I am running SMF v1.1.2 + TP 0.9.8
I have made a simple admin manipulation error of trying to change a parent board to a child board, so that it is listed along its own child boards. so now it doesn't have any parent category.
as indicated by the error message, i ran "Find and repair any errors." but it says no errors found.
there is a new category at the very top of my forum "Salvaged Area" and the parent category is called "Salvaged Topics" and has all the child boards inside.
however, i still cannot access the listing of boards from the admin panel.
whenever i click on the "boards" link from the admin panel, i get the error:
"Board "one of my child boards' name" does not have a valid parent. Use the 'find and repair errors' function to fix this.
I run the repair feature again and again and it still says no errors found, but i still cannot access my boards listing under "boards" in the admin panel.
I really hope someone can help me out on this... it is a major problem for me, as my forum has about 4000 members and is very active. The "Salvaged Area" at the top of my forum is just confusing my members.
Thanks all for your much appreciated feedback and support.
P.S. i have tried running the 3 files in the upgrade package, trying to repair via the forum settings itself but it changed nothing. I don't know much about handling databases, which i fear might be the only way to fix this situation.