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Minor Forum Software Update - 20th August 2019


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We have updated the forum software to Invision 4.4.6 to apply a bug fix release which included a security patch. This is not a feature release and as such the overall look, feel and functionality of the site remains unchanged. Should you encounter any oddities or have any questions, do let me know.

For anyone who is interested in the technical details, the release notes as provided by Invision are as follows:

Technical Details

Version 4.4.6 is a maintenance update to fix issues reported since 4.4.5.

Additional Information


  • Fixed an issue where a malicious user may be able to identify the full path to a file uploaded to a custom field.


  • Added support for MySQL 8.
  • Improved security headers on error pages.
  • Changed the "Who follows this" page to instruct bots not to index the page for SEO purposes.
  • Fixed an error visiting the full notifications screen when the user has no notifications.
  • Fixed an issue where old messenger links may not redirect correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where new comment notifications can show an incorrect read status.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Bypass word and link filters" setting was not honored for links.
  • Fixed attachments not being properly claimed when added to a Staff Directory member entry.
  • Fixed an issue where reordering social profiles may not show the reordered list after saving without reloading the page.
  • Fixed a potential error when an invalid sort parameter is passed in to certain pages.
  • Fixed an issue where certain tables of data may show an incorrect number of pages when filtering the table.
  • Fixed the Leaderboard popular content inconsistency when using ElasticSearch.
  • Fixed an issue where Pages blocks wouldn't show in the configuration form when using the block manager.
  • Fixed an issue where creating a club feature could result in a DB exception.
  • Fixed broken ACP tables on Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fixed an issue where Status Posts couldn't be deleted.
  • Fixed an issue with lazy-loading where images with a custom aspect ratio set did not honor the ratio after loading.


  • Fixed an error that can occur with some configurations when attempting to add or move a blog entry.


  • Fixed media sound continuing to play after closing the lightbox.
  • Fixed an error that can occur when attempting to view disk space statistics when there are none.


  • Fixed an issue where all day ranged events reflect the wrong event end date in iCalendar exports.
  • Adjusted ical import process to ignore WKST values of 'MO' (which is the default) to reduce false-positive error reports.

Donation System

  • Added ability for administrator to choose what to do after a dispute is won (previously would automatically re-approve the transaction).
  • Fixed potential uncaught exception if trying to view a product in the AdminCP that doesn't exist.
  • Fixed an issue where the description of new payment gateways wasn't saved successfully.



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