Is it remote connect to the phpBB server stop the forum and install the exporter plugin then start the forum and pick up the entire forum as one database file, then stop new nodeBB forum install plugin then start the new forum and import the file?
it's unclear from what's given.
I also have some perhaps unusual requirements :
I'm not interested in migrating accounts, in fact I specifically do not want to migrate accounts. the migration exists only as comfort for those who want to be able to look up the old archived threads (btw I will mark them all as read-only after migration) but effectively we are starting from scratch with new accounts.
So I'm not interested in migrating the accounts and I'm wondering if that's an issue? do posts necessarily need to be created with an account or is creating posts made by an unattributed user name possible? (if nodeBB attributes posts from the old forum archive to a new forum joinee that's perfectly fine by me, not so if nodeBB refuses that a new joinee use that name under pretext that it's already under use. New users and content must take priority)
will nodeBB allow this or will it require a account named "archivebot" for example to be "responsible", the "author" of all these posts. I'd prefer if I could at least preserve the author names buit if I can't that's an ok sacrifice.
Also will nodeBB allow the original dates for the posts? or will all of them be of the date of the migration?
TLDR: I don't know how to migrate from phpBB 3.0.9 to nodeBB 1.14.2 specifically there doesn't seem to be an upgrade path for those specific version numbers.
away - when user is online but no activity for an X amount of time.
busy - set by user
invisible - set by user
Currently, it seems that the 'away' state is not auto-enabled when user has no activity for a certain amount of time :
If it is really the case, wouldn't be greater like this ? (in fact, I need this functionality but don't see it working... Found no code about this in nodebb source code).
If it is not the case, what is the time amount for status change to 'away' ? Can it be changed ?
@administrators : Add on... Would it be possible to have the following operating mode for statuses (more realtime, with socket.io, like smart messaging apps) ? When a user is previously logged in nodebb :
If he makes actions on nodebb (open a page, posting, typing, scrolling...) and if he is not in 'dnd' or 'invisible' or already 'online' mode, auto-set him in 'online' status and update status on all connected clients (update widgets etc...).
If he doesn't do anything for a while and if he is not in 'dnd' or 'invisible' or already 'away' mode, auto-set him in 'away' status and update status on all connected clients.
If socket connexion is lost, auto-set him in 'offline' status and update status on all connected clients.
If socket connexion is reconnected, auto-set him in its previous status and update it on all connected clients.
In short, knowing in a more realtime status of the users would be a big plus for nodebb. I know it can be ressources consuming but there may be a trick with socket.io (?).
Another thing : online-cutoff time seems too restrictive for me. If a user is inactive more than this time, he should go into 'away' state but he could always receive notifications because he is not offline. There could be a different time to cut notifications...
(sorry for this long post ! Hope I'm clear ; I'm french... 😉 )