Forum Crawlers

Marie 1988 Forum

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A few years ago, people were using something called forum crawlers to move away from sites like Forumotion that doesn't allow backup of databases. How did this work? I want to switch to phpbb but I don't want to start all over. Or, I have a thing that I downloaded from the address bar of my forum. Can I do anything with it I think it's called forum migration or 9
 

Ravenisawesome

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I googled and it looks like there was a proboards to phpbb converter, but it was removed from the official phpBB community since it violated Proboards terms of service. Even if you were to find a copy of said converter, chances are your forum would be shut down by Proboards in the process of using the crawler, with your data gone for good.
 

Marie 1988 Forum

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I already got an offer for hosting from someone in another community who is also willing to provide a tld. We'll have to start from scratch though I'm afraid. I'll send a message on the old forum when we get settled