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  • World of Warcraft
  • 2,900 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 92,777 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/29/2015
  • Created 07/10/2009
  • 149 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: MessageBoard 2.07
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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.

[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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  • #446

    Today's update (version 2.07) is causing some compatibility issues in guild chat frames. See image.

    This white error text constantly spams. Stops for a few moments, then randomly starts up again.
    It only occurs when guild chat is opened in a separate frame. It does not start or happen at all if you close the guild chat frame so that all guild messages are in the General chat frame.

    I went through and disabled each of my add-ons to try pinpointing the problem, and whenever I disabled MessageBoard this error text stops and never starts up, regardless of which chat frames I have open. This has never happened prior to todays MessageBoard update via Curse client.
    The only other chat/social add-on I have is Prat.

    Last edited by thebigbon on 3/29/2015 4:27:03 PM
  • #445

    you gona update messageboard soon ?

  • #444

    Is MB be suported anymore no updates in for ever and its not working for crap anymore

  • #441

    Been using MB for months now, love it and 0 problems aside from the critical error crash on occasion. 15min ago I added a new member to the guild and MB wiped 3 of our forum categories, and everything posted in them. They're completely gone, restarted WoW and even re-installed. Months of content in there gone.

  • #442

    Remade all the topics with the exact same name as they had before they vanished, and the posts came back to each perfectly. It gave my guild a heart attack. What caused this?


    Also not being able to delete topics sucks.

  • #443

    You can delete 'topics/threads'

    They just sometimes show up again. What i do is i log on and re-delete them everyday for a few days to a week then it eventually goes poof. An extra few steps but not that bad.

  • #438

    Well i ended up deleting this addon after i made all my guild download it and use it for 2 weeks. 

    The addon is awesome but it spams messages everytime, topics come back after being deleted and 90% of the times it gives me wow error. 

    Hopefully it gets fixed in the future so we can use it again

  • #440

    I had the same issues as well I had to turn it off because old topics kept coming back.... I message the author but no response yet.

  • #439

    I too love this addon but the errors you spoke of are becoming troublesome as deleted messages won't stay deleted

  • #437

    Love this Add-on!!! Thank you so much!! :D

  • #435

    Super awesome.

    the only thing I would love to see is the option to have notifications appear in different chat channels. I would love to see them appear @ my guildchat.

  • #436

    that would be cool

    as long as it dont spam guild chat to much

  • #434

    really cool addon and i´ve been using it for the guild alot but sometimes i just CANT freaking open it, i get a god dam wow error everytime i click the god dam button... im getting frustrated

  • #431

    Are there any plans for move functionality? By this, I mean the abiltiy to move posts from one category to another.

  • #430

    Thank you so much for making this addon. It's so great to finally have everything gathered at one place!

    One thing I noticed however, is that the poll is bugged. It won't show the text, but just the fields to cross off for a vote. For some members the text shows for one option, but not the rest. Others doesn't see the text show at all.

    I hope that bug can be fixed eventually.

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