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  1. Very impressed with IPS Community Suite 4.0. Great job to everyone involved. :)

  2. I am of the opinion that it's up to you as a site owner to make sure you comply to local laws. If IP.Board implements this cookie law for example, what would stop some customers from another country demanding that their laws are adhered to? Things like this, and COPPA (which is another silly law) compliance are definitely up to the site owner :smile: Just do what the BBC and the majority of major UK sites I have seen use, put a small banner at the top that says along the lines of "By using this site you agree to us storing cookies, leave now if you do not wish to". IP.Board wouldn't have stored anything by that point.
  3. I'll look into that this weekend, but the passwords can only be synced if they manually log in to IP.Board or WordPress (in other words, they don't use the automatic SSO) - SSO itself won't transfer passwords due to them being unreadable as hashes. There's no reason to say why this won't work on 3.4.0 but I will be testing it with the new WordPress release this weekend and get back to you.
  4. Can you submit a ticket FAO of myself so I can look into the site in detail and run a test conversion?
  5. There are technical reasons why we can't convert the permissions. What other bugs are you stuck on? I personally converted 4 forums yesterday after our most recent patch and they all went smooth (XenForo, vBulletin 4, Kunena, and a PHPBB board)
  6. That file shouldn't be included.. PhotoPost 8 is the one for Gallery 5 - can you upgrade to 8 before switching?
  7. Please redownload the converters - there was an issue that caused the links to not work. If you setup a conversion and make sure you don't tick 'merge' on vBulletin, it will also work. Either way download the new build. Also, from what you have explained you shouldn't be checking 'Merge' on the conversion setup as you are not merging two or more forums into IPB. Boards not showing up isn't a bug - we cannot convert permissions from any forum software, it's something that you have to do post-conversion.
  8. Posts and Topics mixed up

    This has been resolved in v1.2.3 of the converters and as such you will need to download this build and rerun the conversion - that solves the mix up with topics and posts.
  9. UBB converter problem

    That should rectify the problem if you run the conversion from the top to the bottom again.
  10. UBB converter problem

    That is strange, can you run this query and return the results to me please? SELECT app_id, name, app_merge FROM conv_apps
  11. UBB converter problem

    Hm, the package doesn't contain the right query - I'll get that updated first thing in the morning. For now you can run these two and it should get you running. ALTER TABLE conv_apps MODIFY app_merge TINYINT(1) NOT NULL DEFAULT 1;UPDATE conv_apps SET app_merge=1;
  12. Big Board Conversion

    Yes it is, though that specific change only applies to vBulletin conversions at this stage, we can roll it out to others with ease if requested but vBulletin is where we see the bulk of the very large forums coming from.
  13. Hello, You can setup the forums to how you wish before rolling out, however at roll out you will need to reconvert any area which has changed (so usually members, topics, posts, pms, and attachments.. in that order). You won't need to create a new install of IP.Board. You would also have to visit the recount and rebuild areas after your second conversion to make sure all the caches are up to date :)
  14. That's an issue with your server if the connection is timed out, nothing to do with the modification itself :-)
  15. Big Board Conversion

    The new converters are available for testing only. If you have a large forum, or you're converting and finding the converters are too slow please submit a ticket for my attention and I will send you the download so you can try out the new improvements. All being well they'll be available for everyone shortly :)