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V5 WebmasterWorld Software Updates, Additions, and Changes
Heads-Up: Upgrades and Revisions In Process - Your Account May Be Affected

 2:34 pm on Feb 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

There will be some updates made to the BestBBS software on WebmasterWorld in the next few months. In addition to some new features, there will be required base level code changes to various aspects of the system.

Custom Skin:

  • The biggest of these changes will be replacing the current "skin" editor with a newer and closer to industry standard style of template system.
  • What that means is that if you have been using a custom skin, this will be reset in about a couple of weeks to the default WebmasterWorld template. (sorry, I know some people are really fond of their custom skin. We hope to put a system in place that will be easier to change than the current one. We are working on a system that will support the template system of a popular bbs system. That means you will have access to dozens-to-hundreds of skins)

RSS Feeds

  • On your control panel is a link to a new set of RSS feeds for each forum. Please keep it under one pull about every half hour.


  • The system will no longer allow you to keep messages older than six months in your inbox. Messages will automatically be forwarded to your profile listed email address.


  • All WebmasterWorld accounts will be revalidated over the next month. That means your profile email address will need to be correct. You will be prompted to revalidate you account at some point. It will take awhile to do all half million accounts - so it may take longer than you'd think. As a result - we will be weeding all inactive accounts that have not posted (almost 200k) in the last two years.

...this and much more to come ;-)



 2:15 pm on Feb 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

btw: None of the major changes will be done until about March 15th. This is all prep work and to let you know...

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