Itâ€™s always a pleasure to freak out a stranger with an avatarial gif!
So, to my fatal errorâ€¦
Background is, I had a beautifully functioning UBB Classic on a server that Pipex were happy to take money for until I realized they had better deals they hadnâ€™t told me about. So I decided to move server â€“ mistake one.
The site has moved successfully, for the most part (www.pogofilms.com
) but I knew the BB would be a problem and was prepared for the worst.
I have been typically lazy and stupid and didnâ€™t read my help files and export a CSV file of the forums or memberships. Although I do have a copy of the original file structure of the site and all of the files. So being a nonce, I installed a fresh copy of the bulletin board (6.7.1) on the site. The setup was fine and all worked well.
Next, I decided to copy over the new files, my membership folder and forums folders. To my amazement, after re-indexing, all of the members popped up and also the forums. I deleted un-necessary blank forums except for one that stuck. This is where the fatal error kept appearing in whilst re-indexing and re-building the forum structure. I was then unable to delete a rogue forum.
Since then, I have re-installed the forum afresh and am hoping there may be some way of re-integrating old member lists and forum postings.
Am I up the creek without a paddle, or am I missing the canoe as well, or worse, am I in a dry river bed?
Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you.