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Reply #15 - Aug 11th, 2013 at 4:09pm
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To YaBB's Development Team, I really appreciate, and applaud all of your hard work. Smiley

  

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Reply #16 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 6:55pm
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So.....

Why isn't YaBB growing?
  
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Reply #17 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 7:22pm
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I'm creating a PHP fork of YaBB. A new one.
  
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Reply #18 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 8:12pm
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Happily enough, at this time YaBB is growing quite nicely in terms of development. However, this is on the heels of this forum having had an absence of online leadership. Both the owner and the admin have abandoned their involvement here, which has obviously been puzzling to many of us.

In any case, in addition to YaBB's ongoing, and active development, YaBB is now growing even more with the creation of your new PHP fork of YaBB. As such, you're providing another way for YaBB to grow even though it's a fork of YaBB versus its actual next version.

Good luck with your work. Wink

  

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Reply #19 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 8:13pm
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Thank you. I hope to follow the WordPress model a new release every 2 months.
  
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Reply #20 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 8:51pm
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That's impressive. Maybe you can let us know when you have a release available.

As things are now, if this forum stays in limbo because of its absentee owner, and its absentee admin, even the YaBB Development Team will be locked out, and unable to offer the newest version of YaBB properly through this forum. Subsequently, a serious discussion about how to move forward in a way that's best for YaBB's community at large may be the sensible thing to do.

Thankfully, YaBB is bigger than just this forum, and can move forward without it even though that would be an unfortunate shame. But for future reference, and for obvious reasons, YaBB's official online presence should never again depend on just one person to be its operator. Sensibly, there should be safeguards to ensure YaBB's viability.

I'm still hopeful that this particular issue will be appropriately resolved. Time will tell. Huh

  

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Reply #21 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 8:53pm
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I would be open for an IRC chat sometime, maybe even go forum to forum soliciting people who want to advance the YaBB community.
  
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Reply #22 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 9:08pm
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Out of curiosity, are there reasons you don't want to simply add yourself to the mix of YaBB's current development? It seems that would be a stronger, and more reliable base of operations to move YaBB forward.

But maybe I'm missing something with that logic. Huh

  

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Reply #23 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 9:09pm
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I want to develop YaBB in a language easily accessible not only to developers but also those looking for hosting. Having to have Perl and proper file permissions and all of that... Too much hassle IMHO.
  
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Reply #24 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 9:18pm
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Got it!  Thanks for the clarification.
  

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Reply #25 - Aug 12th, 2013 at 9:19pm
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No problem. I'm going to begin helping out around the boards here answering support questions and such too as my time allows.
  
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Reply #26 - Aug 14th, 2013 at 9:01pm
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So with the ownership having abandoned the YaBB project... Where does this leave us?
  
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Reply #27 - Aug 14th, 2013 at 10:12pm
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savior75 wrote on Aug 14th, 2013 at 9:01pm:
So with the ownership having abandoned the YaBB project... Where does this leave us?

I've played with the new Alpha version (2.5.4) of YaBB. Its very impressive.

FWIW - My forum started with YaBB over ten years ago (I think it was YaBB 1 Gold)

savior75 wrote on Aug 9th, 2013 at 1:49am:
1) So horrible for SEO.

My YaBB forum typically places on the first page and with many search strings its #1

savior75 wrote on Aug 12th, 2013 at 7:22pm:
I'm creating a PHP fork of YaBB. A new one.

I'll be happy to look at a working product. Let me know when its ready.
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Reply #28 - Sep 25th, 2013 at 7:57pm
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savior75 wrote on Aug 9th, 2013 at 3:19pm:
Think I might start a GitHub repo and see where I can get with recreating YaBB in object oriented PHP.

Its called SMF Wink
  
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