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Randem

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Re: Discus 4.00 conversion - not 4.10
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2016, 11:54:20 AM »
Great! Discus was a free for all and you could do many things that you should not and that is why conversions from Discus are difficult and each one different.

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Re: Discus 4.00 conversion - not 4.10
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2016, 11:02:15 AM »
Have made some more progress.

I added 2 categories and copied the board_topics.html file to my conversion directory and lo & behold it started working.

I only had 2 of my databases in the data structure though so a little more work & I should be good.


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Re: Discus 4.00 conversion - not 4.10
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2016, 10:09:40 AM »
Please post files not the complete text of the file it just takes up too much space in the posts.

You need at least one category for your posts, it would be easier to just make one category that would contain all your boards...
The software is designed for one type of structure although many can be present. This is because you cannot the structure that you have in modern day forum software.

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Re: Discus 4.00 conversion - not 4.10
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2016, 05:52:35 AM »
Question, could I modify the board-topics.html file and convert them one at a time?

Thanks
Chris

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Re: Discus 4.00 conversion - not 4.10
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 05:46:46 AM »
Here is the topics section of my board-topics.html.  It is very flat, there are no categories, just separate forums for each year basically.

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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_n.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/599638.html?1457108324">Forum 2016</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">March 04 - 11:18 am</font>
<P>
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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_n.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/506218.html?1452281951">Forum 2015</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">January 08 - 02:39 pm</font>
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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_o.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/411944.html?1421259525">Forum 2014</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">January 14 - 01:18 pm</font>
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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_o.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/331880.html?1389664665">Forum 2013</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">January 13 - 08:57 pm</font>
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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_o.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/257047.html?1357021643">Forum 2012</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">January 01 - 01:27 am</font>
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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_o.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/179374.html?1325434576">Forum 2011</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">January 01 - 11:16 am</font>
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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_n.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/12/12.html?1017714391">Instructions for forum use</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">April 01 - 09:26 pm</font>
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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_n.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/19/19.html?1017804998">Forum Rules</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">April 02 - 10:36 pm</font>
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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_o.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/118802.html?1293801733">Forum 2010</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">December 31 - 08:22 am</font>
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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_o.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/80257.html?1262321571">Forum 2009</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">December 31 - 11:52 pm</font>
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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_o.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/50893.html?1215960952">Forum 2008</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">July 13 - 10:55 am</font>
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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_o.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/29.html?1206195371">Forum 2005</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">March 22 - 10:16 am</font>
<P>
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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_o.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/6/6.html?1390837801">Forum &#40;old&#41;</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">January 27 - 10:50 am</font>
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<img src="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/icons/tree_n.gif" height=16 width=20>&nbsp; <B><a href="http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/3487/3487.html?1457106754">Classifieds</a></B>&nbsp;
<font size="-1">March 04 - 10:52 am</font>
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Re: Discus 4.00 conversion - not 4.10
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 07:51:10 PM »
Aloha Chrisb,

Yes, each site is different and you will need to check the error log to see just what it is complaining about.
In the way users were allowed to setup discus there are some anomalies that just throw everything off.
I would start with checking the board-topics.html file for formatting issues like boards without categories at the start for one.

The users file would be created first and updated later with any members that were found later in the conversion that were not in the original file.

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Re: Discus 4.00 conversion - not 4.10
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 04:54:11 PM »
I did manage to import the users into the MySQL database of the new forum.

5393 of them

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Re: Discus 4.00 conversion - not 4.10
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 12:47:02 PM »
I did have the secure directory, it had my only hidden board.

I copied all the files per the instructions, all it seemed to convert were the users, about 5600 of them.

No posts at all.

Received a Subscript out of range error, hit OK about 30 times.

More details in attached Word doc.


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Discus 4.00 conversion - not 4.10
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 07:16:38 AM »
Will the conversion program work on a 4.00 Pro version of Discus?

I do not have the discus_admin_nnnn/secure directory.

Thanks
Chris