Another day, another vBulletin code error
It seems that vBulletin doesn’t test on PHP 5.4 or 5.5 these days. Either that or they’re happy to just suppress errors rather than actually fix them.
I upgraded my forum today to vBulletin 4.2.2 and noticed these errors on a search page:
Warning: Declaration of vBForum_Item_SocialGroupMessage::getLoadQuery() should be compatible with vB_Model::getLoadQuery($required_query = ”, $force_rebuild = false) in …./packages/vbforum/item/socialgroupmessage.php on line 261
Warning: Declaration of vBForum_Item_SocialGroupDiscussion::getLoadQuery() should be compatible with vB_Model::getLoadQuery($required_query = ”, $force_rebuild = false) in …./packages/vbforum/item/socialgroupdiscussion.php on line 337
Luckily a user on vbulletin.com support forum has a fix: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/vbulletin-4/vbulletin-4-questions-problems-and-troubleshooting/4000233-warning-declaration-of-vbforum_item_socialgroupmessage?p=4000793#post4000793
What annoys me is that vBulletin released this version a while ago, but are still distributing it with this code error.