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    What is the point?


    Of this site if not to help people new to PHP?

    Maybe someone can answer this before this thread is also locked lol.

    We even offered payment for a fix cant say more than that! Money obviously isnt good here. PM me if you like making money and you have some inclination as to what PHP is...
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    Wow, little defensive?

    Fact is, I gave you things to do to allow us to help.

    However, seems you think that the script you downloaded is just a plug-and-play, I don't need to do anything more solution to your problems. It's not. Programming is never that simple.

    There is a Hire a Programmer forum where you might find someone to do the integration work for you.
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    Well maybe instead of sarcky replies to someone with their first ever post on your website you may have wanted to say that this looks like a paid job and where the forum was to post such request in? I have no doubt it is an easy fix for someone with knowledge or a waste of several hours of my time trying to learn PHP. Have reposted in the right place.

    Iv done some testing on two different hosting platforms so have made effort to diagnise the issue. It works on one and not the other. So the code disagrees with one hosting platform. Having done some minor research PHP 5.4 seems to have buggered up a lot of code so I have narrowed it down to that. Even with my minimal knowledge that seems obvious. I have no desire or interest in learning the intricacies of PHP updates hence asking for expert opinion.
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    Nobody actually GAVE you any snarky replies (except for me, I guess, after you had called one of our best members unhelpful). You broke the forum rules (twice, actually), and yet ptr2void still went to the link you provided, examined the code, and gave you a code snippet which would help you (and us) debug the problem.

    Read that again: Someone went out of their way to go to the link you posted (which is against the rules), read someone else's code, understand it, and suggest a change you can make to help fix it. What were you expecting? Were you expecting us to download a third party script, install it on our servers, and then run it on the off chance we'd get the same exact error message that you're getting, despite the fact that you say it runs properly somewhere else?

    If you'd like to hire a programmer to fix this, you will probably be shocked to realize that we have a Hire-a-Programmer forum. Post your problem description and payment offer there, and someone will work for you.

    As for the title of your thread (plus the first line of your initial post): The PHP forum is where we help people understand how to program in PHP. We discuss high-level topics with the moderator staff. We also help new users who are struggling to understand PHP. We even provide example code, do small projects, and discuss bugs in the system which will further everyone's understanding of PHP as a whole.

    What we do not do is free work for random people who have no ties to the community and are only looking for a handout. Your thread broke the rules 3 different ways, and you were rude, so I locked it. I'll leave this one open in case anyone else wants to weigh in.
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    Well actually I thought providing as much information on the problem and original code would be highly helpfull! The original member reply was extremely sarcky. Given the knowledge the problem seems to be only on servers with PHP 5.4+ then Id have thought an experienced coder could easily cast their eye over the code and see deprecated elements in use etc I am sure its as simple as that and doesnt require hours of paid work to fix. By providing a link to the original code it should be easier to diagnose than some of the exchanges on here back and forward aback and forward. Probably take you 5 mins to upload to server running similar PHP version and be much easier to fix.

    In any case I have posted it in your forum but it looks like noone fancies making some money so far by the lack of responses!

    Dont see how I broke any rules 3 times - posting links yes but otherwise impossible to show you the problem quickly and without a multitiude of posts back and forward. And it wasnt me that was rude read my first post again - very polite.
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    if you want to check for deprecated elements then you can do that yourself. just enable all error reporting on your php script at the top. and whenever PHP sees a deprecated element it will print an error on the screen.
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    Oh and by the way I tried your expert tip from the reply I got and all I get is that $error is set to '1'. Even a non expert like me can tell that $error being set to one is bad. So now I know an error is happening - great the tip didnt exactly help diagnose the error though!
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    look who is being sarcastic now.

    post the exact code you used. as you say you are a new to PHP so i dont know what you did to get 1.
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    My last post wasnt aimed at yourself but the person who provided this suggestion:

    forums.devshed.com/php-development-5/fix-for-custom-email-script-946061.html
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    The help you received was step 1 of what could be 50 steps (or more). Debugging code is very difficult, especially given your initial problem description.

    sarcky isn't a word by the way, so we're not even really sure what behavior you're complaining about.

    Paul, his initial thread (which I locked after people got "sarcky") contained links to the code in question. It's a basic script with no error handling.

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    I am sorry. I had forgotten you may be american. Maybe sarcasm and irony have a different meaning over there.

    The precise wording was try that code "so you might get some sort of idea what the error is. You could then post that error here as well."

    The code given provided no idea of what the error was just that there was one. Which was already clearly obvious.
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    You posted a request for help.
    A reply was made, asking you to edit a line which would give a more specific error and then reply again with the error, which would allow the member to give you more specific help.
    You called him unhelpful and inpolite.
    You expected a positive response from this?
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    My original post (which you probably havent even read) was perfectly polite and provided as much info as I could. The responder replied sarcastilly, asked for code (which I had provided a link to all of) and offered a token response knowing full well it could not possible do what he said it could. Any change of tone on my part was directly linked to the response I had received. To be honest I dont have time to sit and debate the matter on here. If you spent half as much time helping people instead of nit picking you might be more productive.

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    Your original post, which I probably have not read, due to the fact that I have just given a blow-by-blow account of the original thread? The mind boggles.

    He did not reply sarcastically, he gave a slightly annoyed response to a new user, who wanted help but was not prepared to put any effort in himself, whilst still offering to help you.

    If you are unable to add a single line to the code that you posted, then I wonder how you are managing to actually construct sentences in your replies here.

    If you spent half as much time preparing a decent post for help, putting in some effort yourself and not lashing out when other users take offense to your "do my work for me" approach, then maybe you would have a solution by now. As for your mention of paid work, that only came out after your recieved a negative response.

    I am paid to sit around making sure that 127 other developers are productive, so don't worry about that, I have time to waste. I thank you for your concern though.

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