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debbey
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Dec 4th, 2010 at 11:02pm
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It's been a while since I have attempted anything with my site... My Message Board has become plugged with spam...
I signed in as the Administrator and clicked Maintenance Mode
and don't now how to get back in...

This is the message I have received:

Settings.pl did not return a true value at /services/webpages/c/a/canadianstarsrock.ca/cgi-bin/rock/YaBB.cgi line 34.

Now what do I do?  Have I lost my message board?

Thank you! for any help
  
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Re: Maintenance Mode
Reply #1 - Dec 4th, 2010 at 11:56pm
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First check if there is a Settings.pl in the ./Variables folder .....
Check and verify CHMODs on ALL folders is 755 or higher, Check and Verify ALL .pl files are 755 or higher (./Admin & ./Sources folders).

What version of YaBB are you running ?
  
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Reply #2 - Dec 5th, 2010 at 12:31am
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thank you!  Wow... I spent the last few hours looking through my FTP based on reading your site... I know nothing about Web Design and it's been about 5 years since I have really looked at my Message Board..

Version...  YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.3.1          

I am sure it's obsolete now... I put it in Maintenance Mode thinking I could go back and clean it up and figure out what to do with it, upgrade to a more current version, perhaps.

Thank you! for the quick response, and will try to figure this out at a later time.. before months end..

Best Regards,
  
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Re: Maintenance Mode
Reply #3 - Dec 5th, 2010 at 1:14am
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debbey wrote on Dec 5th, 2010 at 12:31am:
YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.3.1

   WOW ... obsolete and unsupported.

Suggest just deleting your old board ... if spammers have taken over, you lost any legitimate users long ago ....
Upgrade .........
  
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Re: Maintenance Mode
Reply #4 - Dec 10th, 2010 at 1:42pm
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And newer version sof YaBB have better mechanisms to reduce the onslaught of spammers...
  
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