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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
2 890 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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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
2 583 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 1,385 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
2 745 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 2,398 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 1,922 Last Post Apr 22nd, 2013 at 3:05pm
By: Dandello
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2.5AE >>2.5.2 Upgrade issue
I got as far as running the setup.pl file and am getting this message:
An Error Has Occurred!
Unable to open ./Variables/cook.txt: Permission denied

Any ideas?
There is no cook.txt ...

Started Apr 18th, 2013 at 3:31am by gr8fredini
7 2,230 Last Post Apr 21st, 2013 at 3:44pm
By: Dandello
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Important Topics
How do i get rid of the "Important Topics" at the top of a Board?

Started Apr 14th, 2013 at 10:14pm by Jimboat
4 1,043 Last Post Apr 15th, 2013 at 4:06pm
By: Bill Myers
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false IP ban
now using Yabb 2.5.2, got a user/member complaining that he got a message "I have just tried to access the web board and received this notice:

“Access denied. Your IP address [xxx.169.118....

Started Apr 12th, 2013 at 2:42pm by Jimboat
4 2,940 Last Post Apr 12th, 2013 at 6:51pm
By: Bill Myers
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Upgrade 2.3.1=>2.5.2 : FixFile.pl stops with errorcode
Currently upgrading or Forum from 2.3.1 to 2.5.2.
When starting Point 6 of the Quick Start Guide (Chapter Upgrading Yabb 2) - Open & Run FixFile.pl - it immediately returned with an Error:
[quote]Software error:
Can't locat

Started Mar 24th, 2013 at 4:37pm by GT-Eins
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18 4,705 Last Post Mar 26th, 2013 at 7:00pm
By: xnoddyx
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Edit Registration Log template
Hi there, I'm a long time user. I now use the verification system for new members to my forum and have about 20-50 spammers a day. It is great being able to approve members but it would be easier if I...

Started Mar 26th, 2013 at 1:24pm by Gerry720
1 784 Last Post Mar 26th, 2013 at 3:23pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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2.5 to 2.52 on different server. Unclear instructions...
I thought this would be quite a straightforward operation as I have a very vanilla installation. I have been operating 2.5AE since 2010 but I need to move it to a new server. I thought I woul...

Started Mar 4th, 2013 at 10:48am by UplandUK
2 1,461 Last Post Mar 4th, 2013 at 9:42pm
By: UplandUK
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v.2.1 security patch dead link
The links in the following post are dead.
Can anyone point me to a live copy of this patch or are there more security issues with 2.1 than this will solve and I...

Started Feb 4th, 2013 at 5:06pm by J Sheedy
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19 6,041 Last Post Feb 11th, 2013 at 7:06am
By: Bill Myers
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old boards not importing to new YABB
I recently moved from 2.2 to 2.5. everything went great, members moved over and can login fine. the problem I have is none of the boards came over. I can see them in the boards directory, but they won...

Started Jan 25th, 2013 at 3:33pm by madkat
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By: xnoddyx
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Upgrade "fear"
I’m from the Netherlands and running the following forum:
This is based on Yabb 2.2
For security reasons, as it was said, support of my ...

Started Jan 27th, 2013 at 11:46am by peterchow
2 1,339 Last Post Feb 1st, 2013 at 2:55pm
By: peterchow
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2.2.2 to 2.5
I recall trying to update from 2.2 to 2.3 a long while ago and failing twice, frustrating since I've updated YaBB to newer versions several times before without issue. My YaBB is outdated now and I wi...

Started Oct 18th, 2012 at 4:22am by Bunta
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35 8,151 Last Post Nov 17th, 2012 at 1:47am
By: Bunta
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2.5.2 Bug-fixes
The first 2.5.2 bug-fix mod is in beta :http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1352995061

Started Nov 15th, 2012 at 4:11pm by Dandello
0 657 Last Post Nov 15th, 2012 at 4:11pm
By: Dandello
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Deleting and reregistering user
A user registered on the forum (requiring approval) before I upgraded from 2.5 to 2.5.2.
After the upgrade, there was no link to approve them.
I therefore deleted the user and checked for an...

Started Nov 10th, 2012 at 11:12am by djblamire
8 1,789 Last Post Nov 13th, 2012 at 8:10pm
By: xnoddyx
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Content not found when converting from SP 1.3.1 Goldo to 2.5
G'day guys Cool...
I want to put alive again my old BB which was on Yabb 1.3.1 Gold (actually is nor working anymore..I dunno why..meyab it has been hacked?!)..
I installed a new version of Y...

Started Oct 15th, 2012 at 9:22am by pacchiosa
10 3,678 Last Post Oct 30th, 2012 at 12:07am
By: JonB
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Sitcky posts have lost their 'stick'!
I've just upgraded from 2.4 to 2.5.2, which seems to have worked OK, but I noticed something didn't look quite right ... and after a while I realised my important posts had disappeared! Huh
I man...

Started Oct 25th, 2012 at 10:55am by Chess Publishing
2 1,103 Last Post Oct 25th, 2012 at 7:26pm
By: Chess Publishing
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2.5AE to 2.5.2 - now forum won't load
I followed the upgrade process from 2.5AE to 2.5.2 this morning but now get this in Chrome:
Error 6 (net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND): The file or directory could not be found.
and in IE it ...

Started Oct 24th, 2012 at 1:00pm by DabzWB
4 10,087 Last Post Oct 24th, 2012 at 11:45pm
By: Dandello
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Need major help 2.3.1 to 2.5AE
Hey there,
I tried to upgrade my forum from 2.3.1 to 2.5AE.  Things went fine until I tried to save my settings and take the forum out of maintenance mode.  Once I left the page, I got an Interna...

Started Sep 24th, 2012 at 10:42pm by Arimer
11 3,169 Last Post Sep 26th, 2012 at 9:58pm
By: xnoddyx
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Post-Independent Member Groups missing
After upgrading to 2.5, the Post-Independent Member Groups are missing from the admin center under member groups.
I tried to add the member group I had but it said I already had one by that name....

Started Sep 27th, 2011 at 6:55pm by forumguy99
6 3,176 Last Post Aug 10th, 2012 at 4:40pm
By: Dandello
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Members showing as Ex Members
I've just inherited a v1 forum which I intend to upgrade. I've done a fresh install of v2.5 as a test just to check it all out and - yay - I've managed to import everything from the existing ...

Started Jul 31st, 2012 at 8:20pm by Biffa
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15 4,896 Last Post Aug 2nd, 2012 at 9:03pm
By: xnoddyx
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Server Error converting YaBB1 content to YaBB2.5
Hi... when running Setup, the members and boards convert ok (or so the display says) but when I initiate the next stage, messages, I get an error page saying "internal server error" and it advises me ...

Started Mar 22nd, 2012 at 3:17pm by GrahamPeters
5 2,325 Last Post Apr 24th, 2012 at 7:45pm
By: Bill Myers
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Upgraded to 2.5 but admincenter still states 2.3.1
I'm going to keep this brief because I just spent 15 minutes typing my message, only to have YABB deny it because it contained a link to my URL (in order to refer to my forum). When I pressed the link...

Started Apr 13th, 2012 at 3:03pm by wiz
12 4,222 Last Post Apr 14th, 2012 at 10:03pm
By: Dandello
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2.3.1 to 2.5 questions
hello and thanks for a nice site and BB.
I did run/install the yabb installation from CPANEL of my host. All seemes to be ok.
I backupped the forum.
Then I have (tried) up...

Started Feb 4th, 2012 at 12:33pm by site
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15 7,035 Last Post Feb 13th, 2012 at 9:22pm
By: Dandello
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Upgrade advice to 2.5 keeping my custom settings..
I am trying to upgrade from 2.3.1 to 2.5 and have followed the directions but when i do this, i loose all my graphical settings, i loose my cutom graphic header and alot of other settings ...

Started Nov 29th, 2011 at 8:26pm by vismag
5 2,483 Last Post Jan 18th, 2012 at 12:07am
By: Bill Myers
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