts)  [Biography] bio   Global Moderator
Date Reply #1 on Sat 02 Apr 2016 06:45 PM (UTC)
Message
This is scary.

(Nick, I keep accidentally editing posts that aren't mine instead of quoting them.)

https://github.com/fiendish/aardwolfclientpackage
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,324 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #2 on Sun 03 Apr 2016 10:08 AM (UTC)
Message
Looks like an unescaped quote. Clearly I never tested quotes in a biography. eg.

Quote:

I'm the type of person that learns ...


Fixed now.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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