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Mod Version: 1.00, by Nebula (Member) Nebula is offline
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vB Version: 2.2.x Rating: (6 votes - 4.67 average) Installs: 257
Released: 07 Apr 2002 Last Update: Never Downloads: 42
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Heya everyone. This is a beta release of my importer that converts phpBB2 (RC4 or greater) into vBulletin. It should convert into vBulletin 2.2.0 or greater.

To install the script:[list=1][*]Download bbimport_phpbb2.php from this post (You can only download it if you have entered your username in the vBulletin Members Area, DO NOT PRIVATE MESSAGE ME ASKING ME TO SEND IT TO YOU!!)[*]Open your FTP program of choice, and upload it to the /importers directory in your vBulletin folder (You may need to create this folder if you have never run an importer before)[*]Log into your vBulletin Control Panel[*]On the left navigation pane, find the 'Import & Maintenance' section, and click on 'BB Import Systems'[*]In the page that loads, select 'phpBB2 RC4+', and click 'Begin Import'[*]Follow the instructions from there[/list=1]
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Old 12 Jun 2002, 23:04
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Also, for those of you who may be wondering, I have checked the upgrade for vBulletin 2.2.6, and there are no schema changes or data handling changes, so this script is fully compatible with 2.2.6. As for phpBB 2.0.1, I think it should be fine. However, I'd appreciate any testing you guys could do. Thanks!

Also, if nobody submits any bug reports, this will be the version I'll submit to JelSoft. Maybe they can combine mine and theirs? I dunno if they'll even use it. I hope I'll get something for my efforts, lol.

I am also in the process of rewriting all the messages users see. Hopefully, it'll be easier for people to understand. We'll just see
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Old 12 Jun 2002, 23:21
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oops...I guess my script isn't as cool as I thought. You will have to rename it to bbimport_phpbb2.php...

I'll repack it in a few minutes...silly me
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Old 13 Jun 2002, 00:07
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there, file repacked, go download!

I also added in a filename checker that checks if it's named correctly.
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Old 14 Jun 2002, 04:28
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Worked great Nebula....only one thing I noticed and may be only me: I have a few custom/private user groups....the script did not import the users of those groups into the groups in vB.

Is this something you can fix (thinking that if you imported the usergroups BEFORE the users it could be done)?

I don;t know php well enough to even attempt this on my own so am hoping that you can come up with something that may work for me.

Thanks a ton for all the hard work you have put into this...it really kicks the "official" converters arse!!!!!!
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Old 17 Jun 2002, 19:59
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hmm...user groups? I know what they are, but never thought of importing them...
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Old 18 Jun 2002, 05:34
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Yeah, basically as an example: On my site I have a group for folks from Colorado. They have access to a private forum. The convertor creates the user group, but it doesn't import the users of that group. I believe this is beacause the user groups are added AFTER the users are imported.

It's not a huge deal, but if you think you can work something out by Friday when I plan to do the official conversion for my forum that would be awesome. If not then I have already alerted my users that they will have limited access to that area until I can add them back into the group.

If you would like a copy of my DB to use just let me know.

Again....THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!! Your convertor kicks butt!!!!!!!
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Old 18 Jun 2002, 13:45
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Yes, I've heard people saying user groups aren't importing. I'm not surprised, since I never planned to code that.

But, I guess it's not a problem. It's just one more thing I have to learn from stupid phpBB2
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Old 19 Jun 2002, 21:30
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Nebula,
I have used both your script and the officail one and I've got to agree with everyone else that yours is superior but I have had a few problems.

1. The major one is that passwords don't get converted correctly. I'm not sure why but they are all jumbled and no one can login with their old passwords. This is true for imported users only. Users that were already in the database before the import can login, but their password is copied to the email field and visible.

2. For some reason Avatars don't get converted for me.

3. The "quotes" don't appear correctly. phpBB uses a tag like[quote=username] and vB doesn't like that.

I could live with 2&3 but is there anyway to look into the password problems?

Thanks!
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Old 19 Jun 2002, 23:38
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WOAH......as I look over my code, I realize I didn't fix the password problem. I know it was fixed at some point...hmm...I'm currently in the process of setting up a computer for a friend, but I'll re-add support ASAP, and rebuild it.

For the avatars, I've had problems with that, and that'll be outa there by the next release.

Also, I'll update the code routines to support [quote=username].

Again, I have no clue how the new password support routine disappeared

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Old 20 Jun 2002, 18:19
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Nebula...any timefram for the fixes KingsFan found? I was goign to do the actual conversion on my site tomorrow night, but want to wait for the passwords thing to be corrected.
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Old 20 Jun 2002, 18:53
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it is fixed now. Sorry about that. Current version is now 0.9.47.
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Old 20 Jun 2002, 23:46
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Sweet!!!!! Any thoughts on when you might be able to look at the user group issue I brought up? No hurry, I have already made plans to move my members over myself, but it would be nice to see that taken care of.
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Old 21 Jun 2002, 01:07
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Hmm...I will look at how phpBB UserGroups work right now. I don't know if I'll be able to implement anything, but we'll see how it goes
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Old 21 Jun 2002, 01:29
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UGH...talk about confusing...:dead:

Geez, I can't really make out how phpBB user groups work. It totally confuses me, LOL. If someone tells me how the @#$@#$% group system works, I will definately code something. But as of currently, I don't see how groups can be allowed/disallowed, just if they can be set as moderators or not.

Sorry, but as of now, I don't think I'm going to add support. That will change if someone tells me how it works, LOL.
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Old 21 Jun 2002, 02:24
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HEHEHEHEHE, no problems with that. I have no clue on any of the php coding so I can;t help ya. As I said, it would be cool if you could figure it out, but I can move the users to the group by hand after the conversion is complete.

Thanks for looking into it though.



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UGH...talk about confusing...:dead:

Geez, I can't really make out how phpBB user groups work. It totally confuses me, LOL. If someone tells me how the @#$@#$% group system works, I will definately code something. But as of currently, I don't see how groups can be allowed/disallowed, just if they can be set as moderators or not.

Sorry, but as of now, I don't think I'm going to add support. That will change if someone tells me how it works, LOL.
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