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Post feature requests for the next release of YaBB (no new features will be implemented in the YaBB 2 line) and discuss changes to existing features. Make sure that you have visited BoardMod too. Some features may not be implemented in official releases and must be requested as an optional addon or "mod."
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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
1 726 Last Post Jun 18th, 2014 at 1:44pm
By: vteams
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Mobile Device Support
I've had a few members asking me for better support on mobile devices.
Is there something in the works for Yabb3?

Started Apr 6th, 2011 at 5:29pm by ------
1 3,616 Last Post May 3rd, 2011 at 8:36pm
By: j razz
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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 2,742 Last Post Jun 3rd, 2009 at 5:24am
By: cepheid
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Registering using Arabic alphabetical characters
I hope from the Admins in YaBB support center to solve some problems  in YaBB3 ..
The major problem to solve is to accept registeration using the arabic alphabetical characters and to solve the r...

Started Oct 10th, 2009 at 8:07pm by alkutob
12 5,692 Last Post Nov 9th, 2009 at 9:37pm
By: deti
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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 9,022 Last Post Aug 11th, 2009 at 1:51pm
By: Matt Siegman
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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 1,035 Last Post Jun 16th, 2009 at 6:51am
By: AntonioK
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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 2,210 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 4,822 Last Post Oct 10th, 2012 at 1:26pm
By: xnoddyx
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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 1,022 Last Post Apr 22nd, 2009 at 1:16am
By: batchman
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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 1,461 Last Post Feb 1st, 2009 at 4:15am
By: batchman
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Incorporating TeX
This is probably a minority request as it is a little specialised, but I would love the new version 3 to include native support for TeX (maths typesetting).
Captain John pointed us to a mod whic...

Started Mar 2nd, 2010 at 11:31am by Bikerman
2 1,974 Last Post Mar 3rd, 2010 at 9:18am
By: Bikerman
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mouseover
Have we added mouseover to our expand icons ?
  http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1294782289/8#8

Started Jan 27th, 2011 at 7:23pm by Captain John (Ex Member)
0 1,209 Last Post Jan 27th, 2011 at 7:23pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Loosing Board from BreadCrumb
When into Subboard everything Ok, upon entering Post thread, loosing Board from BreadCrumb

Started Jan 16th, 2011 at 7:23pm by Captain John (Ex Member)
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1 1,810 Last Post Jan 16th, 2011 at 11:45pm
By: Unilat
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Username/Password
  So many users complain about not being able to login ... and it's usually hard to find out why to correct.
   Would like to see separate error messages for Login.
1.) Username not found, c...

Started Feb 9th, 2010 at 4:44am by Captain John (Ex Member)
10 5,022 Last Post Mar 23rd, 2010 at 11:09pm
By: Matt Siegman
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Notification Email
At present Admin can select allowing Email Notifications, Everyone Allowed or None.
   Add a permission option of Allowing by membergroup.
  On large forums or any forum, where the Admin doe...

Started Dec 18th, 2009 at 4:37pm by Captain John (Ex Member)
4 3,164 Last Post Dec 20th, 2009 at 5:47pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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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 6,459 Last Post Oct 9th, 2012 at 5:38pm
By: Dandello
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Optimizing .lng files
cepheid wrote on May 24th, 2009 at 10:15pm:
I'll probably be submitting a patch soon for a number of (minor) updates to the English .lng files, correcting some spelling/grammar and for improved readability.Nothing ground-breaking, though. Sm...

Started Jun 27th, 2009 at 5:05am by cepheid
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60 20,012 Last Post Jan 10th, 2010 at 7:38am
By: cepheid
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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 3,976 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 2,082 Last Post Jul 2nd, 2009 at 11:09pm
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 2,105 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 1,877 Last Post Jun 18th, 2009 at 8:50pm
By: cepheid
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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 4,608 Last Post Jun 18th, 2009 at 7:06am
By: cepheid
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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 2,160 Last Post Jun 15th, 2009 at 9:14am
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 5,476 Last Post Jun 12th, 2009 at 1:30am
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 2,890 Last Post May 26th, 2009 at 6:54pm
By: Carsten - Ex Member
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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 2,623 Last Post May 3rd, 2009 at 7:05pm
By: tim
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Search doesn't work any more
Every time I search this Forum since you moved to version 3 I get a page saying:
Error 503 Service Unavailable
Service Unavailable
Guru Meditation:
XID: 1921779698
-----------...

Started May 23rd, 2011 at 11:46am by Chess Publishing
2 2,232 Last Post May 27th, 2011 at 4:40pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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PMs to be more "instant"
YaBB has always had available a "chat" mod.  It was not added as a default feature for several reasons:  PMs already existed, the point of a forum was to record the discussion for viewing later, the c...

Started Jul 16th, 2009 at 1:15am by Corey Chapman
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29 9,485 Last Post Jul 19th, 2009 at 9:18pm
By: cepheid
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Moving posts leaving behind topic
If you move a single post that is by itself or move a whole topic, the option to not leave a topic behind in the Move/Split/Splice window says that no matter what in this case it will leave behind a n...

Started Jul 16th, 2009 at 12:11am by Corey Chapman
1 1,800 Last Post Jul 16th, 2009 at 1:13am
By: Matt Siegman
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