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 Post subject: Mega-Tokyo.com merging with OSDev.org
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:32 pm 
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The OS development forums and OS FAQ wiki from Mega-Tokyo.com are moving to OSDev.org. The OS FAQ wiki can now be found at http://www.osdev.org/osfaq2/ and the forums will be added to the existing OSDev.org forums at http://www.osdev.org/phpBB2/. For those migrating over there is a similar color theme that has been created call MTDark and all the Mega-Tokyo avatars should be present. You will have to create an account, messages are coming over but not accounts. If you are a moderator on MT please contact Chase through PM or email (chase@osdev.org) after creating an account.


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The conversion of messages is going to take a couple of hours. I've written a some custom software to handle to conversion and reformat the messages in most cases.


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Many of us have large collections of MT threads that we've bookmarked (and there are plenty of such links in the OSFaq wiki). Is there going to be a mechanical way to translate the URLs so we can find our old threads again?

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Well there wasn't going to be but since you asked... I killed the conversion, modified the conversion code and restarted the main forum transfer. When it's done I'll have 2 cvs files, one that maps topic ids and another that maps message ids. I'll post the files in a couple hours once the transfer is done.


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Here are the raw files that contain the MT to OSDev topic & message id mapping data.

http://www.osdev.org/message_map.zip
http://www.osdev.org/topic_map.zip

The format looks like:

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#MESSAGE ID MAP:oldId,newId
1,35854
2,35855
4050,35856
3,35857
4,35858
5,35859


Additionally the format of the thread and message urls here looks like this:
http://www.osdev.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2960
http://www.osdev.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=13038#13038


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Can we have little stars like we did on mega-tokyo? there's nothing like a gold star near your name to make you feel special :)

I like the blue theme

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I posted an article in the OSDev Wiki forum labled "Possible merging of OsFaqWiki and OSDevWiki". You can probably get the idea of the message just from the subject. :)


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Hopefully this goes a little smoother then the attempted merger between osdever.net and mega-tokyo. :lol:

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spix wrote:
Can we have little stars like we did on mega-tokyo? there's nothing like a gold star near your name to make you feel special :)

I think there is a phpbb mod that does that but how about we start with this:
If any ex-MT user wants their old posts reattached and their "Post Count" back just contact me with either your new username and old username OR your new useraname and the message id of one of your converted messages.

ucosty wrote:
Hopefully this goes a little smoother then the attempted merger between osdever.net and mega-tokyo.

Anyone here an Invader Zim fan? "That went smoothly...."

I don't think you can even compare the two. The forum software I use has been tested and all I had to do was write a custom converter and I took the time to modify the message content during the conversion too, just look at:
http://forums.osdever.net/p15/t2741/#post80935
http://www.osdev.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44905#44905

I also automatically fixed most of the OS Faq links that appear in messages.


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Hmm, the next/previous post links doesn't work.. Sometimes it jumps like 5 threads up or down.

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bubach wrote:
Hmm, the next/previous post links doesn't work.. Sometimes it jumps like 5 threads up or down.

It's working for me. Can you give me a starting url and tell me exactly what button your clicking?


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http://www.osdev.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2953 - How To use INT DOS in Protected Mode

Press "View next topic" and you'll end up in the thread:

http://www.osdev.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.p ... &view=next - Same privillege protection

And that thread isn't even on the front page, nowhere near the "how to use..."-thread. :S

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Not to be a pain in the @$$ or anything, but is it possible to have your old PM's from mega-tokyo moved here too? :P

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chase wrote:
If any ex-MT user wants their old posts reattached and their "Post Count" back just contact me with either your new username and old username OR your new useraname and the message id of one of your converted messages.

Well... if you're offering, I would like the new "Candy" account merged with the old "Candy" account. Could you also, as bubach stated, copy the private messages? They'd be a loss if you couldn't, more so than a "post count".

I'd mainly like them merged to be able to change them when/if my moderator rights are taken away and so that people can make me take responsibility and know that I'm me, even in 2004.


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chase wrote:
If any ex-MT user wants their old posts reattached and their "Post Count" back just contact me with either your new username and old username OR your new useraname and the message id of one of your converted messages.

Coud you map my old MT posts to this user id. The usernames are the same.

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I just want to know why was the two forums merged?
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