Author Topic: mergeSMF.php - Script to merge two SMF forums, v2.0.17  (Read 3521 times)

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Re: mergeSMF.php - Script to merge two SMF forums, v2.0.17
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2021, 03:18:47 PM »
Depends on the function.  Since all messages have dates, any functions based on dates, e.g., searching, works just fine.  Old messages look old & new messages look new.

But the 'unread posts' function will be funky unless you take some special measures.

To address, I used a bonehead utility that marked the older boards as read for newer users.  From the initial post above:
- smf_mark_all_read_merge.php - I used this to mark all secondary boards read by active primary board users. In my instance, the secondary forum was a predecessor to the current forum, and the content was dated.
Address the process rather than the outcome.  Then, the outcome becomes more likely.   - Fripp