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Convert FROM XenForo to BrandX

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by BGL, May 31, 2012.

  1. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    So a meteor hits Reading, Berkshire, UK. XenForo sleeps with the fishes...or dinosaurs. Converting from XenForo to another product would be easy, impossible or, the ever popular, it depends?

    Is conversion from one product to another dependent on the programmers of product being imported to creating a conversion program? Based on what the XenForo masters know of how XenForo is written, how hard would it be to create a conversion program to an existing product.
  2. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

  3. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    It depends on someone going through the DB structure and writing code to read (from XF DB) and insert (into the other software's DB, in it's expected format). I have migrated a few aspx forums to vbulletin in the past and it all comes down to someone's expertise with the target system to understand what format to insert in. The process can be done through a programming language (like PHP) or with plain SQL.

    So even if a meteor was to hit XF, converting is only as difficult as finding an existing converter or someone who can do it for you! :)
  4. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

  5. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    A meteor hits reading. Mike's ok because he lives in Glasgow :)
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  6. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    Ah...the benefits of distributed networks.
  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    And if the whole of the UK was wiped out, it would probably live on forever through some sort of community project.
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  8. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Long live historys biggest ever empire. Doubt there will be one like it again.. At least not in my lifetime. One good thing about the British Empire, most of the important stuff uses the English language, air traffic, sea, business :)
  9. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    Eyow. Didn't know XF was THAT big.

    Wasn't that AOL's last words before the web ate them up like Frodo and Shelob?

    I thought everything important was in C?
  10. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    XF is not that big.

    AOL doesn't have a relevance. The British Empire is over and done with but it was the largest Empire in history to date.

    No, sadly you are mistaken. Try doing a billion business deal in C and then try again in English :p
  11. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    Actually No. 9 in terms of percent of Earth's human population at its peak.

    Currently holder is McDonald's with 246,623,751,852. 3,500% of the world's population.
  12. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Suggest you learn some history :) Funny though.
  13. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    I prefer to teach.

    Achaemenid Empire 44.5% of world's population
    British Empire 20% of world's population.

    A bunch in between. Britain wasn't even in the top 10. I was trying to let you down easy.

    Would you like fries with burger No. 246,623,751,853?
  14. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    I am measuring Empire in land mass of the Earth under British rule.
  15. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    The biggest pain in converting is the traffic dip that follows for 6-8 months after you migrate.
  16. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    Yeah in population percentage terms is a tad misleading due to population growth. Also measuring land mass is odd, I presume you meant area? Saying we controlled a few billion tonnes of earth doesn't make much sense ;)

    However in terms of land area we were top at 33.7 sq. km, but we were actually the biggest by population too - 458m in 1938, although my %age terms, we were not in the top 10, as BGL says.

    This is rather off topic though ;)
  17. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    Think of percent of population as market share (nudging it back on topic). Population as the market. Empire as captive market.

    To my original question and the answers, I feel safe building my forum in XenForo (the better product but with the newer, less established company) as converting to another product is possible and as doable as converting existing products to XenForo.
  18. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    Noticed that my second choice, IP Board, has a convertor for XenForo so if anything happens with XenForo I can move the forum to IP Board.

    On XenForo, I'm really liking the "Alerts", the "What's New" the "Blue Dot" to go to last message I read in a thread. I can really move around quickly to stuff I'm interested in and go right to the lastest for me and for the forum without seeing old stuff. The red alert tag in the forum browser tab is cool. Redirects person from other tabs to your forum. And XenForo's overall Mac vs. PC look and feel.

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