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scraping forums

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Americanski, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Americanski

    Americanski Newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
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    There has to be a way to pull/scape forum theads and posts that do NOT have a RSS feeds. Help a brother out please!
  2. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

    Feb 12, 2008
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    By Hand? :)

    That's how I did it... well actually I used OrwellPRO when it first came out.. which helped a lot.
  3. creditwrench

    creditwrench Newbie

    Dec 28, 2008
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    Here is how I do it. You see that little number in the upper right hand corner of each post? Click on that and that post is separated into a separate window. Like this:
    Yours is #1 in the thread and so I clicked on the #1 and copied what was there and pasted right back into this message to show you how it is done.

    Now take that same method to Blogger and paste it into a new page on your blog and you can delete any advertising or whatever you don't want. You can edit out anything. Then use the html editor to make any changes you want so it fits the page and you have a new post for your blog or web page or whatever you want to do with it.

    Google Docs works the same way. Only problem with Google Docs is that they don't really let it get into the search engines so once you clean it up and get rid of links and whatever you don't want then you can copy the material or the code and take it to your blog or make a web page out of it or do whatever you want with it.

    A wee bit of work sometimes but that's to be expected. Ain't no free lunches.
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  4. autoblog jr.

    autoblog jr. Newbie

    Aug 16, 2009
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    Try forum2blog by goscript.net. I never used this but it seems that it can import from vbulletin blog.