Duplicating a forum and its content

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  1. Michael

    Michael Regular Member

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    Is this possible to do? I have never seen a mod capable of this. Basically it will duplicate a forum and all of its content, just once specific forum I am talking about here not a whole board.

    If this isnt possible is there a mod to dupicate all highlighted threads?
     
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    David Regular Member

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    Are you talking about duplicating it on the same board, or are you talking about duplicating the content on one site, to another site?
     
  3. Michael

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    Just on the same board, even something that allows you to do inline thread copying would be perfect :)
     
  4. Nick

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    Couldn't you just use: AdminCP -> Threads and Posts -> Move ?
     
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    Does that copy them as in duplicate them Nick?
     
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    I was looking for something like this the other day, I noticed you copy copy a thread inline. But not copy a whole bunch of threads.
     
  7. Michael

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    I guess there is no luck with this :(
     
  8. Nick

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    Oops, I read and thought too fast. Let me look for something. ;)
     
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    Thanks Nick, now this is something we need :D

    The reason we need it is because we have two forums, one which more or less the same but private so admins,mods can see the content and after youve posted x times on the board youre able to see a different one which we all can reply to, under this forum we have an FAQ forum which is a subforum and we need to have this subforum with useful info attached to both :D

    Is there any way of attaching a subforum to two forums simultaneously?
     
  11. Nick

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    No, there is not... unless there is a modification at the ORG. :eek:
     
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    Last question :D

    are you looking to duplicate on the fly in real time? Or are you looking to duplicate this forum one time only?
     
  13. Michael

    Michael Regular Member

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    Just once, you know of a mod :D
     
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    I don't know of a mod per se, but I do have a method for you.

    1. Back up your current database.
    2. restore your current database, into a new seperate database
    3. On the restored database, delete all members, and forums/threads you don't want copied.
    4. Download impex from vBulletin.com/members, install it on the original forums.
    5. Run impex to import the forums and threads.
    6. Rebuild counters in the AdminCP.
     
  15. Michael

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    Thats just too much for what you would think would be a default possibility :D good idea though.

    I think I will just copy and paste them into the new forum, 15 threads shouldnt take too long :)
     

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