Yes, the posts table was locked while the query was executing, meaning it was in read-only mode. I thought it would only be a little sluggish for 30 seconds. I wasn't expecting a bloody half hour of read-only mode!
I think the way it works is that if you have other "unread" PM in your mail box, those are pushed to the top. So if you move between pages in your inbox, maybe moving to the last page or moving to the first "read" PM, you might be able to find your PM. I have my own share of problems with the inbox but auto-deletion is not one of them. :)
The trouble was that any old vBulletin PMs came across to the new system as unread regardless of whether thay had been read or not. So when I saw "Private Messages (98)" in the page header then read 3 of them and noticed "Private Messages (95)", it appeared that three had been deleted on the misunderstanding that the number realted to "total messages" rather than "unread messages".
Now I guess I need to "Mark All Messages Read" and I should be back to where I left off with vBulletin .... Yes, that worked.
Cscgal, not a bug but maybe one for the new system's FAQ.
BTW: Has the new system got a name? "daniBB" or "vDani" maybe?
With thanks for all the hard work behind the scenes - Airshow
Votes are not being counted. This was happening even before, if user made a vote +1, and did NOT write anything, the voting didnt count to your total points.
But if he did write some comment beside a vote, the +1 was countd into your total.
I see the same here (in the new version of daniweb).
Or am I only imagine this? Iam asking this, becuase I am on +613 since new version, and I go plenty of votes.
Votes and reputation are different things. Reputation points get added when someone adds a comment to the 'vote' but only then outside of the community center forums. Votes are just that, an indiciation of the popularity or otherwise of a posting determined by those members who can be bothered to click the button, and nothing more.