this is probably one of the best places to ask such questions. so i do it now.
first of - i have to explain something; I have to grab some data out of a phpBB in order to do some field reseach. I need the data out of a forum that is runned by a user community. I need the data to analyze the discussions.
to give an example - let us take this forum here. How can i grab all the data out of this forum - and get it local and then after wards put it in a local database - of a phpBB-forum - is this possible"?!"?
Nothing harmeful - nothing bad - nothing serious and dangerous. But the issue is.
i have to get the data - so what?
I need the data in a allmost full and complete formate. So i need all the data like
text of the posting and so on and so on.
how to do that?
i need some kind of a grabbing tool - can i do it with that kind of tool. How do i sove the storing-issue into the local mysql-database.
Well you see that is a tricky work - and i am pretty sure taht i am getting help here. So for any and all help i am very very thankful
#many many thanks in advance
- a Ethno-reseracher