The converter can merge IPBoards together. You effectively 'import' one into the other. The converter is an application installed in one of them and it only needs read access to the other boards database and filesystem (so it can grab attachments and other uploads such as profile images) As you say you've converted one from VB, its not that different, The main difference is the "source" this time instead of VB is the other IPB installation. I'm not 100% sure on the duplications I'm pretty sure it will ask what you want to do with them, ie a 'new' user or to merge them where they have identical email addresses. I'd get the latest converter installed however. With IP.Content it might be easier to use that board (the one it is installed in) as the 'target' ie the one to keep and just take the data from the other board to it, it seems easier that way than trying to convert IP.Content across.
+1 this is something I would like to see return, a checkbox and / or one at the top to at least be able to remove a single page at a time. I do not think there is a need to allow it to span several pages however.
As an aside I tried to assist in a topic initially too however the nature of the problem meant that FTP / ACP access was required (as well as the logs from your host) hence me initially suggesting a ticket in the Client Area for a tech to see what was going on. Sorry to hear that the problem is still ongoing though, however I do know (I did do official ticket support for quite a while) as well as voluntary support (client to client not official) for many years here (I still do!) support staff with your ticket will help you and not leave you 'up the creak without a paddle' so to speak.
I can remember some addons for both Gallery / Blog actually (older versions) that would increment the post number for each image / entry / comment... I think they were reasonably popular which may indicate partly why this change was made perhaps as the its the 'suite' now as such rather than applications. Perhaps just the wording is wrong in the user info pane then. The hover card correctly states 'content count: x' but the user info pan (left side of the post) states 'posts', perhaps just changing that to 'content count:' or suchlike... I see what the OP is saying though. I don't have much input on this either way.
I think the idea of making it client only was simply so that those submitting bugs would have access to the latest version, ie to simply prevent those with an expired licence submitting reports for a previous version as it was likely already fixed, so saving a dev time from looking at something that was already fixed. Having said that I can see the value in possibly allowing it to be viewed (but not submit reports/replies) for a non-client.
To add to this, would suggest if you do change those settings, go to Look / Feel > Template Tools > Rebuild Master Skin Data > Check all the box's and run it. Now return to template tools and this time run 'Recache Skin Sets' Note: Do the 'rebuild' first then the 'Recache' afterwards.
Hello, You can transfer a 'hosted' to 'self hosted' quite easily (and vice-versa) , note you'd need to purchase a 'self hosted' licence and ones for any addons you wished to use as well. Then its a simple matter of uploading your 'self hosted' files on your own hosting and importing the database from the 'hosted' package, along with parts of the filesystem (/uploads mainly) I've skipped a few bits out simply as it varies slightly depending on what you're doing exactly, but the procedure is basically download from one and upload to another.
WOuld guess just the path is wrong. Go to Settings > General Config > Look closely at the Upload Path (and the Upload URL) , compare carefully with what is suggested in the description with what you have and make changes if needed.
hmm. I vaguely remember a bug about key length but I though it was an earlier version something like 342 but I could be wrong. Question: When you tried other 4x versions , did these fail as well ? Its all pointing towards a hosting issue to be honest though, at least as far as I see a key buffer issue maybe in my.ini although I'm not a hosting tech. A tech when they get to your ticket if not already should be able to confirm this and may direct you to your host.