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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
2 380 Last Post Jun 2nd, 2016 at 2:10pm
By: Dandello
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Fixes for 2.4
The fixes and pitfalls for 2.4:
Many hosting serves are upgrading their Apache versions AND their Perl versions.
Important Note: If your host has upgraded Apache to 2.4, Guardian CANNOT BE USED to write to...
Many new Perl in...

Started Mar 4th, 2018 at 2:45pm by Dandello
0 7 Last Post Mar 4th, 2018 at 2:45pm
By: Dandello
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YaBB 2.6.12 is here!
2.6.12 is a newly re-dated package/revision of the bugfixed 2.6.11.
No additional mods. You can download the zip at https://sourceforge.net/p/yabb/svn/HEAD/tree/branches/2.6.12/ (download 'snapshot')<b...

Started Jan 13th, 2016 at 3:42pm by Dandello
0 118 Last Post Jan 13th, 2016 at 3:42pm
By: Dandello
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{yabbmove} showing at bottom of topic
I looked and couldnt find anything about this.
I upgraded to 2.5AE a few weeks ago and just noticed that at the bottom of all topics on my forum that there is thxt showing up that I believe is a ...

Started Jul 28th, 2011 at 1:26pm by westwegoman (Ex Member)
5 2,285 Last Post Jul 31st, 2011 at 8:23pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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2.1 upgrade to 2.4 css migration guide
I have been trying to access a CSS migration guide from a link in the upgrade section but the Codex forum states: "Our Forum is currently in Maintenance Mode!
We are currently upgrading our forum...

Started Jun 3rd, 2011 at 2:38am by P2D
3 2,114 Last Post Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:55am
By: JonB
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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 My YaBB is outdated now and I wi...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 68 Last Post Nov 17th, 2012 at 1:47am
By: Bunta
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2.2.3 to 2.5AE
I am running 2.2.3 at the moment. And have had masses of spam registrations. There for I am thinking of updating to 2.5AE. Is this a solution?
If it is where do I make a backup copy before I beg...

Started Jan 7th, 2012 at 10:34am by Elisabeth in Sweden
5 3,295 Last Post Jan 9th, 2012 at 2:35pm
By: JonB
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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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15 179 Last Post Feb 13th, 2012 at 9:22pm
By: Dandello
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2.5 Clean -- Import 2.4 data from another server
I've installed 2.5 and brought in my boards, messages, members, etc. 
However, I don't know how to get my additional profile fields and groups to show up.  I added fields such as address, phone ...

Started Mar 24th, 2011 at 7:33pm by j razz
9 39 Last Post Mar 26th, 2011 at 4:03pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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 1,486 Last Post Mar 4th, 2013 at 9:42pm
By: UplandUK
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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
0 674 Last Post Nov 15th, 2012 at 4:11pm
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 36 Last Post Apr 21st, 2013 at 3:44pm
By: Dandello
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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 10,213 Last Post Oct 24th, 2012 at 11:45pm
By: Dandello
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2.5ae upgrade prob
Hi guys,
firstly congrats on 2.5AE looking good.
Se3condly, mine seems to of been a little problematic after upgrading from 2.4 to 2.5AE
Server is www.wykeradio.org
Path to yabb is...

Started Sep 21st, 2010 at 8:20pm by tim
3 1,690 Last Post Sep 22nd, 2010 at 8:33pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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2.6.12 error in Admin center, View/delete members, no button.
In the admin center. In View/delete members there is no delete members button at the bottom, also Send e-mail to deleted members.
2.6.11 has it.

Started Jan 26th, 2016 at 9:41pm by forumguy99
1 59 Last Post Jan 26th, 2016 at 9:48pm
By: Dandello
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501 error after upgrading 2.4 > 2.5AE
I upgraded my 2.4 forum to 2.5AE as per the instructions, checked all file permissions etc and all though everything seems to work fine i cannot read any PM's.
When ever i click on a PM, either r...

Started Oct 10th, 2010 at 10:36am by HighAce
4 2,323 Last Post Oct 10th, 2010 at 7:52pm
By: batchman
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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
2 769 Last Post May 13th, 2013 at 11:10am
By: dcihon
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ACK - unsupported compression issue
This has been coming and going ever since I upgraded from 2.4 to 2.5 yesterday -
Content Encoding Error
The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsu...

I don't think this is an

Started Sep 11th, 2010 at 12:36am by Dandello
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22 72 Last Post Sep 23rd, 2010 at 6:55am
By: Dandello
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all board totals zero, recount doesn't work
Hi all,
I am trying to upgrade our forum from YaBB v1.4 to v2.5AE. Everything went smoothly apart from board totals for topic/posts/last post being shown as 0 and N/A. The Recount Board Totals co...

Started Dec 24th, 2011 at 10:02pm by Slavcho
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2 1,780 Last Post Dec 26th, 2011 at 10:22pm
By: Slavcho
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Any ideas?
I used to host my yabb forum from a computer in my home, and that isn't possible anymore so I purchased a url and hosting space for it and figured it'd be a good time to upgrade as well.
Going fr...

Started Jun 4th, 2017 at 1:12pm by CanesVenetici
3 58 Last Post Sep 1st, 2017 at 12:23am
By: Dandello
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Boards and Threads Missing
[b]I just upgraded to 2.5AE and the only message board that shows up now is my recycle bin.  It has all of the old messages still in it from prior to the upgrade.  
None of the other message b...

Started Jan 6th, 2011 at 5:26pm by SurfYourName
1 1,202 Last Post Jan 6th, 2011 at 6:26pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Boards missing, what did I mess up?
I'm upgrading from Yabb 2.2 to 2.5AE and I 'thought' I followed the instructions but obviously I messed something up.  
Now I see my new forum and all the posts are there, but all in the Recycle ...

Started Nov 20th, 2010 at 8:43am by ereicros
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24 6,128 Last Post Nov 22nd, 2010 at 1:32pm
By: Carsten - Ex Member
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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
10 149 Last Post Oct 30th, 2012 at 12:07am
By: JonB
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Converted from SP 1.4! to 2.5
Admin user name and pass word don't work.
Tested on old board pass words are correct.
Maybe I am confused?
Do I use Administrator pass word from old board
or is there something els...

Started Nov 21st, 2010 at 6:31pm by markp1313
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42 166 Last Post Dec 6th, 2010 at 2:28am
By: markp1313
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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
2 114 Last Post Jul 10th, 2014 at 1:56pm
By: AcuarioCat
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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 67 Last Post Jul 28th, 2015 at 2:28pm
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 18 Last Post Nov 13th, 2012 at 8:10pm
By: xnoddyx
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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
2 614 Last Post Jun 22nd, 2013 at 4:12am
By: Tom Gordon
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Easily Upgrade from YaBB 2.2.1 to YaBB 2.5 AE
I know I have asked this about other versions but it has been a few years.
Is there an easy way to upgrade from YaBB 2.2.1 to YaBB 2.5 AE
Unless I am missing something the client wants to be...

Started Dec 1st, 2010 at 7:15pm by Jonnny
1 1,741 Last Post Dec 2nd, 2010 at 1:12am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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