Discus 4 --> phpBB2 convertor

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grtt
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Discus 4 --> phpBB2 convertor

Post by grtt » Tue Nov 18, 2003 8:18 am

Hello,

I am currently using Discus 4 free version, which is a flat file discussion board (it doesn't uses mySQL or any other database) with far less features than phpBB2.
However despite the fact that I am looking for a convertor for some time now, I haven't been able to find one.
I've read various requests for such a convertor, I found a rather old for previous versions but apart from these, nothing else.
Is it that difficult for someone to make one, as the only reason that I haven't migrated to phpBB is that I don't want to loose my users' postings.

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Discus 4 to phpBB Converter

Post by CPoole » Sun Apr 18, 2004 2:59 pm

Ditto!!! I need this converter also. ANyone have luck with it yet?

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Post by LamboJay » Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:40 pm

I am looking for this converter as well. If you find something please let me know. Perhapse we could pool some $$ to pay someone to write one.

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Post by albe » Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:09 pm

Hey, I am looking for a discus converter as well. Let me if you find some. Thanx

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Post by allusernamesaretaken » Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:33 pm

I too need one of these for someone who uses that P.O.S. of a board.
Anyone have one yet?

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Post by UKBernie » Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:22 am

Please add me to this list of people needing a Discus 4 to phpbb converter, I am running the Pro version of discus, but not using mysql option (which doesn't matter because the messages aren't stored in sql anywya)

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Post by Xtreme Duelist » Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:47 pm

There's none available, at the moment.

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Post by UKBernie » Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:51 am

Don't we know it - that is why we are asking for one, some of us don't want to lose archives when we move over to phpBB which is a much better system than discus.

I tried using the javascript flat file importer that I found on here (but to no avail) to get the messages imported - Discus Pro has an export feature that lets you export to a text delimited file and I thought this would be the way to go, but I messed up somewhere because the script didn't run properly and now I am sad :cry:

Can't someone find the time to free us from discus?

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Post by UKBernie » Sat Aug 28, 2004 8:24 pm

OK, in terms of "market share", phpbb seems to have quite a lot of support.

Googling "phpbb" gives over 11 million responses, compare that with the 161,000 you get for a search on "discus.cgi" and it makes me think that there may be something like 10 times as many phpbb boards as there are discus ones.

Doesn't anyone have the time to work on this as there is a demand from us discus users to get on to the fast track with a phpbb board

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Post by UKBernie » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:38 pm

and that wasn't me shouting, it was just experminting with font sizes
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Post by UKBernie » Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:31 am

Is there no one who can give us half an idea how to do this please?

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Post by ksn » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:52 am

Anyone figured this out yet?

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Post by cbar » Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:36 pm

OK, I'll add my voice to the throng - any info on converting from Discus 4 to phpBB would be greatly appreciated.

:?:

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Post by brianmd » Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:13 pm

Okay, count me in too! Talk about a script that I'd have no problem paying for... this would be it!

I have a Discus board (4 Pro, currently) that has been operating for 7 years. I really want to move the whole thing over to phpBB.

Again, I'll pay!

Brian.

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Post by UKBernie » Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:39 pm

I'd pay too if the cost was reasonable and the script worked!

Anyone gonna rise to this challenge .. please ????

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