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Moderation Policy - Read & Heed
Thanks to all for your recent opinions, and those given to me in the past.
A. I waited for timed banning to work before using it.á There was a reason, just as beating your dog every time it acts ...

Started Feb 10th, 2015 at 10:45pm by JonB
2 2,035 Last Post Jun 2nd, 2016 at 2:10pm
By: Dandello
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CGI Module v4+ issues
Symptom, your server error log shows: [CODE] or something similar.
Solution: for 2.6.11: In find [CODE perl]
replace with [CODE perl]
For 2.5.2 in find [CODE perl]
replace with [CODE perl]

Started May 16th, 2016 at 1:20pm by Dandello
0 81 Last Post May 16th, 2016 at 1:20pm
By: Dandello
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When to NOT use 'Rebuild Attachments'
Symptoms - the attachments are in their proper directory and can be accessed via direct linking but are showing as 'deleted' in the message thread.
DO NOT RUN 'Rebuild Attachments' from the Admin...

Started Aug 3rd, 2015 at 4:29pm by Dandello
0 131 Last Post Aug 3rd, 2015 at 4:29pm
By: Dandello
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Registration Error Codes
You've seen them in your Errorlog and now you need to know what they mean.
  • The 'We don't serve your kind here'  comes from the honeypot - meaning they filled in a formfield that is in the c...

I'll post more as

Started Oct 18th, 2014 at 9:30pm by Dandello
0 265 Last Post Oct 18th, 2014 at 9:30pm
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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 5,369 Last Post May 5th, 2013 at 11:09pm
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No admin center access
I'm a bit perplexed.á I have an ancient YaBB board that has been running for years without any issues.á It's so stable that I rarely actually log in as the administrator.á I did so tod...

Started Today at 3:24am by mikie
3 13 Last Post Today at 3:22pm
By: Dandello
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Untrapped Error
On a page in a thread. Happened a few times.
Untrapped Error :
The 'epoch' parameter ("1478232213[highlight") to DateTime::from_epoch did not pass regex check at /usr/lib64/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/ line 488 DateTime::from_epoch('undef', 'epoch', '1478232213[highlight') called at Sources/ line 54 main::toffs('1478232213[highlight', 0) called at Sources/ line 177 main::timeformat('1478232213[highlight', 0, 0, 0, 1) called at Sources/ line 131 main::quotemsg('260913080D010E600', '1478125138/46#46', '1478232213[highlight', ']"Our Republic died at Appomattox"\x{a}[/highlight]\x{a}RIP...') called at Sources/ line 389 main:CheesyoUBBC() ca...

Started Nov 13th, 2016 at 9:34pm by forumguy99
12 59 Last Post Mar 19th, 2017 at 7:35pm
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Registrants awaiting approval
On top of our board we have 2 yellow text boxes that state :
"There are 141 validated Restraints awaiting approval."
"There are 118 Pre-Registered Members that are not yet validated."

Started Mar 6th, 2017 at 8:05pm by Paddy4699
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1 14 Last Post Mar 6th, 2017 at 10:30pm
By: Dandello
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Web Hosting platform upgrade (Migration)
Our Forum has just gone off line and come back on after the planned November 9th Migration, but after trying to log in I get the error:-
Error: An Error Has Occurred! defined(@array) is deprecate...

Started Nov 9th, 2016 at 10:16pm by TheRambler
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37 271 Last Post Feb 11th, 2017 at 3:30pm
By: Dandello
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Logging Login Activity
I'm still having a little trouble with sporadic login failures to my forum.  I can "see" failed attempts along with username and password submitted in the errorlog.txt file so I can tell people what c...

Started Feb 3rd, 2017 at 2:11am by justin bowser
9 44 Last Post Feb 10th, 2017 at 1:14am
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$faketruncation????? can anyone please help!
I have an issue that has suddenly started. I am unable to view my messages unless I Update session and then enter my postcode. I do so and I have to do it again.
The message that keep ...

Started Feb 4th, 2017 at 5:52pm by Nigs
5 32 Last Post Feb 6th, 2017 at 2:19pm
By: Dandello
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bug that stops guests viewing a board
I think this is a bug. If you go to board permissions and select all entries in the "view board" permissions, people who are not logged in can not view the board.

Started Jan 20th, 2017 at 10:08pm by freediver
2 25 Last Post Jan 21st, 2017 at 9:57pm
By: freediver
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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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61 5,100 Last Post Jan 20th, 2017 at 10:06pm
By: freediver
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Internal Server Error - should appreciate help.
I run a (closed) forum using Yabb 2.1 and it has run for years with no problem.  It only has at most, 30 users. A few months ago, I started to get "Internal Server Error" when trying to logon or even ...

Started Jan 10th, 2017 at 5:28pm by Johnfromhere
5 41 Last Post Jan 12th, 2017 at 1:50pm
By: Dandello
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Time Zone
Help solve the problem!
Do not set the date - date of the opening of the Forum
And do not set Select Forum Time Zone:
Opt for the time zone, click save.
Nothing saved.

Started Dec 20th, 2016 at 7:15am by Сергей
This topic contains 2 attachments
5 33 Last Post Dec 23rd, 2016 at 9:49pm
By: Dandello
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Guest access
I have always had the previous versions of our forum set so Guests could look around but not post, message, etc.  Since going from 2.3 to 2.6.12 guests can access the board but can't read any threads....

Started Dec 20th, 2016 at 3:31am by justin bowser
3 27 Last Post Dec 20th, 2016 at 2:40pm
By: justin bowser
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Admin Section functions
So I'm going through the Admin section of my forum and I see the Permalink Symlink URL section, and I have no idea what that is. So I google it, watch a youtube video on it, and I am still confused as...

Started Dec 11th, 2016 at 7:41pm by Red Barchetta
1 31 Last Post Dec 12th, 2016 at 3:42am
By: Dandello
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Kind of a head-scratcher...
We have been running Yabb since late 2009 and for the most part it has been extremely stable. But, I seem to have had a gremlin sneak in through the back door...
About 2-3 weeks ago I started get...

Started Nov 6th, 2016 at 10:21pm by justin bowser
4 46 Last Post Nov 7th, 2016 at 10:37pm
By: justin bowser
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Users not receiving emails? Do not use 'sendmail'
For years, some users have complained to me that they don't get email Notifications from my YaBB 2.4 Forum.
Last month, after upgrading to YaBB 2.6 and moving to a new server, I got complaints fr...

Started Oct 14th, 2016 at 10:46pm by Jerry Krinock
3 40 Last Post Oct 15th, 2016 at 2:22pm
By: Dandello
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User control panel/Profile/Options not working
Hello, I've been trying to install a Mod & I've noticed one bit of my Forum doesn't work.
When, as Admin, I go into the User Control Panel & select Options, I type in my password to authenticate ...

Started Oct 5th, 2016 at 2:13pm by ramjet
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11 79 Last Post Oct 10th, 2016 at 9:04pm
By: Dandello
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Unable to alter Forum Advanced Settings as Administrator
When I try to alter settings via the "Advanced Settings" tab as Administrator I get the following error message (after the "settings submitted to server" window) :-
You don't h...

When I check Admin

Started Sep 20th, 2016 at 3:33pm by MorrisMinor
7 91 Last Post Sep 30th, 2016 at 5:01pm
By: Dandello
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Send message to admin(s) in 2.5.2
Hello again,   Smiley
I notice that you have a link when viewing as a guest that enables one to "send message to admin(s)" is this possible in 2.5.2 & if so how do I enable the facility??
MTIA, ...

Started Sep 28th, 2016 at 4:35pm by ramjet
1 46 Last Post Sep 28th, 2016 at 5:50pm
By: Dandello
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Adding Tweets to 2.5.2 Forum
Hello, apologies if this has been posted before but I couldn't find anything relevant.
My question is - is there an addon or mod I can add to my 2.5.2 forum so I can add the ability to insert Twe...

Started Sep 28th, 2016 at 10:41am by ramjet
1 82 Last Post Sep 28th, 2016 at 1:16pm
By: Dandello
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Forum ridiculously slow
My forum ( is impossibly slow sometimes ending in a 404 message.
Occasionally it opens fairly quickly but most times it is very slow bor...

Started Sep 27th, 2016 at 10:31am by Nigs
5 60 Last Post Sep 27th, 2016 at 8:55pm
By: Dandello
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Error defined(@array) is deprecated with old YaBB
My web hoster did a server update yesterday which caused my YaBB (1.3.1) to not work properly anymore. At the moment I get the error message
defined(@array) is deprecated at ./Sources/Extended...

Started Sep 21st, 2016 at 4:39pm by Homer J. S.
8 78 Last Post Sep 23rd, 2016 at 2:53pm
By: Dandello
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YaBB's "Search" only goes back a few weeks?
This regards the "Search" text field which you see at the upper right of most YaBB pages.
This board's stats indicate > 24,000 posts, and since at least half of them probably mention "YaBB", when...

Started Sep 19th, 2016 at 11:01pm by Jerry Krinock
2 46 Last Post Sep 20th, 2016 at 12:51pm
By: Jerry Krinock
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Where is the post "Preview" button?
When posting in my YaBB 2.4 board, there is a Preview button next to Post Message.  In this here board, which is said to be running YaBB 2.6, there is no Preview button.  Did this very nice feature ge...

Started Sep 9th, 2016 at 9:14pm by Jerry Krinock
2 59 Last Post Sep 11th, 2016 at 1:58pm
By: Jerry Krinock
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youtube videos not working
Any idea what causes this? Apparently only my forum is affected. Everyone is affected - ie all browsers, windows versions etc.

Started Aug 14th, 2016 at 8:38am by freediver
2 72 Last Post Aug 16th, 2016 at 3:30pm
By: freediver
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sticky threads appearing twice
This bug appeared after some recent maintenance that did not go well. All my sticky threads became unstuck. If I restick them, they appear twice in the board index, eg:

Started Jul 10th, 2016 at 11:50am by freediver
1 58 Last Post Jul 10th, 2016 at 8:36pm
By: Dandello
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