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Offline pittu

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Vbulletin 3.7.x to SMF?
« on: October 16, 2009, 08:30:46 PM »
It says Converter doesn't import Member groups and permissions.

So I can install SMF > Create member groups and permissions before import?

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Re: Vbulletin 3.7.x to SMF?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 06:41:14 AM »
I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by "install SMF > Create member  groups and permissions". If you mean defining other membergroups in SMF before converting, then I would suggest doing the other way around: first convert, then define additional member groups and set their board visibility and other permissions.
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Re: Vbulletin 3.7.x to SMF?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 08:55:12 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Vbulletin 3.7.x to SMF?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2009, 11:15:27 PM »
One more question:

My vbulletin forums are in 'forum' folder.

I want SMF into same folder after I delete vbulletin. So I can install SMF into 'forum2' folder and after import, I can rename it 'forum'?

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Re: Vbulletin 3.7.x to SMF?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009, 07:19:34 AM »
One more question:

My vbulletin forums are in 'forum' folder.

I want SMF into same folder after I delete vbulletin. So I can install SMF into 'forum2' folder and after import, I can rename it 'forum'?

Yes, you can. After you rename it though, you need to upload in your SMF directory the repair_settings.php tool ( What is repair_settings.php? ), run it from the browser, and check the paths on the page it will display. Make sure to change all ./forum2 related paths and URLs, to ./forum, then save the settings.
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Re: Vbulletin 3.7.x to SMF?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2009, 07:19:30 AM »
I converted all data to SMF. No errors so far.

But my problem is: In VB half of board users are in a specific Primary group 'Access level 2'. I created that group in SMF, but all converted members are 'Newbie' group.

I have 1200 members to change their group to 'Access level 2'. How? :(

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Re: Vbulletin 3.7.x to SMF?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2009, 02:35:43 PM »
Is there something specific to the "Access level 2" group that distinguishes the members from others? Like, is it a postcount-based group for users with more than N posts, or anything that may help select the members?
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