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 The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.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

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13 Oct 2019 Edited
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Shade 14 Oct 2019
It is already available when you see the list of conversations, and will be included within conversations as well before the beta is deployed.
gbk 14 Oct 2019
CaptConfuzed#0001 16 Oct 2019
I've subscribed, how do I get a download link?
Shade 16 Oct 2019
Symposium is not available yet. It will be released soon.
ianChrist007 16 Oct 2019
Can't wait to try this out. I hope the beta will be released sooner.
Shade 16 Oct 2019
Yeah I meant the beta release sorry.
aerodynamika. 17 Oct 2019
Well that's nice. Well done, shame I'm on IPB though. :P But would definitely dig this for a MyBB forum.
ProX 17 Oct 2019
Any chance to include checkmarks in messages as well?

single checkmark for sent, double checkmarks for seen with message seen. Would be more social media like style.
Shade 17 Oct 2019
Yeah that’s the aim before the release.
andrewjs18 18 Oct 2019 Edited
beautiful work, @Shade.

as discussed on discord, this absolutely will need a converter that splits up the amount done per page for big boards like myself. checking my database, my forum has over 111,000 PMs.