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Re: Rename YaBB.pl
Reply #8 - May 10th, 2013 at 10:43pm
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Dandello wrote on May 10th, 2013 at 10:20pm:
... the YaBB executable hasn't been renamed ...

That's the important part. Wink

  

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Reply #7 - May 10th, 2013 at 10:20pm
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Bill Myers wrote on May 10th, 2013 at 9:47pm:
n any case, please check your PMs to check it out yourself. It's not a redirect, but again, the moment any link is clicked, everything after that uses YaBB.pl as it should.


In this case, I suspect they have a copy of YaBB.pl named forum.pl, but once you've entered the forum, all the internal links go back to YaBB. So the YaBB executable hasn't been renamed, but the initial link (and only the initial link) goes to forum.pl.
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Reply #6 - May 10th, 2013 at 9:47pm
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Dandello wrote on May 10th, 2013 at 3:08pm:
@BillM - that site is probably just using a redirect from forum.pl to YaBB.pl. If they'd paid the license YaBB.pl would actually be something else - including in the tabs.

Ah, I didn't know that.

In any case, please check your PMs to check it out yourself. It's not a redirect, but again, the moment any link is clicked, everything after that uses YaBB.pl as it should.

By the way, try removing the copyright, and see what happens. The forum becomes disabled, and a notice about it is put up in its place. I noticed this when I attempted to replace YaBB's copyright with an updated copyright to reflect the years 2000-2013 instead of 2000-2009 as I seem to remember it was.

Happily, I think over in Carsten's forum someplace if you'll recall, there were instructions showing how to have YaBB's copyright change each year automatically, which is what I ended up doing.

I think Derek Barnstorm may have come up with a way to do that. Smiley

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And so he did. Check out his instructions on how to do this. Cool

I can confirm in a YaBB 2.4 forum that this works perfectly well. Smiley

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Re: Rename YaBB.pl
Reply #5 - May 10th, 2013 at 3:08pm
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The copyright and the renaming of the executable are two different beasts - You can add your own copyright covering the material on your forum, but the YaBB copyright for the forum software needs to stay there (unless you pay another fee to get rid of it.)

Also, for forums where the YaBB copyright has been removed without the fee - we're not obligated to provide support because this is the YaBB support forum.

@BillM - that site is probably just using a redirect from forum.pl to YaBB.pl. If they'd paid the license YaBB.pl would actually be something else - including in the tabs.
  

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Reply #4 - May 10th, 2013 at 11:37am
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I don't mind keeping the copyright notice at the bottom of the forum because the peoples who create the template should deserve the credit. Thanks for the info guys.
  
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Reply #3 - May 10th, 2013 at 7:28am
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Evidently in existence since 2008, I recently noticed that a 2.5 AE! YaBB forum is using forum.pl as it's url address. However, as soon as you start using it, every link uses YaBB.pl including the menu items of course.

I suspect forum.pl was/is being used to drive traffic to the forum, and nothing more. As such, I don't believe it's actually breaking the "Executable Renaming License". Besides, it's possible that a $50 fee was paid for this.

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Re: Rename YaBB.pl
Reply #2 - May 10th, 2013 at 2:54am
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It's only allowed if you purchase an 'Executable Renaming License', but hopefully that particular license will be abolished soon so renaming of YaBB.pl is free. I've made it very clear myself in the past that I am very much against having to pay just to rename that file.

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$50 Executable Renaming License
This license is required if you wish to rename the YaBB.pl main script executable (visible in your forum URL) to another name such as index.pl or by hiding it completely. This license is independent of the Copyright removal License.

http://www.yabbforum.com/licenses.php
  
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Reply #1 - May 10th, 2013 at 1:25am
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While it is possible, it's really against YaBB's conditions of use.
  

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May 10th, 2013 at 1:20am
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Is it possible to rename YaBB.pl to forum.pl as an example ?
I try renaming the .pl and any other relation in other files but I have a Internal Error 500 after I login.
  
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