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Smashboards.com moving to Xenforo

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Nudaii, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    I came across this on google, its either a slow server or a massive site to take 24+ hours to important threads and posts


    Be interesting to see when it comes back up, the site has a wiki article, seems to be a large smash bros community
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member


    They should have almost definitely used Digitalpoint's crazy fast importer if it's going to take 24-48 hours.
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  3. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    Looking at their forum stats from Jan 2013... Threads: 216,893, Posts: 13,506,036, Members: 125,340
    Adam Howard likes this.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yeah... that'd do it...

    Great to see big boards like that coming over to XenForo. Even with all the uncertainty around here :)
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  5. MOZ

    MOZ Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about this, big sites coming to XF even with the case. They probably have some lawyers or better educated people who know the future is bright.
  6. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Or the brains and resources to build on the incredibly flexible XenForo architecture.
    Lucas, Sadik B and HWS like this.
  7. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    it seems they are doing the import online while localhost is the best option..much faster!
  8. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Last time I was there, it was.... slllllloooooooowwww.

    GLAD to see they're making the big move! (y)

    Another big board goes xenForo, which is a testament to the power of KAM! :)
    0xym0r0n and Adam Howard like this.
  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    One hell of an import.

    But not everyone is comfortable in downloading their database to import on local host (sometimes its not possible either). Although it would be faster if that were the case.
  10. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    Not very professional.
    Jarod likes this.
  11. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Heh... Would have taken about 30 minutes with their size. :)
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  12. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It'd probably still get done sooner if they started again with yours now hehe...
  13. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Until recently, they were just a stagnating community owned by MLG, and really couldn't do much but wait for approval on different things they've wanted to do. They weren't even funded for a decent style, so one of their members did their current one for them.
  14. realwx

    realwx Member

    Hi, I'm doing the conversion, you can thank Forsaken for talking me into doing it in the first place :p

    I went searching for Digitalpoint's converter but only found the one that imported from vBulletin 4. Didn't know you had a vB3 one haha. We also looked into the PHP CLI, but from forum posts here made me think twice about using it since apparently it skips a lot of threads.

    Importing members only took an hour. 13.6mil posts to convert I think though... that's not counting the ones pre-2007 that we archived too.
  15. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    Do not use the PHP CLI. It is seriously broken.
    Transfer the database to a local machine. Create a RAM disk large enough to hold the databases and start from there.
  16. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Can you provide sources to backup your claim that the PHP CLI importer is seriously broken? Want to read more into this as I used the CLI importer.
  17. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    HWS unfortunately has this habit of stating his opinion as fact. You will see this trend in many of his posts.
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  18. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    What!? Are you saying he isn't some omnipotent being that knows anything and everything at a given time, and that every statement should not be taken as fact. Fooled me :sneaky:.
    0xym0r0n and Adam Howard like this.
  19. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    Let us all sing a song together!
  20. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Brown girl in the ring....

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