Transferring Data Between Forum Softwares?

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Felasco
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Transferring Data Between Forum Softwares?

Post by Felasco » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:35 pm

Hello,

Are there tools for transferring forum content between various kinds of forum software? As example, could you move content on a phpBB forum to a VBulletin forum, or vice versa?

I don't need the details of how to do it for now, just looking for a general idea of whether this is possible, and generally how reliable the process is.

Thanks!

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Re: Transferring Data Between Forum Softwares?

Post by david63 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:34 pm

What is that you are trying to do?

Are you trying to convert from one forum package to another - in which case there are conversion scripts that will (or at least should) do that, but how reliable they are is difficult to say. Reading the posts on this board about converting then they are not without their problems.

If, on the other hand, you are trying to feed one board into another in a live scenario then that is not something that I have heard of.

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just looking for a general idea of whether this is possible
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Re: Transferring Data Between Forum Softwares?

Post by Felasco » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:45 pm

david63 wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:34 pm
Are you trying to convert from one forum package to another - in which case there are conversion scripts that will (or at least should) do that, but how reliable they are is difficult to say. Reading the posts on this board about converting then they are not without their problems.
For now I'm just trying to see what is possible. Yea, I figured the situation would be as you describe, available, but unreliable.

Ok, thanks, I'm not going to count on being able to transfer data between different platforms.

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Re: Transferring Data Between Forum Softwares?

Post by KevC » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:55 am

You're better off explaining what you have in mind.

Converters tend to be set up so you do a one-off conversion of the entire board from one software to another. You sound a bit like you want to integrate so that posts on one platform show up in another. That's a whole other box of problems.
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