Ioklahoman
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I followed the instructions including what was mentioned about the web.config file.
Could this be Plex related?

Parser Error Message: Unknown server tag 'YAF:Form'.

Line 23: <asp:HyperLink runat="server" id="BannerLink" CssClass="forum-logo my-4" >
Line 24: </asp:HyperLink>
Line 25: <YAF:Form id="form1" runat="server" enctype="multipart/form-data">
Line 26: <YAF:Forum runat="server" ID="forum" BoardID="1">
Line 27: </YAF:Forum>
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tha_watcha
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Are you using the recommended.web.config as suggested?
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Ioklahoman
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Yes.
tha_watcha
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You are trying to install yaf as main application right?

The error would only show if the line...

<add tagPrefix="YAF" namespace="YAF.Web.Controls" assembly="YAF.Web" />


would be missing from the web.config.
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Ioklahoman
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As mentioned in the install instructions I did not modify the web.config.
Just renamed the recommended.web.config.

The tag prefix you mentioned was not in the renamed web.config so I added it.
The new error after adding I got this:
Parser Error
Description: An error occurred during the parsing of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific parse error details and modify your source file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Could not load file or assembly 'YAF.Web' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

Should I delete everything in the folder and start from the beginning?
Using install package YAF.NET v2.2.4.20.
tha_watcha
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Sorry my mistake. There was the wrong default.aspx in the package.

Please Re-Download the Install Package.

https://github.com/YAFNE...AF-v2.2.4.20-Install.zip 

The correct default.aspx file is inside and then you can use the unmodified version of the web.config. Without the tag mentioned above.
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Ioklahoman
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Still have not been able to troubleshoot this program.

Now, after going through a successful install and getting to
Clicking "Next" will initialize your database to the latest version.

I get :
500 - Internal server error.
There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.
I even received the mail message: "The email sending appears to be working from your YAF installation."
tha_watcha
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Did you delete the database before you tried to reinstall yaf?

If you disable custom errors in the web.config you should see the full error message.
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Ioklahoman
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Custom Errors were off when I got the 500 error..
Not sure if I did or not delete the entire database.

I am just hoping to get yaf working.

I will start from scratch again. meaning new database and eliminating all files in the website directory downloading the install package etc... from the online instructions unless there is something else I should do.

This happened with two different web hosts. godaddy shared plex and omnis windows; same issues.

thanks for assisting.
tha_watcha
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if you start fresh you could start with YAF 2.3.0 RC 5 which is close to final release. The version you try to install is soon obsolete. And i don't have any time to test this version anymore.
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