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System Maintenance & Backup Tonight
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Started Sep 14th, 2015 at 9:26pm by JonB
0 80 Last Post Sep 14th, 2015 at 9:26pm
By: JonB
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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
1 568 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 1,604 Last Post Jun 18th, 2014 at 1:44pm
By: vteams
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Looking for a hired gun to do an update for me.
Not sure this is in the right section or even allowed. But I would like to update from 2.1 to 2.6.11 Ive tried it myself but didn't have any luck. Its been almost 10 years since Ive done anything with...

Started Mar 20th, 2015 at 8:47am by JeffB
6 72 Last Post Sep 22nd, 2015 at 5:24am
By: media116
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Upgrade problem: Attachment Deleted
I recently upgraded from YaBB 2.2 to YaBB 2.5.2.
The installation when smoothly with only a small hiccup. None of the attachments will appear in the posts. The paths are correct to the attachment...

Started Aug 2nd, 2015 at 5:49pm by Whubee
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By: Dandello
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DateTime for 2.6.11
For full TimeZone functionality YaBB 2.6+ needs to have the CPAN Modules related to DateTime::TimeZone installed. Unfortunately, some hosting services just can't get their heads around this to be able...

Started Jul 28th, 2015 at 2:28pm by Dandello
0 9 Last Post Jul 28th, 2015 at 2:28pm
By: Dandello
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Mangled Characters After Upgrade from 2.4 to 2.6.11
I recently upgraded my YaBB forum from 2.4 to 2.6.11, and in the process, at least one ASCII character (%) got converted across multiple messages to "%". During the conversion, I had selected the ...

Started Jun 4th, 2015 at 11:17am by George Maschke
6 37 Last Post Jul 10th, 2015 at 10:57pm
By: Dandello
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Updating 2.1 to latest
My YaBB board hasnt been updated in quite sometime. Its been so long that I will be on a learning curve to update it. Can someone point me in the right direction as to where,what and how I go about up...

Started Mar 17th, 2015 at 8:39am by JeffB
2 46 Last Post Mar 17th, 2015 at 3:40pm
By: JonB
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Upgrade to 2.6.11 from 2.4
If I'm understanding this correctly, I will be able to upgrade to 2.6.11 directly from 2.4, using the converter, without having to upgrade to 2.5.2 first? Thanks in advance. Smiley

Started Feb 17th, 2015 at 3:20pm by WxDaddy
1 41 Last Post Feb 17th, 2015 at 3:47pm
By: Dandello
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Need full help with upgrading 2.3.1 to latest version
Goodmorning everybody,
Since quite some time I'm looking for somebody who can upgrade my old (2.3.1) Yabb installation to the latest version. The forum is online since 2004 and I'm eager to have ...

Started Dec 24th, 2014 at 7:39am by Pieszyce
2 70 Last Post Dec 26th, 2014 at 2:42pm
By: Pieszyce
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Need some help with upgrade from 2.3.1
Hi there!
I have my YaBB-Forum up and running since March 2009. But I had very early some ideas, about the Look (I wanted to have the background image shining through), so I made some (minor) hac...

Started Mar 1st, 2013 at 8:31am by Cochrane
5 895 Last Post Dec 8th, 2014 at 1:00pm
By: JonB
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Re: YaBB 2.6.1 is here!
To update to 2.6.1 can we just overwrite the files  ?

Started Oct 14th, 2014 at 9:43am by SimpleSimon
2 96 Last Post Oct 14th, 2014 at 3:53pm
By: SimpleSimon
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Proper way to upgrade 2.6's SVN updates
So I dont hose my forum, what is the proper way to update the SVN versions of my forum? If this is already explained here someplace, just give me 10 lashes and post the link.   Shocked

Started Aug 26th, 2014 at 12:41am by Red Barchetta
5 88 Last Post Sep 3rd, 2014 at 4:51am
By: Dandello
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Forum Unexpectedly in Maintenance Mode
V2.1 to v2.5.2 - I seem to have hit another problem Sad Following the upgrade I keep finding the Forum in "Maintenance Mode" even though no on has set it deliberately. We didn't see this before the up...

Started Aug 22nd, 2014 at 1:55pm by Nick W
3 49 Last Post Aug 22nd, 2014 at 7:59pm
By: Dandello
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Post-Independent Member Groups Not Showing after update
After import from v2.1 to v2.5.2 the Post-Independent Member Groups are no longer showing on the Member Group admin page.  The "Positions" are still showing for individual members and having an effect...

Started Aug 21st, 2014 at 4:17pm by Nick W
2 50 Last Post Aug 22nd, 2014 at 1:49pm
By: Nick W
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Yabb 2.6 + Shoutbox = ?
I just upgraded successfully (I think Wink) my forum to 2.6, looking great - thanks to all involved!
As the topic says, would I be a fool to try installing shoutbox24_RC5.5 to the forum? H...

Started Aug 13th, 2014 at 9:26pm by ggn
8 94 Last Post Aug 19th, 2014 at 3:09pm
By: Bill Myers
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Users Not Receiving Notification Emails
I recently upgraded a v2.1 installation to V2.5.2.  Users are now reporting that they are no longer receiving notification emails. (E.g. When there are replies to posts).  I have checked the email con...

Started Aug 18th, 2014 at 1:08pm by Nick W
1 49 Last Post Aug 18th, 2014 at 2:28pm
By: Dandello
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Some Users Not Seeing Boards after Upgrade 2.1 to 2.5.2
I have recently upgraded a Forum from v2.1 to 2.5.2. Most users seem ok, but for a couple of people it only shows the number of people logged in and the stats panel that normally appear at the end of ...

Started Aug 7th, 2014 at 9:42am by Nick W
3 75 Last Post Aug 7th, 2014 at 2:45pm
By: Elrick.
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Upgrading from 2.3 to latest
Looked through the topics but nothing jumped out at me so figured I'd better ask for some guidance before I totally screwed something up!
I'm currently running YaBB 2.3 and am pretty sure I won't...

Started Jul 12th, 2014 at 2:09am by justin bowser
3 88 Last Post Jul 12th, 2014 at 6:45pm
By: Dandello
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Converting event calendar
I just updated my fórum to 2.6. I was running the event calendar on my old fórum. Where is the event data stored as I have the calendar but no events after the upgrade.

Started Jul 10th, 2014 at 10:27am by AcuarioCat
2 63 Last Post Jul 10th, 2014 at 1:56pm
By: AcuarioCat
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possible javascript issue after upgrade from 2.1
I've recently updated from 2.1 to 2.5.2, and noticed a couple things that seem javascript related: 1) when I try to log in from the home page, it looks like it wants to do a pop-up to say I should go ...

Started May 9th, 2013 at 1:54am by Tom Gordon
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24 4,308 Last Post Jun 18th, 2014 at 8:16pm
By: Dandello
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Missing files
I hate to say this but I accidentally deleted my back up of "message" files, so I uploaded an older back up of "message" files. on installation upgrade 2.5 - 2.5.2
Now i get the message on setup...

Started Dec 3rd, 2013 at 11:29pm by fishaholics
2 493 Last Post Dec 4th, 2013 at 6:18am
By: fishaholics
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Extended profiles in 2.5.2
Just upgraded the forum from 2.1 to 2.5.2, but have not converted my extended profiles, as the directions state that the upgrade is to version2.4.  Specifically, "Here you can convert your old Extende...

Started Nov 3rd, 2013 at 9:17pm by griswold
2 460 Last Post Nov 6th, 2013 at 2:45pm
By: griswold
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Upgrading from 2.1 to 2.5AE
I've been running Yabb for a long time on our Non-profit site, starting back in the days with 1.# and upgraded all along to 2.1.  Then several years ago I tried to do an upgrade, but never got the cor...

Started Oct 16th, 2013 at 5:50pm by griswold
2 804 Last Post Oct 16th, 2013 at 9:27pm
By: xnoddyx
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trying to upgrade from 2.1 to 2.5.2 - can't run Setup.pl
Currently running 2.1 and happy, but would like some of the new features plus our server pointed out how old 2.1 was and that it would be advisable if we updated.
I don't actually want to for al...

Started Jun 11th, 2013 at 4:54pm by curious aardvark
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21 6,309 Last Post Jul 1st, 2013 at 10:14pm
By: curious aardvark
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duplicate group
After updating, I found that groups I created did not seem to survive the update.  Fine, I thought, I'll just recreate them.  Problem is, admin complains that I can't create another group of the same ...

Started Jun 22nd, 2013 at 12:58am by Tom Gordon
2 532 Last Post Jun 22nd, 2013 at 4:12am
By: Tom Gordon
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Help for a numpty
Hi all,
First of all pleas accept my apologies for being such a numpty and having to post here, I know first hand how annoying it is to have to answer the same queries over and over again. <br /...

Started May 14th, 2013 at 7:46pm by Nat1983
1 1,335 Last Post May 14th, 2013 at 9:47pm
By: Dandello
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[SOLVED] User Help section missing
It seems  that my user help section is missing.
I am on Yabb 2.5.2.
If I click on help and then user help there is nothing there.
When I click on Moderator help or Global Moderator help...

Started May 11th, 2013 at 12:11pm by dcihon
2 699 Last Post May 13th, 2013 at 11:10am
By: dcihon
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Yabb 2.4 to 2.5.2
Do I have to install 2.5.2 by itself, before transfering old (2.4) files over?  How is this done, since 2.4 uses same folder names?  
OR...Do I install 2.5.2 over top of 2.4?
Am I missing so...

Started Mar 30th, 2013 at 5:07pm by Jimboat
8 2,286 Last Post Apr 23rd, 2013 at 5:27pm
By: Dandello
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Users Online view
is there a way to disable the ability for ALL users to view the current Users on line list (at bottom of the home page)?
it seems that ALL of my users can see this, even though the note in the Ad...

Started Apr 20th, 2013 at 9:42pm by Jimboat
9 1,790 Last Post Apr 22nd, 2013 at 3:05pm
By: Dandello
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