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Global Announcement
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YaBB's servers will be down for ~ 4 hours while we get a system image backup & perform maintenance

Started Sep 14th, 2015 at 9:26pm by JonB
0 78 Last Post Sep 14th, 2015 at 9:26pm
By: JonB
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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.  There was a reason, just as beating your dog every time it acts ...

Started Feb 10th, 2015 at 10:45pm by JonB
1 566 Last Post Mar 3rd, 2015 at 12:26pm
By: JonB
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 1,602 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 4,455 Last Post May 5th, 2013 at 11:09pm
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
0 159 Last Post Oct 18th, 2014 at 9:30pm
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 22 Last Post Aug 3rd, 2015 at 4:29pm
By: Dandello
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-1 new messages?
Yeah, here.
I'm showing a total of -1 new messages in my PM box. (That's a negative number there.) The message itself it telling me that someone is on vacation - last summer.

Started Jan 27th, 2012 at 8:42pm by Dandello
1 398 Last Post Jan 27th, 2012 at 10:32pm
By: Dandello
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Spammer is targeting my membership application
HELP! Over the past months I have had a few spammers attempt to gain membership to my forum by applying for membership. I always reject their membership. I can tell they are spammers because they alwa...

Started Sep 2nd, 2011 at 11:42am by DeborahW
This topic contains 1 attachment
7 1,364 Last Post Sep 3rd, 2011 at 5:29am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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$facesdir setting must be fixed immediately
I am getting this errors message.. I just uploaded this to the server and was setting some things up in the admin section such as the website title and such and i got this error..............
[i]Can't open directory (/home/mc

Started Sep 3rd, 2012 at 7:21pm by dave1
2 1,194 Last Post Sep 3rd, 2012 at 7:29pm
By: xnoddyx
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<yabb> things
I have noticed mainly things like <yabb signature> where are these stored so i can edit things within the <yabb signature> like options and things?
PS sorry for not being very descriptive

Started Sep 22nd, 2010 at 9:07pm by coldnex
3 959 Last Post Sep 23rd, 2010 at 1:59pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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"Encountered a 500 error" re:
I hope the following can be of some help:
An error has been encountered in accessing this page.
1. Server:
2. URL path: /cgi-bin/community/YaBB....

Started Dec 23rd, 2011 at 5:18am by Bill Myers
14 3,162 Last Post Jan 1st, 2012 at 12:36am
By: Lindaru
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"Ex member" - what is this?
Sometimes when a new member registers on my forum, they get the title as an "ex member". It doesn't happen to everyone.
Why does this happen, do ex members get the same privilege as other members...

Started Mar 18th, 2011 at 2:42am by Miss Emily
3 1,577 Last Post Mar 18th, 2011 at 5:33am
By: Derek Barnstorm
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"invisible" posts
now after the update to 2.6.11 I noticed twice now that some topic became "invisible". It still can be found with search function, but it doesn't seem to appear anymore on the board. Is something like...

Started Jul 22nd, 2015 at 7:27am by Smirftsch
6 43 Last Post Aug 9th, 2015 at 10:50pm
By: Dandello
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"Last Post" doesn't update
It says the last post was on June 3, but there have been more posts since then.
Also when I post, it tells me 504 gateway time out, but whe...

Started Jul 26th, 2013 at 12:06am by tony873004
1 390 Last Post Jul 26th, 2013 at 12:35am
By: Derek Barnstorm
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"Name field not filled out"
I had a member email with this problem, saying that when he tries to post he gets' the message:
"An Error Has Occurred! The Name field  was not filled out. It is required."
I had...

Started Jun 10th, 2010 at 12:36am by seaphoto
This topic contains 1 attachment
3 1,573 Last Post Jun 11th, 2010 at 3:27pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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"New messages" button
When a thread has new messages, the button is always in English in default template... I hacked it in the forum I upgraded by infixing $language in the button filename in the two places it is mentione...

Started Jul 11th, 2014 at 9:52pm by Monni
6 87 Last Post Jul 12th, 2014 at 7:01pm
By: Dandello
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"The E-mail field was not filled out. It is required."
Guests get error "The E-mail field was not filled out. It is required." I can't find any setting, that guests can post topics without email. Is there that kind of setting, or am I just blind?
Is ...

Started Feb 5th, 2014 at 2:09pm by ippe73
8 1,391 Last Post Mar 5th, 2014 at 3:43pm
By: Bill Myers
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"Username already exists" --- I Can't Find Them (?)
A user contacted us via Facebook saying he had a hard time registering. I went to find his profile and it wasn't waiting approval and I couldn't find them as a member. I assumed he didn't complete the...

Started Jul 30th, 2015 at 2:35pm by CMG_Shannon
1 29 Last Post Jul 30th, 2015 at 3:32pm
By: Dandello
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"" (lower case) error
I think this is related to my previous issues with threads not updating:
The hosts made some changes a few weeks back that fixed it, but n...

Started Sep 2nd, 2013 at 9:09am by freediver
6 2,482 Last Post Sep 3rd, 2013 at 3:29pm
By: RonS2
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'allowed to start topic' bug
I have created extra member groups to ban members from specific boards (not the whole forum). It worked fine when I was on 2.2.1. Now I can disallow topic replies, but I cannot disallow starting of ne...

Started May 4th, 2012 at 11:08pm by freediver
1 743 Last Post May 5th, 2012 at 8:27pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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'P----d' off
[size=14][font=Comic Sans MS]I tried to reg for this BMW R65 site but there is no reg button it's  just not there so I reg here thinking I could logon that way.That was a waste of time sombody plea...

Started Jul 12th, 2012 at 6:11pm by PAUL-N
« Pages 1 2 »
15 395 Last Post Jul 13th, 2012 at 7:21pm
By: Bill Myers
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'Rogue' .msg files
Hello all,
I'm working on a Yabb update and the client has tens of thousands of .msg files in the members folders.
Currently there are over thirty-three thousand of them. 
They mostly ...

Started Mar 6th, 2015 at 11:02am by legrant
1 36 Last Post Mar 6th, 2015 at 2:42pm
By: Dandello
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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
« Pages 1 2 »
23 193 Last Post Sep 16th, 2014 at 8:19pm
By: Mediaephile
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*YaBB recentposts*
Well, after much searching I’ve finally had to admit defeat and ask whether or not you can change (increase) the value of the “Most recent posts” (to more than 10)?
Many thanks.

Started Nov 3rd, 2010 at 8:31pm by DrDil
1 934 Last Post Nov 3rd, 2010 at 10:49pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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.DE .JP Email and more domains NOT WORKING ?
right well, i have set up my forum a long time ago eveyrhting is working.
the members i get moslty use .com or  be it msn or yahoo or any other email long as its .com or .net or and...

Started Nov 16th, 2010 at 6:57pm by L_ith
1 672 Last Post Nov 16th, 2010 at 8:04pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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.JP Domains Blocked? why?
This is very odd i checked in anti spam settings email stuff nothing can be found related to JP domains
i have a user testing an account and he hashotmail is the domain he used forgot pas...

Started Jun 13th, 2010 at 7:58pm by L_ith
10 3,456 Last Post Jun 14th, 2010 at 7:07pm
By: L_ith
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2 YaBB forums on same site
If I wanted to run 2 forums on one site and have them both share the same files from the "yabbfiles" folder, would there be anything that might go haywire?
Or should I have a seperate folder for ...

Started Jun 30th, 2012 at 11:37pm by westwegoman (Ex Member)
« Pages 1 2 »
24 4,411 Last Post Jul 3rd, 2012 at 5:46pm
By: Bill Myers
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2.5 yabb
if I upgrade, will I lose all my posts and info that I currently have?

Started Sep 9th, 2010 at 10:37pm by dave1
2 923 Last Post Sep 10th, 2010 at 3:28pm
By: The Boy
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2.5AE - Ban List Limit of IPs ?
Is there a limit of banned IPs that can be added to the ban list?. I have recently upgraded to 2.5AE
Today I went to add a spammer IP to the list (there were already 364 banned IPs) and ...

Started Mar 31st, 2011 at 11:52pm by Elrick.
5 1,792 Last Post Apr 5th, 2011 at 4:10pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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3000 Script Abuse emails in two minutes
I know The Guardian was doing its job and protected the forum so all is good. ( I block the IP)
But what were they trying to do?
Scripting Abuse Detected! on Jul 3, 2013  12:44pm

BTW - I just turned on  messageindex, m

Started Jul 3rd, 2013 at 6:06pm by RonS2
8 1,062 Last Post Jul 4th, 2013 at 11:55am
By: RonS2
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