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« on: April 24, 2011, 06:05:45 PM »

We're now at the next phase of The CBG 2.0 project which involves verifying that we can transfer post and account data in a manner that maintains the integrity of the information. This means making sure that posts don't get cut off, that text doesn't get mistranslated (for example having apostrophes turned into the character Æ during the forum migration), and that everything gets moved over looking as much as possible like it did to start with.

That being said I'm only one person so if any of you would like I have done a test run of the migration software and I could use the help in uncovering errors in the transfer process so that they can be fixed for when the final transfer is done. The transferred forums can be found at www.thecbg.org/phpBB3 so feel free to head over and check it out. Your login information will work there just like here but note that your name over there is the display name you had here when I did the transfer last night. Just look around and find anything that is missing stuff, is wrong, or is otherwise broken and let me know on here. If you find something tell me what it is and give me a link so that I can go look at it and try to figure out why it's doing what it is.

As an aside:
- This is not the final design of the new forums it is just the default phpBB theme, this will change.
- The final theme will be as similar as possible to the current CBG theme, it will just be cleaner and a bit updated.
- There will be a front page portal like there is now with areas for links, news, latest threads, and a tavern chatbox of some kind.
- The wiki will not change and will still be accessible though we may look into cleaning up it's front page at some point.
- Threads and posts will transfer, as will general user info (username, password, birthday, email, etc).
- Custom information will not transfer (polls, tavern posts, news poll and news comments).
- I may look into finding a way to transfer some of these custom fields at some point.

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Things to Fix:
- bbcode needs updating to match old forum codes
- some posts are getting cut off in the middle (not transferring full text of post)
- weird characters replacement (€„¢ is showing up where the ' symbol should be for example)
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011, 07:45:18 PM »

The link is incorrect. Here's the correct link.

The only think I see broken in my quick look is markup; specifically:

    Spoiler blocks.
    * IC and OOC quoting.
    * Font size and font type markup.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011, 09:19:43 PM »

Here's an example of what I was talking about in the Tavern: http://www.thecbg.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=56962

That story was much longer, most of it is missing. There are a few other fiction threads like that I noticed
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011, 09:54:02 PM »

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The link is incorrect. Here's the correct link.

The only think I see broken in my quick look is markup; specifically:

    Spoiler blocks.
    * IC and OOC quoting.
    * Font size and font type markup.



Link fixed, thanks. As to the bbcode yes that's broken as it's not going to transfer between forum software for obvious reasons. The only reason the note bbcode works is because I manually added it back in while testing the custom bbcode section. I will however add this to the list of broken things to look at fixing as it is an issue smile
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011, 10:01:51 PM »

Maybe it cuts off at a certain length?

Also, why is your post edited by "Jharviss" is that an error, or did he edit your story.

By the way, the part that I could actually peruse seemed interesting.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011, 11:29:28 PM »

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Maybe it cuts off at a certain length?

Also, why is your post edited by "Jharviss" is that an error, or did he edit your story.

By the way, the part that I could actually peruse seemed interesting.


Another error, good catch
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2011, 07:03:28 AM »

Links within posts refering to other threads/posts continue to point at the old forum URLs. It would be very convenient if these could be automatically converted, so that users don't have to do it by hand. Note that some links point to specific posts within threads. In the e107 you do this by adding a period and a post-offset number after the thread's URL:

Thread:
Code:
http://www.thecbg.org/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?75347
Post #71 in the same thread:
Code:
http://www.thecbg.org/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?75347.70

In the phpbb one can get the same result by appending the mother thread's URL with a GET parameter holding the post-offset number:

Thread:
Code:
http://www.thecbg.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=75347
Post #71 in the same thread:
Code:
http://www.thecbg.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=75347&start=70
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2011, 07:30:14 AM »

Here is the link to what I was talking about in the tavern. In your OP here it seems that you have my major issues covered.

I'd also like to give you a thumbs up for planning to keep things looking similar to how they are now. I figured even if it were made prettier than that test site that I would have to get used to a new theme. I'm glad to hear that I pretty much won't.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 07:32:13 AM »

I actually just noticed that avatars are replaced by the words "user avatar" which seems to be a link.
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2011, 11:13:45 AM »

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I actually just noticed that avatars are replaced by the words "user avatar" which seems to be a link.


Think that might have to do with the different directory tree. I'll look into moving the avatars over, manually if need be. Just a note though, I'm not going to be able to do too much more on this until Friday as I'm in midterms week right now. We can still log any bugs we find at the moment so I can look into them come Friday.
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2011, 02:14:04 PM »

Not sure if this counts as a bug, but on the news page my username on the left is overlapped by the "Settings" link.
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2011, 02:27:16 PM »

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Not sure if this counts as a bug, but on the news page my username on the left is overlapped by the "Settings" link.


News page? Oh you mean on the old site. Yea that will go away with the new site so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2011, 02:51:40 PM »

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Not sure if this counts as a bug, but on the news page my username on the left is overlapped by the "Settings" link.


News page? Oh you mean on the old site. Yea that will go away with the new site so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

Cool.  Now, when you say the "old site" it makes it sound like the new one is out already.  Am I missing something?
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2011, 03:06:20 PM »

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Not sure if this counts as a bug, but on the news page my username on the left is overlapped by the "Settings" link.


News page? Oh you mean on the old site. Yea that will go away with the new site so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

Cool.  Now, when you say the "old site" it makes it sound like the new one is out already.  Am I missing something?


The new one is in the building and testing phase. I just use new and old to distinguish the two as opposed to typing out cbg 1.0 and cbg 2.0 over and over.
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