I've had my nodebb forum since 2014 and I've been updating it since then. I haven't had lately the time to follow up on the latest updates, so my forum was still stuck on v1.10.1.
Since v.1.13.0 was just released I thought it would be nice to do a new setup for my nodebb forum since it was starting to get a bit bloated (around 10Go).
So I did a mongo dump, started a fresh droplet on digitalocean and did a new setup with Ubuntu 18.04 and mongoDB 4.0.13 then did a mongorestore.
Everything worked fine, I had a bit of trouble because of plugins, so in the end, rather then setting up a brand new v1.13.0 nodebb forum, I started with a brand new v1.10.1 nodebb setup and did the mongorestore then. And went on updating it to v1.12.2.
I'm stilling having a few issues with plugins but my main concern is when I hit the "New Topic" button, either on the homepage or inside a section.
I'm able to start writing a first post and hit the publish button as usual. But when I go back to this new topic, I end up with my first post being linked with old messages beneath it. Each new topic I start now has 19 old messages attached to it. If I delete them and refresh, 19 new old messages will be there, staring at me like an old woman.
Do you have an idea what went wrong or what to do? Since I have this issue, I have disabled all my plugins but this strange behaviour is still there.
Thanks for any help
And kudos to the nodeBB Team for the quality updates throughout the years (yes, I'm sucking up to them)