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ISP Repairs
I got an robo-call just now - our ISP is performing emergency repairs overnight May 20-21.  We may be off-line temporarily

Started May 21st, 2015 at 5:10am by JonB
2 188 Last Post May 29th, 2015 at 4:51am
By: donjusko
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Moderation Policy - Read & Heed
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
1 446 Last Post Mar 3rd, 2015 at 12:26pm
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 1,488 Last Post Jun 18th, 2014 at 1:44pm
By: vteams
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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 5,803 Last Post Nov 4th, 2010 at 7:19pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Unable to open default.css
When I'm in the Admin Center, and trying to go into either Template Configuration or Style Sheet, I get the following error message:
Unable to open

Started May 10th, 2010 at 2:37am by DecimalGirl
1 2,294 Last Post May 10th, 2010 at 3:11pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Setup asks for user Admin's password ?
What is it? I don't mean to waste everyone's time . I've searched to no avail. Thought I finished the quick guide and I'm, naturally, in a hurry. Thank you in advance

Started May 11th, 2010 at 7:50pm by lp22
5 2,417 Last Post May 12th, 2010 at 5:08pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Setup Stuck 'You are running the YaBB 2 Converter'
I try to continue with the default path, ./Convert, and I get a message 'Directory: ./Convert/Members No such file or directory '. I can't get past this screen. I can't click any of the other tabs. Th...

Started May 11th, 2010 at 9:29pm by lp22
2 1,848 Last Post May 12th, 2010 at 5:11pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Content Encoding Error
So what is this ?????
Go through the setup, says all ok, try to run the forum and
Content Encoding Error
Full error says :
The page you are tryi...

Started May 29th, 2010 at 12:01pm by fredPress
9 3,273 Last Post May 31st, 2010 at 7:51pm
By: JonB
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SMTP mail command
I just started a new Yabb board. After a full day of downloading the software and installing it on the server at my ISP (I have a domain), and getting the software to run, I didn't know what to put in...

Started Jun 2nd, 2010 at 6:12pm by Anna Tuttle
3 1,797 Last Post Jun 3rd, 2010 at 1:26am
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 1,426 Last Post Jun 4th, 2010 at 3:30pm
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 2,121 Last Post Jun 4th, 2010 at 3:32pm
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 1,568 Last Post Jun 8th, 2010 at 7:26pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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3 1,856 Last Post Jun 18th, 2010 at 9:02pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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 2,122 Last Post Jun 25th, 2010 at 8:41pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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 2,428 Last Post Jun 26th, 2010 at 4:53am
By: ap0110
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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 2,298 Last Post Jul 13th, 2010 at 10:55pm
By: Rad_one
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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 3,282 Last Post Jul 28th, 2010 at 3:19pm
By: JonB
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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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8 121 Last Post Jul 29th, 2010 at 11:11pm
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 1,854 Last Post Aug 2nd, 2010 at 6:50pm
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 1,897 Last Post Aug 27th, 2010 at 4:29pm
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...

From t

Started Sep 3rd, 2010 at 4:53pm by Sahil
1 1,108 Last Post Sep 3rd, 2010 at 9:00pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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 2,407 Last Post Sep 14th, 2010 at 7:15pm
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 1,520 Last Post Sep 22nd, 2010 at 8:39pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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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 2,721 Last Post Oct 7th, 2010 at 12:56am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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 1,100 Last Post Oct 8th, 2010 at 2:31am
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
1 996 Last Post Oct 21st, 2010 at 11:41pm
By: singletracker500
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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 3,487 Last Post Oct 29th, 2010 at 3:45pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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 1,625 Last Post Oct 30th, 2010 at 1:05pm
By: Alan Bennett
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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 1,774 Last Post Nov 2nd, 2010 at 6:04am
By: JonB
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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 1,852 Last Post Nov 10th, 2010 at 4:24pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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