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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
2 328 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
0 142 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
0 190 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
0 319 Last Post Oct 18th, 2014 at 9:30pm
By: Dandello
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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 75 Last Post May 5th, 2013 at 11:09pm
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
5 100 Last Post Dec 23rd, 2016 at 9:49pm
By: Dandello
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Pre-Registered header notice
Hey all,
My "There are 2 Pre-Registered Members that are not yet validated." notice at the top of my board show 2 when in fact it's only one, if there were 2 pre-registered members waiting for ap...

Started Feb 12th, 2013 at 4:02pm by 2001SSEi
9 23 Last Post Feb 14th, 2013 at 2:08am
By: xnoddyx
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Firefox not rendering my YaBB2.5AE site correctly
Hey all,
My site is running 2.5AE, recently Firefox 8.0 has taken to not rendering my site correctly and I was wondering if anyone else if having an issue with FF? áI was running a custom templat...

Started Jan 13th, 2012 at 3:11pm by 2001SSEi
4 939 Last Post Jan 13th, 2012 at 8:56pm
By: Bill Myers
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pm not working
for some reason i get the following everytime someone opens an pm
Method Not Implemented
GET to // not supported.
any help would be good

Started May 23rd, 2010 at 6:08am by 3Down
11 66 Last Post May 24th, 2010 at 2:23am
By: OH Eng
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Email notification shutting itself off
I have a forum member on our site that selects to be notified when a topic is replied to.  It may work for one or two but then it shuts itself back off.  Creating a lot of frustration for them.  Any i...

Started Mar 15th, 2011 at 2:34am by 454webmaster
3 1,314 Last Post Mar 16th, 2011 at 4:22pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Making the most recent posts on forum default to 10
Is there a way to make the most recent posts on the forum default to just show 10 without the user having to select a number of posts that is in multiples of 8?  We recently upgraded to version 2.6.11...

Started May 10th, 2015 at 5:40pm by 7feet
4 71 Last Post May 12th, 2015 at 6:31am
By: Bill Myers
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CGI application not returning complete set of HTTP headers
Our website is returning the below message when we try to access our Forum boards and we don't know how to fix this. á
Error message when accessing Forums
CGI Error The specified CGI applicat...

Started Apr 29th, 2014 at 3:34pm by 7feet
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24 41 Last Post May 3rd, 2014 at 9:18pm
By: JonB
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RSS error, not working
Hi there,
I install yabb forum, everything work fine, my only problem is when I try to get RSS I got : Error. Script return nothing (in a blank page). By reading other post I think it needs mod_r...

Started Apr 6th, 2016 at 11:17pm by @Guard-X
11 161 Last Post May 3rd, 2016 at 2:53am
By: Dandello
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Disappearing posts
My forum has suffered the last few days some some radomly dissappearing threads and posts. Both single posts and the odd full thread have been deleted.
I have 2 questions.
1. Is th...

Started Aug 23rd, 2010 at 12:25pm by [-DIR-] Muffy
2 4 Last Post Aug 23rd, 2010 at 6:08pm
By: [-DIR-] Muffy
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Why are users being changed to 'Ex Member'?
I recently had a few file corruptions on my server, so I restored all YABB files from a backup taken from a time when everything was rosy.
BUT, now I find several of my users have been markedá '...

Started yesterday at 4:50pm by _STEVE_
1 6 Last Post Yesterday at 8:39pm
By: Dandello
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Help! My admin password no longer works
I was testing (foolish me) the "forgot password?" function and stupidly used my admin account instead of setting up a bogus account and testing that.á I got the new re-set password, tried it, and it d...

Started May 5th, 2010 at 8:38pm by AACT
3 18 Last Post May 5th, 2010 at 10:08pm
By: LoneWebSurfer
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Error log message in
I'm getting the following error message in my error log file
Yabb 2.6.0
Cannot print ZLib at ./Sources/ line 170
What is the error and why?

Started Mar 21st, 2016 at 6:27pm by AcuarioCat
3 74 Last Post Mar 22nd, 2016 at 1:30pm
By: Dandello
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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
4 107 Last Post Jul 18th, 2014 at 2:45am
By: Dandello
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Can i add a tab that links to a https site rather than just http?
I'm trying to add a new tab to the top of our forum, but the link automatically adds http in front of the address. I require it to add https instead. Is there anyway of doing this?

Started Apr 15th, 2013 at 10:40am by Adrian_Horn
11 23 Last Post Apr 16th, 2013 at 8:26am
By: Adrian_Horn
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Can I bulk add users?
Hi, I've been asked to make a closed forum for approx 500 users. Is there anyway I can bulk add the users into YABB rather than doing them 1 by 1 in the admin panel?
I know the usernames, Full na...

Started Apr 15th, 2013 at 8:04am by Adrian_Horn
2 898 Last Post Apr 15th, 2013 at 3:28pm
By: Adrian_Horn
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Sending PM to user from Moderator if PM is turned off for users.
Hi there.
We have a situation where we don't want standard users to be able to PM each other on our forum so we have it set that only mods, global mods, and admins have access to PM.

Started Jun 5th, 2013 at 3:38pm by AJ H
1 440 Last Post Jun 5th, 2013 at 4:28pm
By: Dandello
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Backup won't complete - can't get out of maintenance mode
I am running my forum on 2.5AE
Went to perform a full backup this morning. The forum went into maintenance mode but the page in admin center just hung and eventually I got a timeout me...

Started Mar 26th, 2016 at 8:56am by ajchis
9 92 Last Post Apr 9th, 2016 at 1:35pm
By: Dandello
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Admin Center Permissions?
I am running version 2.5AE for a few years now.
A few minor issues have developed over time which I have left unresolved due to my limited know-how!
However the most recent problem is more s...

Started Oct 16th, 2014 at 9:11am by ajchis
5 95 Last Post Oct 25th, 2014 at 10:33pm
By: Dandello
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Default Search parameters
Can anyone please tell me how to change the default search from "Posts made in the last week" to "All Posts" ?

Started May 12th, 2013 at 12:25pm by ajchis
3 1,065 Last Post May 12th, 2013 at 9:12pm
By: ajchis
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Having a devil of a time with sendmail
Hey guys!
I'm having a lot of trouble with sendmail. I think the ONLY thing it works for is registration (both sending e-mails to new users as well as requesting admin approval for new users).<br...

Started Aug 31st, 2010 at 11:46am by akdb8r
3 1,038 Last Post Aug 31st, 2010 at 5:27pm
By: Jet Li
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What is wrong with my forum ?
I haven't checked my forum for a week or so, being caught up with other projects, and when I visited it yesterday, I got a message saying that the site might be potentially harmful or contain maliciou...

Started Apr 25th, 2013 at 10:32am by alakazam
13 25 Last Post May 12th, 2013 at 12:19pm
By: xnoddyx
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Inserting ad code
Can you please tell me where I need to insert the ads code so that the text ads may appear on top of every thread, like in the image below?
I don't want ads on my forum's main page. Just on top...

Started Feb 21st, 2013 at 12:49pm by alakazam
14 3,460 Last Post Feb 24th, 2013 at 7:37am
By: Bill Myers
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Error - The Subject Field Was Not Filled Out
I just had a YaBB 2.5 forum installed ( installed, and when I am trying to edit posts I get this error: "The Subject Field Was Not Filled Out. It is required."
What do I d...

Started Feb 16th, 2013 at 11:34am by alakazam
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28 66 Last Post Feb 23rd, 2013 at 8:10pm
By: Dandello
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403 Forbidden Error and .htaccess
I have recently updated my Joomla installation and the security features in the built-in .htaccess file blocks my forum from working. All I get is a 403 error, and I have already checked CHMOD and cgi...

Started Aug 6th, 2012 at 4:35am by Alejandro Raggio
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23 416 Last Post Aug 8th, 2012 at 6:41pm
By: JonB
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How to turn my 2.5 board into an archive
After over 10 years and nearly 450,000 posts on my (currently) version 2.5 forum, it has run it's course and I want to disable posting and turn the board into an archive where everyone can see all the...

Started Feb 15th, 2013 at 5:14pm by Allison_A
This topic contains 1 attachment
5 2,230 Last Post Feb 15th, 2013 at 8:25pm
By: Dandello
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