Jun 5 2006
I'm thoroughly satisfied with the features of my current board hosted on bbboy.net. I'd like to move that version of it (along with its posts) over to - and intergrate it into - my own site as an archives board. I wouldn't need support after it's been installed on my site.
My host has MySQL 4.0.27, Sendmail, etc. (I've whispered its full system information and software paths at the end of this post.)
I may purchase a separate license for a new, clean bbBoard v2 when I reorganize my site. In the meantime I'd like to have my current board and its posts there so I can transition it into a permanent archive (only limited posting and editing) on that site. The board's purpose will remain the same and it will always be non-commercial.
Would it be possible for me to purchase a license for my current V1.4.2 board so I can set it up as such on my site?
Thank you for your help.
Jun 6 2006
If you mean intergrating the current V1 board into your site it can't really be done. But with the V2 software you could import all posts and then set them up in 'archive forums' and make them locked by the posting restrictions so no one will post to them and then you could have your new set up above the archived forums.
Jun 9 2006
What would I need to do, when purchasing a V2 license, to indiciate that I want to have those posts transferred from my old board?
On the order form for a regular license, there isn't a box for including my V1 board's URL so you'll know that I wish to transfer its posts.
Do I write that information in the "notes" section of the PayPal payment form? Or is there another form I need to use for placing my order?
Jun 9 2006
You can see a button in the v1 admin center here that you can use to download a SQL export file for importing the current board's posts, forums and users into the new bbv2 board. If you want for a small fee BbBoy can do it for you so if you're interested you can contact him directly at:
If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask.