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Blatant typo in the installation instructions
Not sure how this wasn't reported so far... maybe it's new, or Vanilla's installation is so simple and standard that nobody bothers to check http://vanillaforums.org/docs/installation:
Essentially you will create a blank (empty) database that the Vanilla installer will later populate with the correct tables and data. collation" drop-down box in phpmyadmin.
The installation instructions need some decent review. For example "3 Assign all database permissions to the database user that you created (in step 2)." - list the actual SQL GRANT command there.
Anyway, last edit on that page was January 2012. The download size is 3.6MB, not 2MB. There's a big broken video or something that shows up as white space at the top of the page.
It's a bit mind-boggling though that the install page has been looking like that for at least 3 years, and nobody bothered to report that, let alone fix it.
These are the relevant docs currently. The one you linked to is the old documentation that is being phased out. I can't find a link to it here anymore.
Edit: Just noticed, it's still on the home page. -> https://github.com/vanilla/community/pull/21
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