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I tried adding a poll above the main news block on "start".

Results in a crushed mini version of the site, showing "an error has occurred" where the poll was meant to be.

What I put was [block]main_poll[/block]

How does that end up having the top navigation etc in it?

There is a poll and it is activated. Am using RC4.


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Hi! Can you give us a little more detail like the code you used to insert the poll, the error message, perhaps a screen shot, etc.?

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Hi,

This is almost certainly a bug long fixed.

However, to directly answer about the repeated navigation…

The poll is done in a frame so that when you vote the whole page doesn't need to load. But if an error comes up, the system (at least in RC4) will still show a full error into the limited frame space.


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Long since fixed eh… Mmm.

Thanks for the frame explanation. I thought I was going crazy there, wondering why block main_poll block would show the entire site. Thought it was something to do with the word "main" or something.

Question about upgrading - does the upgrade process delete any database tables? I ask as there are now a lot of extra custom-built tables for my backend software. I cannot risk the upgrade process wiping them out.

Last time I tried an update it highlighted many of my custom pages and claimed they were "redundant" and should they be deleted? That promptly ended that upgrade session!


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It's always advisable to take a full backup of your files and database before an upgrade, just in case something does go wrong.

However, no database tables should be deleted.

I would advise performing the upgrade somewhat manually as there have been bug fixes to the upgrade system itself. It's very similar to the normal upgrade process except instead of feeding the URL to a tar file into the upgrader, you extract the tar file on your computer and upload those files manually.


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