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  • Import from phpBB3.0.1 to vB3.7.2 - Can't see posts, Member count is 0

    Hi,

    I'm trying to import a phpBB3.0.1 board to vB3.7.2PL2.

    I've installed vB from scratch into a clean database.

    I'm almost there, but I have a number of problems following the import:

    1. The import of the BOTS fails. While this is relatively minor in comparison to my other problems, I'd like to know why this is happening and what I need to do once I have my vB board up and running. All other users import ok, but the 50 bots defined in phpBB fail. What will this mean once I have my vB board running, and start to get visits from the bots?

    2. I've followed the instructions exactly from the Impex manual, including the Final Import Steps. However, my forums all look like Categories, and there's no sign of my posts, even though the thread and post count in the statistics is correct. Could this be to do with how I have the forums set up on my source board? How do I fix it?

    3. The Members count in the statistics is 0, although when I click on Members List in the nav bar, they're all there.

    This is my second time to run the import, with exactly the same results.

    Thanks,
    jomag

  • #2
    Hi,

    I've resolved issue 2. There's an option in the Forum properties to act as forum Yes/No. Setting all of my forums to Yes fixed it.

    I'd still like to have some feedback on items 1 and 3 though.

    Thanks,
    Jomag.

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    • #3
      1. BOTS? There is no Bot import in Impex.

      3. Please follow the 'After the Import' instructions here:

      http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex_cleanup
      Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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      • #4
        Hi Steve,

        Thanks for the clarification on the bots. Are bots just treated as guest/unregistered users then in vB? Are there any precautions I should take with these, or is it ok to let them navigate the site as standard guests?

        Regarding the Member count, I had already followed the instructions, but it did not update the count. However, after doing a test user registration, the member count is not displayed correctly in the statistics area.

        Thanks,
        John

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        • #5
          1. Bots are guests.

          3. I do not see how that can happen with the default vB. To troubleshoot this, first reupload all the original vB non-image files (except install.php). Make sure you upload these in ASCII format and overwrite the ones on the server. Also be sure to upload the admincp files to whichever directory you have set in your config.php file. Then run 'Suspect File Versions' in Diagnostics to make sure you have all the original files for your version and that none show 'File does not contain expected contents':

          Admin CP -> Maintenance -> Diagnostics -> Suspect File Versions


          [Note: In some cases you may also need to remove any of the listed .xml files in the includes/xml directory.]

          Next, disable all plugins.

          Note: To temporarily disable the plugin system, edit config.php and add this line right under <?php

          define('DISABLE_HOOKS', true);


          Then if you still have this problem, create a new style and choose no parent style. This will force it to use the default templates. Finally empty your browser cache, close all browser windows then try again. Make sure you change to the new style and view your forums with it. Do you have the same 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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          • #6
            The bots wont be imported as they are phpBB3 accounts that don't have email addresses, which are mandatory for a vBulletin import.
            I wrote ImpEx.

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