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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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Upgrade from 2.2.2 to 2.5 AE "Untrapped Error :"
Hi gang,
After following the upgrade steps from version 2.2.2 to 2.5AE I get an error when logging in as my admin level user, let me clarify, I can log in as "admin" just fine but if I log in to ...

Started Jul 15th, 2010 at 2:30am by 2001SSEi
3 18 Last Post Jul 15th, 2010 at 8:48pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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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No Quick Check Guide in my upgrade
I downloaded the new 2.5
But there's no Quick Check Guide in the install
So I get the first .txt file
Then it says click Quick Install Guide
I do
Then it shows come he...

Started Nov 28th, 2010 at 3:49pm by adoni
5 2,061 Last Post Nov 28th, 2010 at 8:35pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Lost moderator - forum gude group.
After upgrade from 2.2 - 2.5AE I seem to have lost moderator / forum guide group and cant select them anywhere.  copy from my settings.pl below.
Have tried all maintenance options / rebuilds..<br...

Started Dec 14th, 2010 at 1:33pm by AlanNZ
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9 3,040 Last Post Dec 14th, 2010 at 10:11pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Memberlists did not move to new board
Hello all,
I moved from 2.2.3 to 2.5AE this past weekend, by doing a new install and moving everything according to the quick guide instructions.
So far, things have gone pretty smoothly and...

Started Oct 1st, 2010 at 3:18am by Allison_A
4 3,127 Last Post Oct 4th, 2011 at 4:37pm
By: JonB
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Error when trying to save forum settings
I followed the upgrade instructions for 2.3.1 to 2.5AE and I am getting the following error when trying to save the forum settings page as per the upgrade instructions:
You have entered an invali...

Started Oct 11th, 2010 at 12:32am by AmishCake
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12 252 Last Post Apr 21st, 2011 at 6:00pm
By: Jeff Parke
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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 3,253 Last Post Sep 26th, 2012 at 9:58pm
By: xnoddyx
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Upgrading from 2.3 to 2.5 Issues
I am upgrading from 2.3 to 2.5 and I have uploaded all the files and changed all permissions but I have 2 issues:
1) When I go to the AdminIndex I am asked to update my session, which I do, but i...

Started Aug 23rd, 2010 at 5:29am by athies
6 2,928 Last Post Sep 1st, 2010 at 2:34pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Server crashed - What files do I moew Yabb 2.5?
The *nix server crashed. Some files were replaced by zero files.
I have set a new yabb 2.5 version in a different directory. I'd like to copy the memberlist, board list and posts to the new Yabb ...

Started Oct 6th, 2010 at 9:50am by Average user
4 13 Last Post Oct 7th, 2010 at 1:40pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Members having problems
Members are having problems with the google browser after the upgrade from 2.1 to 2.5ae any ideas how to fix it?

Started Feb 24th, 2011 at 9:36pm by BBM
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18 5,520 Last Post Feb 26th, 2011 at 6:25pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Email problems
I just installed 2.5 from 2.1 but have one issue that is the forum e-mails.. it mails the new members with validating info and password but it refuses to e-mail member groups or any members ...

Started Feb 3rd, 2011 at 10:09am by BBM
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18 4,739 Last Post Feb 4th, 2011 at 12:17am
By: Derek Barnstorm
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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 5,102 Last Post Aug 2nd, 2012 at 9:03pm
By: xnoddyx
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Upgrade 2.4 to 2.5 AE.. or not?
Hi folks,
My 2.4 forum is working great, normally i work with "not broken, don't fix it" mentality, but lately I've been getting lots and lots of spam bots..
Captcha simply doesn't catch the...

Started Nov 22nd, 2011 at 9:37pm by binary
4 1,950 Last Post Nov 24th, 2011 at 6:22pm
By: binary
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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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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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Upgrading from Y2.4 to Y2.5
   As always ... make a good backup "before" upgrading a forum.
Using the Upgrade package for Y2.5AE includes a new default.html template, and the default.css.  If users who have modified their f...

Started Jul 8th, 2010 at 3:09pm by Captain John (Ex Member)
0 1,197 Last Post Jul 8th, 2010 at 3:09pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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 1,129 Last Post Oct 25th, 2012 at 7:26pm
By: Chess Publishing
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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 1,087 Last Post Dec 8th, 2014 at 1:00pm
By: JonB
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Upgrade mostly working - except Forum index page
I have (mostly) successfully migrated YABB 1 Gold to 2.5 on a new server. All the members are there, boards and posts are there, etc. However, on the Forum index page the post count, topic count and l...

Started Nov 23rd, 2010 at 9:15pm by codva
11 3,727 Last Post Nov 26th, 2010 at 7:20am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Upgrade and port to new server
I'm taking over management of a non profit site that has been running for years on a server in a basement. The bulletin board files are about 80 MB total, and it's running YABB 1 Gold - SP1 on Linux. ...

Started Nov 6th, 2010 at 5:21pm by codva
2 1,529 Last Post Nov 7th, 2010 at 10:47pm
By: codva
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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 53 Last Post Jul 1st, 2013 at 10:14pm
By: curious aardvark
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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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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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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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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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[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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Untrapped error on upgrade 2.4 to 2.5 AE
When going to Admin - View/Delete Members, I am getting this:
Untrapped Error :
Undefined subroutine &main::NumberFormat called at ./Admin/ViewMembers.pl line 253.
Just did upgrade and...

Started Aug 14th, 2010 at 7:48pm by deborahalves
5 2,293 Last Post Aug 15th, 2010 at 6:47pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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