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-====== Please Read - Significant Bug Reported ======+====== Significant Bugs ======
  
-This page has been created to alert sysops to a significant bug that has been reported since the start of 2020.+This page details any significant bugs reported for Mystic. It's recommended that you always run the latest release of Mystic and those files can be found on [[http://mysticbbs.com/downloads.html|Mystic BBS]] website.
  
-==== Incorrect data deletion since Jan 2020 ====+===== Mystic 1.12 A43 =====
  
-There is a known bug in Mystic 1.12 A43 that has appeared since 1 Jan 2020.+There is a known bug in Mystic 1.12 A43 that appeared from 1 Jan 2020 onward. 
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 +==== Incorrect data deletion since 1 Jan 2020 ====
  
 The bug covers two **MUTIL** functions [[mutil_purge_userbase|PurgeUserBase]] and [[mutil_purge_message_bases|PurgeMessageBases]] and relates to the way Mystic incorrectly calculates dates when looking to purge inactive users or messages by age. The bug covers two **MUTIL** functions [[mutil_purge_userbase|PurgeUserBase]] and [[mutil_purge_message_bases|PurgeMessageBases]] and relates to the way Mystic incorrectly calculates dates when looking to purge inactive users or messages by age.
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   ! Jan 03 00:45:06      Purge #1003 date 01/01/20 days 36527   ! Jan 03 00:45:06      Purge #1003 date 01/01/20 days 36527
  
-Until the author fixes this bug it is recommended:+=== Recommended Steps === 
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 +If you are using Mystic 1.12 A43 it'recommended that you:
  
   * Do not use the **PurgeUserBase** function at all.   * Do not use the **PurgeUserBase** function at all.
   * Do not set //**Max Msg Age**// in message bases and then run the **PurgeMessageBases** function.   * Do not set //**Max Msg Age**// in message bases and then run the **PurgeMessageBases** function.
 +  * Upgrade your BBS to a newer version of Mystic BBS - check the [[http://mysticbbs.com/downloads.html|Mystic BBS website]] for updates.
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 +**Note:** If you still wish to use Mystic 1.12 A43 it is still OK to use the **PurgeMessageBases** function with the //**Max Msgs**// option. This option of purging does not rely on a date but rather just looks at the total number of messages in a base when deciding on how many to purge. That said, you really should update to the latest version to get the benefit of bug fixes and new features.
  
-**Note:** It is still OK to use the **PurgeMessageBases** function with the //**Max Msgs**// option. This option of purging does not rely on a date but rather just looks at the total number of messages in a base when deciding on how many to purge.    
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