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Nametags issue

Posted on Mar 22, '07 at 10:00 pm

After removing a few peppers (Secret Crush and GeoMint) Nametags suddenly shows no data whatsoever in the pane. It worked perfectly before I removed the peppers! I’m a huge fan of the Nametags, I rely on it heavily. My install (open) is at mint.dottru.net. What’s goin’ on here?

Sam Brown
Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Mar 23, '07 at 05:06 am

This should really be directed at the Pepper developer not Mints Troubleshooting forum.

My guess would be that uninstalling Secret Crush removes the IP data that Nametags also needs to work.

Posted on Mar 23, '07 at 09:10 am

Ah! That was it. I feel so stupid now >.<

Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Mar 23, '07 at 05:30 pm

I just released a new version of Nametags (0.31) that fixes the incompatibility with the Secret Crush pepper. It now depends on an own database field without using the same field as the Secret Crush pepper does. Inefficient, but the only way.

You can download it here: http://mint.ufx.nl/nametags-0.31.zip

The problem is that the ip_long field is standard in Mint 1.3 but not in Mint 2.0. That’s why I needed to save the IP address of the visitor in the ip_long field. Because the Crush pepper also uses this field it conflicts. I think it was a bad idea at all to remove standard IP tracking from Mint.

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Mar 23, '07 at 05:53 pm

uFX, you can still use that column if it’s present, you just can’t write to it. Before Mint 2 the ip_long column was owned by the Default Pepper so even then you shouldn’t have been writing to it.

Since the Default Pepper didn’t do anything with IP addresses it didn’t make sense for it to own the column. Also a number of customers who really liked Mint couldn’t use it on client work because recording the visitor’s IP address conflicted with their client’s existing privacy policy.

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