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  • Albany Rifles
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    Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
    Likely as not, vBulletin does indeed have an easy process for doing so. However only Rochen has the necessary permissions to execute such database download.
    My head hurts....

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  • TopHatter
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    Originally posted by Double Edge View Post
    I would think, provided you were going with vbulletin that it would be a matter of taking a dump of the present database and importing into the new forum.

    The catch is how well that process goes. Does everything carry over or do things get left out requiring extra fiddling.

    You would think vbulletin would make this process as easy as they can to hold on to their customers.
    Likely as not, vBulletin does indeed have an easy process for doing so. However only Rochen has the necessary permissions to execute such database download.

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  • Double Edge
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    Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
    I too have zero expertise in the subject....the simplest thing to do would be to ask Rochen, but we can't do that because Rochen isn't talking to us.
    I would think, provided you were going with vbulletin that it would be a matter of taking a dump of the present database and importing into the new forum.

    The catch is how well that process goes. Does everything carry over or do things get left out requiring extra fiddling.

    You would think vbulletin would make this process as easy as they can to hold on to their customers.

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  • TopHatter
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    Originally posted by tbm3fan View Post
    Why would a web hosting service not want to even answer an inquiry from one of the hosted services using their servers? Are they supremely pissed off at someone that they couldn't exhibit a minimum of courtesy in responding?
    We're not a paying customer, nor are there any ads on the board. In simple terms, we're freeloaders (my word, not theirs).

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  • tbm3fan
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    Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
    I too have zero expertise in the subject....the simplest thing to do would be to ask Rochen, but we can't do that because Rochen isn't talking to us.
    Why would a web hosting service not want to even answer an inquiry from one of the hosted services using their servers? Are they supremely pissed off at someone that they couldn't exhibit a minimum of courtesy in responding?

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  • TopHatter
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    Originally posted by Monash View Post
    Same here. If in the end we do have to move is there any chance Rochen would assist with the transfer of at least current open threads if not all the old/historical stuff? (For a fee I presume). For that matter is that even a doable thing? I have zero expertise in the subject.
    I too have zero expertise in the subject....the simplest thing to do would be to ask Rochen, but we can't do that because Rochen isn't talking to us.

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  • Monash
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    Same here. If in the end we do have to move is there any chance Rochen would assist with the transfer of at least current open threads if not all the old/historical stuff? (For a fee I presume). For that matter is that even a doable thing? I have zero expertise in the subject.

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  • TopHatter
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    Originally posted by tbm3fan View Post
    Examples of such. Wow, no 406 for the first time in days.


    https://www.hostingadvice.com/how-to/vbulletin-hosting/

    Good stuff DE. I'd be curious to know what our monthly bandwidth usage is

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  • tbm3fan
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    Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's a group.

    FB is a dumpster fire for that sort of thing, yeah. If this board goes down, I'd prefer to start a new vBulletin board, assuming the hosting costs aren't exorbitant.
    Examples of such. Wow, no 406 for the first time in days.


    https://www.hostingadvice.com/how-to/vbulletin-hosting/

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  • Albany Rifles
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    Concur

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  • TopHatter
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    Originally posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    Joe, I can't remember...is our Facebook realm a group or just a page? If we make it a group we may have the ability to do more in depth stuff. But also keep in mind you have some pretty severe censorship rules you have to abide by.
    I'm pretty sure it's a group.

    FB is a dumpster fire for that sort of thing, yeah. If this board goes down, I'd prefer to start a new vBulletin board, assuming the hosting costs aren't exorbitant.

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  • Albany Rifles
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    Joe, I can't remember...is our Facebook realm a group or just a page? If we make it a group we may have the ability to do more in depth stuff. But also keep in mind you have some pretty severe censorship rules you have to abide by.

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  • TopHatter
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    Originally posted by DOR View Post
    I don't think of the Facebook page as an alternative to this board, but rather as a place to go to find out what's going on with this board, when this board is not available. If we have to migrate, that's the place to post the new address.
    Nailed it. It's a rally point, nothing more.

    Originally posted by Double Edge View Post
    Works for me

    But can you set up that facebook page so its visible without having to join facebook first ?
    I don't think that's possible. Facebook doesn't work that way.

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  • Double Edge
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    Works for me

    But can you set up that facebook page so its visible without having to join facebook first ?
    Last edited by Double Edge; 09 Aug 20,, 21:47.

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  • DOR
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    Originally posted by Double Edge View Post
    Is facebook conducive to the kind of discussion we have here ?

    A forum i think is unmatched for that even if its twenty year old tech compared to what social media has to offer.

    As a notice board social media is fine.
    I don't think of the Facebook page as an alternative to this board, but rather as a place to go to find out what's going on with this board, when this board is not available. If we have to migrate, that's the place to post the new address.

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