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After upgrade threads incorrectly showing as new
I've upgraded from YaBB 2.1 to 2.5AE (using the new install and transferring the necessary files over manually technique).
At first glance everything seems to be working well apart from one thing...

Started Aug 13th, 2011 at 8:27am by djblamire
1 17 Last Post Aug 13th, 2011 at 5:55pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Installation help
I have 2.2 running. Installed 2.5 separately over and over and over and gone through it line by line.........
I would be willing to pay a reasonable amount for someone to help me set up 2.5, make...

Started Jul 28th, 2011 at 11:05pm by Michael H
5 2,639 Last Post Aug 3rd, 2011 at 7:57pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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From Windows to Linux server..
Hey folks,
I'm running a 2.4 board on a Windows server currently.
For quite some time, I've wanted to move it to a virtual *nix box..
But I run into the same problem every, time I've tr...

Started May 27th, 2011 at 12:33am by binary
4 9 Last Post Jul 4th, 2011 at 3:31am
By: Elfen
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Moving to GoDaddy
I moved YaBB from out old host to GoDaddy.  I did follow the instructions to change some of the paths since they use cgi and not cgi-bin.  I also went through and set all the CHMODs again.
When I...

Started Apr 19th, 2011 at 6:27pm by rfscholl
2 1,685 Last Post Jul 4th, 2011 at 3:18am
By: Elfen
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Unable to open ./ Permission denied
Alright, I had some problems while performing a clean install of YaBB 2.5 AE on my VPS, first with cook.txt (fixed with, HOWEVER...

Started Jun 24th, 2011 at 4:00pm by supertanno
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8 25 Last Post Jun 26th, 2011 at 6:57pm
By: supertanno
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Earthlink 'Upgrade' Destroyed YaBB
I have been running YaBB 2.3.1 with great success áThen disaster struck. áEarthlink decided to 'upgrade' us to a new server without any apparent concern for the consequences. áOf course, YaBB is no lo...

Started Jun 10th, 2011 at 2:29pm by Autonerdz
7 3,628 Last Post Jun 15th, 2011 at 10:06pm
By: Autonerdz
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Can't Get Passed the Login Screen
I've just uploaded 2.5 to my server in a clean install, updated thew CHMODSt and run the file. Everything seemed to work OK as I made my way through the initial set up screens eventually reac...

Started Jun 3rd, 2011 at 1:25am by steveL
4 23 Last Post Jun 14th, 2011 at 6:40pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Avatars don't display
I've just completed a fresh install of YaBB 2.5AE and it all seems to be working OK: Categories set, Boards established, members can register & post messages, etc.  I'm getting complaints that users c...

Started Jun 6th, 2011 at 8:20pm by Spitball
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13 1,125 Last Post Jun 8th, 2011 at 7:26pm
By: Spitball
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Moving YaBB from one server to another?
With the codex AGAIN being in maintenance mode, I am asking now: how do I move my YaBB installation to another server?

Started Jun 4th, 2011 at 7:19pm by supertanno
3 2,165 Last Post Jun 7th, 2011 at 11:18pm
By: JonB
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Error Message using, v2.5AE
While running a new install of YaBB 2.5AE on a Linux server using the script, I come to the "Checking System Files" page, and get a message:
[color=#ff0000]A problem has occurred in t...
Using Filezilla, I have checked the

Started Jun 4th, 2011 at 3:24pm by Spitball
4 2,143 Last Post Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:10am
By: JonB
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No ADMIN option on new install
I use HostPapa as a hosting service and they offer a script to install YaBB 2.3.1 which I have done. As part of the installation I was asked to provide a password for the Admin function. Installation ...

Started Jun 2nd, 2011 at 10:41am by steveL
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Forum locked me out in both admin and moderator ID
My hosts server crashed yesterday and when they brought it back, now I cannot log on at all. Password resets don't work. I am using V 2.3.1

Started May 13th, 2011 at 1:03pm by Bengtson
6 523 Last Post May 14th, 2011 at 1:12am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Moving Yabb to a new server causes errors
Hi, i've just moved Yabb (2.5 to 2.5) to a new server á(linux) following the instructions i found here:
Everything works ok except when...

Started Apr 15th, 2011 at 9:31am by jem
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21 43 Last Post May 4th, 2011 at 3:41pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Strange Template .css issue
I moved my forum from one hosting company to another.  Almost no issues whatever.  I went thru the new server and CHMODded everything, and it actually works fine.
The only issue I have is I can n...

Started Apr 6th, 2011 at 6:28am by Serrecko
4 2,013 Last Post Apr 6th, 2011 at 2:48pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Desperate For Advice on Upgrading and Malware
This forum was a big help to me 3 years ago when I finally upgraded to YaBB 2.2.1!  Now I really need to upgrade to whatever the latest version is because Google has me in their "Malicious Malware" da...

Started Mar 26th, 2011 at 5:33pm by Normpo
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10 5,230 Last Post Mar 28th, 2011 at 2:25pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Hi everyone!
Just updated a 2.1 ot 2.5AE
Lost quite a few messages for some reason.
However, when I try an edited the Template (Admin Centre>Forum Layout>Template) I get the following m...

Started Sep 13th, 2010 at 2:39pm by UKSte
13 7,034 Last Post Mar 26th, 2011 at 3:25pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Need a little help here please, trying to install YaBB forum,and got an error says 'Unable to open ./Variables/cook.txt: Permission denied', I've search the whole folder and couldn't find the...

Started Mar 8th, 2011 at 4:57am by InfoYab
10 35 Last Post Mar 24th, 2011 at 3:46pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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cgi-bin positioning and domain display
Hi there,
I hope someone can help, I added a Yabb forum to a sports related website many years ago, and wanted to return and give it another go. I was able to install it with no issues using defa...

Started Feb 15th, 2011 at 12:50pm by bikerchris-uk
5 110 Last Post Mar 12th, 2011 at 8:21pm
By: bikerchris-uk
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Graphics not working
I am just installing 2.5AE and on 'step 4-setting up'. It says that the page should look like the one on the screen shot but it doesn't for me. It has no graphics at all. I'm pretty sure all t...

Started Nov 27th, 2010 at 12:42pm by minimatt
3 7 Last Post Feb 15th, 2011 at 5:18pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Linux Server, Sky email
I am on a Linux server and want to use my sky email account. Sky uses an SSL connection for smtp on port 465, surely I should be able to implement email notifications on my Forum, using the sa...

Started Feb 13th, 2011 at 10:51pm by Alan Bennett
3 6 Last Post Feb 15th, 2011 at 1:24pm
By: bikerchris-uk
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Transfer Yabb 2.4 to New Server
Have read official instructions on how to do this at
However I don't really understand why I can't simply ftp all files down to my machine th...

Started Jan 21st, 2011 at 1:36pm by jon666
5 2,161 Last Post Feb 14th, 2011 at 7:59pm
By: The Boy
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I had to wipe out my Yabb 2.4 installation and start again on Yabb2.5 so followed the quick Start Guide and can get to the first stage where the paths are to be set but when I click o...

Started Feb 13th, 2011 at 11:59am by Carl039
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By: Carl039
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Admin Email Setup - Keeps Failing
I can't get YaBB to email. 
Here is the setup.  It is Yabb 2.5 AE
In the Admin, Advanced Settings, Email tab
Send using - YaBB SMTP Engine
Server Au...

Started Feb 8th, 2011 at 3:59am by Delpi
1 1,949 Last Post Feb 8th, 2011 at 5:17pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Help! Can't enter to the Admin panel after 2.5 up
Hi guys, I really need your help. I just upgraded to 2.5, and somehow I don't have the uppermost menu, the one that has the Home/Help/Seacrh/Members/UserCP/Admin. The logo also says YaBB 2.3, don't kn...

Started Jan 24th, 2011 at 9:18pm by Midnight Cowboy
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21 51 Last Post Jan 25th, 2011 at 12:05am
By: Derek Barnstorm
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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 1,794 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. áI noticed it would delete the /forum directory (where I had...

Started Jan 14th, 2011 at 1:19am by Sassle Frassle
2 1,597 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 1,673 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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54 136 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 1,922 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 3,236 Last Post Dec 5th, 2010 at 1:46am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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