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upsTex
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2.2 upgrade question

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Hello,

I have two separate forums right now instead of using a subforum. I would like to merge them together when phpBB 2.2 comes out, making forum 2 a subcategory on forum 1.

Is the convertor for phpBB 2.2 going to be able to do this or is there anyway I could do this so that when phpBB 2.2 comes out it works as I want?

Thanks in advance. :)
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Re: 2.2 upgrade question

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No.
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Is there a way I will be able to merge them together before I upgrade my forums? :)

Thank you. :)
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There may be, but i'm not so sure. Try asking in phpBB Discussion on the main forums. :)
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OK Thanks for the reply. :)
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Could you not just edit the forum, and set its parent to the other forum?

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Heh, I read that as him having two completley different forums on two different domains. Now that it's put that way, I notice what he means (and how much more logical that is).
In that case, you can just do what the_dan suggested. :)
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Well actually I should have been more clear. :)

What I have is two installations on the same domain name now, and now that people have started posting to them both I want to make the "main forum" the parent forum of the "subforum" (the subforum now is my second forum.) without loosing topics and posts.

Let me try another approach to explaining. Say I have the main phpBB forum at my site, and area51 too. I want to set area51 as a subforum of the main forum, with all of its forums as sub-subforums, retaining all of the posts.

Is there any way to merge two forums running phpBB 2.0.8 so that I can just add the categories/forums/topics to my main forum, then when phpBB 2.2 comes out just make those into sub-categories?

I might be asking about the impossible. ;)
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It's not impossible, but there are a few issues with it.

Search the phpBB Discussion forum on the main site for the keyword "junction" and you should turn up a thread about this.
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If anything, it would be the merging of 2 phpBB 2.0.8 forums, and then upgrade the one forum to 2.2.
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