To fix a problem with UBB, the infopop folks suggested an upgrade. We'll probably upgrade some more in a couple of days. For now, here are the new features: Version 5.47e - February 21, 2001 A minor update involving ubb_library.pl in the cgi directory and controlpanel.html in the non-cgi directory. Added more filters. Version 5.47d - December 27, 2000 A minor update involving postings.cgi and ubb_library.pl in the cgi directory and controlpanel.html in the non-cgi directory. Added more HTML tag filters. Version 5.47c - December 19, 2000 A minor update involving the majority of the cgi files and controlpanel.html in the non-cgi directory. There is one new control panel function, some non-critical bug fixes and some refinements. Unless you have been having cookie problems it is really not necessary to upgrade from 5.47b to 5.47c. Removed extraneous data from hacklog. Added a "Forgot your password" link to the login page for private forums. Added a new function to the control panel, under miscellaneous and/or debugging---a quick method to delete custom forum styles. Added 'pruning' to admin logging function. Fixed a typo in the display when rebuilding members' list. Fixed the archive multipage bug when moving threads into archives. Keyed default days prune option in preferences to the board default. Previously this was hard coded to 10 days. Simplified cookie pathing to comply with a larger variety of domain names. If you change your cookie path, your users will have to reset their preferences. Changed the cookie clear function in preferences to clear cookies regardless of path option. Version 5.47b - November 28, 2000 A minor update involving the majority of the cgi files and controlpanel.html in the non-cgi directory. While there are no new functions in 5.47b, there are many code optimizations and some bug fixes. A reply with quote vulnerability related to viewing private forums when you had no access has been fixed. Filtered more NT script possibilities. All profile fields now filtered. Fixed the ability to choose an illegal password on edit profile. Changed the smiley count limiting regex to one that will be easier on a server. Fixed typo in error message when creating a moderator with a username that does not exist. Optimized the entire user information and permissions coding. Uses a lot less server resources now. In addition, the search options are arranged somewhat differently. Extra space added to the top of a list using [list]. Fixed a bug in the ubbcode URL code. Cookies are now rooted differently. Cookies in control panel now also change with the cookie rooting. Notice! This may require your users to clear their cookies using the clear cookies link in preferences and then reset them. Made some minor font nesting changes to better comply with Netscape 6. For all versions, changed the UBB Members area link in the version check to the correct URL. Version 5.47a - October 26, 2000 This is a minor update involving ubbmisc.cgi, ubb_library.pl and controlpanel.html There is no new fuctionality in 5.47a. Added more filters to prevent users from registering and running harmful scripts on UNIX based servers ( 5.47a simply has the same thoughts extended to NT servers). Fixed a small bug in mail-to UBBCode. Version 5.47 - October 9, 2000 A major upgrade involving changes to postings.cgi, cpanel2.cgi, cpanel4.cgi, forumdisplay.cgi, and ubb_library.pl. There is also one new directory within the non-cgi directory and numerous new files withing the cgi directory. Added the SpellChecker.net module with on/off in the control panel. This is the banner ad version; bannerless can be purchased via upgrade from http://www.spellchecker.net. Fixed Admin logging; when it is turned off it is off. Fixed the search for all users with private forum access. Added multipage links to forumdisplay.cgi so that if a thread spans more then one page each page can be jumped to individually. Added more code cleanup and enhancements to forumdisplay.cgi. It will not be any faster but will be less memory intensive. Added minor bug fixes and some cleanup to the recount threads routines in ubb_library.pl Version 5.46a - September 27, 2000 A minor bug fix update effecting postings.cgi, ubbmisc.cgi, cpanel4.cgi, and both ubb_library files. Fixed the infamous uncapitalized "if" on the registration page. Fixed the spacing after "From:" in Author Extra. Returns more verbose messages on max memfields errors - now reports which member has the extra field. Changed the display of || in messages, no longer add the extra space between them. Banned registration of names beginning #!. In extremely rare instances this could have been used to run non-UBB commands. Banned the use of certain characters for unregistered user's usernames, which might corrupt data files. Version 5.46 - August 28, 2000 A major release involving most every cgi file and many non-cgi files. Specific changes include: Massive speedup in "getusernumber" subroutine in any UBB functions that uses it (posting, update threads). File locking has been fixed. Added ability to reset thread counts and post times on a per-forum basis. Cleaned up the signature censor checking routine. Improved error checking to ensure that forums are created properly when trying to create multiple new forums. Much more efficient parsing for UBBCode� (does not attempt to parse UBBCode� if there is none contained within the post). Password box in private protected forums no longer appears if you don't have a password set. Announcement start date has been fixed. Contact us link can be a URL instead of a mailto link. Moderator column on first page can be turned off. COPPA deny feature - will not accept registrations for anyone under 13. A bug in the IP ban list has been fixed. Numerous typos have been corrected. Registration e-mail box automatically fills contact e-mail address if left blank (for COPPA). You can no longer turn "categories only" on if you do not have categories. More efficient and accurate display of member total on first page. Added new "How Do I" into control panel as well as additional help links. Version 5.45c - April 17, 2000 A minor release which blocks a misuse of 'Moderate Registrations'. There is now a COPPA option to show only the printable permission form and a problem with images in signatures has been fixed. Files affected: cpanel4.cgi, cpanel2.cgi, register_lib.pl ubbmisc.cgi, ubb_library.pl. Version 5.45b - April 07, 2000 A minor release which corrects a 'registration notification' problem in some configurations. Copyright 'powered by' links now match other copyright text. Excess smilies are blocked in edit and the meta-refresh rate for reply & edit has been lengthened. A hacking error for oversized member files has been expanded and multiple small layout changes apply a more consistent UBB style across sub pages. Only script files are affected. Version 5.45a - April 04, 2000 A minor release which corrects some typos and a missing password problem when 'E-mail verification' is Combined with 'Membership Moderation. Affected files: forumdisplay.cgi, cpanel4.cgi, cpanel2.cgi and ubbmisc.cgi. Version 5.45 - April 02, 2000 A major release affecting all scripts. Most changes involve adding features to help your UBB comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act becoming Law April 21, 2000. Included are Age Check, Privacy Link, Membership Moderation, Administrative Notification of Registrations and a Recent Registrations Search. These are control panel options. Other options include 'Reply with Quote', UBB Images in Signatures, and a Custom 'Board Closed' Message. Several layout adjustments improve UBB display. The Styles pages now include color swatches and there is a more literal quoting of header and footer information. The UBB copyright notice is selectable as either an image or regular text link. Editing cplinks now requires only one BASE URL and MSIE 5 users can use a custom icon in Favorites. Version 5.44b - March 12, 2000 A minor release correcting some typos. cpanel2.cgi now blocks the ability of malicious users to browse member names or hijack basic UBB variables. ubb_library2.pl now automatically cleans up all leftover 'dailyindex' files to prevent clutter. Versions 5.43 or later require only the replacement of the script files. There were no changes to NonCGI files.