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Farewell

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I announce that I cease all development and activity in the programming universe indefinitely. My career has reached the turning point I was not expecting for at least another year, leaving me highly off guard and without laid-out plans for this hobby's continuity. I have begun a 5-year residency program in Neurosurgery which is clearly not compatible, time-wise, with programming.

I gave in all my passion for developing, and you gave me back your loyalty and trust, even when I did not deserve that much. Now it is the time for payback. I release all my present and past work as Open Source software, in the hope some talented developer will continue maintaining and expanding my vision of a modern, sleek forum software. The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.

I hereby thank Euan, kawaii, andrewjs18, Ben, Matt, Omar G., effone, Eric J., Devilshakerz, Wildcard, JordanMussi and all the other team members I have had the opportunity to work with when I was a MyBB team member. I thank Tomm M, my mentor, who inspired me to pick up coding with his piece-of-art plugins. And finally, I thank all of you MyBBoost subscribers who have helped me getting through my toughest university years economically.

Yours sincerely, Filippo

Frequently asked questions

  • Who are you?
    I am an Italy-based MyBB enthusiast with a 9 years experience about the software and programming with PHP and JavaScript. I mainly program in my spare time as I am a Medical Doctor.
  • What is MyBBoost?
    It acts as my personal portfolio where I can show off my works, mainly MyBB plugins and a few themes. It's also a centralized place where I offer support for them and update my followers about in-development piece of software.
  • Do you accept custom works?
    Yes. Feel free to get a quote by posting your request either in the Requests forum or in the Private inquiries forum. Most easy requests are fulfilled immediately. For more elaborate works we can discuss timing and prices privately.
  • Why some plugins are not free?
    I have been a student my whole life, and I needed to pay a tuition (~2500€/year), a rent (~2000€/year) and books (~1000€/year). Some may harvest grapes, some may work as delivery man. I develop things. Now that I am an M.D. it will be easier to reach economical independence, so it might be that my plugins will be free at some point in the near future.
  • Do I have to pay on a fixed schedule?
    No. All payments have a lifetime duration. From time to time there might be some price adjustments, but plugins are usually well affordable by everyone. While I do this to raise some money, I also believe that the majority of people should be able to try my works.
  • Which payment methods do you accept?
    Currently I accept PayPal and a bunch of cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Litecoin, USD Coin, Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum).
  • How many people work behind MyBBoost?
    It's just me. The site, every plugin and theme you see is developed by a single person.
  • Can I buy you a beer?
    Of course you can. You can donate to my PayPal. If you have some spare cryptos you want to donate, send me a PM and I will give you a fresh crypto address onto which to perform the donation. Thank you!