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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
1 750 Last Post Jun 18th, 2014 at 1:44pm
By: vteams
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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 2,165 Last Post Jun 15th, 2009 at 9:14am
By: cepheid
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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 2,097 Last Post May 25th, 2009 at 9:58pm
By: JonB
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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 1,026 Last Post Apr 22nd, 2009 at 1:16am
By: batchman
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ability to ban IP from error log
It would be nice to be able to ban an ip address from the error log screen.

Started Dec 26th, 2010 at 3:54am by Tysonmm
3 2,436 Last Post Dec 27th, 2010 at 4:21pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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 2,116 Last Post Jun 25th, 2009 at 3:23am
By: cepheid
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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 1,878 Last Post Jun 18th, 2009 at 8:50pm
By: cepheid
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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 2,894 Last Post May 26th, 2009 at 6:54pm
By: Carsten - Ex Member
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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 1,233 Last Post Jul 8th, 2009 at 9:03am
By: Papersera
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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 5,492 Last Post Jun 12th, 2009 at 1:30am
By: JonB
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Adding Social Networking Functions In Y3
Given the prominence of sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and the like... it might be a good idea to look at how YaBB 3 could embrace "being social".
Maybe like Facebook & Twitter buttons, fo...

Started Nov 27th, 2009 at 11:29am by Outumuro
10 8,459 Last Post Dec 24th, 2010 at 2:42am
By: Tysonmm
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Additional Log Out Button, Page Bottom
Request Additional "Log Out" Button at Page Bottom
I feel it would be advantageous to have a logout button at the bottom of the board, possibly next to the <Mark all as Read> button, so that memb...

Started Apr 6th, 2010 at 7:40am by gb3
0 1,748 Last Post Apr 6th, 2010 at 7:40am
By: gb3
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Admin member search option by e-mail address
Hiya YaBBers Cheesy
Firstly, great forum software - I used to use phpBB and found it hard to get on with - plus it got hacked loads of times ... but after over 2 years now of using YaBB I've had no h...

Started Nov 11th, 2009 at 9:14pm by Stu
2 4,269 Last Post Nov 16th, 2009 at 1:18am
By: Stu
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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 1,463 Last Post Feb 1st, 2009 at 4:15am
By: batchman
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Admin: delete all posts by user
This is another request for combating spam: it would be great if we could easily delete all posts made by a specific user.  Specifically, this should also be an option when deleting a user, e.g. a che...

Started May 20th, 2009 at 5:18am by cepheid
13 6,495 Last Post Oct 9th, 2012 at 5:38pm
By: Dandello
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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 2,215 Last Post May 10th, 2009 at 8:09am
By: AntonioK
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Allowing Facebook users to use their FB login
I am getting in a unique situation where Facebook is attracting some of the audience which would be better served by a message board but aren't familiar with message boards. They are using groups on F...

Started Jun 17th, 2010 at 2:40am by AustinBoatForums
5 4,841 Last Post Oct 10th, 2012 at 1:26pm
By: xnoddyx
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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 6,334 Last Post Jul 10th, 2009 at 12:15am
By: JonB
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automatic time setting
I would like to see YaBB getting the time of the user PC to correct the YaBB-user-time-setting.
If I am in New York today and tomorrow in Tokyo, I would like YaBB to show me automatically my local time...

Started Dec 16th, 2009 at 3:09pm by deti
4 3,547 Last Post Aug 22nd, 2010 at 7:56pm
By: Jet Li
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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
0 945 Last Post May 25th, 2009 at 4:56pm
By: George Maschke
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Board Statistics?
Hello all,
I have searched for a Mod for this but no luck. I would like to be able to view "new thread" statistics for each board: for example, Board A has had 20 new threads posted in the last s...

Started Feb 28th, 2008 at 10:13am by AndyInSpain
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19 9,037 Last Post Aug 11th, 2009 at 1:51pm
By: Matt Siegman
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code comment suggest
Please add the list of what each section refers to as a comment in the code of Settings.pl.

Started Dec 11th, 2011 at 1:13am by freediver
0 1,040 Last Post Dec 11th, 2011 at 1:13am
By: freediver
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Collapse and expand view
I have YaBB 2.5 AE installed and would love to have the "collapsed" view set as default and have the members choose to "expand" if they wish.
I have not been able to work out if it is possible on...

Started May 10th, 2011 at 10:06am by fishaholics
0 1,285 Last Post May 10th, 2011 at 10:06am
By: fishaholics
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Convert from 2.1: newlines in sigs turn to &&
I just noticed that in a couple of production forums that I converted from 2.1 to 2.4 (using the official 2.4 release, not SVN/CVS), that signatures that previously included newlines now don't display...

Started Jul 15th, 2009 at 1:21am by cepheid
8 3,979 Last Post Jul 19th, 2009 at 3:49pm
By: Matt Siegman
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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 2,090 Last Post Jul 2nd, 2009 at 11:09pm
By: cepheid
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Display Multimedia Attachments in Post
Just as images uploaded as attachments may be displayed in-line, it would be nice if there were an administrator's option to enable in-line display of attached audio and video files (all the file form...

Started May 30th, 2009 at 9:10am by George Maschke
7 4,323 Last Post Sep 8th, 2009 at 6:22am
By: George Maschke
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Double Verification Code?
Hey guys, just curious whats the latest on stopping spam bots on YaBB 3.0? i know 2.4/2.5 has that 'Your Verification Code'
is there anything else like this or more advanced in YaBB 3.0?
or ...

Started Jun 11th, 2011 at 2:06am by L_ith
3 2,179 Last Post Sep 16th, 2011 at 10:33am
By: stoneyjr
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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 2,752 Last Post Jun 3rd, 2009 at 5:24am
By: cepheid
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