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

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

Post by Mclechelle » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:26 am

Ok I have installed python, I have downloaded the converter as well and I've seen the files inside. What I'm I to do with those files?

I also came an instruction that said we should make some changes in email and messages settings but there is no such thing like on phpbb3 and the date formate is not on the list.

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

Post by thepiracyinformant » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:39 pm

Hello everyone. I hope this topic is still active. I downloaded the converter pack to scrape and convert a few different sites. One of the items in the pack does a great job on forumup forums.

I have been given permission to scrape and back up another forum at userboard.org. I do not have admin or moderator access though. It is a phpBB3 forum. The forum seems to be using permalinks instead of the regular structure the converter expects. I don't know much about Python. I was able to modify one of the files so that it properly scraped the memberlist. I can't figure out how to do it for the rest of the forum. The programming is kind of confusing. Has anybody done this? Has anybody written one that works with userboard.org forums? Thanks for any help you can provide.

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

Post by Nitrol » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:56 pm

Can you made a crawler for punBB?
There's thousands of Polish forum hosted on pun.pl and I want to move my forum to another server.

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

Post by roby1970 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:55 pm

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topic empty.jpg (47.24 KiB) Viewed 6608 times
Hello People,

I´m tried to save my forumer Forum because there is no chance to get a backup from them. I would convert to a smf forum and my hosting.

I have change all setting (except the cookiedata) because, when I give the command javascript:document.cookie in the adress bar = no reaction, nothing.. did I make anything wrong?

I get always topic empty and by the member... member doesn´t exist from the ID 1 on....

Can anyone help me please? I´ll can also give you my login data from forumer if needed.

Thanks in adavance

EDIT: the cookiedata is solved. Worked well with IE, not with mozilla.
Last edited by roby1970 on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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

Post by prototech » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:31 pm

roby1970 wrote:I´m tried to save my forumer Forum because there is no chance to get a backup from them. I would convert to a smf forum and my hosting.
So you plan to convert to SMF after scraping your board from Forumer?
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Re: [CONVERT] Crawler Converters (Forumer, ZetaBoards, etc.)

Post by roby1970 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:33 pm

that´s my goal yes...anything false?

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

Post by roby1970 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:07 pm

prototech wrote:So you plan to convert to SMF after scraping your board from Forumer?
Did you know another Solution? I asking the Forumer Support for a DB Backup but the answer is NO. Also with payment, the answer is still NO. What can I do else? I have over 16k posts and 1,5k members. All server are so slow and the most time down... I have to fins another Solution.

If you have another, better Idea, I would be happy to hear that.
thanks

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

Post by roby1970 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:13 pm

have nobody any idea what I could do or what I do wrong with the crawler?

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

Post by roby1970 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:37 am

Now today I´ve tried the crawler converter phpbb2 to phbb2 but still the same error... anyone a idea?
Thanks

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

Post by nneonneo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:14 am

The phpBB2 converter works fine for me. Please make sure you use the right converter for the board. You need to use the phpBB2 converter in the package for converting a phpBB2 forumer forum, and a phpBB3 converter to convert a phpBB3 forum.
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 roby1970 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:38 pm

after reading again all site here, I found the error.
ADMINID and the ID from cookiedata was not the same.

now it´s working.

Thank you nneonneo

EDIT1: I was too fast.... member download OK! Categories completed! Smileys completed! but all Topic are empty: Topic ID xxx: Processing Step 3 of 11 then Error: Topic is empty :cry:

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

Post by roby1970 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:31 pm

@nneonneo,

today, I´ve download again the phpbb2 converter from Site 28 and give them again a try . Now it´s working perfectly.

I want to say Thank you for all your help here!

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

Post by Prasas » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:50 pm

@nneonneo
I have a problem convert freeforums.org using crawler converter
it says member doesn't exist
freeforums.org are using PHPBB3 for their forums
I have send you an email for details

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

Post by nneonneo » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:45 pm

Try the attached, updated phpBB3 converter.
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phpBB3.zip
Updated phpBB3 converter for freeforums
(40 KiB) Downloaded 192 times
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 prototech » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:28 pm

Can you move the updated version to the first post, please? :) It's better to keep the latest version in one single place where it's easily found instead of having outdated downloads scattered throughout the topic.
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