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Global Announcement
Heads Up - Electrical Utility Work August 20th
All YaBB websites/forums will be down hard for at least 6-8 hours on August 20th. Our building is getting new electrical utility transformers. Service Interruptions may occur beginning @ 1...

Started Aug 20th, 2015 at 2:42pm by JonB
0 46 Last Post Aug 20th, 2015 at 2:42pm
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
1 494 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 1,538 Last Post Jun 18th, 2014 at 1:44pm
By: vteams
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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 6 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
0 598 Last Post Nov 15th, 2012 at 4:11pm
By: Dandello
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Upgrading from 2.3.1 to 2.5 ??
I uploading the zip upgrade file to site.  Then extracted the files which gave me two new folders - Upgrade all & upgrade from 2.3.x.  As per the instructions in the ReadMe.txt file.  "4.  Upload all ...

Started Oct 1st, 2011 at 5:20pm by jmh2008
0 828 Last Post Oct 1st, 2011 at 5:20pm
By: jmh2008
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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 1,150 Last Post Jul 8th, 2010 at 3:09pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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
1 38 Last Post Mar 20th, 2015 at 1:14pm
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 37 Last Post Feb 17th, 2015 at 3:47pm
By: Dandello
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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 46 Last Post Aug 18th, 2014 at 2:28pm
By: Dandello
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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 1,331 Last Post May 14th, 2013 at 9:47pm
By: Dandello
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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
1 734 Last Post Mar 26th, 2013 at 3:23pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Instructions for upgrading from 2.1 to 2.5
I know this must be on here somewhere, but I've had no luck finding it.
I have a YaBB 2.1 forum that I'd like to upgrade to 2.5. But I can't seem to find the basic "beginner's" step-by-step instr...

Started Dec 17th, 2011 at 9:23pm by shooter56
1 1,029 Last Post Dec 18th, 2011 at 12:27am
By: freediver
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Upgrade from 2.3.1 to 2.5
Someone please suggest me how i can do this? I need proper steps to upgrade my YaBB forums. And please if anyone have any "Antispam Tool" for this than also provide me that. Please give me some proper...

Started Oct 17th, 2011 at 8:24am by sachin
1 1,035 Last Post Oct 17th, 2011 at 4:15pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Reverting from 2.5AE to 2.4: How To?
I would like to downgrade my forum from 2.5AE back to 2.4 (which is my previous version of YABB).  I know this forum is for upgrading, but I couldn't find the appropriate forum for downgrading Smiley<br /...

Started Oct 12th, 2011 at 1:37pm by j razz
1 1,243 Last Post Oct 12th, 2011 at 5:01pm
By: JonB
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Upgrading from 2.3.1 -> 2.5 advice
Hi all,
I have 2.3.1 installed and running all fine. Is it worth
the upgrade to 2.5 ?
I installed my 2.3.1 from cPanel and was just a few
button presses and done Smiley
If its wo...

Started Jul 8th, 2011 at 6:02pm by TruckCam
1 1,542 Last Post Jul 9th, 2011 at 10:35am
By: TruckCam
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Query on Upgrading from YaBB 2.1 to 2.5 AE
I'm looking to upgrade our existing YaBB forum (Version 2.1) to 2.5 AE but just wanted to check first.
Are there any known issues in doing an upgrade directly from 2.1 to 2.5 AE ?

Started Jul 6th, 2011 at 1:10pm by djblamire
1 1,260 Last Post Jul 6th, 2011 at 5:48pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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YABB 2.1 upgrade
Can anyone tell me if there's any easy upgrade path from 2.1 to the latest version, please.

Started Feb 24th, 2011 at 11:06pm by T Jones
1 1,836 Last Post Feb 25th, 2011 at 4:22pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Yabb 2.4 --> 2.5 Upgrade problem Error 500
I'm trying to upgrade my YaBB forum from 2.4 to 2.5AE, but get an error after the install.
Here is the specific error:
Quantifier follows nothing in regex; marked by <-- HERE in m...

Started Feb 5th, 2011 at 2:48pm by jeng69
1 1,511 Last Post Feb 5th, 2011 at 9:25pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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 1,080 Last Post Jan 6th, 2011 at 6:26pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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 1,512 Last Post Dec 2nd, 2010 at 1:12am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Upgrading from 2.4 to 2.5 with mods installed...
As the topic says, I have YABB 2.4 and I have installed the shoutbox mod, manually. Before I upgrade, I saw that some files to be replaced (like register.pl) have some shoutbox stuff in them....

Started Jul 10th, 2010 at 10:49pm by ggn
1 1,221 Last Post Jul 11th, 2010 at 6:19pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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 39 Last Post Mar 17th, 2015 at 3:40pm
By: JonB
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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 67 Last Post Dec 26th, 2014 at 2:42pm
By: Pieszyce
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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 94 Last Post Oct 14th, 2014 at 3:53pm
By: SimpleSimon
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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 48 Last Post Aug 22nd, 2014 at 1:49pm
By: Nick W
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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 61 Last Post Jul 10th, 2014 at 1:56pm
By: AcuarioCat
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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
2 488 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
2 451 Last Post Nov 6th, 2013 at 2:45pm
By: griswold
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