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Forum Duplication Tool
Mod Version: 1.01, by Andreas (Coder) Andreas is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.0 Beta 3 Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 46
Released: 16 Jun 2005 Last Update: 18 Mar 2006 Downloads: 130
Not Supported Is in Beta Stage  

This is a port of my 3.0.X Hack which can be found here

Description
This addon allows you to easily copy/clone/duplicate a forum (and all of its sub-forums).
Content (eg. Threads/Posts) will not be affected.

Usage instructions
Upload the files from the ZIP to the appropriate directories, a new entry in AdminCP Nav will appear automatically.

Warning!
This is fast-written Alpha-Code!
Although I did a few tests and it seems to work just fine I won't give any warranties - use it AS-IS at your own risk.
I strongly advice you NOT to use this in a production environment.

History
1.00 Initial Version for vBulletin 3.5.0 Beta 1
1.01 Updated for Beta 3: The Link now appears in Navgroup Forums & Moderators instead of creating another Navgroup.

Please only click Install if you actually have installed/are using this Hack, and click Uninstall when you don't use it any longer!

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  #16  
Old 08 Nov 2005, 05:14
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Boofo Boofo is offline
 
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Nope, doesn't ring a bell with me.

Could you give me an example of what kind of forum you would copy? I'm curiuous now.
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  #17  
Old 08 Nov 2005, 05:36
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For Example when vBulletin 4.0 is released we could copy the vBulletin 3.5 Cateogory structure
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Old 08 Nov 2005, 07:26
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Ok, I can understand that. That would save a lot of time setting up categories. This might come in handy then.
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Old 15 Nov 2005, 04:23
RetroDreams RetroDreams is offline
 
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Worked great for me... althought it ran up my CPU big time. But such is life as it saved me hours.

Just for a reference on how I used this... I am creating a college sports forum and needed a separate forum for each Division I school. Well, there are 300+ of them so you can do the math.
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Old 18 Nov 2005, 11:26
gldtn gldtn is offline
 
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Originally Posted by RetroDreams
Worked great for me... althought it ran up my CPU big time. But such is life as it saved me hours.

Just for a reference on how I used this... I am creating a college sports forum and needed a separate forum for each Division I school. Well, there are 300+ of them so you can do the math.
Is this working on 3.5.1 vB?

Thanks!
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Old 26 Dec 2005, 15:49
rnmcd rnmcd is offline
 
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I was so surprised to see this mod/hack/add-in!

Thank you Andreas!

Anyone know if this will work in vB 3.5.2 as is?
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  #22  
Old 31 Dec 2005, 21:04
Cancorp Cancorp is offline
 
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This was invaluable for me for 3.0.X and I was thrilled to find it for 3.5!

Installed and worked like a charm.

As to what you could use it for, I run vBull in a corporate environment and we have a top level froum for each employee with 8 sub forums for each. The sub forum catagories are identical for each employee.

Before this, I had to create the damn things manually for each employee. It would take me well over an hour to do (with the descriptions and permissions etc...). Now it takes me closer to 10 minutes per employee.

Thanks again for making this invaluable hack (to me anyways)
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  #23  
Old 13 Jan 2006, 13:47
WAR WAR is offline
 
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I have been using this for quite awhile with great success.

This last time I used it, I noticed that it does not properly handle the 'title_clean' field of the forum table. It simply clones the cleaned title from the original forum rather than cleaning the newtitle entered in the text field. The problem is that in several locations all of the new forums cloned were displayed as "Generic Forum" (the title I use for the forum I clone new forums from)

I "fixed" this by opening up the edit window for each forum and simply hitting the save button (without making any changes) which caused the title_clean value to change into what it was supposed to be. Having used it to clone close to 300 forums this last time around, it was still a HUGE timesaver.
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Old 16 Jan 2006, 18:21
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Right, as this was ported from 3.0 (which did not have title_clean and description_clean), it simply does not take care of that.
Gonna have to update this ...
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Old 23 Jan 2006, 02:24
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Originally Posted by Andreas
Right, as this was ported from 3.0 (which did not have title_clean and description_clean), it simply does not take care of that.
Gonna have to update this ...
Don't forget.... :nervous:
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Old 25 Jan 2006, 16:46
WAR WAR is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Andreas
Right, as this was ported from 3.0 (which did not have title_clean and description_clean), it simply does not take care of that.
Gonna have to update this ...
Just wanted to clarify that I wasn't "complaining" by any means. the fact that this hack is still working so well after so long without any further attention is a testament to how well written your hacks are.

Just wanted to bump it up and let you know that is was starting to show its age ;-)

Thanks again for all the hacks that you release around here for us, vBulletin wouldn't be the same without people like you.
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Old 18 Mar 2006, 16:02
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title_clean should be correct now.
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Old 18 Mar 2006, 16:11
rnmcd rnmcd is offline
 
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Does anyone know if this hack requires many changes to work in 3.5.4?
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  #29  
Old 18 Mar 2006, 17:37
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Not one at all.
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Old 28 Mar 2006, 16:57
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Originally Posted by Andreas
title_clean should be correct now.
Thanks Andreas
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