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Free ProBoards can not move?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by New Joe, Aug 15, 2013.

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  1. New Joe

    New Joe Active Member

    I have a friend who has a ProBoard, one of them free ones.
    They say they have no access to a data base or files.
    They want to run the Forum on their own url and own hosting with real Forum software.

    As far as I can tell it's not possible to convert over all the data unless someone here know different?
    This is what they use:
    http://www.proboards.com/free-forum-features

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If the forum is hosted, they will need to ask the host to release the database and other files to them (attachments, etc.).
     
  3. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    While its possible (via proboards >smf/phpbb >xenforo) its against the TOS of proboards to move from them.
     
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  4. New Joe

    New Joe Active Member

    I don't get ya.
    You can move it from free proboards to smf?
    How?
     
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can't.
    It's against the ToS apparently.

    You will need to start a new forum.
     
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  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Both of those converters have been removed from the public since it is against TOS to transfer away from ProBoards.
     
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  7. New Joe

    New Joe Active Member

    Thanks for the replies.
    Guess they have you by the balls when you sign up for these free hosted Forums.
    I guess people aren't bothered at first, as it's fun and free
    But once a Forum starts growing and years down the rd you want to move, you can't...
     
  8. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    The only way you could do it is through a scraper, however you'd not be able to pull user profiles across, just posts. It'd still be a very messy job.
     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    A scraper is against the ToS.

    I shall close this thread as we don't want anyone else suggesting ways of circumventing their ToS.
     
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