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Started Feb 10th, 2015 at 10:45pm by JonB
2 3,581 Last Post Jun 2nd, 2016 at 2:10pm
By: Dandello
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YaBB 2.6.12 is here!
2.6.12 is a newly re-dated package/revision of the bugfixed 2.6.11.
No additional mods. You can download the zip at https://sourceforge.net/p/yabb/svn/HEAD/tree/branches/2.6.12/ (download 'snapshot')<b...

Started Jan 13th, 2016 at 3:42pm by Dandello
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Any ideas?
I used to host my yabb forum from a computer in my home, and that isn't possible anymore so I purchased a url and hosting space for it and figured it'd be a good time to upgrade as well.
Going fr...

Started Jun 4th, 2017 at 1:12pm by CanesVenetici
3 69 Last Post Sep 1st, 2017 at 12:23am
By: Dandello
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My Hosting Company has taken down my YaBB message board
Dear All
Help please!
My hosting company has taken down my website this week and said my YaBB.pl is using Mass resources on the server and there are 100 concurrent open threads at once which...

Started May 5th, 2017 at 8:16am by resondetra
3 117 Last Post May 6th, 2017 at 2:01am
By: Dandello
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OH I need help bad. Old install of 1.3.1 stopped working
I have a 14 year old installation. Loving, so why change it.
I have GOLD SP 1.3.1 
Several mods like extended profiles etc.
A few days ago my hosting company updated their OS to 64bit a...

Started Mar 23rd, 2017 at 7:02pm by rojoyinc
6 114 Last Post Mar 24th, 2017 at 12:37am
By: Dandello
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upgrading from 2.3.1 to latest
hello all
I am new with updating forum of our community which is running on Yabb 2.3.1 and would like to update it to latest if possible and would like some guidence to do it or point me in right...

Started Mar 11th, 2017 at 1:50pm by M1DJF
2 96 Last Post Mar 11th, 2017 at 4:14pm
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Upgrading from 2.1 to latest 2.6.12
I have read all the postings I can find about updating and it looks like it should all go well.
Being forever the pessimist, I do not want to attempt the update on the live forum.
As far as ...

Started May 14th, 2016 at 4:15pm by Johnfromhere
1 132 Last Post May 14th, 2016 at 8:35pm
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Time Offset, time zones
yabb 2.6.12
There is no time offset for members to set time to their zone. What can be done?

Started Jan 29th, 2016 at 1:17am by forumguy99
4 101 Last Post Feb 6th, 2016 at 10:51pm
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2.6.12 error in Admin center, View/delete members, no button.
In the admin center. In View/delete members there is no delete members button at the bottom, also Send e-mail to deleted members. 
2.6.11 has it.

Started Jan 26th, 2016 at 9:41pm by forumguy99
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By: Dandello
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Upgrade issues to 2.6.12
Upgraded from 2.5 AE to 2.6.12
I converted using the path from the old yabb.
The boards came over but not the board descriptions and board moderators. Is this something that should happen? I...

Started Jan 19th, 2016 at 9:11pm by forumguy99
4 133 Last Post Jan 26th, 2016 at 9:40pm
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Login issues after upgrading to 2.6.11 from 2.5.2
So I've recently upgraded to 2.6.11 from 2.5.2 and now all the members are unable to use their screen names to login with.  Instead they must use their "User ID" which was setup initially when they fi...

Started Jan 7th, 2016 at 12:50am by slaborde
1 92 Last Post Jan 7th, 2016 at 1:13am
By: Dandello
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Template issue with upgrading to 2.6.11
Upgrading from 2.5 AE. 
Something is messed up in the admin center when clicking Template Configuration and Style Sheet. I didn't want to use the template, old yabb 2.1 style. I didn't want to ke...

Started Jan 2nd, 2016 at 9:30pm by forumguy99
11 203 Last Post Jan 3rd, 2016 at 11:43pm
By: Dandello
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Mangled Characters After Upgrade from 2.4 to 2.6.11
I recently upgraded my YaBB forum from 2.4 to 2.6.11, and in the process, at least one ASCII character (%) got converted across multiple messages to "&#37;". During the conversion, I had selected the ...

Started Jun 4th, 2015 at 11:17am by George Maschke
9 191 Last Post Dec 27th, 2015 at 9:08pm
By: marcbarton
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Looking for a hired gun to do an update for me.
Not sure this is in the right section or even allowed. But I would like to update from 2.1 to 2.6.11 Ive tried it myself but didn't have any luck. Its been almost 10 years since Ive done anything with...

Started Mar 20th, 2015 at 8:47am by JeffB
6 198 Last Post Sep 22nd, 2015 at 5:24am
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Upgrade problem: Attachment Deleted
I recently upgraded from YaBB 2.2 to YaBB 2.5.2.
The installation when smoothly with only a small hiccup. None of the attachments will appear in the posts. The paths are correct to the attachment...

Started Aug 2nd, 2015 at 5:49pm by Whubee
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By: Dandello
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DateTime for 2.6.11
For full TimeZone functionality YaBB 2.6+ needs to have the CPAN Modules related to DateTime::TimeZone installed. Unfortunately, some hosting services just can't get their heads around this to be able...

Started Jul 28th, 2015 at 2:28pm by Dandello
0 85 Last Post Jul 28th, 2015 at 2:28pm
By: Dandello
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Updating 2.1 to latest
My YaBB board hasnt been updated in quite sometime. Its been so long that I will be on a learning curve to update it. Can someone point me in the right direction as to where,what and how I go about up...

Started Mar 17th, 2015 at 8:39am by JeffB
2 146 Last Post Mar 17th, 2015 at 3:40pm
By: JonB
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Upgrade to 2.6.11 from 2.4
If I'm understanding this correctly, I will be able to upgrade to 2.6.11 directly from 2.4, using the converter, without having to upgrade to 2.5.2 first? Thanks in advance. Smiley

Started Feb 17th, 2015 at 3:20pm by WxDaddy
1 135 Last Post Feb 17th, 2015 at 3:47pm
By: Dandello
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Upgrade path from 2.5.2 to 2.6.1 for busy forum
How straight forward is the upgrade path from 2.5.2 to 2.6.1 ?
I'm looking at doing the upgrade shortly (on a fairly busy forum (25,000 members, 64,000 posts), and want as little disruption as po...

Started Dec 27th, 2014 at 3:33pm by djblamire
5 185 Last Post Dec 28th, 2014 at 4:40pm
By: Dandello
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Need full help with upgrading 2.3.1 to latest version
Goodmorning everybody,
Since quite some time I'm looking for somebody who can upgrade my old (2.3.1) Yabb installation to the latest version. The forum is online since 2004 and I'm eager to have ...

Started Dec 24th, 2014 at 7:39am by Pieszyce
2 159 Last Post Dec 26th, 2014 at 2:42pm
By: Pieszyce
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Need some help with upgrade from 2.3.1
Hi there!
I have my YaBB-Forum up and running since March 2009. But I had very early some ideas, about the Look (I wanted to have the background image shining through), so I made some (minor) hac...

Started Mar 1st, 2013 at 8:31am by Cochrane
5 1,105 Last Post Dec 8th, 2014 at 1:00pm
By: JonB
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Re: YaBB 2.6.1 is here!
To update to 2.6.1 can we just overwrite the files  ?

Started Oct 14th, 2014 at 9:43am by SimpleSimon
2 181 Last Post Oct 14th, 2014 at 3:53pm
By: SimpleSimon
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Proper way to upgrade 2.6's SVN updates
So I dont hose my forum, what is the proper way to update the SVN versions of my forum? If this is already explained here someplace, just give me 10 lashes and post the link.   Shocked

Started Aug 26th, 2014 at 12:41am by Red Barchetta
5 203 Last Post Sep 3rd, 2014 at 4:51am
By: Dandello
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Forum Unexpectedly in Maintenance Mode
V2.1 to v2.5.2 - I seem to have hit another problem Sad Following the upgrade I keep finding the Forum in "Maintenance Mode" even though no on has set it deliberately. We didn't see this before the up...

Started Aug 22nd, 2014 at 1:55pm by Nick W
3 141 Last Post Aug 22nd, 2014 at 7:59pm
By: Dandello
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Post-Independent Member Groups Not Showing after update
After import from v2.1 to v2.5.2 the Post-Independent Member Groups are no longer showing on the Member Group admin page.  The "Positions" are still showing for individual members and having an effect...

Started Aug 21st, 2014 at 4:17pm by Nick W
2 135 Last Post Aug 22nd, 2014 at 1:49pm
By: Nick W
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Yabb 2.6 + Shoutbox = ?
I just upgraded successfully (I think Wink) my forum to 2.6, looking great - thanks to all involved!
As the topic says, would I be a fool to try installing shoutbox24_RC5.5 to the forum? H...

Started Aug 13th, 2014 at 9:26pm by ggn
8 223 Last Post Aug 19th, 2014 at 3:09pm
By: Bill Myers
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Users Not Receiving Notification Emails
I recently upgraded a v2.1 installation to V2.5.2.  Users are now reporting that they are no longer receiving notification emails. (E.g. When there are replies to posts).  I have checked the email con...

Started Aug 18th, 2014 at 1:08pm by Nick W
1 125 Last Post Aug 18th, 2014 at 2:28pm
By: Dandello
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Some Users Not Seeing Boards after Upgrade 2.1 to 2.5.2
I have recently upgraded a Forum from v2.1 to 2.5.2. Most users seem ok, but for a couple of people it only shows the number of people logged in and the stats panel that normally appear at the end of ...

Started Aug 7th, 2014 at 9:42am by Nick W
3 168 Last Post Aug 7th, 2014 at 2:45pm
By: Elrick.
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Upgrading from 2.3 to latest
Looked through the topics but nothing jumped out at me so figured I'd better ask for some guidance before I totally screwed something up!
I'm currently running YaBB 2.3 and am pretty sure I won't...

Started Jul 12th, 2014 at 2:09am by justin bowser
3 188 Last Post Jul 12th, 2014 at 6:45pm
By: Dandello
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Converting event calendar
I just updated my fórum to 2.6. I was running the event calendar on my old fórum. Where is the event data stored as I have the calendar but no events after the upgrade.

Started Jul 10th, 2014 at 10:27am by AcuarioCat
2 143 Last Post Jul 10th, 2014 at 1:56pm
By: AcuarioCat
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