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Reimporting only Avatars/Attachments from VB

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Mario Estrada, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Mario Estrada

    Mario Estrada Member

    We had an issue were we imported our data from VB 3.8 but because of an error in setting the path of our vbattach and customavatars folder, the avatars and folders were not imported.

    Is there anyway we can reimport only avatars and attachments from VB?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Mario Estrada

    Mario Estrada Member

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  4. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    Personally, I don't recommended the avatar import, period. That is because vBulletin had different sizes compared to Xenforo. I would rather have the forum users re-upload a new avatar that will fit properly into new Xenforo card.
  5. mmoore5553

    mmoore5553 Well-Known Member

    Nice site Mario. Curious what are you using for homepage ? Is that WP .
  6. shawn

    shawn Well-Known Member

    Yeah, we actually had a fair number of complaints along the lines of "why's my avatar blurry/cropped weird/etc" after the migration. I'm not sure if it would have been better to not import them at all, though. It's a question of which way is less disruptive to the users, and I'm not sure one way is "better" than another.
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  7. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    Avatar sizes can be altered in xenForo to my knowledge.
  8. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    News to me. I wonder how can you resize a 64x64px avatar to 192x192px (default Xenforo size)? From what I know, it keeps the tiny avatar and fills the rest with black background.

    Perfect example is the OP user, click on his avatar (style is broken in Chrome).
    There is something broken on the site, as the card does not always pops.
  9. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    Ive looked into this and it seems there is no native way to specify avatar size.... which suprised me, alot.

    I stand corrected :)
  10. Mario Estrada

    Mario Estrada Member

    I think the importer stretched the images to the new sizes. I think it's a non-issue, I would have preferred users to reupload their avatars but I don't make those decisions, also current users would have complained a lot about it.

    @mmoore5553 the site runs on an ancient CMS called Esselbach Storyteller, it has been heavily modded and I wouldn't recommend anyone to even research about it because it really sucks.

    @Floren I haven't had the cards not popping out issue, do you know how to trigger that bug?

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