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Mergin Users: Which one gets Merged/Deleted? #216209 08/04/2008 4:32 AM
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Hi Folks,

We want to merge some users who had older registrations and later signed up again with a new email and user name. So if we have:

JoeSchmo: 387 posts

and

JoeS: 1409 posts

And we want everything to show up as JoeS, do we click JoeSchmo and then edit and then merge and then enter JoeS as the user to merge with.. OR.. do we do it in reverse? I don't want to delete people's wrong user name and I can't find any way to know what will happen without just doing it and it's irreversable.

I am sure many of you have done this.. so which goes first, the chicken or the egg?

Brian


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Re: Mergin Users: Which one gets Merged/Deleted? [Re: JPFolks] #216210 08/04/2008 5:34 AM
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Just do it, it will tell you exactly what it will do just before doing it.

Oh, and FYI: The user you start with (the one you puch the merge button on) will be removed.


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Re: Mergin Users: Which one gets Merged/Deleted? [Re: Yarp™] #216224 08/05/2008 1:57 AM
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I tried to do it but it keeps saying "Member doesn't exist" and I've tried user name, display name, email address. Not sure what the trouble is. I've even tried different members and different combinations and the same response. Do we need to use member #'s? There's no convenient way to look that up within the process (i.e. it's not visible in the edit user screen), so that seems unlikely.


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Re: Mergin Users: Which one gets Merged/Deleted? [Re: JPFolks] #216225 08/05/2008 2:13 AM
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Well, actually you do need that membernumber.

It's not the best interfaces of all, but is a function rarely used, so I can understand the manual labor involved in it.

I am more annoyed by having to enter message numbers when merging topics, but I created a mod for that to make life more easy.


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Re: Mergin Users: Which one gets Merged/Deleted? [Re: Yarp™] #216226 08/05/2008 2:42 AM
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Hmmm.. that leads me to my next question (by the way.. I've never tried to merge topics either.. not even sure how that would look? (would posts be listed in order of date of post?))

My other question is: Can you merge entire forums? I have 3 gigantic Lyric forums each with over 100,000 posts. If I wanted to merge them all together.. is that even possible? I'd think it would really time out the system to even try it if it was in fact possible?

Brian


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Re: Mergin Users: Which one gets Merged/Deleted? [Re: JPFolks] #216228 08/05/2008 2:57 AM
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Just try it, nothing like giving it a go to see how it looks. Just raffle up some testmessages, and do the deed.

And yes, you can "merge forums". you can move topics from forum A to forum B and just drop the empty forum.

You can bulk move topics from the control panel.


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Re: Mergin Users: Which one gets Merged/Deleted? [Re: Yarp™] #216230 08/05/2008 3:01 AM
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Originally Posted by blaaskaak
I am more annoyed by having to enter message numbers when merging topics, but I created a mod for that to make life more easy.


we should compare mods! i did the same thing laugh

Re: Mergin Users: Which one gets Merged/Deleted? [Re: SD] #216231 08/05/2008 4:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Sirdude
we should compare mods! i did the same thing laugh


https://www.ubbdev.com/forums/ubbthr...py_Paste_message_id_for_.html#Post317034

smile

It just sets a cookie with the message id when you edit a message. That value is put in as a standard value when you move/merge. Works for us smile



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Re: Mergin Users: Which one gets Merged/Deleted? [Re: Yarp™] #216235 08/05/2008 12:16 PM
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ah k.. i went with a pulldown with forum tree, drilling down to the dest topic..

Re: Mergin Users: Which one gets Merged/Deleted? [Re: SD] #216236 08/05/2008 12:32 PM
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Thing is, destination can also be a specific message in a topic.

But as long as it keeps you from manually copy/pasting message id's smile That was a total waste of time.


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