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    OK,

    I'm moving from phpbb2 to vB.

    No what I want to do is this.... I want to bring across all threads and posts by users but I don't want to bring across the actual users as we're moving to a new login/reg method which integrates with the rest of the site (formerly you had to have two registrations, one for the site and one for the phpbb forum).

    What I want is, to import all the posts and have them assigned to "guests" which would be the names of the users of phpbb. Does that make sense?

    Cheers!
    http://www.sticksports.com

  • #2
    No sorry. You will have to import the users, after which you can delete the users but keep the posts.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
      No sorry. You will have to import the users, after which you can delete the users but keep the posts.
      OK, so if I import the users, then import the posts, can I then delete the users?

      Would the posts still be there?
      http://www.sticksports.com

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      • #4
        Yes, I thought that's what I said.
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
          Yes, I thought that's what I said.
          Sorry, I can be an idiot sometimes. You did say exactly that. Thanks, I'll give it a go.
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          • #6
            No problem.
            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
            Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

            Steve Machol Photography


            Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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            • #7
              Steve,

              I just imported users, forums, threads and posts. Kinda worked except for "Last Post". This shows the last post date as 01-06-1970 and when you jump to the last post in a thread, they all link to showthread.php?p=0#post0.

              Also, the "By" field for last post all contain a 0.

              Any ideas?

              Cheers!
              http://www.sticksports.com

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              • #8
                That may be because the posts have no users associated with them. Have you followed the 'After the Import' instructions here:

                http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex_cleanup
                Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                Steve Machol Photography


                Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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                • #9
                  Yup, did all of those apart from remove the impex files and rebuild the search index....
                  http://www.sticksports.com

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                  • #10
                    Then that is part of not having users associated with those posts.
                    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                    Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                    Steve Machol Photography


                    Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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                    • #11
                      Ahhh, I do actually remember seeing an option like that....
                      http://www.sticksports.com

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                        Then that is part of not having users associated with those posts.
                        Steve, I've just about to have another attempt at running the import. How exactly do I associate users with posts?

                        I imported the users. Then what do I need to do?
                        http://www.sticksports.com

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                        • #13
                          In post #1 you said you didn't want to associate user with posts. If you want to change now, then you will probably have to reinstall vB and redo the import from the beginning.
                          Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                          Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                          Steve Machol Photography


                          Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                            In post #1 you said you didn't want to associate user with posts. If you want to change now, then you will probably have to reinstall vB and redo the import from the beginning.
                            OK, let me give you the run down of my problem first, and then maybe you can assist me in the best way to attack it.

                            I've got a phpbb forum of about 15,000 users. We then have another site with a seperate registration/login with - for arguments sake - 200,000+ users. We've decided to move to vBulletin. We obviously only want to have one registration and login process, so we'd like to do away with the smaller database being the phpbb users.

                            But we'd obviously like to keep the threads and posts contained within. I've just had a thought though. What would happen if I imported the 200,000+ first using a script I've written, then imported the phpbb users? I assume it would give everyone a unique ID and our new database would just be 215,000+? And where possible, I could associate users based on their email right?

                            That could be a very easy and elegant solution if possible.
                            http://www.sticksports.com

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                            • #15
                              Assuming you can successfully import the 200k user this means they will have account on your vB. Then when you import the phpBB users, any accounts that having matching email addresses ill automatically be merged during the import. If they don't, they will be imported as new users.
                              Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                              Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                              Steve Machol Photography


                              Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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