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Old 25 Oct 2016, 23:54
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Originally Posted by KevinL View Post
Would running "Delete Duplicate Threads" in maintenance work for this? The threads would be the same so it wouldn't hurt to try? You would be performing it on a test site anyhow.
In vBulletin 3, the "Delete Duplicate Threads" function deletes threads that have the same title, forumid, postusername, timestamp and if the thread id in the database is higher than the existing one. Whether that will work in his situation is not something I can answer because I don't know his database contents.
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Old 26 Oct 2016, 13:56
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They wont have the same forumid.
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Old 03 Nov 2016, 19:11
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Typcially you have someone create a custom script to import in this manner, sure impex can be used but as you see from previous comments manual cleanup afterwards is still required.

Bear in mind, as Paul stated, the new combined forum will have different ID #'s for pretty much everything. If you don't merge two individual forums into an entirely new one i.e. if you merge into an existing forum, then the main (existing) forum you're merging into would retain it's forum, thread, and post id #'s but all of the same info from the other forum would be assigned new values respectively. So with that being said I would merge into the larger forum, this way the smaller forum with less content is the only one being assigned new id #'s when imported - make sense?
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