Free Forums owner Questions about Database from

Discussion in 'Free Hosted Forums' started by Y2J, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Y2J

    Y2J Enthusiast

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    his thread will help.many ppl.
    which FFH sites allow admins to get database ?
    1 IFree
    2 Zetaboards
    3 Icyboards
    4 Forumotion
    5 Free Forums
     
  2. Andy98

    Andy98 Game Developer

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    Im not exactly educated in this field, but i dont think any of them provide a database, besides forumotion.
     
  3. Darth_Apple

    Darth_Apple Adherent

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    Icyboards and Free forums both allow database exports, although they are not free. (Icyboards charges $20/export, and Free Forums apparently allows it if you upgrade to their "advanced" hosting. )

    The other forum hosts that you listed do not allow database exports of any kind, as far as I know.
     
  4. Y2J

    Y2J Enthusiast

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    I Know about Icyboards.
     
  5. gogoblender

    gogoblender shiny happy pantless

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    Awesome info
    even if there's a cost, at least, when trying this hobby out for free, there's the valuable option of finally getting to pay out and get the dbase
    Kind of like finally moving out and not paying rent ^^

    Thanks Darth

    :)

    gogo
     
  6. cheat_master30

    cheat_master30 Moderator

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    1. Yes, although it's not free.

    2. Not sure. It wasn't available in 2008, but I can't find much from this year or the last few ones.

    3. Yes, not free again.

    4. With a crawler converter system, like this:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67216205/Crawler Converters.zip

    5. Likely only with a crawler converter system like one linked above.
     
  7. haqzore

    haqzore Devotee

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    Free forums does, with "advanced hosting". I moved off of them a few years ago.
     
  8. Y2J

    Y2J Enthusiast

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    can we move get database from both Forumotion and problards via crawler converter ? it's legal ? because no1 wants to pay €50.
     
  9. meetdilip

    meetdilip Tazmanian Master

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    I read somewhere that the particular crawler has been taken down as result of request from Proboards.
     
  10. Y2J

    Y2J Enthusiast

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    Can i get my Forumotion or proboards forum's database legally ?

    Sent from my GT-S5300 using Tapatalk 2
     
  11. cheat_master30

    cheat_master30 Moderator

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    Maybe the original creator took it down, but I disagreed and archived it for future reference.

    So it's not gone any more, since I have an original copy which I most definitely do not feel like removing, complaints by free forum hosts or no complaints by free forum hosts.
     
  12. marcgo15

    marcgo15 Adherent

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    Yes proboards doesn't want people using converters like that on their services.
     
  13. marcgo15

    marcgo15 Adherent

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    I agree with you. A lot of times members don't know that they'll never be able to leave that host. Even if it's a free forum host, you still work hard to build your content and should be able to a different software if you choose.
     
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