I'd like to be able to
1) change post author and time ;
2) post from the name of another user.
One of my moderators has just physically removed the whole thread. Unintentionally. I have restored it from backup at my local host and now I should transfer it to site. I will not stop forum, merge databases and so on - this way is complicated and will bring errors. Instead, I can post about ten posts from the names of other users and then correct the dates.
Concerning change of the author of a thread I had questions:
Whether besides change of the author of a thread it is necessary to change and its posts in this thread?
What date should be: any or with something it is connected?
To whom will get likes and in general what to do with statistics?
Can be still eat nuances which I have passed.
Yet there will be no unambiguous answers on it it does not make sense to do something in general. On idea change of the author of a thread is literally one inquiry to the table with threads and one inquiry to the table of posts. But here consequences of such change are not defined. As I understand, for this reason till now there is no plug-in. After all it to write not too difficult.
And, by the way, if suddenly there will be a history of messages through it it would be more successful to change something as in that case change of the author could be provided in this history. Accordingly, there would be variants on change without statistics infringement. The more I think about it, the less I understand, how it to make correctly. And speech not about technical realisation, first of all, and about organizational problems.
Is and still such "trifle", as quotes. In a quote bb-code specify on nickname, besides post number. That it to change, it is required to walk under all table of posts. For a large forum this operation will be very long.
Simple replacement of the user can be made through phpmyadmin approximately so.
Come into the table 'xf_thread' and change there 'user_id' and 'username' to the necessary. Post number is stored in the same table in the field 'first_post_id', remember it.
In the table 'xf_post' find the necessary post ('first_post_id' from the table 'xf_thread') and change 'user_id' and 'username'.
After that it is necessary to update statistics of users. Make it through the xenForo's ACP.
Certainly, it is very rough change of the user but if it is necessary do. Quotes thus remains untouched. Likes the given post will get to the new user. Use it at own risk (a backup copy of a database to make better).
While Fuhrmann was on the xenfans team he made it on behalf of xenfans.
My resources that have been made public are on the xenfans site.
The ones that were private, are still private. If any of them will be shared to the public one way or the other, is very uncertain.