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[REQUEST] WebBBS converter [message #8211] Fri, 17 January 2003 00:55 Go to next message
costa is currently offline  costa   United States
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Protoss,
WebBBS www.awsd.com has been around for a LONG time and there are many, many boards that use it. Its written in Perl and uses flat file text messages. I have a board and use WebBBS 5.11 at:
www.cubanonet.com with about 60,000 (yes, SIXTY thousand) posts in a year and a half.
I have contact with WebBBS board owners and I'm sure when they see this board, they will want to convert! I am right now downloading your GREAT board and will be testing it over the next few weeks. A converter would be fantastic if you could do that.
If it helps:
1. I can give you a vBulletin>WebBBS converter to look at the code. A friend of mine had his board converted at www.dr1.com . I personally am not crazy about vBulletin.
2. I could post or email a few of those messages to look at its structure.
I hope you will undertake this venture!!
PS Thanks for a great board!


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Re: [REQUEST] WebBBS converter [message #8215 is a reply to message #8211] Fri, 17 January 2003 09:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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To write a converter I mostly need just one thing, that thing being the datadump of your existing forum.

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Re: [REQUEST] WebBBS converter [message #8221 is a reply to message #8211] Fri, 17 January 2003 10:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Embarassed What exactly is a datadump and how do I get it to you?
Thank you

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Re: [REQUEST] WebBBS converter [message #8223 is a reply to message #8221] Fri, 17 January 2003 10:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Datadump is essentially the archive of all the forum data that I could use to reverse engineer the forum's data structure and based on that write a conversion utility.

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Re: [REQUEST] WebBBS converter [message #8225 is a reply to message #8211] Fri, 17 January 2003 10:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
costa is currently offline  costa   United States
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OK...got it. Do I email it to you (its a HUGE file) or do I give you access to it on my server to download yourself?

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Re: [REQUEST] WebBBS converter [message #8228 is a reply to message #8225] Fri, 17 January 2003 15:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Depends on how big the file is, if it is >2-3 megs that please put the compressed version somewhere online where I can download it.

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95 MB for first Archives [message #8240 is a reply to message #8211] Sat, 18 January 2003 11:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
costa is currently offline  costa   United States
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That only covers about 38,000 posts.
I have 60,000 +/- total
What should I do?


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Re: 95 MB for first Archives [message #8243 is a reply to message #8240] Sat, 18 January 2003 13:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's fine.... I think the 1st 38k posts should be sufficient for my perpouses.

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WebBBS [message #8372 is a reply to message #8243] Fri, 24 January 2003 10:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Great! Protoss, I've sent you a PM with info and URL for my WebBBS v2.25 messages zip, which, I hope, is not too different from the v5.11 listed above.

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Re: WebBBS [message #8398 is a reply to message #8372] Mon, 27 January 2003 10:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the dump, after comparing it with 5.11 (based on Changelog) I am afraid it is indeed rather different. This means that it would make it virtually pointless to write a converter for an old release with the knowledge it won't work with a more recent release.

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Re: WebBBS [message #8417 is a reply to message #8398] Mon, 27 January 2003 16:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, hopefully when you're done with the 5.11 converter, I can go through its code in hopes of using it on my 2.25 data.

Thanks anyway.


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Re: WebBBS [message #8418 is a reply to message #8417] Mon, 27 January 2003 17:02 Go to previous message
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Yup, I'm still waiting for the 5.X datadump...

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