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 The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.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

Social Groups

29 Nov 2020
Hello! This is probably a pretty intense request, and I may end up using some of is as a learning opportunity for myself, but I wanted to see about requesting a Social Groups functionality. Similar to the now defunct plugin from ~10 years ago and like what IPB has built-in as “Clubs”.

Some of the features that come to mind:

- Ability for users to create and moderate groups.
- Group Profile Pages
- - similar layout/configuration to user profiles, but shows a member list, and allows for custom fields.
- Group reputation
- - or ability to work with existing points system
- ability for Admin/Mods to view/edit pages

I figure this would open up a whole new world to MyBB, and allow for some cool stuff. With that being said, it may just need to be suggested on a official release :).

Definitely seems like you’re busy, but would love to hear your thoughts on the complexity with your experience.

Shade 4 Dec 2020
Sorry for the long wait.

In my experience, everything is possible with sufficient time and expertise. Unfortunately I am now working as an M.D. and I find it extremely hard to find some spare time these days, so I can't accept requests at the moment.