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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
2 326 Last Post Jun 2nd, 2016 at 2:10pm
By: Dandello
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Remove all posts from a user?
If you remove the /Members/username.* files they become an ex-member but I need to remove all their content too.
Is there a script method to remove all posts from a user?

Started May 12th, 2011 at 4:19pm by ayjayef
8 8,935 Last Post Sep 1st, 2011 at 6:33pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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PERL - script produced no output
Win2003 Server
IIS6 webserver
running current Activastate perl 5.12.3
and Yabb2.5
After installing a mod I get an error " script produced no output".
I can recreate the error using:..
and if I add the semi-colon at the end of lin...

Started Mar 8th, 2011 at 2:33pm by ayjayef
7 111 Last Post Apr 21st, 2011 at 6:17pm
By: JonB
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no technical support
I can find plenty of places on this site where I can NOT post technical support needs - WHERE on this site do I post this?  I inadvertently changed a pathway and now I can't even access my YaBB forum ...

Started Jan 5th, 2012 at 5:26am by beanski6
1 1,593 Last Post Jan 5th, 2012 at 6:05am
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Not posting correctly; at least for me.
I'm going to try deleting this 2nd and virtually identical profile so that I can log in using only my original profile as I've been doing since June 2002. As such, this post may show m...

Please, for anyone who can fix i

Started Nov 29th, 2011 at 9:31pm by Bill Myers (Ex Member)
5 2,650 Last Post Dec 1st, 2011 at 12:46am
By: Bill Myers
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BoardPassword Mod
I installed Yabb 2.5 on my new site. I tried to install the BoardPassword mod that worked great on Yabb 2.1. It fails to install, most likely because  a lot of the code has changed.
I need one fo...

Started Jan 16th, 2011 at 5:12pm by Bob B.
10 109 Last Post Jan 17th, 2011 at 2:37am
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Need a way to manually add members
Is there any way to add members via command line or URL call?  I would like those who register for our website to be able to use our forums with the same login information, without them needing to reg...

Started Jul 22nd, 2011 at 9:10pm by dan1101
5 40 Last Post Jul 28th, 2011 at 6:42am
By: Tony Barnett
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Revision Numbers and Tortoise SVN
Yes, I admit it, I use Tortoise SVN on XP.
But one of the poorly explained, little implemented, features is a utility that will actually insert the code Revision number for you. The 3.0 team star...

Started Jan 31st, 2013 at 4:25pm by Dandello
0 3,139 Last Post Jan 31st, 2013 at 4:25pm
By: Dandello
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Can anyone suggest a chat mod for Yabb board 2.3?
I've seen both IRC and Yabb chat mods and both seem not suitable or too old now.

Started Mar 5th, 2011 at 8:32pm by earthylad
3 2,660 Last Post Mar 10th, 2011 at 5:44pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Link to my posts on menu bar
I would like a link on the menu bar next to to the Panel link. So that a user can go directly to his hiw own posts because it very handy.
I can make a lik but how do I get the username to the que...

Started Sep 1st, 2011 at 5:38pm by estebanv
4 2,058 Last Post Sep 20th, 2011 at 2:05pm
By: JonB
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e-mailing members not working
I upgraded to YaBB 2.5 AE! and its not sending e-mail list, at least not to admin as a test.
Any idea why? Everything else is the same as yabb 2.1 I used.

Started Sep 23rd, 2011 at 3:32am by forumguy99
3 1,741 Last Post Sep 23rd, 2011 at 7:58pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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YaBB forum running on a native iPhone App?
Hi there!
I wan't to know if anyone got a YaBB forum to run on any of these native iPhone Apps:
would be great!

Started Dec 13th, 2010 at 9:49pm by fran_lfc
2 8,469 Last Post Apr 4th, 2011 at 7:51pm
By: supertanno
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forum speed testing slower than home page
Is this normal? There is a consistent difference with the forum page being slower.!/0LSCv/

Started Jun 17th, 2014 at 9:29am by freediver
3 180 Last Post Jun 18th, 2014 at 8:02pm
By: JonB
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Hostgator has recommended this to me:
Thank you for contacting us!
We looked at the sys-snappy logs again and it appears that most of these requests were due to this IP addres...

The 'incident' was the database serv

Started Apr 14th, 2014 at 9:45am by freediver
4 47 Last Post Apr 15th, 2014 at 10:39am
By: freediver
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site disk space
My latest whole-site backup is 2.5GB, up from 1.5 GB in June. At this rate I think it is going to become unmanageable soon.
Any tips?
I think my YaBB forum is largely responsible.
It i...

Started Nov 12th, 2013 at 12:19pm by freediver
1 1,941 Last Post Nov 12th, 2013 at 3:48pm
By: Dandello
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html template and file generator
I have made an excel spreadsheet with a macro to create html files. I am using it for content management. You enter in the basic info you want that is specific to your article/file, and it wraps it in...

Started Mar 10th, 2013 at 2:17am by freediver
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7 4,774 Last Post Mar 17th, 2013 at 9:00pm
By: xnoddyx
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database backup
What is the most robust way to back up an sql database? I have a phpbb, a wiki and a drupal thingy that I want to back up individually. I am on a unix based VPS and dedicated server. I want to back up...

Started Nov 20th, 2016 at 12:57am by freediver
1 280 Last Post Nov 20th, 2016 at 1:51am
By: Dandello
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MX settings not working
I use google apps for my email. I upgraded to a new dedicated server a week ago. Since the DNS propagation, I have not been receiving emails. I can send them.
This is what is currently out there...

Started Nov 20th, 2016 at 6:43am by freediver
5 107 Last Post Nov 24th, 2016 at 1:50pm
By: Dandello
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disk space bloat
My whole of site backups have now reached 8GB. There were no sudden increases - it has gone up sort of exponentially since I started the site. Some of the breakdown - these are all zipped sizes:

Started Nov 21st, 2016 at 9:10am by freediver
6 504 Last Post Dec 3rd, 2016 at 3:37am
By: Dandello
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caching via htaccess
I am trying to figure out how caching via htaccess works. My host suggested this:
There are also a lot of resources that can be cached by the browser, but are not specifying expiration, so are...

I am not sure which

Started Dec 24th, 2012 at 1:34am by freediver
1 1,520 Last Post Dec 25th, 2012 at 9:12am
By: freediver
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Programmatic posting?
I'm looking to use YaBB for a small internal project. One thing I'd like to do is to have a process post messages into a specific board.
Is there a "correct" way to do this other than just dig in...

Started Dec 12th, 2012 at 2:36pm by Gomez Addams
1 1,133 Last Post Dec 12th, 2012 at 3:48pm
By: Dandello
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Need help transfering to new website!
For lots of reasons, I've stopped using a website host and switched to another one. But, I NEED to transfer all the files to my new website. Otherwise, I'll lose a lot of data that's important. I've u...

Started May 18th, 2011 at 8:40pm by Gracey_bear
1 1,756 Last Post May 19th, 2011 at 11:03am
By: JonB
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Is there an IRC mod for 2.5?
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Started Mar 24th, 2011 at 2:21am by Guy Whedatley
4 49 Last Post Jul 18th, 2011 at 4:08pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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RSS posting bot
Is there a module out there that is able to read an RSS feed and post topics in a forum based on the feed?
It seems that the well known paid for forums support this, but I can't fi...

Started Jan 14th, 2011 at 8:26pm by heathy
2 2,371 Last Post Jan 20th, 2011 at 9:11pm
By: heathy
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permalink does not have SERVER_NAME
I just installed 2.3.1 and all of the permalink lniks are not including the SERVER_NAME.  due to the fact that this forum is not letting me post what it thinks is a link, I cannot show you...

Started Oct 24th, 2011 at 9:32pm by Hey, Computer Man
2 1,743 Last Post Oct 24th, 2011 at 9:40pm
By: JonB
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Existing member database
My English is not very good, so please excuse the Google - translation and You may laugh, if you want to… Wink)  I hope you understand me yet ...
I want to use the forum YaBB in a prot...

Started Jan 8th, 2011 at 2:44pm by Jean-Paul Berner
1 1,558 Last Post Jan 8th, 2011 at 8:46pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Moved: 'Member list caching'
This Topic has been moved to YaBB Coding & Internals by JonB
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Monkish Question
Pray tell, brothers and sisters;
"Which core Perl module exports the PERLIB5 variable?"
For, at this time, my path leads to the Valley of Can'tLocate, whereupon my CPAN arguments faileth.<br...

Started Apr 24th, 2014 at 3:05pm by JonB
5 2,231 Last Post Apr 27th, 2014 at 12:54am
By: RonS2
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