Yeah, this forum is merging with us because their admin can't keep up with it. They have a few hundred thousand posts, and a few thousand members. I would like to try to keep their accounts at least, because then that will offer more incentive to join. "You get to keep your account! (And posts?)" You know?blakebowling wrote:In theory, it could work. Having said this, it is very complicated. I personally have never seen it done successfully, and have even tried it a few times. I'd advise against it, however if you insist on digging further, there are some tools that may be able to help your painstaking struggle.
I would never switch to vBulletin, then back. That's just asking for trouble. I'll take a look at the other thing though.Mess wrote:I have looking at options too. Best option I have found (with my limited searching) is converting both forums to vbulletin. Merging the 2 vbulletin forums, and then converting that back to phpBB.
Actually there is a semi working phpBB merging script.
Try reading this topic and see how that works out for you.
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 5&t=710815
Er,I guess merging is the wrong word here. More like adding their posts and users to our board.D¡cky wrote:Some duplicate usernames can be merged using the criteria if registration IP address or email address are the same, or you could get more strict with registration IP address and email address are the same. Any duplicate usernames with no other matching information, can be handled by adding a suffix to one of the usernames. You could then go through these duplicates and decide if you want to merge them or give them a different username.
A merge does exactly that. It copies the forums, topics, posts and users from one board to another.Angry_Sun wrote:Er,I guess merging is the wrong word here. More like adding their posts and users to our board.
D¡cky wrote:A merge does exactly that. It copies the forums, topics, posts and users from one board to another.Angry_Sun wrote:Er,I guess merging is the wrong word here. More like adding their posts and users to our board.
But there aren't any duplicate users. I guess I'm still confused. I want to take all their members, and move them to our database, while keeping ours. Along with their posts.Some duplicate usernames can be merged using the criteria if registration IP address or email address are the same
Okay cool! Before merging, we will check this. Thanks.D¡cky wrote:If there are no duplicate users, there is no problem. All the users will be moved over.
phpBB3 does not allow two or more members to have the same username. It is possible that there are members on the two boards who have the same username. If they are the same person as determined by the Registration IP address or email address, the two accounts will be merged into one account. If they are different people, one of them has to be renamed, because each username has to be unique.