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News Archive / Beta Test SMF 2.0 RC 1-2
« on: August 31, 2009, 01:59:18 pm »

If you would like to beta test SMF 2.0 RC 1-2 for us, please reply in this thread where a staff member will PM you with the signup link.

Please let us know if you find any bugs with the forum, e.g. cache problems, theme issue or coding problems. Please report them in the general support forum as usual.

Thank you.

     Note; there is an initial limit of 50 beta keys. Once we are happy, we will create more keys and post them publicly.

If you are given a code and you click the link you were given and then you make an error during the signup process, for example, short password, invalid forum name, invalid captcha key, your beta key will be rejected and you will need to request a new one.


Feedback / Would you be interested...
« on: August 29, 2009, 06:28:35 pm »
In taking part of a beta program at smfnew to test our code running SMF2 RC2?


Support / MyBB Plaza Error
« on: August 25, 2009, 12:26:04 pm »

News Archive / Essential Database Maintenance
« on: July 16, 2009, 09:50:55 am »
  We are carrying out some essential database maintenance on forums using databases 14 through to 56. Half of the forums hosted by smfnew will be offline during this period.
  MyBBnew and phpBBnew are not affected.
  Thank you.

Outdated (Closed for posting) / Enabling Profile Comments
« on: July 09, 2009, 02:55:48 am »
To enable the Profile Comments modification on your SMF forum, please follow the steps below.

Login to your Administration Panel.

Go to Members > Permissions.

Modify each member group you want to be able to use Profile Comments.

Enable the permissions under "Profile Comments".

News Archive / Searching For Support Staff
« on: June 30, 2009, 01:38:11 pm »

We are looking to take on, up to, an exta 3 support staff members to help with supporting the members using our network (via this forum). This role is vountary and therefore, not paid. We are open to anyone joining our team as we look to expand over the next few months. To apply, please send me a private message with full details on why you would like to join us.

You must be able to speak fluent English.
A vast understanding of SMF or MyBB (Both is a plus, and so is phpBB).
Some expiernece with vBulletin (not required but a plus).
Must be able to visit this forum often and take an active role in our staffing positions.

We will take on staff from the moment of this post if we feel you are suited to the job.
We will teach you on how we operate.
All applicants will go under a review.
If accepted, you do not get moderator powers, you earn them. (No power freaks).

Send me a PM
What to include: Name - Age - email - position (Either phpBB/SMF/MyBB (You cannot just choose phpBB, because it is just a plus) - How active will you be? - Why do you Want this job? - How can you make this Support Forum better? - Experiences - How long have you used us?

I look forward to reading the applications.

News Archive / SMFNEW, phpBBnew And Support Forum Maintenance
« on: June 13, 2009, 05:44:47 pm »

The following websites will be under maintenance over the course of next 2 weeks.

2/3 of forums registered on
This support forum.
All forums hosted on

The sites shown above will have the mysql databases moved to the second server. This server currently hosts new SMF forums and all MyBB forums. This will be done slowly over the course of next 2 weeks. There are around 50 in total. Each taking around 20~60 minutes to move.

You may find what database number your forum is on by logging in to your control panel at

Thank you.

News Archive / SMF - Member Group legend
« on: June 09, 2009, 06:34:41 am »

Today, the SMF Member Group legend modification was installed. Here are some screenshots of what it looks like:

Default Theme

DarkBreak Theme

This has been installed on every theme apart from 3.

To enable this modification, simply go to your Admistration Panel, then click Features and Options and find Membergroup legend display arrangement.

This will then enable this feautre. It has been enabled autmatically on all new forums created.

Thank you all.
Enjoy :)

News Archive / "My forum was deleted, why?"
« on: June 05, 2009, 02:51:20 am »
If your phpBB3 forum was deleted, it would have been caused by one of these situations:

Your forum was over run with spam BOTS, and you did not delete or manage the content in a way that did not violate our terms of service. Therefore, we deleted the forum as you were:
1) No abiding our terms of service
2) Did not show the correct attitude to keeping it clean.

Your forum had not been posted on in 90 days. Therefore, the forum is considered inactive and causing a waste of our resources. Not only this, ANY ADMINISTRATOR of that forum has also NOT logged in for 90 days. Therefore, considered inactive.
"Can I restore my forum as i have not posted on it in 90 days?" - Yes, please create a thread in general support and we will do this for free.

Your forum was violating our terms of service.
"You had terms of service? I was meant to follow these? Can you restore it and I will follow them in future." - No.


This is a warning. We will follow up our terms of service. If you fail to reach the low targets set out by our terms of service, then you will have to deal with the consequences. More enforcement of our terms will be conducted over the next few days. We are also looking into SMFNEW and MYBBNEW.

News Archive / phpBB3 Updates.
« on: June 04, 2009, 12:42:58 pm »

All new registrations on any hosted forum will require email activation.

Any new registration using the timezone UTC-12 will be rejected.

Over 300 forums were deleted along with 60,000 posts of spam. More will follow. Clean your forums!

News Archive / SMF 1.1.9 Upgrade About To Begin
« on: May 26, 2009, 07:02:20 am »
As per :

The upgrade will commence shortly.

Please do not report any problems until i have replied saying that the upgrade has finished.

Thank you.

//Began 1:08PM.
//1:23PM File update finished
//1.23PM Database update began
//1:31PM 30% database completion

News Archive / SMF 1.1.9 Upgrade Planned
« on: May 22, 2009, 05:19:22 pm »

All SMF forums will be upgraded to 1.1.9 on Tuesday, 26th May 2009.

Some forums will not be available for at least 20 minutes.

These is because there are database changes, which need to be ran on every forum. Due to the shear number of forums, the newer your forum is, the longer it will take to update.

Thank you.

News Archive / Simple Portal Updated
« on: May 14, 2009, 04:22:10 am »

Simple Portal has been updated to 2.2.1, the latest stable version.

There are many bug fixes in this update. Please refer to Simple Portal's announcement thread for more information

Thank you.

Once again, any problems, please create a topic in general support. We will ignore help requests in this thread.

Suggestions / Rank & Post Icons
« on: May 03, 2009, 12:46:45 pm »

To upload SMF rank images -

We now have a free image host for use online with your smfnew or mybbnew forum!

The images you upload can only be seen on forums hosted by smfnew or mybbnew. If you use it on a different website, the image will not work!

Use it to change your MyBB templates post icons, theme images! SMF, use it for posting images instead of using the attachment system!


News Archive / SMF Maintenance - May 3rd 2009
« on: May 01, 2009, 11:23:38 am »
May 3rd 2009, 11:53 AM            
The maintenance will be beginning shortly.  It will begin at 12.      

SMFNEW will be unavailable for around 3~5 minutes on May 3rd 2009. We will be upgrading the portal to the latest stable version.


Support / COMMON : FTP Access and other webmaster access
« on: April 27, 2009, 08:35:16 am »
FTP Access and other webmaster access

We do not give access to our free forum hosting customers across our network to be able to perform webmaster tasks.

For example:
Uploading PHP Files -> Modifications/Plugins & Themes
Awstats etc

If we were to give access to these programs by anybody then anyone would be able to gain access to any forum on the network.

If you require access, then please consider our paid hosting. You will then be given to access to such programs shown above (excluding WHM).

No free forum hosting service will allow you access to any of these tools.

Outdated (Closed for posting) / [MYBB] Change Forum Logo
« on: April 26, 2009, 08:09:39 am »
How to change your forum's logo

  • Login to your MyBB administration panel. (Picture)

  • Go to the section named "Templates & Style" and click "Templates" on the left. (Picture)
  • Click the templates name you are using "XXX Templates". (Picture)
  • Open the "Header Templates" then click the template named "Header".


<div class="logo"><a href="{$mybb->settings['bburl']}/index.php"><img src="{$theme['logo']}" alt="{$mybb->settings['bbname']}" title="{$mybb->settings['bbname']}" /></a></div>


<div class="logo"><a href="{$mybb->settings['bburl']}/index.php"><img src="THE LINK TO YOUR IMAGE" title="{$mybb->settings['bbname']}" /></a></div>


News Archive / MyBB > 1.4.5 and plugin updates.
« on: April 26, 2009, 07:46:05 am »

MyBB has been updated from 1.4.4 to 1.4.5. There are no visual changes that you will notice. In a nut shell, this is what has changed:

  • Security Updates
  • No "," in usernames
  • Faster loading

A few log of changes from MyBB can be found at

With this update, 2 plugins were also upgraded to run with this version.

Please raise a new support topic in the support section if you encounter a problem with this update. Support will not be given in this thread.

Thank you.

Support / POLICY : Requesting Admin Accounts
« on: April 20, 2009, 01:11:05 pm »
Please note:

SMFNEW Administrators will not be held responsible if you give out information to anyone, including staff, to access your forum for support.

This is solely to protect your forum. If in doubt, ask me first.

News Archive / More MyBB Plugins
« on: April 17, 2009, 09:58:05 am »
Do you want a free domain name?

The following MyBB plugins have been uploaded:

1) Thank You - Users can thank each otherin any post.

2) Usergroup legends - Shows usergroup legends on index

3) MyFavicon
- This plugin add a favicon.

4) Default Profile - The default avatar, signature, and profile options that you set in the Admin CP will be given to each user who registers on your forum.

5) Username Style - This plugin adds the username style to your portal, forum index and thread index page.

 6) Overview - Displays a box on the index page that shows different infomations about your board.

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