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Global Announcement
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
1 826 Last Post Jun 18th, 2014 at 1:44pm
By: vteams
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Guests To View
Could it be possible to have in the list of Allowed to view topics: "guests" when viewing or adding a board
The same in categories
I have some boards like how to register which I would only ...

Started Jul 12th, 2008 at 6:16pm by smith21
13 7,549 Last Post Jan 20th, 2009 at 4:16pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Users Who Viewed Topic?
Sorry if this feature IS ALREADY available, and if this is the wrong forum to ask about it, but is there a feature that will allow everyone - or at least the administrator - to see who viewed specific...

Started Dec 11th, 2007 at 4:54pm by JosephZTO
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17 6,750 Last Post Jan 28th, 2009 at 10:30pm
By: deti
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Admin or poll creator pre-sets pie graph
Right now, we have those neat pie graphs available for polls, but you have to first load the poll the regular way, and then, while viewing the poll, click to see it as a pie graph.
What I wonder ...

Started Feb 1st, 2009 at 4:15am by batchman
0 1,471 Last Post Feb 1st, 2009 at 4:15am
By: batchman
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Features Wish List
Thank you to the developers of this great forum software!
I've been researching forums to find the one with features and higher security, and have selected YaBB 2.3.1.  My decision would have bee...

Started Jan 29th, 2009 at 12:21am by Zoro
7 6,405 Last Post Feb 5th, 2009 at 7:10am
By: Zoro
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Registered user message view
When a registered user is viewing messages, the poster's contact icons appearing after the messages could be improved.  The profile button should be the first button displayed followed by email/web an...

Started Feb 15th, 2009 at 12:32am by Zoro
0 1,733 Last Post Feb 15th, 2009 at 12:32am
By: Zoro
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Features Thoughts
Being that I don't just run my own Message Boards but I also belong as a member on other sites and their message boards, I get the chance to see all of the different Forums out there their features, t...

Started Feb 5th, 2009 at 9:04pm by MrDale96
4 2,903 Last Post Feb 17th, 2009 at 5:15pm
By: xnoddyx
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Subject Prefixes
I came across this following the Hockey Trade Deadline and thought this would be really useful for a lot of Forums...
Basically it's color coded subject prefixes. You create the prefixes in the a...

Started Mar 5th, 2009 at 10:40pm by MrDale96
0 1,312 Last Post Mar 5th, 2009 at 10:40pm
By: MrDale96
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User CP | Profile | Photo Uploads
In addition to the current Avatar upload, I am requesting to have the file attachment feature for registered members to be able to upload photos into their User CP [ |b]Profile[/b] [ |b]Options[/b] area (image file...

Started Mar 12th, 2009 at 2:44am by Zoro
4 3,286 Last Post Mar 12th, 2009 at 9:00pm
By: Jet Li
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Greybox Bug
When you click on a image, greybox opens up, that works fine.
Then you click the X close the image.
You then loose navigation in the browser.  "Back" button does not respond.
I am using...

Started Apr 3rd, 2009 at 5:40pm by SimpleSimon
5 3,132 Last Post Apr 5th, 2009 at 8:32am
By: deti
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Ability to add more topic icons
Both Add More Smilies and Add More Message Icons started out as mods in YaBB Gold ... Add More Smilies got added to the main package, but Add More Message Icons never did.
The two features are ex...

Started Apr 22nd, 2009 at 1:16am by batchman
0 1,033 Last Post Apr 22nd, 2009 at 1:16am
By: batchman
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Moderation (approve/unapprove) of posts available?
Does the newest version of YaBB, or perhaps a mod, include the options to moderate posts, e.g. to have posts submitted but put into a moderation queue?  Then, a moderator/admin could go through and ap...

Started Apr 16th, 2009 at 9:32pm by cepheid
4 2,640 Last Post May 3rd, 2009 at 7:05pm
By: tim
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Allow admins "shadow-editing"
I ask new option in admin center, that will allow/disallow admins edit user messages without alert "this message was edited by ... on ...".
it is useful when deleting offtopic or fixing misspelli...

Started May 8th, 2009 at 5:42pm by AntonioK
5 2,228 Last Post May 10th, 2009 at 8:09am
By: AntonioK
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Memberlist shown to Membergroups
Every Forum (writing, reading, starting a thread, and making a poll) can be allowed for special member groups. That has given me an idea, that this could perhaps be used for the member list and member...

Started Jun 4th, 2009 at 8:58pm by Dietmar
4 2,140 Last Post May 22nd, 2009 at 12:50pm
By: Corey Chapman
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Preauthorise postings to combat forum spammers
To be able to preauthorise postings to combat forum spammers

Started May 24th, 2009 at 10:18am by Karen England
0 893 Last Post May 24th, 2009 at 10:18am
By: Karen England
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Backward Compatibility Consideration
A few years ago, I helped to beta test 2.0. As I recall, back then, some programming changes caused problems for YaBB message boards with older posts. These issues were ultimately fixed, but there mig...

Started May 25th, 2009 at 4:56pm by George Maschke
0 958 Last Post May 25th, 2009 at 4:56pm
By: George Maschke
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A suggestion for Y3 board permissions
We have all seen the support questions having to do with "Guests can't see my boards."  And we all know that 99.9% of the time it's because something is selected in the Allowed to View permission for ...

Started May 25th, 2009 at 7:28am by OH Eng
5 2,116 Last Post May 25th, 2009 at 9:58pm
By: JonB
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Add [thread] and [post] tags to YaBBC
Right now there is no "automated" way to link to certain threads or posts - we must manually copy the URL to that thread/post and use an [url] tag.  Some other forum software provides [thread] and [post] t...[/thread] <--- autolinks to thread and auto-i

Started May 20th, 2009 at 11:22pm by cepheid
10 2,899 Last Post May 26th, 2009 at 6:54pm
By: Carsten - Ex Member
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Download PM
How about a way to download PMs in a txt file?

Started Apr 29th, 2009 at 10:01pm by ------
6 2,778 Last Post Jun 3rd, 2009 at 5:24am
By: cepheid
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Add once-daily "digest" option for notifications
Right now, the only way that users can receive notifications is one email per topic and/or per PM... or not at all.  There is no middle-ground.  For users who are subscribed to a lot of active threads...

Started Jun 5th, 2009 at 12:27am by cepheid
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21 5,537 Last Post Jun 12th, 2009 at 1:30am
By: JonB
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YaBB A.D./B.E. Options
YaBB A.D./B.E. Options
It would be great  if YaBB had in the YaBB Admin Center (YaBB Admin Center --> Forum Settings --> General) the following Options:
     I. Select default Era Format:<br...

Started May 6th, 2009 at 3:29pm by mtagoon
3 1,724 Last Post Jun 15th, 2009 at 12:56am
By: deti
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"Sparse" output for search engine crawlers?
YaBB's normal output is quite rich, because it is optimized for user-friendliness and interaction.  Search engine crawlers currently see this rich output.  However, a lot of the output is not useful t...

Started Jun 15th, 2009 at 6:34am by cepheid
5 2,176 Last Post Jun 15th, 2009 at 9:14am
By: cepheid
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Re: Moderate from search results
Maybe allow users to delete their own messages from "my last 25 messages" too? Checking for the "allow to delete posts while __ hours" option, of course.

Started Jun 16th, 2009 at 6:51am by AntonioK
0 1,040 Last Post Jun 16th, 2009 at 6:51am
By: AntonioK
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Include thread "teaser" in TITLE attribute of link
As any forum admin or user knows, sometimes (or often!) a thread's subject will be generic, confusing, or downright irrelevant.  The only way to know what is in the thread is to actually click on it a...

Started Jun 14th, 2009 at 1:07am by cepheid
10 4,635 Last Post Jun 18th, 2009 at 7:06am
By: cepheid
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Invite a friend
We have a feature that allows sending topic links to friends.. Why not a simple feature via a small text input field on pages that allow for inviting friends to the forum in general.  Just put in thei...

Started Jun 3rd, 2009 at 5:29am by Corey Chapman
3 1,890 Last Post Jun 18th, 2009 at 8:11pm
By: OH Eng
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Add "On post, notify by default" pref to Options
Right now, if I post a reply in a topic or create a new topic, I have to manually enable notification for that topic.  This is a pain because I often forget to check the box.  It would be nice if user...

Started May 18th, 2009 at 6:41pm by cepheid
4 1,884 Last Post Jun 18th, 2009 at 8:50pm
By: cepheid
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Ability to merge users
Right now, there is no way to merge two user accounts; this would be an invaluable feature.  Sometimes a user will forget his/her password and open a new account rather than using the "forgot password...

Started May 15th, 2009 at 11:32pm by cepheid
5 2,126 Last Post Jun 25th, 2009 at 3:23am
By: cepheid
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Determine available backup methods
Right now, all of the backup methods and command paths are hardcoded into Backup.pl.  The user is able to select a backup/compression method even if his server doesn't support it, e.g. the user can se...

Started Jul 2nd, 2009 at 8:20am by cepheid
4 2,108 Last Post Jul 2nd, 2009 at 11:09pm
By: cepheid
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Add a "maximum messages per day" feature
I have a YaBB forum quite active, where often young users (it is about Disney comics) subscribe, and start posting **al lot** of messages in the most various threads. Would it be possible ...

Started Jul 8th, 2009 at 9:03am by Papersera
0 1,236 Last Post Jul 8th, 2009 at 9:03am
By: Papersera
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Automatic instalation/updat feature
I want to see a script that users our zip or tar.gz files to install (not setup!) a new forum on the server with all CHMOD settings set as needed and that has also the ability to update existing forum...

Started Jun 4th, 2009 at 9:10pm by deti
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19 6,350 Last Post Jul 10th, 2009 at 12:15am
By: JonB
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