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    Default To the great admin folks ...

    Hi,

    I have read and I understand that changing and migrating users to a new platform is a Huge task with potential very bad consequences.

    But I think it can be made ...
    Specially because both SuSE Forums.net and the new platform used VBulletin.

    Is there a plan to make this user migration in the future?
    Or the change of the new platform is final.

    I really start to miss some of the other stuff like having some posts count not zero ...

    Bare in mind though that this is "nice to have" feature, nothing fundamental, the support on the forum will continue.


    Regards,
    Pedro

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    Default Re: To the great admin folks ...

    On 2008-06-15 10:46:03 -0400, keyb user
    <keyb_user@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> said:

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have read and I understand that changing and migrating users to a new
    > platform is a Huge task with potential very bad consequences.
    >
    > But I think it can be made ...
    > Specially because both SuSE Forums.net and the new platform used
    > VBulletin.
    >
    > Is there a plan to make this user migration in the future?
    > Or the change of the new platform is final.
    >
    > I really start to miss some of the other stuff like having some posts
    > count not zero ...
    >
    > Bare in mind though that this is "nice to have" feature, nothing
    > fundamental, the support on the forum will continue.
    >
    >
    > Regards,
    > Pedro


    Actually both suselinuxsupport.de and suseforums.net ran on Invision
    Power Board. The openSUSE part of the Novell Forums used vBulletin.

    We did discuss the possibility of trying to overcome the iChain import
    issues after these forums went live, since we already had done the work
    to create a clean merged member DB from SLS/SF. We elected not to
    pursue that, given dozens of folks would have registered an openSUSE
    account by then, and instead of working with a static situation as we
    were the weekend we went live, we'd be working with a live, constantly
    changing member DB.

    So the the answer is no, and we're sorry. We understand why folks want
    it, and we'd hoped to provide it.

    --
    Keith Kastorff


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    Default Re: To the great admin folks ...


    Actually both suselinuxsupport.de and suseforums.net ran on Invision
    Power Board. The openSUSE part of the Novell Forums used vBulletin.
    OH! I remember now .. well ... in this case we must forget the user migration ...

    We did discuss the possibility of trying to overcome the iChain import
    issues after these forums went live, since we already had done the work
    to create a clean merged member DB from SLS/SF. We elected not to
    pursue that, given dozens of folks would have registered an openSUSE
    account by then, and instead of working with a static situation as we
    were the weekend we went live, we'd be working with a live, constantly
    changing member DB.

    So the the answer is no, and we're sorry. We understand why folks want
    it, and we'd hoped to provide it.

    --
    Keith Kastorff
    I understand, in any case it would not have been possible to assure alias/login collision ... anyone could also already been registered in opensuse.org with former alias from SF/SLS ...


    Regards,
    Pedro

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