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Solved Help needed: Forumotion or phpBB forums?

Post by Yada on May 3rd 2012, 8:16 pm

Hi. I have had a forum on forumotion since 2008. In 2010, I bought a domain name and installed a new phpBB forum instead of a link to the previous forum. But, I have little knowledge on styling this phpBB forum altough it was pretty easy to get a new skin for the free forumotion.

My question is; Can I move all contents (posts and members) from my phpBB forum to my old, free forumotion?
If yes, I would really appreciate if you told me how to do that in a simple way

Other question is: do you recommend opening the old forum (forumotion) as a part of my website?

old forum: http://rileykeough.forums1.net/
new forum: http://simplyriley.com/forum/index.php

Thank you in advance!

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Solved Re: Help needed: Forumotion or phpBB forums?

Post by Sir Chivas™ on May 3rd 2012, 8:23 pm

Hi, Hello you can't move anything, since you have no control of the data base. Create an HTML PAGE, and make it redirect to your old Forum.



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Solved Re: Help needed: Forumotion or phpBB forums?

Post by Yada on May 3rd 2012, 8:33 pm

Thanks for your reply. I was told by a forum designer that because it's my domain (simplyriley.com/forum) I have the control over the database and could move it altogether.. Do you think I was misinformed?

If I no longer want to use my forum extension of phpBB, can I hide it? if so, how?

Thanks once again

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Solved Re: Help needed: Forumotion or phpBB forums?

Post by Zerotheheroe on May 3rd 2012, 9:25 pm

Hi,

Firstly, please do not hold a grudge against Forumotion as you had every right to use their service from the beginning.

I see no reason as to why you should of privately hosted your PHBB forum when you knew Forumotion existed.

It would've saved a lot of trouble to just pay to remove branding, ads, and purchase a domain.

So, you're out of luck if they cannot transfer your old forum (which is not hosted by forumotion) data to your Forumotion forum.

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Solved Re: Help needed: Forumotion or phpBB forums?

Post by LGforum on May 3rd 2012, 9:38 pm

People who want more options, more control, more customization and better features should choose to host a phpbb forum on their own server, no doubt about it.

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Solved Re: Help needed: Forumotion or phpBB forums?

Post by Darren1 on May 3rd 2012, 10:01 pm

Hi,

Out of all this, Ill give you two pieces of important information:

1 - Per the Terms of Service: You cannot get any piece of your data from your forum, nor the database.
2- Your domain CAN be transfered vi an EEP Code
http://help.forumotion.com/t105014-remove-transfer-a-personalized-domain-name#684918
The transfer is not legally obligatory, it's a polite gesture forumotion does Very Happy

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Solved Re: Help needed: Forumotion or phpBB forums?

Post by Yada on May 4th 2012, 9:07 am

@Darren1 wrote:Hi,

Out of all this, Ill give you two pieces of important information:

1 - Per the Terms of Service: You cannot get any piece of your data from your forum, nor the database.
2- Your domain CAN be transfered vi an EEP Code
http://help.forumotion.com/t105014-remove-transfer-a-personalized-domain-name#684918
The transfer is not legally obligatory, it's a polite gesture forumotion does Very Happy

I think you misunderstood. The link you gave me explains the other way round. Altough it's fantastic to know that Formuotion helps people this way!

I basically want to move my phpBB forum's content at simplyriley.com/forum to be moved into my beautiful, old forum at http://rileykeough.forums1.net/. Because I want to use my forumotion forum again, 2 years later, but I would very much like the content that was posted for the last 2 years to be put in Forumotion!

Is it possible? I really really appreciate your answers! Thank you!

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Solved Re: Help needed: Forumotion or phpBB forums?

Post by Nera. on May 4th 2012, 9:09 am

That's not possible Yada I'm afraid.

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Solved Re: Help needed: Forumotion or phpBB forums?

Post by Yada on May 4th 2012, 9:23 am

Ok, Sad thank you for the reply, Nera

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Solved Re: Help needed: Forumotion or phpBB forums?

Post by Nera. on May 4th 2012, 9:24 am

Sorry hun.

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