XenForo Licence Donations

Discussion in 'Site News' started by OrdosAlpha, Nov 8, 2015.

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  1. DwhitetheGamer

    DwhitetheGamer You got a serious fight in your hands. Member

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    I'll be the first to say that everybody's avatars won't make it to the new forum.  GameOn went through the same transition and the avatars were removed there.
     
  2. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Administrator

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    Perhaps something could be done that informs staff via email that an account has moved groups? It's at least one method of doing it.
     
  3. LazloPsylus

    LazloPsylus A Certain Scientific Railgun The Railgun

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    I will definitely look into it. If nothing else, a simple plugin could probably be made to just tap into the email system or notification system and provide such a reminder.
     
  4. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Administrator

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    So as an update, the original plan to convert to XenForo turned into a rather nasty mess that meant that the conversion path we were intending had to be abandoned.

    Fortunately all is not lost, as we have found another way to get the board converted through the usage of a private converter that is in the works. It'll cost some money but it may not be much. Feel free to carry on donating to assist in the conversion process.

    When there's confirmation that the private converter can do the job, then we'll do another database backup, so there shouldn't be much missing posts.
     
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  5. Ravenfreak

    Ravenfreak Incineroooaaarr! Member

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    Dang so there's not a public IPB to Xenforo converter? I guess if you didn't want to wait, you could possibly move to one forum software and then ultimately convert to Xenforo but that's a nasty process within itself. In fact, there is a Mybb to Xenforo convertor but again it's probably just best to wait for the IPB 4 converter. (Plus that would involve setting up a separate MyBB install, then once you convert to MyBB you'd then have to set up the Xenforo install and convert the board from IPB to MyBB to Xenforo. And seeing how Ordos currently doesn't have enough money for Xenforo it's probably just best to wait... :V) Still when I have the money, I'll gladly donate since Xenforo is such a awesome forum software. 
     
  6. LazloPsylus

    LazloPsylus A Certain Scientific Railgun The Railgun

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    We have the XenForo license. The problem at this point is the conversion itself. IPS4 > MyBB > XenForo hasn't worked so far, and I already blew a weekend on trying to make that work. Direct conversion is currently not viable unless a custom converter is built, which is on the table. I'm working on as many angles as I can to get this migration to work. It's just very time-consuming and soul-consuming.
     
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