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    In UBB, they allowed quotes within quotes. The importer doesn't seem to like that situation very much.

    Compare this UBB post with the imported vB version.

    Any way we can account for this? Makes things pretty messy on import.

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    Unfortunately since vB does not have the quote-within-quote option it does make it difficult. Maybe Jerry can update the import script to fix this.
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    • #3
      Yah - I kinda figured that. Hopefully he can come up with something to make it at least look presentable.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Steve Machol
        Unfortunately since vB does not have the quote-within-quote option it does make it difficult. Maybe Jerry can update the import script to fix this.
        Huh!!! I was sure I saw the quote in quote on some vB forum somwhere...
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        • #5
          Originally posted by TheMusicMan
          Originally posted by Steve Machol
          Unfortunately since vB does not have the quote-within-quote option it does make it difficult. Maybe Jerry can update the import script to fix this.
          Huh!!! I was sure I saw the quote in quote on some vB forum somwhere...
          You can do it manually, but it won't happen automatically using the quote function unless you modify the code.

          Didn't vB2 do multilevel quotes?
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          • #6
            I just checked this with 2.3.6 and nested quotes were not automatic there either. Nested quotes are automatic in PMs in both vB2 and vB3.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by the Sandman
              You can do it manually, but it won't happen automatically using the quote function unless you modify the code.

              Didn't vB2 do multilevel quotes?
              D'ya know... it might have been on TAZ where I had seen this quote-in-quote then.... that would have been a while ago now though...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by TheMusicMan
                Originally posted by the Sandman
                You can do it manually, but it won't happen automatically using the quote function unless you modify the code.

                Didn't vB2 do multilevel quotes?
                D'ya know... it might have been on TAZ where I had seen this quote-in-quote then.... that would have been a while ago now though...
                Nope, TAZ doesn't have nested quotes in posts - only in PM's.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by the Sandman
                  Nope, TAZ doesn't have nested quotes in posts - only in PM's.
                  Ah well... I am sure I have seen this coded somewhere.

                  PS: I wish you well as I can't do that elsewhere
                  Last edited by TheMusicMan; Mon 9 May '05, 2:11am.
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                  • #10
                    The importer tries to do its best to find them and regex them out, it can get nested quotes most of the time.

                    The main issue being the source data, there is no such thing as a perfect import and coming from ubb.classic its little less than a nightmare due to the typical state of the source data.

                    cleaner.php can help with some of it if its set up.
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                    • #11
                      Given the example in the first post of this thread (which seems to be replicated all over my forum), what would be an appropriate substitution in cleaner?

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                      • #12
                        Well now I look at it closer all I think you can do is clean up :

                        </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />

                        Because it would work but the inital [ quote] tag is missing.
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