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 The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.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

All development on hold

27 Apr 2020 Edited
Hi all,
my graduation is approaching. I have to make sacrifices in order to achieve the goals I have set and put the pressure I am dealing with at ease; development unfortunately is one of these. I am sorry to announce that all development is officially on hold till further notice. My graduation is projected to happen around July 2020, so I would say it might be a reasonable date to return operating at full capacity here.

I will continue to provide support eventually, but delays up to 1-2 days are likely.

If you want to purchase existing plugins – most if not all are stable, including betas – you still can. Beware though, you will not receive support as promptly as usual.

In the meantime, I shall thank all my subscribers for their fundamental economic support provided through the years. If I am inches close to become a doctor, I owe you to some extent.


I am now a M.D.. I will be unavailable for work until mid-October due to important business I have to take care of to pursue my future career. All development is still on hold – except for minor adjustments to existing plugins which are applied slowly.

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Darth-Apple 28 Apr 2020
Many thanks for the hard work on your plugins. Graduation is more important, and I truthfully don't know how you found the time to write all of these on top of the burdens of school. I deal with this myself. My graduation nears as well.

Congrats on your degree, and take care of yourself in the days that come! :)
Shade 28 Apr 2020
Thank you! MyBBoost and its plugins are the result of years of development, it seems a lot but it's really not that much. Congrats on your degree as well!
Seeker-Smith 28 Apr 2020
Dr.Jeet 3 Jun 2020
Yes, I know. It is very difficult to pass a medical examination without proper reading.
All the best for your exam.
honger 31 Jul 2020
Hey Shade, how was your graduation? Unless it didn't take place because of the virus.
Shade 31 Jul 2020
Hi, thanks for asking, I graduated and I am now a fully licensed M.D..
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