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  • World of Warcraft
  • 2,270 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 118,359 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/27/2015
  • Created 07/10/2009
  • 166 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: MessageBoard 2.09
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About MessageBoard


A guild-wide forum, similar to web-based discussion-sites. The difference is that this is a 100% in-game WoW addon. It does not need a web-server, or a server-character that is always logged in, or external software, or anything special.

It is often difficult to get guildies to log in to the web-site to check messages. It's usually only the "hardcore" people that bother on a regular basis. This addon will help you. It requires no technical skills at all, beyond the ability to use a simple forum. Just install and play.


You need to:
- install the addon
- be a member of a guild
- have an administrator create rank permissions and categories
- set an admin by adding #MB:A to officer note


- To open MessageBoard, press the minimap icon.
- Hover the mouse over the minimap icon for positioning-help.


- Notification of new posts.
- Search Feature.
- Officer Only Categories.
- Password Encryption of Category Posts.
- Supports announcements, sticky topics, normal topics, voting polls, and locked topics.
- Users can set an avatar.
- Administrators can be assigned by officer's or player's note.
- The text-editor supports inserting item,spell,http links.
- Quoting of posts during replies.
- The database size is regulated by automatic pruning, by means of post-count.
- Color Picker for posts.

Please note

It is easy to forget that you are not using a regular forum, but it's all within the limits of the WoW game. This means that when you log in, you must allow MessageBoard 2 to 3 minutes to update data. The time will vary dependent on several factors. But the more posts, the slower it updates. The addons talk to one another, so the more people in the guild that have the addon, the better.


An administrator is needed to set MessageBoard options, like message-limit for database pruning (auto-removal of old posts), category names, and permissions. The admin can also edit, delete, and lock any post. An administrator is assigned by typing "#MB:A" (without quotes) in the officer's note in the WoW guild-roster. He or she will also need access to read the officer's note (in the WoW guild-roster rank settings) for the addon to be able to read it. Write-permission is not needed.

[changed] TOC updated for 6.2

[fixed] Fixed Deleted Posts Returning (everyone must be using version 2.08+, otherwise deleted topics will return, you can check versions by typing /mb ver)
[fixed] Bug in Delete Topic Permissions
[fixed] Bug in Colorpicker
[fixed] Debug Info Spamming

[fixed] Color Picker not saving custom color
[fixed] Long text strings now wrap
[fixed] Rare hash com error
[fixed] Version checker should work properly
[fixed] Reappearing deleted posts returning may be fixed. Let me know.
[changed] Toc updated for 6.1
[changed] Topics with latest posts will now be at the top

[added] Mark all post read button in user options.
[fixed] Fixed a few leaking symbols - Thanks jlam!
[removed] Extra print() left in render.lua.

[fixed] Minimap Icon Position not saving
[fixed] Poll answers showing up as black text
[fixed] Cyrillic text in posts appearing as ???

[added] Option to use guild player note for Administrator check (Must use Officer Note initially). Found in Misc Settings
[changed] Moved Color Picker option to Misc Settings

[updated] TOC updated for 6.0
[changed] Messageboard Administrator check only looks at Officer Note now
[changed] Changed some code to fix the minimap button not showing sometimes
[changed] Increase text size slightly in posts
[fixed] Fixed an issue when attempting to switch to a locked category and then replying to the currently displayed post.
[fixed] Green textures on avatar list - GetSpellorMacroIconInfo() now returns a number index
[fixed] Lua error if # sign was in the topic title
[added] You can now use the color picker to choose colors for your posts (Default off - must be enabled by Admin under Categories setup)
[added] Added WoD Icons for use as avatars

[fixed] Fixed rank 10, oops!
[added] Added Spanish Localization, thanks Siok0!
[added] Added French Localization, thanks Malignex!
[added] Added German Localization, thanks GrimPala & Sinusquell!
[note] This version will not communicate with previous versions due to rank fix.

[fixed] Fixed nil compare error in menu.lua

[added] MessageBoard now has a bigger window.
[added] You can now have up to 9 categories.
[added] New Warlords of Draenor background option.
[fixed] Cross-realm posts should be working correctly on realms with spaces. (ie Kul tiras)
[added] More category icons.
[added] How-to text on first run.
[added] Save/Load Draft on post editor.
[added] Admins can now delete topics from the topic list.
[changed] Changed up the UI a bit.
[changed] Database format has changed. Won't work with previous versions. Save any posts you want to keep before upgrading.
[changed] Syncing posts is much faster than previous versions.

[fixed] Call Ambiguate() on all guild names for servers with spaces, hyphens, etc. Fixes Admin button not showing up.

[fixed] Bad argument #1 to 'strlen' (string expected, got nil) error in Messageboard.lua
[fixed] Attempt to concatenate local 'count' (a nil value) error in ldb.lua
[fixed] Ambiguate() on version check sender.
[changed] No longer need all 6 categories to function. Must have at least one to function.
[possibly fixed] Ambiguate() on CHAT_MSG_ADDON sender for connected realms. Untested. Let me know if it fixes connected realm syncing.

[fixed] Add some cleanup code to get rid of old erroneous entries in the database. Should fix messages that won't open.

[changed[ Changed the way the minimap button works. Yellow means new posts. Dark means none. Hover for a new post count.
[added] Added LibDataBroker functionality. Shows count of new posts and icon.
[added] Option to turn off minimap icon in options window.
[added] Button to check guild member versions in options window. (Admins Only)
[fixed] Version checker showing <name-realm> in addition to <name>
[notes] MessageBoard versions will only communicate with like versions.

[fixed] Quick fix for GetGuildRosterInfo returning player name and realm name.

[fixed] Avatar selection scrolling.
[changed] Increased size of avatar selection window.

[fixed] Localization Error - thanks Dridzt

[updated] TOC Bump

[updated] TOC Bump
[updated] Russian Localization

[changed] Changed Fonts\FRIZQT.TTF to STANDARD_TEXT_FONT to fix locales.

[changed] Replaced StaticPopupDialog with LibDialog to further reduce taint.

[fixed] A few more tweaks to try to prevent the raid frame taint.
[added] Partial Russian Translation. Translations are maintained at

[changed] Names of categories will wrap at more than 12 characters to accommodate the new post notification
[changed] Changed uidropdowns to libdropdown and PopupDialogBox indexes to prevent taint (thanks to Dridzt for the code!)
[fixed] A Few typos (thanks Dridzt)
[fixed] Deleted posts still showing as unread should be fixed
[fixed] bad argument #2 to 'match' should be fixed.
[added] Localization via AceLocale. Translations are maintained at Please report any missing localization strings. Thanks.

[changed] TOC Update
[fixed] Minimap Button Issue

[fixed] Auto cleanup system added to repair corrupted databases
[fixed] Quote on reply disabled option causing issue with editing posts
[fixed] Editing text in a Voting/Poll causing post to revert to a normal post

[fixed] Fixed bug causing some users to report blank topics
[added] Forgot to include AceConsole
[added] Visual Indication of unread topics on category buttons (display may change in future versions)
[removed] MessageBoard 1.10 and lower database conversion code

[fixed] Deleted topics/posts not syncing
[fixed] Database sync hanging (hopefully)
[fixed] 'Table index is nil' error
[changed] Version checker UI. (/mb ver). Will not check for previous versions, only 1.15 and forward. Previous versions will show as not having the addon.
[changed] This version of MessageBoard will not communicate with any previous versions due to prior bugs.
[future] Database Conversion code from versions prior to 1.11 will be removed, so please update if you haven't.

[fixed] Bug with topic titles containing quotes
[fixed] Bad argument #1 to pairs error

[fixed] Green Bars on Topic names
[fixed] Bug with topic titles containing ">" or "<"
[changed] TOC Update
[changed] Tweak startup code for Admins converting old databases

[fixed] Bug in converting old database
[changed] Version display code (mb /ver)

[changed] Database Structure - faster.
[changed] Post editor scrolls down automatically when reaching bottom.
[changed] Buttons at the bottom of posts are now centered.
[changed] Moved Options to separate window.
[changed] Minimap Icon now displays number of unread topics.
[changed] Guild Tabard Icon in top left instead of mug.
[fixed] Many bugs.
[fixed] Button glitch on long posts.
[fixed] Correct color after http, item, spell links.
[new] Background Options.
[new] More avatar icons.
[new] Voting Polls.
[new] Admin can change category icons.
[new] Guild Tabard Icon on Post Editor
[removed] Toast notification placement option. Use "Toaster" Addon to customize toast window.
[future] Cross-Guild support coming soon.


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  • #476

    Is there a way to edit the title of a topic? It seems like there should be, but I can't tell. 

  • #474


    Is there any other way to set an admin then officers note? Cause we're using EPGP loot system and we need officer's notes for EPGP values?

    P.S.: Addon is great, but unusable with EPGP :(


  • #475

    It would be nice if we could just edit the guild's description and enter something like #MB:A:AdminPlayer1,AdminPlayer2,... or just simply set ranks. E.g. in our case it would be Officer alt, Officer, GM

    Last edited by Lorach on 1/27/2016 6:17:24 AM
  • #473

    Hi, this seems so usefull but im unable to get it working. I have simillar problem like few people before - Still "Syncing posts and settings "... and nothing actualy happen. But im not on connected realms or whatever it was where original problem was. Im trying it on free server (4.3.4 last version). Could i do something to get it work properly?

  • #462

    Would it possible to put in a way that a lower rank in the guild can post but only officers can read.

    Like if i created a tab that's for members to post something private to the officers. Officers can read but non officers can go to this tab to make a private request or whatever it is but not see any other members posts since its to be private. Hope that made sense.


  • #463

    Good idea, I'll add it to the list.

  • #461

    I've used this addon for quite sometime without a single issue but recently I've run into the issue of not being able to look at older posts. Newer posts have not been made recently so I can't say if I can look at them, but lately I have been having the issue of looking at older ones. This counts for both posts that I've made and posts that others have made.

  • #464

    How old are the posts in question? Send your file World of warcraft\WTF\Account\<your-account\SaveVariables\MessageBoard.lua to me at [email protected] and write a note again explaining your issue. I will try to figure out what the problem is.

  • #460

    I'm trying this addon out for my guild, and I've got a few issues. My biggest concern is that I am labeled as Admin, but I can't delete posts, whether stickied, normal, or announcement. Do I have to be out of combat or something? Secondly, it shows all the ranks of the guild... except for my guild master's. Is there an issue, or bug, or even something that is causing either of these issues?

  • #465

    It doesn't show the Guild Master rank. By default they have all permissions in the Ranks tab.

    What happens when you try to delete a post?

  • #459

    Hello. I got a problem. The addon interface works great, avatar, settings, ranks, everything, but there is no synch with my guildmates. The guildmates screen stays on welcome window (No sync tries). I set everything, the officer notes, an admin, configured the addon, but no sync. Pls help me, it is a great addon, i used it before with no issues but in MoP versions..

  • #467

    Are you still having this issue? If so send your file World of warcraft\WTF\Account\<your-account\SaveVariables\MessageBoard.lua to me at [email protected] and write a note again explaining your issue. I will try to figure out what the problem is.

  • #457

    Hello, I am having an issue. I am set as admin. and any messages i go to post shows up as all jumbled up letters to everyone.  But anyone else who posts messages, their messages are completly normal. Any suggestions?

  • #466

    Right click on the category that contains the post you're referring to and clear the password. The password encrypts the text so only others that set the same password can see it.

  • #456


    Thx, bro !

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