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 The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.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

Farewell, MyBB!

16 Feb Edited
#1
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 now begun a 5-year residency program in Neurosurgery which is clearly not compatible, time-wise, with programming.

Looking back, it's been a wonderful run. I barely knew what MyBB was when I moved my first steps into coding; climbed my way with patience and curiosity, until I could make my own rules, and finally reach satisfaction. I have not finished all my ideas and concepts, but I have certainly built a solid base which I hope someone can pick up from in the future.

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.

All support is discontinued. The forums have been closed, only this thread and the Feedbacks section remain open.

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.

Farewell, MyBB. I will miss you.

Sincerely,
Filippo
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Dr.Jeet 16 Feb
#2
Congratulations for Neurosurgery.
Wish you best for the bright future.
You are giving all plugin as free that will definitely help those who can not able to purchase.
Your plugins are unique and helpful for the development of the forum.

Thank you.
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Sama34 17 Feb
#3
Hey there!

I really wish you the best upon you, both professionally and personally. I'm sure a bright future awaits you somehow. You departure message is to be considered to ponder about.

I can already feel the nostalgic on your presence, cheers and good luck!
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effone 18 Feb
#4
Certainly a massive damage to MyBB. But priorities matter.
All the best wishes for your future.

Will be missing you, Shade ...
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PARADOXP 18 Feb
#5
you were my inspiration and always will be , i can't explain my emotions . Anyway All the best for your bright future. Wish you a happy life and keep smiling.
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ka4p3 16 Apr
#6
I have never met anyone as professional about mybb as you. Talented people like you are leaving the herd one by one. I wish you success in your life. My friend, it really saddens me that people like you say goodbye to these things and disappear.