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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 The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.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

advertisement plugin

31 Jul 2018 Edited

I'm looking for an advertisement plugin that'll hook into bankpipe to automate as much of the process as possible. I'm willing to pay for it, of course. I currently use my advertisements, so a lot of this stuff could be carried over, I think...some of this stuff was added to the plugin and paid for by me as it is anyways.

I'm hoping for these features:
- Name of banner
- Description of banner
- Exempt Groups
- Expiration (maybe add a calendar to select a date/time)
- Zones (default zones of header, postbit and footer, with the ability to create new zones)
- Advertisement code
- Email addresses to send expiration alert to
- Email subject
- Email message
- Ability to renew the banner with all of its settings if a user pays for another year (or whatever length of time)
- Ability to email out how an ad is performing (clicks, views, etc.) at set intervals. perhaps allow a user to download their data as well?

added 8/21:

- allow users to upload their own banners and site urls (this should be locked until AFTER a user has paid for their banner)
- force maximum banner image sizes (for example, I allow 2 different sizes on my site - 400X80 for large banners, 285X85 for small banners)
- filter out image upload to only allow .jpg, .jpeg and .png extensions, or whatever the site admin specifies
- allow specific storage paths for the banners. I keep mine in 2 separate folders (ads/large, ads/small) based on their size
- allow admins to offload the image storage to something like imgur via an api
- compress uploaded images by using a free api, something like or or

I'll add more as it comes to me!
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andrewjs18 13 Aug 2018
fantastic, I can't wait to try it out!
andrewjs18 21 Aug 2018
added some more info to the OP based on the conversation we had in discord today.