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  1. Always Watching guns1inger's Avatar
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    I have a sneaking suspicion that this has been asked and answered before, but my search skills seem to be on holiday at the moment.

    Does the Save Box function work ?

    if so, what is is supposed to do, and how do you use it ?

    I thought it was a place to save emails you wanted to keep, but I can't seem to get anything to save there.
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    I never got it to do anything either. Unimplemented feature?
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    same here, I think this really needs to be implemented ,thanks.

    So we can see personnel messages we have sent out .
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    The PM savebox used to work. I've got about 35 messages in there. The last one is from June 2007. It quit working after the site layout changed last time, when nifty corners were added to the phpBB. I have to now leave them in my inbox to "save" them.

    We were going to move to phpBB3, but it's yet to happen. I think this was going to be the fix.

    I don't work here, I just loiter. You'll have to ask Baldrick for specifics. Demands may be met with a bill. Not like we're paying members.
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  6. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    It should work now. It stopped work when I changed the REGISTER_GLOBALS in php so the save value was never received when you posted.

    And the phpbb3 upgrade doesn't go that well so I'm considering switching to another forum( read vbulletin ).
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    long way to go for some rounded corners but it's more secure

    I converted from v2 to 3 and it went well...now there's v3.0.3 already...not sure I'm going to trust the autoupdater because I've stuffed the forum into a center column
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    I will test with latest phpbb 3.0.3 and see how it works.
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick
    so I'm considering switching to another forum( read vbulletin ).
    I cannot begin to describe how much easier vB is to maintain than phpBB. Moving to that platform has resulted in reductions in spam, better bandwidth utilization, and taking less of my time on several sites where I tossed phpBB2, phpBB3 and some other lesser-known boards. I find there to be more features, more plug-ins and more themes available. It's just generally easier to work with in my opinion than phpBB ever was.

    It's good that you're looking at it. vBulletin is a commercial-grade solution, and let's face it, you're running a large commercial site. The small-site days are gone. Luckily the quality of the site stayed the same, something that eludes most others who transition from small to large.
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    smurphy is, as usual, right
    you'll kick yourself for not having converted to vbulletin earlier
    vbulletin is a business whereas phpbb is a hobby
    only reason I use phpbb is that I have a small site and it was free
    it may be fun to start the new year with a new board...
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    I tried convert to vbulletin in 2003 but the conversion didn't work that good( I think). But it looks like their import functions seems better now and yes it would be "fun" with a new board after ~7 years with phpbb.
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    phpbb3's permissions are a nightmare and nothing like v2
    you can always make several boards to test

    I meant "fun" for us...
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick
    I tried convert to vbulletin in 2003 but the conversion didn't work that good( I think). But it looks like their import functions seems better now and yes it would be "fun" with a new board after ~7 years with phpbb.
    Jerry at vB is extremely helpful with importing, and ImpEx works pretty well. Most anything that needs to be known is at the vB.com or vB.org site. I had to re-write some of my databases twice to aid in the import, but in the end it converted quite nicely. Next year I'll be doing yet another one, migrating to vB, because I don't like the direction the software I'm currently on has gone (less features, more resources, and higher costs -- no thanks).

    As I'm sure you know, don't try to use myPhpAdmin (browser interface), use SQLyog Enterprise Manager (real software) to manage and migrate the DB's. Most failed migrations seem to be because of the myPhpAdmin timing out, or other connection/software issues.
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    I have now tried importing phpbb posts in latest vbulletin and it works fine up to around 900000 posts and then the converting gets INCREDIBLE slow. I'm gonna check the vbulletin support forum and see what I can do.

    edit: found http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/med_large_import , much faster now.
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    Originally Posted by zoobie
    phpbb3's permissions are a nightmare and nothing like v2
    If you use the roles as they are intended its not a problem. One thing to understand is phpbb3's permission set is about as powerful as they can get. If you want simple it may not be up your alley.

    Just to add phpbb3 is like ferrari, it's high performance forum system meant to scale. Look at this way, compared to to other forum software it's like <insert some complicated video editor here> compared to Ulead video Studio. Both can get the job done but undoubtedly the complicated editor has a much higher learning curve but in the ned you'll be glad you learned how to use it.

    Index page: Time : 0.060s | 8 Queries | GZIP : On | Memory Usage: 631.35 KiB
    Edit: note that's with eaccelerator enabled which i haven't fine tuned yet.

    It's a Ferrari waiting for customization.
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    tgpo famous MAC commercial, You be the judge?
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    I use the FixEverythingThat'sWrongWithThisVideo() filter. Works perfectly every time.
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