Posted: Mar 1, 2005 10:51 pm
Well, I don't want to bore you, but this conversion involved basically writing a script to parse through about 5,000 files that contained the goner-board discussions in plain text. minibb
was installed and the text files were parsed into the minibb database, then the database was tweaked until it worked.
in other words, it was a pain in the ass and I would recommend just starting from scratch if you're going to switch message board softwares. but the goner board had so much great stuff on it that it was important to keep the legacy intact.