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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 1,396 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 1,046 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
0 568 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 2,754 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 1,721 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 3,029 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 5,936 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 1,183 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
2 939 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 2,301 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 6,676 Last Post Dec 5th, 2012 at 6:12pm
By: Dandello
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quick upgrade tips
I always seem to have trouble with my message folder when I am upgrading. I think the main problem is that the ftp thing moves one file at a time, which take a while if you have 30000 threads. Drag an...

Started Dec 2nd, 2012 at 9:29pm by freediver
0 714 Last Post Dec 2nd, 2012 at 9:29pm
By: freediver
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Form Spoofing Detected
Hi
Upgraded my 2.5AE to 2.5.2 today and after a lot of hassle got it working, rebuilt the members indexes etc but as soon as I went into forum settings, clicked Save on the 1st page it logged me ...

Started Oct 24th, 2012 at 1:26pm by DabzWB
3 1,196 Last Post Dec 2nd, 2012 at 9:24pm
By: freediver
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New Users Login Issues after Upgrade to 2.5.2
I've upgraded our forum from 2.5 to 2.5.2.
There is no problems with new users registering and activating their accounts.
When they try and login it is giving the message:
"Username / P...

Started Nov 9th, 2012 at 7:37pm by djblamire
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19 3,690 Last Post Nov 10th, 2012 at 8:52am
By: djblamire
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2.5.2 Setup.pl shows rubbish text
New 2.5.2 Setup - Uploaded in ASCII, Chmod everything áto 755 ( just to be sure ) and started setup.pl
shows paths and all - after i click -> "Save setings"
i get similar picture:
[IMAGE]
( borrowed image...

Started Oct 29th, 2012 at 10:26am by badgravity
6 2,148 Last Post Nov 2nd, 2012 at 4:50am
By: Elfen
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Attempted upgrade, now even my backups won't work
Hello everyone,
Last night I attempted an upgrade and it did not work out. So I figured I would have my host upload a backup. That's not working out either, it says all my members are ex members....

Started Oct 11th, 2012 at 7:44pm by AustinBoatForums
13 2,448 Last Post Oct 17th, 2012 at 3:21pm
By: JonB
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Don't have AdminIndex.pl
I have Yabb 2.2.3. áI used the wrong upgrade file so I decided to overwrite the files with a backup I had. áI now don't have an AdminIndex.pl file and can't do any admin tasks with my forum. áThe foru...

Started Sep 20th, 2012 at 11:34pm by Mort
10 2,177 Last Post Sep 21st, 2012 at 6:48pm
By: xnoddyx
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Addon Domains for cPanel
Addon Domains for cPanel
Ok, I had good advice on adding a new domain to my existing account on cPanel (saves on new account charges) as my web host would allow it. Presumably would have to creat...

Started Sep 1st, 2012 at 6:54pm by Elrick.
12 4,647 Last Post Sep 13th, 2012 at 2:06pm
By: Dandello
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HTML Root Directory: HTML Root URL:
i dont know what my HTML Root Directory: or  HTML Root URL: are..
Can you help?  examples would help.....Smiley
thanks

Started Sep 3rd, 2012 at 3:58pm by dave1
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18 3,690 Last Post Sep 3rd, 2012 at 7:10pm
By: dave1
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Missing files on upload
Hello All,
I've had an account with a particularly c****y web host for a few years now (too lazy to change I'm afraid). This year they offered me what sounded like a much better deal so like a (l...

Started Jul 12th, 2012 at 8:37pm by Ludek
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49 12,956 Last Post Aug 12th, 2012 at 3:56pm
By: Dandello
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email setup problem
Hi, I have set up my yabb 2.3.1 forum to have new reg members to be approved by admin. I am not able to use the email systems.. somewhat confused on this. I use Vodahost and installed through the CP. ...

Started Dec 13th, 2011 at 8:30pm by bray
9 8,964 Last Post Aug 10th, 2012 at 8:59pm
By: Dandello
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unable to open /members/admin.vars
Please i need help urgently as i have a deadline to meet.
I successfully uploaded and installed the Yabb 2.5 AE forum. i logged into the forum, changed passwords and many other things, i also rem...

Started Jul 27th, 2012 at 1:04pm by kenny Osoba
5 2,071 Last Post Jul 27th, 2012 at 8:41pm
By: Dandello
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New Installed Board - so close !!!
New Forum Install with PERL.
Its been a while since I set a forum up but I have had a few YABB installs years ago. I have managed to get as far as the board running and all settings etc seem to w...

Started Jul 18th, 2012 at 5:16pm by DaveRolph
14 4,365 Last Post Jul 26th, 2012 at 10:52am
By: DaveRolph
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After installation: default.css can't be opened
Hi all,
I just have set up an YaBB 2.5. When I want to change the template, I get the message, that defualt.css can't be opened. It is there, and CHMOD is set to 666.
I guess I have to chang...

Started Jun 5th, 2012 at 9:41am by gerry1301
14 3,540 Last Post Jul 22nd, 2012 at 1:51pm
By: xnoddyx
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Attachments M.I.A
Hello folks,
This is my first post and I've searching for many hours to try and get a solution for my problem.
I'm moving a YaBB board from one host to another as well as upgrading to the la...

Started Jun 20th, 2012 at 3:31pm by legrant
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25 5,071 Last Post Jun 22nd, 2012 at 12:23am
By: Bill Myers
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Direct Entry to Forum
I would like to be able to go drectly to my forum login page, or better yet right to the forum from a saved user/pass login. Can this be done?
I am users personal webspace provided by my ISP, it ...

Started Jun 8th, 2012 at 6:18pm by Attila
13 3,856 Last Post Jun 16th, 2012 at 9:59pm
By: Dandello
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500 server error
Searched this forum for 500 server error and got not one result which surprised me.
Fresh install on a Unix server, cgi-bin already working with another .pl script.
Path is correct on all sc...

Started Oct 28th, 2010 at 10:40am by gt
8 3,448 Last Post Jun 16th, 2012 at 6:43pm
By: Elfen
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Installing yabb on ubuntu 11.10
Hey,
I'm currently running on ubuntu, but installing YaBB doesn't go as it should. Perl should be installed, but when I'm navigating to Setup.pl, firefox asks me if I want to download it. I could...

Started Oct 27th, 2011 at 5:19pm by Tah Zonemaster
9 4,491 Last Post Jun 13th, 2012 at 8:23pm
By: Elfen
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