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Started Jul 14th, 2014 at 8:05pm by JonB
0 75 Last Post Jul 14th, 2014 at 8:05pm
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
1 279 Last Post Jun 18th, 2014 at 1:44pm
By: vteams
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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
0 525 Last Post Nov 15th, 2012 at 4:11pm
By: Dandello
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This Topic has been moved to YaBB 2 - Bugs [Need Verification] by xnoddyx
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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
0 766 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 1,104 Last Post Jul 8th, 2010 at 3:09pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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
1 581 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
1 533 Last Post Mar 26th, 2013 at 3:23pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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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
1 643 Last Post Mar 1st, 2013 at 3:22pm
By: Dandello
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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
1 907 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
1 957 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
1 939 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 1,401 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
Hi,
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 ?
I...

Started Jul 6th, 2011 at 1:10pm by djblamire
1 1,057 Last Post Jul 6th, 2011 at 5:48pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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YABB 2.1 upgrade
Hi,
Can anyone tell me if there's any easy upgrade path from 2.1 to the latest version, please.
Thanks.

Started Feb 24th, 2011 at 11:06pm by T Jones
1 1,732 Last Post Feb 25th, 2011 at 4:22pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Yabb 2.4 --> 2.5 Upgrade problem Error 500
Hi,
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 1,339 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
1 961 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 1,276 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...
Hi,
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 1,158 Last Post Jul 11th, 2010 at 6:19pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Converting event calendar
Hi,
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.
Thanks.

Started Jul 10th, 2014 at 10:27am by AcuarioCat
2 17 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
2 281 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
2 322 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
2 379 Last Post Oct 16th, 2013 at 9:27pm
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
2 386 Last Post Jun 22nd, 2013 at 4:12am
By: Tom Gordon
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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
2 550 Last Post May 13th, 2013 at 11:10am
By: dcihon
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2.5 to 2.52 on different server. Unclear instructions...
Hi,
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 1,070 Last Post Mar 4th, 2013 at 9:42pm
By: UplandUK
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Upgrade "fear"
I’m from the Netherlands and running the following forum:
http://www.dutchchows.nl/cgi-bin/chowchowpraat/YaBB.pl
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
2 906 Last Post Feb 1st, 2013 at 2:55pm
By: peterchow
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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
2 953 Last Post Oct 25th, 2012 at 7:26pm
By: Chess Publishing
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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 1,262 Last Post Dec 26th, 2011 at 10:22pm
By: Slavcho
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forum registration settings not working
I put my forum on admin approval for new registrations. I have resaved all the settings. It does not seem to be working - spambots are registering and showing up on the member list.
I still have ...

Started Dec 11th, 2011 at 2:11am by freediver
2 1,495 Last Post Dec 15th, 2011 at 7:09am
By: freediver
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