What prevents the person you are messaging with in a private conversation from adding someone else you do not approve of being added? I appreciate the effort you have put into this, and I know this is how email works, but email is not called private email, whereas this is called personal/private messages/conversations.
I'm working on converting my forum today from UBB 7.6.5 and I keep running into an error at the Members import step. It will import 1 row and then throw this error
ipb2.local Driver Error
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There is nothing in the php error log indicating what the error might be. I'm logging my mysql queries and this is the last query that runs when before error
I have not used Sphinx, but I know with Solr it loads the entire mysql query into memory to process to index it. On a large query with many joins that can take quite a while to execute. One way to get around this is to replicate the db to a small VPS.
I am trying to convert my board to IPB but it is a huge project and I don't have the time to port a modification of ours. I need a competent IPB developer to do this for me. I'll write clear specs and pay you top dollar. Send me a PM with a links to our IPB Mods.
It seems to me from everything I've read the choice of dumping apache largely hinges on how much you use .htaccess. If you are using Wordpress plugins that need to write to .htaccess, like a redirect plugin, then it's going to be tough to dump it.