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Thanks to all for your recent opinions, and those given to me in the past.
A. I waited for timed banning to work before using it.á There was a reason, just as beating your dog every time it acts ...

Started Feb 10th, 2015 at 10:45pm by JonB
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Coverters ... to YaBB
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Started Mar 2nd, 2010 at 11:12pm by Captain John (Ex Member)
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Universal Converter
Would this Universal Converter YaBB_Universal_Converter_Beta_4_001.zip work on SMF?.
SMF have their converter from YaBB to SMF. Can something be done to convert from SMF to YaBB. ~ That wou...

Started Mar 6th, 2014 at 5:23pm by Elrick.
10 2,077 Last Post Mar 6th, 2014 at 10:03pm
By: JonB
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Unable to open ./Members/nam name.vars
Hello All,
I am trying to rebuild the members list after what seemed to have been a successful conversion from ubb.classic 6.7.3; however, I keep getting the following error:
Error: Unabl...
The original

Started Oct 5th, 2008 at 2:52am by edsager
2 6,430 Last Post Mar 31st, 2012 at 3:10pm
By: JonB
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Converting BbBoy to YaBB?
I looked around and didn't see a topic for it, so I figured I'd ask.
My message board is currently experiencing a ton of problems with the BbBoy system. We've had it, and want to leave. The problem we'...

Started Jan 4th, 2008 at 11:42pm by Zherog
2 4,341 Last Post Mar 31st, 2012 at 3:08pm
By: JonB
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MyBB 1.2.12 to YaBB 2.2.1
I have searched the reference to MyBB, but nothing comes up.
Is there a way to convert a MyBB board to this one? Nothing in the arcane instructions to the Universal Converter provides clarify.<br...

Started May 11th, 2008 at 7:16am by Gene Steinberg
2 807 Last Post Mar 31st, 2012 at 3:06pm
By: JonB
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phpBB to YaBB - stuck
This is what i've done so far... I installed the YaBB through CPanel, created all the categories and boards as on my old forum (its a small board) 
then i went ahead with conversion, i uploaded a...

Started May 2nd, 2009 at 6:32pm by PashaM
1 3,995 Last Post Oct 6th, 2011 at 12:45pm
By: JonB
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Want to move my message board to Yabb
I have a message board minisunleashed which over the year has outgrown its current provider. The site message board is hosted with Websitetoolbox and due to the massive increase in members, i...

Started Aug 27th, 2011 at 10:19am by Minis Unleashed
2 2,495 Last Post Aug 28th, 2011 at 12:41pm
By: James Bone
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We have had a lot of requests for converters from XXX to YaBB 1 Gold - SP1.
If anyone has created a convertor, please email it to cchapman@xnull.com.  If you would like to volunteer to write a co...

Started Mar 15th, 2002 at 9:05pm by Corey Chapman
13 22,334 Last Post Jun 27th, 2011 at 7:31pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Manually convert PhpBB3 to YaBB2.2
Is there any way to manually move posts from PhpBB2 to YaBB2.2?  Like copy/paste from one database to another or something?  My old forum doesn't have a lot of posts so it wouldn't be that time prohib...

Started Dec 2nd, 2007 at 6:42pm by SaveJFC
9 13,426 Last Post Jun 1st, 2011 at 6:50am
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Error when converting YaBB 1.4 to YaBB 2.5 AE
Hello.  Could really used some help.  Finally got around to upgrading my old 1.4 forum.  I followed the directions exactly as laid out in the YaBB 2.5 Quick Start Guide,...installed the entire package...

Started May 4th, 2011 at 1:33pm by Plissken67
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18 12,022 Last Post May 17th, 2011 at 3:18am
By: JonB
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Looking for SourceForge forum to Yabb conversion
I have had a look around these forums but cannot find a solution to this.
I have had a forum on SourceForge for ages, and this can be backed up to a single XML files.  What I would like ...

Started Nov 26th, 2010 at 7:10pm by KenBarlow
4 3,896 Last Post Dec 5th, 2010 at 8:03pm
By: KenBarlow
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Conversion problem
I have successfully installed YaBB 2.4 and have run conversion beta 4 for a PhPBB MySql database used in a previous forum (DC Forum software). I ran converter.pl and followed all of the steps, and dur...

Started Sep 6th, 2009 at 8:52pm by TimD
12 13,403 Last Post Sep 11th, 2009 at 2:32pm
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YaBB Universal Converter [Beta 4]
I've recently became interested in writing converters for YaBB again. However, Matt's converter wasn't ready. I talked to him, and he said it was ok for me to take over the Universal Converter project...

Started Jan 14th, 2006 at 10:52pm by AK108
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"Ex Member" question
I have just converted my old phpBB to a YaBB but 2 members i had from old board didn't convert. My guess is because they didn't use English characters for their userIDs. Now these 2 member's messages ...

Started May 6th, 2009 at 8:47am by PashaM
12 10,404 Last Post May 13th, 2009 at 2:15am
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Converting phpbb2.13 to YaBB
Can I convert my old phpbb to this YaBB V2 without loosing all my info, forum users etc ??
Thanks for any help you can give. Cool

Started Dec 1st, 2007 at 4:31am by canadiannewbie
3 7,013 Last Post Apr 27th, 2009 at 5:35am
By: PashaM
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Can an existing PHPBB forum be imported into YaBB2
I have a PHPBB forum on my site now that is being overrun with bogus new member registrations. An average per day is 80 - 100. I have had to discontinue allowing auto registrations and approve each on...

Started Nov 26th, 2007 at 4:42am by CYA
2 5,627 Last Post Apr 27th, 2009 at 5:26am
By: PashaM
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convert from phpBB to YABB
First, my apologies if this is covered somewhere and I missed it.
I just downloaded the YABB 2.2 software and have a question. 
I am currently running a phpBB message...

Started Jan 12th, 2008 at 5:59pm by Tim Bromund
4 5,213 Last Post Apr 27th, 2009 at 5:02am
By: PashaM
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Mybb 1.4 to Yabb
Any converter have to convert mybb1.4 to yabb

Started Jan 16th, 2009 at 2:48am by rabbane
1 4,393 Last Post Jan 16th, 2009 at 10:48am
By: Outumuro
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Capture ? Use Converter?
We have a site that a company has gone defunct and would like to capture some historical data they had in a YaBB discussion board.
The board itself is still on-line but we don't know for how much...

Started Aug 9th, 2008 at 1:12pm by Paul P
2 595 Last Post Nov 4th, 2008 at 10:09pm
By: Paul P
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What comes after Conversion step 3?
I converted a ubb.classic 6.7.3 to YABB, but I cannot get beyond Step 3: á
Conversion step 3 (Messages) completed.
Procede to the next step.

When I proceed, I get one of those 500 internal server error.
It seem...

Started Oct 5th, 2008 at 2:58am by edsager
1 3,618 Last Post Oct 10th, 2008 at 12:22am
By: edsager
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ipb 2.1.6 >>> yabb
is there a converter to transfer the data from my IPB to the yabb board i have just downloaded ?

Started May 16th, 2006 at 7:28pm by bunney
7 7,859 Last Post Aug 25th, 2008 at 1:05pm
By: veegertx
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Merge YaBB2.1 & Vbulletin forum
hey, i was wondering if it would be possible to merge a YaBB 2.1 forum with a VBulletin forum, and what some of the choices would be for the platform of the new forum.
would it make most sense to...

Started Jun 1st, 2008 at 8:43pm by d3reference
2 5,153 Last Post Jun 13th, 2008 at 7:28am
By: Outumuro
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Converting phpBB3 to YaBB
So, I want to convert my phpBB3 forum into a YaBB forum.
Is there a converter out for phpBB3 yet?
And what must I do to convert my old forum into YaBB?

Started Apr 20th, 2008 at 7:52pm by Sakurachan
2 6,452 Last Post May 25th, 2008 at 11:07am
By: Outumuro
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Converter needed!
Is there an HTML to YaBBC converter? One that would take a page of HTML source and convert it to YaBBC.
Bob B.

Started Feb 8th, 2008 at 1:53am by BigBobbyB
2 4,174 Last Post May 25th, 2008 at 1:28am
By: Curtiss Grymala
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Hello all. I have some problems with forum in phpbb that is why I want to convert my forum to Yabb, but don't know how connect Perl-database with MySQL. On MySQL I have forum, but not only him. So I w...

Started May 5th, 2008 at 5:40pm by Looser
6 7,690 Last Post May 24th, 2008 at 10:09pm
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