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jovialmo

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I means they will install the software but the import of the data from here to the new software is up to me.
 

jovialmo

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XenForo installed but I can’t find the importer for our data, have posted a question on the support forum.

(wish they would get their act together, you go to Importers and don’t find yours, I was asked 3 times for the login details for this site, etc.)
 

jovialmo

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Using phpMyAdmin I backed up the (blank) XForo database and the phpBB3 database. So if I fuckup, we can restart.

Now just to find out how to do the import :huh (the :huh is for Aussie, I am just getting in first.)
 

Lols

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Aussie said:
HBS Guy said:
From XenForo:
Hi XXX,

I will begin the install for you shortly.

Please be advised however, the install service does not cover the converting from your previous software.
What does that Martian mean in cane toad language?
:giggle that’s so funny “Martian; cane toad language”
You Aussie, remind me of a tough ole rogue like Jack Nicholson. :bgrin
 

Aussie1

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Lols said:
Aussie said:
HBS Guy said:
From XenForo:
Hi XXX,

I will begin the install for you shortly.

Please be advised however, the install service does not cover the converting from your previous software.
What does that Martian mean in cane toad language?
:giggle that’s so funny “Martian; cane toad language”
You Aussie, remind me of a tough ole rogue like Jack Nicholson. :bgrin
Jack has got nuthin on this ole rogue Cane Toad!

:beer
 

Aussie1

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HBS Guy said:
Using phpMyAdmin I backed up the (blank) XForo database and the phpBB3 database. So if I fuckup, we can restart.

Now just to find out how to do the import :huh (the :huh is for Aussie, I am just getting in first.)
I assume 'import' means transferring the stuff from here to the new Format.

If it turns out like the Yank Forum, Members are gonna love it....and I am sure there will be interest from across the road.
 

jovialmo

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Yup. I got a good, nay an excellent nights sleep so about 10.00pm I will start the import—it does take time over my wireless connection to upload stuff. I hope the import can be done in one go and that the extended Search function will be worth the money.
 

jovialmo

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Temporarily young Pinky :bgrin

Am making progress, honest. Will raise another ticket later today, need to get some sleep now.
 

DonDeeHippy

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NSW 690
QLD 63
Vic 53
Tas 51
WA 23
SA 7
NT 5
ACT 0

Hey Mr Monk multiple spacebar presses don't register when you post... goto edit and you will see all the numbers line up nice
:h

and good to see you have the right time and not Mexican time..... :rofl
 

jovialmo

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They line up *better* is all.

You need a monospaced font like Courier or American Typewriter where an “i” and an “m” take up the same space. The font here is Verdana I believe, letters and numbers just take up the space they need. There are also m-spaces and n-spaces (space that takes the same space as an n or an m

The other way is to use a table.

Now, dunno if the new software allows fonts to be chosen.

Hopefully I can transfer the data to the new forum tonight—I did have a go but it couldn’t find /files and /avatar_gallery. Tonight will add “http://www.polanimal.com.au” before the /files. Will do this late tonight or early morning.

Have to admit a silly error: I had to edit “src/config.php” so I searched for just that. Of course, as I should have known, it meant the config.php file in the src directory. Duh!

So if that is all it is the data, hopefully will be transferred by tomorrow morning—then a bit of testing to make sure all is OK, permissions etc then I will set the new software to be it—so any big posts tomorrow morning save a copy on your hard drive so you can add it to the new version.

Don’t get your hopes up, I might still need to read more/raise another ticket. But getting closer.
 

jovialmo

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I am not changing settings on phpBB anymore! Xenforo likely be central time again.

Just one bit of info I need and the conversion will be done.
 

jovialmo

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I have the last bit of info I need. Need to copy two directories, back up our data file again—and let the conversion rip!

Then a couple days of testing, then the phpBB crap will be deactivated.
 

jovialmo

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OK, getting there. All the settings done. Only thing holding back the import is a detail about a couple subdirectories.
 

jovialmo

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Not received a response to my latest ticket but our hosting co can likely help me, it is not specific to XenForo.
 
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