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Global Announcement
Update Session
For those who are NOT using their password as their Session Update answer, please go to your User CP and re-input your answer. We've changed how the answers are saved to avoid problems with non-Englis...

Started Jun 12th, 2014 at 11:51pm by Dandello
1 615 Last Post Jun 18th, 2014 at 1:44pm
By: vteams
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Attachments security issue
This has been brought to our attention by John Lightsey. There is a reported vulnerability involving text file (*.txt) attachments where Perl code in the file can actually be run by the server rather ...

Started May 2nd, 2013 at 4:15pm by Dandello
4 1,905 Last Post May 5th, 2013 at 11:09pm
By: Dandello
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underline feature broken
The underline feature is broken on my forum. I tried viewing the posts with different templates in case it was a colour issue.

Started Dec 16th, 2012 at 9:35am by freediver
10 2,886 Last Post Feb 5th, 2013 at 10:05am
By: freediver
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Can't read PMs ... Get not implemented?
Have recently spotted a problem on all my forums, which keeps me from reading any text messages. No idea how long it may have been around, because my forums are so quiet these days, nobody is sending ...

Started yesterday at 2:45pm by batchman
7 25 Last Post Yesterday at 11:57pm
By: JonB
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SMTP Email
Just found out my forum is not sending out emails when a new user registers. Yes, I have it set to do so. Too bad there is not a "Test" button so you do not have to make a change, exit setup, sign in ...

Started Sep 11th, 2014 at 1:54am by Red Barchetta
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51 369 Last Post Yesterday at 4:24pm
By: JonB
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Start New Topic screen won't close (Yabb 2.5.2)
When starting a new topic, the text entry screen remains after clicking on the <Post Message> button, the screen doesn't close.  Consequently, users are assuming something is wrong and submitting mult...

Started Jun 15th, 2014 at 1:13pm by Jimboat
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42 324 Last Post Sep 29th, 2014 at 1:47pm
By: JonB
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Adding/Deleting board moderators on 2.6.1
Dandello wrote on Sep 23rd, 2014 at 9:13pm:
We made adding Moderators a LOT easier in 2.6x.  Wink

Yes, and 2.6.1 is great, but I have a few minor caveats:
The Add/Delete moderators link on the individual boards works well for adding mod...

Started Sep 27th, 2014 at 9:01am by Chess Publishing
5 39 Last Post Sep 27th, 2014 at 7:54pm
By: Chess Publishing
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How can I move a member to be a moderator?
I have searched but have not found how to move a member of the forum I moderate to also be a YaBB Moderator.
I have YaBB Administrator access, but I need to move a post dependent member to be a b...

Started Sep 23rd, 2014 at 8:44pm by BatDude
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13 102 Last Post Sep 26th, 2014 at 4:57pm
By: JonB
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5 43 Last Post Sep 25th, 2014 at 5:11am
By: JonB
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Perl on Win Server 2008 x64 - Missing .pm files?
Downloaded and installed perl 5, version 16, subversion 3 (v5.16.3) built for MSWin32-x64-multi-thread from, but notice according to YABB, several of the modules are missing. Using ( h...

Started Sep 7th, 2014 at 5:16pm by Red Barchetta
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19 84 Last Post Sep 17th, 2014 at 9:19pm
By: Dandello
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Post speed allowed : long wait posting reply
I am using 2.5.2
With the anti-spam setting "Post speed allowed" set to 120 seconds I was getting long delays modifying a post and complaints from people trying to post replies. Symptom was "Wait...

Started Sep 16th, 2014 at 9:48pm by EricJo
2 31 Last Post Sep 16th, 2014 at 10:52pm
By: Bill Myers
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(upgd 2.5.2 to 2.6.0) Now, only guest can display the index board
I'm trying to upgrade my small forum from 2.5.2 to 2.6.0 and we are facing a strange issue :
-  index board can be display only for guest : when logged in,  goes to "Error 50...

Started Sep 12th, 2014 at 8:15pm by Mediaephile
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23 132 Last Post Sep 16th, 2014 at 8:19pm
By: Mediaephile
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DateTime TimeZone
I've installed a working version of 2.6.0 and can't see to get the clock to work for different time zones.  The module checker within the Admin Center said to install DateTime::TimeZone, which I did a...

Started Aug 13th, 2014 at 11:06pm by griswold
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35 205 Last Post Sep 16th, 2014 at 4:24pm
By: griswold
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Forum Logo image
using Yabb 2.5.2, i changed code to our own Forum Image in the Yabb banner.  works fine in IE, but recently doesn't show my banner in Firefox. 
Funny, because for last couple of years, operated ...

Started Sep 13th, 2014 at 9:45pm by Jimboat
6 71 Last Post Sep 14th, 2014 at 2:38pm
By: Bill Myers
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Some problems with Board pictures
I commissioned someone to design some icons for my Forum to replace 'boards.png'. He sent them 100x100 (assuming they would resize automatically) and the site looked fine after I added th...

Started Sep 3rd, 2014 at 10:26am by Chess Publishing
9 174 Last Post Sep 8th, 2014 at 5:24pm
By: Bill Myers
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YaBB 2.6.1 Build 1560 messages?
Running Yabb YaBB 2.6.1 Build 1560
I deleted one board I created named "Event" and got this message:
Successfully removed board with ID: event
0 forsale 1 services 2 wanted 3 FASTBD 4 ...

Started Sep 7th, 2014 at 3:26pm by Red Barchetta
4 46 Last Post Sep 7th, 2014 at 5:25pm
By: Red Barchetta
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Backing up large forum stops prematurely
My client has a forum that has about 500+ MB of data, mostly attachments and user avatars.
Trying to backing up it using the integrated zip method silently aborts about 2 times out of 3 (sometime...

Started Aug 4th, 2014 at 3:55pm by Monni
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7 97 Last Post Aug 31st, 2014 at 2:32pm
By: Bill Myers
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YaBB 2.6: Multiple moves taking lots of RAM?
After upgrading my forum to 2.6, I thought it would be a good idea to start sorting around a few threads to sub-forums. But each time I try to use multiple move (i.e. in the thread index check say ...

Started Aug 27th, 2014 at 10:39am by ggn
4 72 Last Post Aug 29th, 2014 at 5:23pm
By: JonB
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Member Group Hierarchy
Is there a way to establish a hierarchy with member groups?
Let me explain what I'm looking for:
Members that donate to the upkeep are given a special Member Title, lets call it "Sponsor"<br...

Started May 22nd, 2014 at 3:53pm by ------
14 171 Last Post Aug 25th, 2014 at 3:33pm
By: ------
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What happens if I remove/delete a Post Independent Group
I have a Post Independent Group that is no longer relevant with several hundred users in the group. What will happen to those members if I delete/remove the group. Will they simply revert to the appro...

Started Aug 22nd, 2014 at 2:00pm by Nick W
1 44 Last Post Aug 22nd, 2014 at 2:18pm
By: Dandello
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Forum stopped loading - hosting blaming a script.
Hi there,
A Yabb 2.5 AE forum that has been running for many years has suddenly stopped loading:
As you can see, all...

Started Aug 15th, 2014 at 9:21am by legrant
5 70 Last Post Aug 19th, 2014 at 2:58pm
By: Bill Myers
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What do I need to do when moving host?
I want to move host from 1&1 who are frankly useless and ignorant to say the least and go to 123.
In layman's terms can someone please tell me what I need to do to make the transition as smooth a...

Started Jul 21st, 2014 at 10:18am by Nigs
13 130 Last Post Aug 9th, 2014 at 1:25pm
By: Dandello
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Event Calendar
"Add event" button does garble both literal and HTML-entity text when not using UTF-8.

Started Jul 9th, 2014 at 6:06pm by Monni
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15 132 Last Post Aug 6th, 2014 at 4:28am
By: Dandello
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threads not updating
This seems to be a recurring problem in long threads. For example, when I post in this thread:
it should go to post #615 or higher (page...

Started Jan 13th, 2013 at 10:43pm by freediver
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58 8,745 Last Post Aug 3rd, 2014 at 1:58pm
By: Dandello
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Email Tags (in Email.lng) Missing
Until I upgraded to 2.6 late last week, I had been using 2.5AE and had been very pleased with it. Upgrading to 2.6 seems to have improved on so many things, so was unsure why I was having problems wit...

Started Jul 8th, 2014 at 3:01pm by Devonshire Expat
6 106 Last Post Aug 2nd, 2014 at 8:24pm
By: Dandello
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Missing date and time in2.6
Several of my members have complained they cannot see the date and the of each individual post once logged in.
Apparently, the "posted on" field is not being filled and there is also no date and...

Started Jul 17th, 2014 at 1:49pm by Chess Publishing
5 98 Last Post Jul 21st, 2014 at 12:44pm
By: JonB
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Topic hover not workingon IE 11
I just noticed that the topic hover does not work when using IE 11. On Chrome it's ok.

Started Jul 10th, 2014 at 10:49am by AcuarioCat
4 97 Last Post Jul 18th, 2014 at 2:45am
By: Dandello
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Translation string in Profile.lng
$profile_txt{'92'} looks bad even in English...
It should be instead "View Profile of USER", with USER replaced with username... That way it works even with languages that need different word or...

Started Jul 17th, 2014 at 4:22pm by Monni
5 83 Last Post Jul 17th, 2014 at 7:01pm
By: Monni
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Post are being blocked as spam
I now have two members and only two that I am aware off that are having difficulty posting to our forum. They are getting the following error message
"Action not allowed: Our system has detected ...

Started Jul 16th, 2014 at 12:47am by TonyL
9 106 Last Post Jul 16th, 2014 at 7:31pm
By: Dandello
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