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Offline Tech Forum Access

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:39 am
by atticusewig
The Tech Forum posts are great.
I often find myself in the Clerks Office on Sunday
trying remember something that was said on the
forum, and wishing there was some way I could
look for it - but alas, no internet.

My question is, will there every be some sort
of record we download all at once for the
forum or at least specific categories ?

I was looking at the OpenSource Forum
software called FudForum2 or something
like that which seemed close to what
vBulletin. Even considered manually mirroring
the site to it. Of course,
that is a lot of Copy and Pastes. One of the
features it had though that was kind of neat
was, next to each category, thread (which they
called Topics), was a button you could push
that would publish everything below that level
as a .PDF file. Seems like a great way to
have an offline record I could store on a
thumb drive and then reference at the clerks

Does vBulletin have any capacity to create
an offline record that we could download ?

Atticus Ewig

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:09 pm
by WelchTC
vBulletin does not have a notion of exporting threads to PDF. You can get an RSS feed which you could use to grab some of the data but I don't know if it will give you enough of the data.


Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:39 am
by thedqs
Another Idea is to make it a favorite on your computer and tell it to download the content for offline viewing. You can then take your laptop with you to view it. Also there are some OSS that will crawl a site and download the pages to the harddrive. The previous solution is nice because it will just syncronize every time you connect, the latter will redownload the entire site each time you try to sync it back up.