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That seems to have fixed itself. I think I started the BB with (admin, admin) as user name and password as far as the BB is concerned, and maybe the same for the data base, or maybe I had (php, and phppass) for the database. Then I guess I figured that wasn't too smart and maybe configured another name using the BB to do it, so I had a user crystal and crystal was the administrator.
My system isn't set up great. For example BBs try to email passwords to people that try to use them and I'm on a recently reinstalled WIN98 machine with just 64k of memory, a slow modem, and less than 2GB of disk space! I don't have anything I know of to even send mail in the unix SENDMAIL sense, although I have AOL for the connection and the PC probably has an uninitialised version of Outlook Express.
I never expected your software to work, since two previous PHP BBs didn't, the whole MySQL, PHP, Abyss combination hasn't been on the PC for more than a day or so and had serious installation problems. So I wouldn't go looking for what caused that message.
I did actually say at the start what gave the error message ...
(click on preferences.)
It was simply "clicking on preferences". That would give the error message, and new users couldn't get get confirmed, as the BB complained that admin wasn't prperly set up. You could (maybe, I can only try locally and not genuinely over the internet) have seen the problem by clicking on preferences on my BB yesterday, but as I said above, the software has righted itself.
That is a sign of good software, tolerence to small faults. Bad progams will amplify little errors until they fall over. I am impressed with your software and if I come over as being a little harsh at times on the BB its just due to a hard life here (hence the 64k computer with slow modem and need for free software to do anything), etc.
Keep up the good work.
( or stop and have a break, as you please ;) )
<font color="#006699">We're glad you run it from the draft :-) There is also a special option which allows to block all email promtrs in our program... called $genEmailDisable... turning it to 1 will help you to work without sendmail installed. Enjoy :-)... and yes - your server is really slow, but forums are working! I've registered as minibb and posted one message... it's working :-) Team</font>