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Global Announcement
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Started Jul 14th, 2014 at 8:05pm by JonB
0 74 Last Post Jul 14th, 2014 at 8:05pm
By: JonB
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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
1 277 Last Post Jun 18th, 2014 at 1:44pm
By: vteams
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Problems on existing installation Linux
Hi,
Currently running large yabb installation with >200000 user. Problem: board is damaged. Userlogin impossible.
I have a backup, but cannot restore it. It looks like there's a limitation...

Started May 11th, 2014 at 2:36pm by Gummi4711
6 183 Last Post May 12th, 2014 at 10:09pm
By: xnoddyx
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Setup Just Hangs
I am trying to install Yabb 2.5.2 as a fresh install. After running Setup.pl it asks for admin password which I put it. That works fine. But when it asks me to click continue to setup button nothing h...

Started Mar 5th, 2014 at 10:32pm by Espie79
11 342 Last Post Mar 6th, 2014 at 12:24am
By: JonB
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Forum fails to run - finger trouble
I went into my server and tried to delete an unused empty folder which about 2 years ago once held a duplicate copy of my website. It fails to remove giving an Error 126 code. Since then I get the dre...

Started Jan 13th, 2014 at 9:07pm by VinceC
3 358 Last Post Jan 28th, 2014 at 10:15pm
By: Elfen
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Script can't 'require' file from directory
Hello! I decided to move my YaBB forum from my current $45 VPS to $5 Digital Ocean VPS. I managed to install PHP, MySQL and Perl on Ubuntu. I tried to copy the forum to the new location, but got '500 ...

Started Jan 4th, 2014 at 8:50am by MaxPower3000
1 1,847 Last Post Jan 10th, 2014 at 10:34pm
By: Elfen
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Lost all my attachments...
Dear All
   I have recently moved a YaBB 2.5.2 install from Apache on Windows to Apache on Linux.
   Did the thing with CHMOD, changed the Perl bang and changed the paths and most things cam...

Started Dec 2nd, 2013 at 4:53am by AngusCS
3 278 Last Post Dec 2nd, 2013 at 4:14pm
By: Dandello
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Setup shows as a text
I'm new and I need help. The Setup.pl is not working for me. It open as a script file in the browser.  The server is Perl ready, the folders and file all have the permission according to the Quick-Gui...

Started Nov 5th, 2013 at 11:36pm by xpgu
9 688 Last Post Nov 9th, 2013 at 5:17am
By: Dandello
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Server error with setup.pl
Hello guys,
I tried to install a fresh yabb 2.5.2 on my webspace on all-inkl.com. Did everything as said in the manual, but all I get is an server error when I try running the setup.pl. Path to p...

Started Oct 27th, 2013 at 10:13am by Snow
3 425 Last Post Oct 27th, 2013 at 2:46pm
By: xnoddyx
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Need help please! Need to move YaBB1 Gold SP 1.3.1 forum to Linux
Hi! I've got a very old version YaBB forum that's been hosted for many years by OLI (they are awesome!). But it's time to move forward, and here's where I need some help:
1. I want to move my for...

Started Sep 18th, 2013 at 9:42pm by Leopardladyo
5 648 Last Post Sep 23rd, 2013 at 7:51pm
By: xnoddyx
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setup fails
Hello,
I try to install YABB (2.3.1) on a new server but unfortunately I can't finish the setup - after setting of paths I always get errror message that the following URL can't be reached. The p...

Started Sep 1st, 2013 at 9:31am by shodam3
3 530 Last Post Sep 10th, 2013 at 1:27pm
By: xnoddyx
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Subdomain and folder installation
I have uploaded the files as per documentation, e.g. ascii vs binary mode and believe I have folders correct (cgi-bin stuff in main cgi-bin in subfolder/all other files in a subfolder of www) so will ...

Started May 19th, 2013 at 10:52am by rectitude
3 557 Last Post May 19th, 2013 at 12:40pm
By: xnoddyx
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CGI Scripts showing as text
hey

Started Mar 20th, 2013 at 4:04pm by mrbrklyn
3 1,788 Last Post May 19th, 2013 at 12:10am
By: Dandello
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YaBB 2.5.2. Script showing, doesn't execute
Hi there,
I've looked up a lot of things on google, but couldn't manage to find anything useful  Undecided
First a few details:
I am using YaBB 2.5.2.
host is: nazuka.net
-> it does...

Started Apr 3rd, 2013 at 10:33am by KIGLO
7 1,654 Last Post Apr 7th, 2013 at 5:58pm
By: Dandello
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New ISE on previously good install (just started happening)
Hello all!
Starting at about 3am PST, my YaBB site started throwing 500 ISE Errors. It had been up and running for months with no problems, this just happened out of the blue.
Running with C...

Started Mar 30th, 2013 at 10:13pm by Matt_B.
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21 2,906 Last Post Apr 4th, 2013 at 7:46pm
By: xnoddyx
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Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
I have a YaBB 1 Gold installation that has some problems but nothing too serious. I would like to upgrade  it to the latest version. How can I do that without losing the forum posts? The server is at ...

Started Mar 7th, 2013 at 6:05pm by storre
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51 5,200 Last Post Mar 23rd, 2013 at 4:55pm
By: storre
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permlink set up
This is just a cut/paste from an email on a tech list on problems setting up permlink

Started Mar 20th, 2013 at 5:04pm by mrbrklyn
1 584 Last Post Mar 20th, 2013 at 5:18pm
By: mrbrklyn
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can't find files to install
I'm totally new at this.  Trying to install using the instructions on the yabbforum:
/codex/YaBB.pl?num=1190671650  (I'm not allowed to post the url yet)
At the end of paragraph 9, I am ins...

Started Mar 14th, 2013 at 10:50pm by Reid
6 1,083 Last Post Mar 15th, 2013 at 3:23pm
By: Dandello
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Setup fails
I am trying to update my forum and have moved the old one out of the way ready to install the new one. Everything is in place and CHModed, but when I run Setup.pl I get his error:
Can't locate ./...

Started Mar 4th, 2013 at 4:35pm by VinceC
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29 3,312 Last Post Mar 5th, 2013 at 7:02pm
By: VinceC
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1.3.1 to 2.5.2 conversion fails
We're trying to migrate to YaBB 2.5.2 from 1.3.1 Gold. The source data is on another server so we've been following the instructions to place the old Members, Messages, Boards and a few files from Var...

Started Feb 10th, 2013 at 6:14pm by reolf
5 1,142 Last Post Feb 11th, 2013 at 12:07am
By: Dandello
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managing template images
It is my understanding that if YaBB cannot find a template image in the specified folder, it searches in the default folder. Is it a good idea to use the default folder as much as possible so you only...

Started Dec 21st, 2012 at 11:00pm by freediver
1 689 Last Post Dec 27th, 2012 at 12:47pm
By: freediver
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page caching
My host suggested that I use page caching to reduce server load. Is this a good idea? Will it mean that the forum does not get updated as soon as people make posts?

Started Dec 24th, 2012 at 12:04am by freediver
0 451 Last Post Dec 24th, 2012 at 12:04am
By: freediver
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Do not show Forum Statiistics on index page
Is there a fairly easy way to NOT to show the forum statistics ... Clearly I don't really want people to be aware, at the start, that there are 0 members... That's a real put off. Who wants to join a ...

Started Dec 21st, 2012 at 8:53pm by CSK
8 2,090 Last Post Dec 23rd, 2012 at 2:10am
By: Bill Myers
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Error after running setup.pl latest download 2.5.2
I would just like to thank the team on here, for some reason the topic was locked so I am unable to post my thanks in the thread??? I hope I didn't upset someone.
Indeed the $gzcomp setting was t...

Started Dec 20th, 2012 at 10:09am by CSK
5 1,316 Last Post Dec 20th, 2012 at 9:18pm
By: Dandello
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Error after running setup.pl latest download 2.5.2
This is a clean install, no old version on server.
I ran the setup... all seemed fine right to the end then after url shows ..../Setup.pl?action=setup3
I click continue and get a page withou...

Started Dec 19th, 2012 at 1:55pm by CSK
8 2,164 Last Post Dec 20th, 2012 at 12:14am
By: xnoddyx
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Re: 500 Error during installation
Bill Myers wrote on Dec 16th, 2012 at 8:42pm:
Oddly enough, just to see if it would work, I personally copied our forum to another domain on our dedicated server, and it too came up with a 500 error. Go figure.

ok a error 500 is like the swi...

Started Dec 16th, 2012 at 9:37pm by xnoddyx
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16 4,164 Last Post Dec 19th, 2012 at 5:43pm
By: Bill Myers
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clean copy of settings.pl
Can I please get a 'clean' copy of Settings.pl from somewhere? It is my understanding that this is auto-generated after installation, and mine got lost along the way. I am trying to figure out what th...

Started Dec 11th, 2012 at 4:57am by freediver
3 863 Last Post Dec 11th, 2012 at 5:25am
By: Dandello
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yabbfiles/avatars/UserAvatars - 644 or 755?
My instructions (2.5.2) told me to make this folder 644, but this makes in inaccessible. Should it be 755? Maybe it got the folder and files mixed up.

Started Dec 10th, 2012 at 2:43am by freediver
2 747 Last Post Dec 11th, 2012 at 4:58am
By: freediver
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error 404 not found on setup..
Im stuck on installing a new forum. I have transfered all the files as indicated (ascii and binary) chmod them accordingly as well.
Once I run Setup.pl for the first time, it prompts me for the a...

Started Dec 5th, 2012 at 9:29pm by Elzober
9 1,848 Last Post Dec 6th, 2012 at 2:26am
By: Dandello
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Setup.pl download instead of execute
hi, I'm new here and when I link to the Setup.pl file it download it instead of opening it. What do I do wrong ?
Thanks

Started Apr 18th, 2012 at 6:43pm by Experitec.ca
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16 4,602 Last Post Dec 5th, 2012 at 6:12pm
By: Dandello
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