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How to rescue a board at ezboards to another site

So my favorite Final Fantasy Role Play board Spira @ was getting flakier than ever... And the admins and the ezOp found out that ezboard is converting all boards to Yuku (?). This combined with last year's hacking of ezboard which made the Spira board loose hundreds of post made all who post there queasy with the future of the board.

Well, I host 3 forums at my site two of them on VBulletin (paid license) and one on phpBB (free) board software so I started to woo the girls who administer the site at ezboard to come over to my site.

I thought transferring forums from ezboard was a matter of asking a copy of the last backup from the guys at ezboard support and running an import script or impex from vBulletin. Turns out it isn't that simple. Having 20 million users and millions of free boards, the tech support at ezboard is - understandably - very busy and has little time to help non-paying customers to leave their site. Heck, even for those that DON'T want to leave ezboard, backup is not available! (for the free accounts).

Well, getting all the old ezboard forums without a database is mission next to impossible. There is ONE hack that does it and does it well, and that is it. Even the pricey vBulletin has no impex script to do it, someone on their techie staff does it, for those willing to pay $80 for 1 year license. Not affordable for me or my friends at the Spira board, that is for sure!

But one kind angel among the phpBB hack writers has tackled the challenge of doing a nasty coding technique called "screen scrapping" to "read" the ezboard pages on the web into a phpBB database. After much googling, I found the latest version of the phpBB ezboard converter at Source Forge and it is a beauty! You give it each ezboard forum URL and it's corresponding forum number (created in advance) ata blank phpBB forum and it imports threads, posts, users, sigs, everything!!! All done via the phpBB admin control panel, cleanly and neatly.

What if you don't want your ezboard forum on phpBB ?
Well, as far as I know, no other forum software has this sweet hack, except for $80 vBulletin. But since phpBB is widely used, pretty much every other forum software can import easily from a phpBB database, so you can use my steps below to get all the ezboard forums INTO a phpBB database, the your favorite forum software utilities to import it from phpBB. The phpBB step will be the "middleman" to bring up the ezboard goodies to your new forum.

ezboard ==> phpBB ==> Invision, vBulletin, etc...

Great results!:
I managed to get ALL the posts from which has 103 forums (!) 136 users and 2,500 posts into the new board forums at my site. Check it out, it's all there with the exception of one forum we opted not to transfer (it was password protected and we would have to make it free access to convert). It took me 2 stints of 6 hours to do the conversion because the board had 103 folders / forums and the script converts one by one!


For those who want to change hosts, here is the scoop on how to "rescue" a
board's forums from ezboard:

Here are the screenhots of the original and converted boards



What is the best 'shout box'? - Admin Zone Forums

Marianna says

I used to use SayBox, which is remotely hosted and can be both free and paid. I used the free version and it was quite nice, you could customize it, skin it, moderate it, download all shuts, banning and registering accounts: there's a list of features here. I don't know if they've changed anything to it, as I stopped using it as in your CMS there's already a chatterbox built in it but I can definitely say it was good

What is the best 'shout box'? - Admin Zone Forums


Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania Translations

*****Table of contents*****
-1: Version history (001)

-2: Statement of purpose (002)

-3: Post-FFX/pre-FFX-2 timeline from the FFX-2: International+Last Mission
Ultimania (003)

-4: Translations from the Story of FFX-2 -- Four Puzzles section of the FFX-2
Ultimania Omega (004)

-5: Translations concerning the plot-related connection between FFVII and
FFX/X-2 (005)

-6: Recommended further reading (006)

-7: Acknowledgements about the game, the Ultimanias and this FAQ (007)

Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania FAQ - IGN FAQs Trigger Happy: Videogames and the Entertainment Revolution: Books: Steven Poole

Steven Poole's substantial examination of the world inside your console combines an exhaustive history of the games industry with a subtle look at what makes certain kinds of games more engaging than others. For example, what works in which genres--the RPG (role-playing game) versus the god game--and the relationship of video games to other forms of media.

A writer and composer, Poole makes the case that video games--like films and popular music--deserve serious critical treatment: "The inner life of video games--how they work--is bound up with the inner life of the player. And the player's response to a well-designed video game is in part the same sort of response he or she has to a film, or to a painting: it is an aesthetic one." Trigger Happy is packed with references not just to games and game history but also to writers and theorists who may never have played a video game in their lives, from Adorno and Benjamin to Plato. At times this approach verges on the pedantic, dwelling at length on points that will seem obvious to serious gamers ("We don't want absolutely real situations in video games. We can get that at home"; "The fighting game, like fighting itself, will always be popular"). Nonetheless, Poole's book may be favored bedside reading for both the keen gamer and the armchair philosopher looking to understand this cultural phenomenon. --Liz Bailey, Trigger Happy: Videogames and the Entertainment Revolution: Books: Steven Poole


Free Internet Radio Stations featuring FF Music ?

Cool! They now have an FF station on AOL Web radio :D

Final Fantasy Radio

AOL Radio takes you on a musical journey through the epic Final Fantasy video game series.

click on Cloud's face and you're in fora treat:D

Free Internet Radio Stations featuring XM Satellite Radio - AOL Music

An FFX model viewer ?

WOW!. This guy yaz0r is so cool! He found a way to retrieve the FFX and KH characters into a viewer. Sweet!

Check this picture of Tidus:

yaz0r's blog

Back from limbo

Wooohoo, back!!!

Sorry for the lack of activity for so long! I lost my password and Blogger's password retrieval mail kept being erased by my spamblocker.

Will post more ASAP!