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Help please
Dose anyone fancy installing the latest version of yabb upon our server b4 i totally give in.tryed over a week now and just cant get to install Cry

Started Jan 20th, 2011 at 7:17pm by billywind
6 1,533 Last Post Jan 20th, 2011 at 10:58pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Weird Problems, 2.3.1, 2.5
Okay, so the other day I was deleting excess/old database from my host. It then came time to delete my PHPBB2 DB since I now use YaBB2.3.1.  I noticed it would delete the /forum directory (where I had...

Started Jan 14th, 2011 at 1:19am by Sassle Frassle
2 1,397 Last Post Jan 14th, 2011 at 5:48pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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From Windows to Linux - lower/upper case
Hi guys,
I've just migrated a 2.5 forum from a Windows to Linux server.
I'm now having a very specific issue regarding "ex members".
For reference, please have a look at a cut-out from ...

Started Jan 12th, 2011 at 11:50pm by binary
2 1,403 Last Post Jan 13th, 2011 at 10:20pm
By: binary
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Straaange problem...
I have recently downloaded the newest release of YaBB here from the server and installed that on the server according to the Quick started manual, and from the looks of it I have done well.....

Started Dec 16th, 2010 at 6:09pm by Richard IV
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54 10,664 Last Post Jan 10th, 2011 at 1:11am
By: JonB
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Root Dir question?
So, I just move the cgi-bin/yabb2... and public_html/yabbfiles...  in to the root (Linux Server) so they are hanging off the root dir? My next question is how do I get people to hit the so, th...

Started Dec 13th, 2010 at 11:32pm by Citron
3 1,552 Last Post Dec 14th, 2010 at 6:59pm
By: JonB
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Messed up installation not sure how!
My Yabb board was doing very nicely thankyou then somehow got busted.  I managed to transfer messages to PHPBB3 forum but three months on still not showing up in google so am moving back to YABB all 7...

Started Dec 5th, 2010 at 12:51am by Miss D Fyed
9 2,326 Last Post Dec 5th, 2010 at 1:46am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Notifications dont' work since upgrade from 2.2.3
Hello all,
About a month ago I upgraded from 2.2.3 to 2.5AE by installing a new version and moving all the files over.  I have worked out most of the issues, but the user notifications for new po...

Started Nov 28th, 2010 at 5:02am by Allison_A
3 1,360 Last Post Nov 29th, 2010 at 12:23am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Upgrading from YaBB 2.1 to 2.5AE
Transfering files using CuteFTPPro and all going well until I came to the last 6 files - the .pl files and .html. Cute will not let me drag and drop the files to either the queue or remote pane. I can...

Started Nov 5th, 2010 at 3:09pm by Glyn
8 3,223 Last Post Nov 13th, 2010 at 1:32pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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unable to View Registration Log
I'm trying to set up a YaBB 2.4 board on RHEL.  New users can register online, are sent a validation e-mail, and get the welcome e-mail.  I, as administrator, get a notification e-mail of the new user...

Started Nov 9th, 2010 at 3:07am by jdw
3 1,635 Last Post Nov 10th, 2010 at 4:24pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Paths problem
Hi everybody Smiley
I'm trying to install YaBB 2.5, on my own machine and run into paths problems.
I have to split this message in two as I'm not allowed to post links in my first message.

Started Nov 1st, 2010 at 4:20pm by Athalis
8 4,507 Last Post Nov 4th, 2010 at 7:19pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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administrator profile missing
Was setting up for the first time, must have changed something I shouldn't have?
when I log in as admin, the "Admin" choice is missing from the commands... I have "home" "help" "search" "members"...

Started Oct 31st, 2010 at 4:17am by scotty
3 1,621 Last Post Nov 2nd, 2010 at 6:04am
By: JonB
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HTAccess file
My Forum creates an HTAccess file daily in the cgi-bin directory that causes a 500 error. Once I delete the file my Forum is online again as if nothing has happened. The line in the file today was "# ...

Started Oct 22nd, 2010 at 12:55pm by Alan Bennett
2 1,472 Last Post Oct 30th, 2010 at 1:05pm
By: Alan Bennett
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Any quick way of chmoding?
I already have a smooth running Yabb forum and wish to install another. However I am dreading the file by file chmod stuff.  Last time it took four tries.  Is there any short cut or do I just perseve...

Started Sep 19th, 2010 at 6:35pm by Miss D Fyed
10 3,255 Last Post Oct 29th, 2010 at 3:45pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Error message when trying to access profile.
I just moved an older version ( 2.1 ) to a new host company and everything seems to be working fine except when I try to access a member profile I get this error message…
Can't open directory ...
It looks to

Started Oct 21st, 2010 at 11:37pm by singletracker500
1 961 Last Post Oct 21st, 2010 at 11:41pm
By: singletracker500
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Newbie needs help
Ok its been years since i messed with yaBB. I'm trying to install yaBB on my HostGator site. HostGator says they allow yaBB2, and that its not a problem. However, when i try to install my site. I get ...

Started Oct 8th, 2010 at 12:07am by l0k0
1 1,060 Last Post Oct 8th, 2010 at 2:31am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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A few issues with new install 2.5AE
I did a fresh install of Yabb 2.5AE... but on my admin page it says "YOUR version: 2.4"... but it had the 2.5AE logo on the main page... its telling me to update for some reason.
Also, new post n...

Started Sep 28th, 2010 at 11:54pm by skunk74
9 2,588 Last Post Oct 7th, 2010 at 12:56am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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register button not working
Just installed YaBB 2.5. All seems to work except the 'register' and 'forgotten password' buttons on the login page.
Anyone have any idea what this problem could be?
Thanks for any ...

Started Sep 22nd, 2010 at 10:33am by kiwi
3 1,446 Last Post Sep 22nd, 2010 at 8:39pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Fresh Install Problem Internal Server Error
I have installed this on a fresh server ISP and keep getting
Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.<b...

I copied the files like the gu

Started Sep 9th, 2010 at 4:42pm by tim_o_mast
7 2,306 Last Post Sep 14th, 2010 at 7:15pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Can't understand this line.
This Line is not Understandable to me:
Step 1 - Editing the Path to Perl
Make note of the very first line in each of these files, which is called a shebang or "path to Perl." Depending on...

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Started Sep 3rd, 2010 at 4:53pm by Sahil
1 1,063 Last Post Sep 3rd, 2010 at 9:00pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Internal Server Error after restore
I was helping a "friend" know where this is going already!
A website got trashed due to frontpage extensions so I downloaded the entire site, including Yabb2.1 directories and when I cleare...

Started Aug 20th, 2010 at 12:01am by shawnhrc
4 1,821 Last Post Aug 27th, 2010 at 4:29pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Any Gotcha's in jump from YaBB 2.2 to 2.5
Currently running Yabb 2.2 and plan to do a fresh install with 2.5 and then just move the data (Boards, Members, Messages, etc...) over.  Have some slight code modifications for banner integration, .c...

Started Jul 17th, 2010 at 4:45am by dblduck
3 1,692 Last Post Aug 2nd, 2010 at 6:50pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Install Failure
My site was running fine yesterday and was very pleased in the way it operated.
About 20:00 last night logins became intermittent, often coming up with a connection failure.
I then realised ...

Started Jul 29th, 2010 at 10:19am by Jkulin
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8 2,399 Last Post Jul 29th, 2010 at 11:11pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Installing YaBB on Redirected Domains
Sorry all, I was hoping that you maybe able to help, I'm not allowed to publish my first post that contains URLs (even though they are fictitious)so please view my next post asking for some help.<br /...

Started Jul 26th, 2010 at 8:00pm by Jkulin
6 2,520 Last Post Jul 28th, 2010 at 3:19pm
By: JonB
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initial install for CentOS
I went thru all the list of what the specs that were required for yaBB and I read the post: ; but I want to make sure this DOES incluse CentOS.  I am v...

Started Jun 5th, 2010 at 3:46am by kujoe2002
3 1,985 Last Post Jul 13th, 2010 at 10:55pm
By: Rad_one
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Unable to open ./Variables/cook.txt
I'm trying to install v2.4 on Perl version : 5.008007 (don't know how to find the Apache version). I'm putting the contents of cgi-bin directly in the /forum/ folder where I want the boards to appear,...

Started Jun 26th, 2010 at 1:09am by ap0110
2 2,125 Last Post Jun 26th, 2010 at 4:53am
By: ap0110
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Users do not have
I recently upgraded from v2.2 to 2.4, followed the upgrade instructions but my users seem to have lost all of their settings.  Wondering if anyone had encountered this before.

Started Jun 25th, 2010 at 1:27pm by quux
7 1,995 Last Post Jun 25th, 2010 at 8:41pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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3 1,652 Last Post Jun 18th, 2010 at 9:02pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Importing, not upgrading?
I've been given the chore of installing the latest version of YaBB and simply importing the saved data.
Is this possible and if so, where would I find a primer?
Thanks much i...

Started Jun 8th, 2010 at 5:13pm by quux
3 1,509 Last Post Jun 8th, 2010 at 7:26pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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I posted this same message in the wrong area (I have Windows, but I find my hosting service has Unix/Linux - they also provide the yabb installation) This is my second try to get yabb to work - I can ...

Started Jun 3rd, 2010 at 2:24pm by Empirical
5 2,028 Last Post Jun 4th, 2010 at 3:32pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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My proposed forum is likely to draw "hate" spammers who would register just to cause trouble. Can yabb be configured so that ALL posts must be approved by an administrator/moderator before becoming vi...

Started Jun 4th, 2010 at 2:23pm by Empirical
1 1,365 Last Post Jun 4th, 2010 at 3:30pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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