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Fixed Importer importing thread titles on every post?

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by arco, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. arco

    arco Member

    I did a test import from a vB3 database, and it all went pretty well except for private messages, which I know is a known problem. Anyway, in the first post of every thread, the thread title is the first line in that post. How do I go about removing it from every post, or prevent it from being put in there during the import?
    feldon30 likes this.
  2. arco

    arco Member

    How to remove thread titles from the first post in every thread?

    FYI every first post in threads looks something like this very post, with the thread title as shown above. :)
  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I just did an import to test this. I have confirmed this behavior.

    Posts in vB have titles. Posts in xenForo do not. It appears that the importer puts the post titles from vB into the post itself.

    There is no easy way to remove these titles after the fact. The best solution is to change the importer so it doesn't do post titles. You can post this in the suggestion forum.
  4. arco

    arco Member

    It still does this with beta 2.

    (If a mod can move this thread to suggestions, and maybe rename the title, that would be great.)
  5. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    Just thinking out loud, this would be a matter of tweaking the SQL query to ignore the post title of the first post in each thread. Or you could ignore all post titles.
  6. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Better yet, have the importer do post titles, but only if the post title is not the same as the thread title (or the thread title prepended with "re:").
  7. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Possibly Bug Reports would be better?
  8. yoghurtfarmer

    yoghurtfarmer Well-Known Member

  9. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    That's if you want no post titles.

    And it's just as easy to modify the vB->xF importer script to ignore post.title. Then you aren't modifying your vB database.
    cheeseshredder likes this.
  10. yoghurtfarmer

    yoghurtfarmer Well-Known Member

    Just as easy for some, not for others :p. Besides I don't know why people wouldn't import from a back up copy of the vB database instead of the live one.
  11. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Arguably, importing all of this is as it was in your vBulletin install - the titles of the posts would've shown up in a similar fashion.

    I understand the point with the first post at least, and I do think the "RE: title" style titles are useless (though if they were configured to be there....).

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