OK, the VK4 bonus problem has been sorted.
There was a bug in the utility we use to upload summits in bulk to the DB itself. The result was some associations got bonus points that were not meant for those associations. VK4 was one of the associations. I did think that a simple re-upload would fix the bonus issue but it didn’t so the invalid bonus points stuck around.
I have just forcefully removed the VK4 bonus points from 130 summits which means VK4 should be OK now. There haven’t been too many VK4 activations and only 1 person is affected by the bonus being correct. Sorry to VK3MCD who will have lost 3 points but now has a correct score.
I’ve spent an hour chasing my tail wondering why my DB backup was restoring corrupted summit names. I found this after installing the latest source and tools on a laptop and was puzzled at the broken YO names. The latest DB backup has correct names in the correct character set. Was the backup randomly corrupted? Did I fail to set some important collation/locale parameters when setting up the tools? There was a lot of head scratching. I then remembered we updated YO last night and so this was the first time it has been touched with the uploader that doesn’t break UTF-8 encoded names. So no bugs in the backup which is always good to know.