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 The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.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

New theme, cryptocurrency support

28 Jul 2019 Edited
It's with pure joy that I welcome everybody in a new MyBBoost experience, yet again. The new theme, Ethereal 2.0, will give me enough peace of mind for long to come as it's extremely stable and functional. It is something I have been working under the hood for a while and of course I am super thrilled to hear what you think about it. I will polish it up a bit depending on your feedbacks, but I am not planning to do major reworks to this beauty now.


I have severe mood swings when it comes to theming. One moment I like the palette and disposition of things, the very next one I consider it garbage. So what if I can change things continuously? That's the basic idea behind forum colors. Every forum now holds a unique color pattern, making them immediately recognizable as you browse the same ones over and over again.

WAXING GIBBOUS MOON SYMBOL Eclipse into darkness

If you only knew the power of the dark side!
Darth Vader to Luke Skywalker
Enough said. With the new beta feature named Dark mode, even short sleepers will like browsing MyBBoost. You can switch between Dark and Day modes either by toggling the switcher in the footer or in your user control panel. If you are a guest, you can only use the footer's switcher, but you will be able to enjoy it anyway.

MONEY BAG It's crypto time

2019 and a site is not providing crypto payments. A perfect recipe for letting most internet aficionados down. Not anymore: MyBBoost now runs on BankPipe beta 11's new version, which of course now features cryptocurrency support through Coinbase PARTY POPPER The long awaited feature has been requested by @day-day and @Harry K.. A short course of testing period is necessary before deploying the new beta to Ultimate subscribers (and those who purchased the plugin singularly, of course) because sadly Coinbase does not provide any sandbox to test payments. That's why testing will be performed with real payments. A couple of them, and BankPipe will be updated to beta 7. The race is on.

Still doubtful? Here's a treat: -15% off Ultimate until 4 August. Use the code ETHEREAL2 before checking out.


No more sparse text fields to search for. The main search bar now adapts automatically to the forum or thread you are currently viewing, and searches your keywords accordingly.

MILKY WAY Crisper new logo

A new definitive logo is now in place. Rounded edges, full thickness and a scalable vector do the trick. The new logo is also applied as a new favicon, which will make you recognize instantly where you are when browsing with your favorite device. Superb!

A brighter future

Yes, I am still a student. But I am also more relaxed now that I have finished all my exams early this year. Therefore, I will have more time to dedicate development and new plugins. Don't turn off your email notifications: this is just the beginning.

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Tecca 28 Jul 2019
Site looks fantastic, Shade. I've found it rare that developers have such an eye for design (although I understand you're also a designer). Best plugins for MyBB, best look and feel for MyBB.

Every time I come back to this site, it makes me want to do a legitimate, fully-focused project using MyBB. I do have something in mind, but sadly it's not something I'd be able to do anytime in the near future.
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Shade 28 Jul 2019
Thank you @Tecca, it's great to have you back!
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kawaii 28 Jul 2019
I can't wait for the new release of BankPipe! Hopefully you also find time to fix the PostgreSQL compatibility issues so that I can use it on my new forum too. :)
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andrewjs18 29 Jul 2019
nice looking theme, @Shade! I'm excited for the release of bankpipe 7!
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Tac 29 Jul 2019
This is just incredible! I love the theme and can't wait for what's to come :)
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