[CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

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ks_aramis
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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by ks_aramis » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:16 am

Thank you for fast response!

Of course, my forum address is http://powiesciopisarstwo.fora.pl Maybe i'm doing something wrong but as I said I've set all the options as you said in Instructions file. The old fora.pl converter converts members and categories but when it download topics i have error "Topic ID 1 error: topic is empty" and every topic has the same message.

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by nneonneo » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:30 am

I see you set these settings forum-wide. Have you set them in your user control panel (UCP)? Those are the only settings that will actually be used by the converter (it logs in as you when you provide the cookies, so it sees what you see, not what guests will see).
Need a conversion from another forum, but they won't give you the database? Try a crawler converter. If your converter isn't listed, feel free to post in that thread to ask for one.

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by ks_aramis » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:42 am

Yes, as I said, I've set these settings in my UCP as well.

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by nneonneo » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:52 am

I think I see the problem. The converter improperly handles the coloration of the username.

Change this:

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"""<span class="name"><a name="(\\d+)"></a><b>(.+?)</b></span><br />[\\w\\W]*?<span class="postdetails">
to

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"""<span class="name"><a name="(\\d+)"></a><b>(?:<span[^>]*>)?(.+?)(?:</span>)?</b></span><br />[\\w\\W]*?<span class="postdetails">
and it should work properly.
Need a conversion from another forum, but they won't give you the database? Try a crawler converter. If your converter isn't listed, feel free to post in that thread to ask for one.

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by ks_aramis » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:12 am

No, still I have "error: topic is empty" message in every topic. I even changed colours of regular users to default and this doesn't helped too.

Edit: Oh, my mistake. You told me to change the code in the phpBB2 converter, right? The change doesn't work in fora.pl converter but now I tryed to change it in phpBB2 converter and it works! In SQL file it looks ok.

Thank you very much for your help and for this amazing converters!

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by jsfisher » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:25 pm

In members_topics_posts_phpBB3.py, I changed this

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               elif t=='ICQ': dat[12]=re.findall("""<a href="http://www.icq.com/people/webmsg.php\\?to=(.+?)\"""",i)[0]
to this

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                elif t=='ICQ': dat[12]=re.findall("""<a href="http://www.icq.com/people/(?:webmsg.php\\?to=)?(\\d+)/?\"""",i)[0]
to accommodate a change in how the ICQ link is presented.

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by starwingcorona » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:41 pm

I'm having a problem converting a specific thread on my Zetaboards forum: everything works out okay for the most part, but one single thread keeps getting ignored. Judging by its post count, I'm guessing the crawler is abandoning it due to its sheer size.

The thread in question can be found here. Is there a way to force the script to complete a pass through this thread and archive it in its entirety?

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by Dafalulu » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:12 pm

Hi, i've been trying to use this for a Forumotion forum, i've set up the settings file and executed cookies with "phpbb3_get_cookie", and then when i used the "members_topics_posts_phpBB3" script it said:
Member 1... Warning! Member Doesn't Exist!
Member 2... Warning! Member Doesn't Exist!
Member 3... Warning! Member Doesn't Exist!
and so on.

I've double-checked, and my Forumotion theme is phpBB3.

What should i do?

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by kokokurak » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:06 am

Hey guys,

I'm about to try to copy contents of a forum based on fora.pl (phpBB2) to my another phpBB2 instance. I found dedicated fora.pl crawler here, but it doesn't contain all necessary files.

My first thought is: why do those converters ask for things like last topic, user and forum ID? It seems like the easiest thing to do automatically comparing to copying forum structure.

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by nneonneo » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:48 am

The fora.pl converter is a bit old. I did not implement forum structure conversion for these older converters.
Need a conversion from another forum, but they won't give you the database? Try a crawler converter. If your converter isn't listed, feel free to post in that thread to ask for one.

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by kokokurak » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:49 am

Could you please give me a helping hand with what I'm trying to do? I tried several converters already, but they produce errors. Where should I start?

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by velinath » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:58 pm

Hello!

I'm trying to use the phpBB2 crawler converter to convert a forum hosted with AtFreeForum. The script successfully retrieves categories, but not forums, topics, or posts. It doesn't give any errors, just exits with "0 topics and 0 posts converted". Any idea where to start troubleshooting?

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by velinath » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:49 pm

Err, never mind - I made some changes to the Python script. I've attached the modified scripts if anyone else finds a need for them for migrating off of atfreeforum/getphpbb. Thanks!
Attachments
phpBB2.zip
Modified files.
(9.71 KiB) Downloaded 113 times

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by NoRia » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:31 pm

I'm having trouble converting a free ProBoards forum to phpBB3.

I tried a converter (crawler) I found here on this forum, but that wouldn't run. So downloaded the converter in SuddenLaunch.zip. I can get the script to run, but I get an error.

Can anyone please help me?

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members_topics_posts.py:10: DeprecationWarning: the md5 module is deprecated; use hashlig instead
import os,re,sys,md5,random
Downloading Forum Structure...
Categories ... Downloading - 147456 bytes
Failed to get any categories :(
Please notify nneonneo.

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members_topics_posts_phpBB3.py:11: DeprecationWarning: the md5 module is deprecated; use hashlig instead
import os,re,sys,md5,random
Downloading Forum Structure...
Categories ... Downloading - 147456 bytes
Failed to get any categories :(
Please notify nneonneo.

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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by nneonneo » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:18 pm

ProBoards converter is no longer available due to nonspecific legal threats from the company.
Need a conversion from another forum, but they won't give you the database? Try a crawler converter. If your converter isn't listed, feel free to post in that thread to ask for one.

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