XF 1.4 Board inactive not show the message



I made board to be inactive. The result that i want is the inactive message will show in front end.

But when i opened my forum it show like this picture below :

Could somebody help?

Thank you


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Well-known member
That looks remarkably like the contents of an image file being rendered as text.

In you admin area, go to tools -> file health check

This will most likely reveal some files that have not been uploaded properly.

Hope this helps


XenForo developer
Staff member
It can likely be worked around by disabling gzip within XF in config.php though. It's unclear why it would only happen on some pages, though I have seen something similar happen in a couple other cases.