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    Writing a new importer. Tips please

    We don't have groups, per se. We have "status", which is one of "Banned", "Member", "Moderator", "Super Moderator", "Admin" and "Super Admin". I'm happy enough to translate these to the XenForo default groups. On top of that we have ranks, which is sort of equivalent to XenForo Trophies, but...
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    Writing a new importer. Tips please

    Today, I installed a bunch of other forums for which importers exist to learn how their importers work versus the schema and files on disk. Today's question - I need to figure out how to create a view without writing an add on. Or should I write an add on, like the punBB / fluxBB importers...
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    Writing a new importer. Tips please

    I've rolled XMB19 and Xmb.php into one thus eliminating the issue with having a file just lying around. And then I found 1.9.11.13 (the last ever patch for XMB) uses UltimaBB/GaiaBB's/phpBB's voting system. Interesting. Means we might be able to do this thing using a single file, which will be...
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    Writing a new importer. Tips please

    Hmm, I get the parent class in the list of potential imports. If I leave out getName() from the parent class, it throws an exception. Is there a way to avoid this class showing up? It's not going to be a good XMB convertor on its own. Edit: I've simply marked it as "zz don't use this" for...
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    Writing a new importer. Tips please

    So I've decided to make sure that we get an XMB convertor out of this as well, by using the vB importer as an example of a class that is then overridden by particular classes that operate ever so slightly differently (a la config/settings and poll voting). So I've created the following: class...
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    Writing a new importer. Tips please

    I forgot settings. UltimaBB has a zillion features, and so about 200 settings values, many of which would be nice to carry over to XenForo if they exist. I do like the chance to de-clutter functionality if possible.
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    Writing a new importer. Tips please

    Hi there, I've searched, but there are no obvious tutorials or posts that can help me. I've previously bought XenForo 1.0 just after it came out, but didn't have the time necessary back then to complete an importer for the ultimate son of XMB -> UltimaBB -> GaiaBB. So I've just re-bought...
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