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News Archive / SMF 1.1.13 and SMF 2 RC 5
« on: February 13, 2011, 08:06:21 am »

We have upgraded all SMF 1 forums to SMF 1.1.13.

We have also upgraded all SMF 2 forums to SMF 2 RC 4 PATCHED.

We will NOT be upgrading SMF 2 forums to SMF 2 RC 5 unless the release of SMF 2 Gold takes longer than expected. There are a few bug fixes in this version, and SMF 2 Gold is expected to be released soon. To save time, and turning SMF 2 forums offline while we upgrade, we've decided not to upgrade. We'll go straight to SMF 2 Gold when thats released.

However, we are running the patched version of SMF 2, so the secuirty flaws were patched, as per the following thread:

News Archive / Essential Database Maintenance
« on: February 06, 2011, 04:24:09 am »

We are currently in the process of moving around databases to a new addon server, to help reduce the "Too many posts" page.

What does this mean for you?

Your forum will remain unchanged, you will not notice anything, apart from this page for a couple of minutes in the next few days:

Thank you!

Administration Discussion / Whats your favorite SMF 2 RC 4 theme?
« on: January 30, 2011, 06:24:58 am »
Let us know!

Themes can be seen at


News Archive / SMF 2 RC 4 Upgrade Status
« on: January 29, 2011, 12:35:48 pm »

01:40 : All forums are now online, running the latest code. Please refer to for the changes.

01:32 : Half of the forums are now online.

01:25 : 5,000 forums are already back online.

01:23 : Thank you for waiting! We're just inserting the new themes now. Forums are turning back online. I Will let you know when the last forum has been turned online.

00:44 : Upgrading taking longer than expected. Still upgrading MySQL. Once this has been finished, then themes will be added to each forum and the forum will be enabled when the themes have been inserted. Will let you know when this happens.

00:30 : Upgrading mysql, and insert some new themes... then some final clean up and it's all yours. ETA: 15 minutes.

00:05 : All SMF 1 forums will not be affected during this upgrade. Only SMF 2 forums will remain down. Upgrading is now being run... Will update you within the next half hour.

00:00 : All SMF forums offline while we perform the first part of the upgrade.

18:35 : Thread created, waiting for midnight until the upgrade begins, in approximately 6 and a half hours. Thread will remain closed until this time.

News Archive / The SMF 2 RC 4 FAQ Thread
« on: January 29, 2011, 12:13:37 pm »

We upgrade all SMF 2 RC 3 forums to SMF 2 RC 4 on Sunday, 30th January 2011. This thread has been created to answer most of your questions which you may have.

Q) All my member are complaining they are using the default theme

We were forced to drop many themes because the author did not update them to support SMF 2 RC 4. The following themes were dropped:
  • ModernDark64
  • Loner
  • Intimidator
  • Impulse2
  • Curve Solution
  • Curve Soft
  • LightModern

Therefore, we have reverted every forum to use the default theme until you change the settings (Admin -> Themes -> Default Theme), to avoid confusion.

Q) So you deleted 7 themes, but we only had 12 to play with!

Yes, we deleted 7 themes, but we added 25 new themes. They are:
  • Black RainV.3 by, Crip
  • Clear Mind
  • Curve Minimal Multicolor
  • DarkBreak by DzinerStudio
  • Dino Light v.2 - by zutzu
  • DarkModern by Crip
  • Flagrant by Crip
  • Inferno by DzinerStudio
  • X-Mas by DzinerStudio
  • Cargo by DzinerStudio
  • DsV1 theme designed by DzinerStudio
  • DSv4 by DzinerStudio
  • Express by DzinerStudio
  • IceCube by DzinerStudio
  • Indigo theme by DzinerStudio
  • laGusta by DzinerStudio
  • My Lee - by zutzu
  • Noize by DzinerStudio
  • Presence - by Skinmod
  • Scratch Design by DzinerStudio
  • Skm Night - by zutzu
  • Surf&Turf by DzinerStudio
  • Twitter Color - by zutzu
  • Urban by DzinerStudio
  • Zone99

You can view these themes at
We bought the premium themes from DzinerStudio, which you can use. Enjoy ;)!

Q) What about modifications?
Simple portal was upgraded to 2.3.3
Team page was re-installed.

Q) Why can't I upgrade my SMF 1.1.12 forum to SMF 2 anymore?

I have not yet finished the upgrade for this, please wait a few days for it to be enabled again.

News Archive / SMF 2 RC 4 Upgrade Date Confirmation
« on: January 17, 2011, 09:51:59 am »

We would like to let you know that SMF 2 RC3 forums will be upgraded to SMF 2 RC4 on Sunday, 29th January 2011 at 00:01GMT+0.

You should be fully aware of the theme alternations that will occur.

All SMF 2 forums will be disabled from 00:01GMT+0 for a maximum of 90 minutes.
You will not have to do anything.


Updated 19/01/2011, upgrade date (old  Monday, 24th January at 00:01 GMT+0)

News Archive / SMF 2 RC 3 Themes To be DROPPED
« on: January 07, 2011, 04:13:40 pm »
The following themes will no longer be supported by SMFNEW if you use SMF 2.

ModernDark64 is no longer supported by SMF 2 RC 4, and the author has decided to remove it from the SMF site, making it impossible for us to use this theme.
Loner is no longer supported by SMF 2 RC 4, and the author has decided to remove it from the SMF site, making it impossible for us to use this theme.
Intimidator is no longer supported by SMF 2 RC 4, and the author has decided to remove it from the SMF site, making it impossible for us to use this theme.
Impulse2 is no longer supported by SMF 2 RC 4, and the author has decided to remove it from the SMF site, making it impossible for us to use this theme.
Curve Solution is no longer supported by SMF 2 RC 4, and the author has decided to remove it from the SMF site, making it impossible for us to use this theme.
Curve Soft is no longer supported by SMF 2 RC 4, and the author has decided to remove it from the SMF site, making it impossible for us to use this theme.
LightModern is no longer supported by SMF 2 RC 4, and the author has decided to remove it from the SMF site, making it impossible for us to use this theme.

There were template code changes from SMF 2 RC 3 -> SMF 2 RC 4. As the themes above are not supported by the author, they will not working on SMF 2 RC 4. So don't hold us responsible!

This comes as we finalize the SMF upgrade on SMFNEW. We will replace these themes with others, that you have required.

We will let you know when we will upgrade, thus, when the themes will be dropped.


News Archive / SMFNEW wishes you a happy 2011
« on: December 31, 2010, 10:47:17 am »
Our staff would just like to take the time you wish you a happy 2011.

SMFNEW has had a fantastic 2010, with many advancements: (last year's plans for 2010 thread)
  • First SMF forum hosting site to offer free SMF 2 Hosting
  • Several new support staff to help you
  • Exploded growth of the network
  • Brand new servers
  • The popular pro-hosting was introduced
  • Facebook page created and continued twitter success
  • Hit 2 million SMF posts
  • Became the largest free smf/mybb host by traffic
Any a few more...  :p

What do we hope to achieve in 2011?
  • Bring back the SMFNew control panel...  :cool:
  • Hit 4 million SMF posts
  • Upgrade all SMF 2 forums to SMF 2 RC 4
  • Continue our fast and accurate support
  • Continue development of the MyBBnew website
  • Increase server capacity
A few other surprises planned, but they are in the pipe-works.

We hope you keep safe, and please, feel free to let us know what your ambitions are in 2011, online or off-line related!

News Archive / Email Support
« on: December 03, 2010, 02:48:57 pm »

It has come to our attention that users think we offer support by email. This is not correct, as you can clearly observe at

We will ignore all support related emails - this is why we have this forum - to provide support.


News Archive / SMF 1.1.12 AND SMF RC 4
« on: November 24, 2010, 05:58:30 pm »

I have just upgraded all SMF 1.1.11 forums to SMF 1.1.12. Please report any issues.

SMF RC4 upgrade is being held back to the lack of updates to modifications and themes to support RC4. I will wait another 2 weeks, to let the authors update them, them then I will proceed to upgrade the forums from SMF RC3 - We're all ready our end to upgrade them to SMF 2 RC 4, just waiting for the themes and mods to become compatible.

If they are not updated within 2 weeks, we will be forced to not support that specific feature until it's upgraded. Don't stress about running RC3, it's nothing to worry about being behind RC4. No new features in RC4, just bug fixes, which no one has even reported here - so you wouldn't notice.

Thanks again.

News Archive / Support Forum Upgraded (Kind of..)
« on: November 12, 2010, 02:08:10 pm »

I upgraded the support forum tonight to RC4. There are a couple of problems, such as, package manager not installing mods.

I plan on getting SMF to help fix these issues, they were unexpected, therefore, I am forced to use the default theme and be without any modifications.


News Archive / SMF RC4 and SMF 1.1.12 News
« on: November 01, 2010, 03:26:17 pm »

Simple Machines have released SMF RC4 and SMF 1.1.12.

We WILL be upgrading ALL forums to these versions, so if your running 1.1.11, we'll upgrade you to 1.1.12, if your running RC3, we will upgrade you to RC 4.

For the most import question of, WHEN?

It depends. We are currently working on the server for stability issues, which you may be aware of. We want to wait until that is done before causing an extra load of upgrading 30,000 forums.

We will hope to have the server finished by Friday. If that is the case, then forums will be upgraded THIS weekend, RC3 being upgraded before 1.1.11.

If the server takes longer, I will update this post letting you know the date the upgrade will be pushed back to.


Feedback / New Signup Page!
« on: September 05, 2010, 01:02:27 pm »
Let me know what  you think, have a before and after shot.

Please let me know if you have any ideas on how to further improve it!

News Archive / MyBBnew Update - Syncing Templates
« on: September 04, 2010, 07:46:58 am »

MyBBnew has been updated, introducing a new feature.

Sync Templates
By syncing your forum templates, the following actions will take place:
  • All your current templates, stylesheets and themes will be removed
  • New templates, themes and stylesheets will be imported to your forum

We periodically update the 'master' templates to include fixes and version updates. We often install new templates, which will be installed on your forum when you sync your templates.

Find this option on the left navigation bar when you login to your administration panel.


Binned / MyBB Template Requests
« on: September 04, 2010, 07:05:32 am »

  • The theme must not have any advertisements placed on it, except, the author's copyright link.
  • The theme must not have a custom menu, which can be editing in the templates, e.g, "Menu Item 1"
  • The theme must not have any errors, e.g, missing logos (very common).
  • The theme must allow you to enter your own logo

News Archive / MyBB 1.6 Upgrade
« on: August 20, 2010, 08:20:22 am »
Planned for this Monday Morning.

Your forum's may be down up to a couple of hours.

Please alert your members.

SMFNEW will not be affected!!

News Archive / SMF 2 - 4 New Themes!
« on: August 20, 2010, 07:33:08 am »

We have installed another 4 Themes to SMF 2 hosting!

Find previews below.

Please note, your forum may take anywhere up to ten hours from the time of this post for these themes to appear on it - this is normal.

Administration Discussion / Forum Category
« on: August 06, 2010, 08:16:50 am »

News Archive / Users Spamming Notice
« on: June 30, 2010, 01:55:34 pm »

It is unfortunate that I am having to make this topic; we have noticed a dramatic rise in the number of users spamming support topics. To provide the BEST support that we can, it makes our job harder to read and respond to support topics which have effectively been hi-jacked by other users. If you did not create the topic, you do not need to respond unless you want to help.

Therefore, giving your opinion on a theme, or opinion on a forum or replying with 'I don't know' is going to make our jobs more difficult. Users doing so are directly violating our regulations, set forth in our rules thread.

Consequently, to curb spammer and thread hi-jackers, we are going to begin enforcing stricter rules in the support board. We did not want to do this, but we have no choice as our jobs are becoming more difficult as users decide to spam support threads. We are having to search the thread for the problem that is in question.

Until now, we would usually delete offending posts. However, we will now begin to warn every post that is made which is considered by staff as spamming or hi-jacking a support thread.

Thank you for your co-operation.

General Discussion / Weekly Top Poster
« on: June 07, 2010, 11:07:05 am »
You guys really are going for it arn't you?  :)

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