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I host a vBulletin Forum, But the license isn't in my name, I pay for it though. It's in the name of a staff member that left. Any way my staff and I got in to a disagreement and the other admin deleted me from the admin user group. I can get into the database with phpMyAdmin is there any way I can regain control that way? Is there anything I can do or am I going to have to wipe the database and start over?
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post #2 of 15
yes you can definitely do something, theres an admin recovery tool or something like that

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* Login to phpMyAdmin and select the Database option…
* Click on the table vb3_usergroup and Browse it.
* Check which usergroupid represents Administrators (It is normally 6).
* Now, Click on the table vb3_user and Browse it.
* Tick the User and Edit it, It will take you to another page…
* Change the usergroupid 6 and Apply is by Clicking Go.
http://www.fnode.com/2008/03/how-to-...ia-phpmyadmin/
post #3 of 15
I would back it up somewhere and then hold it for ransom tell they let you back on.
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stop paying. he'll know when he needs to apologize
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holy crap thanks, and they are going to pay for this back stabing.
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Log PL0X? with pix? I want to see this unfold.
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Originally Posted by jtypin View Post
Log PL0X? with pix? I want to see this unfold.
Well I just made sure it works, and changed it back I don't want them to know I am in control yet. It will probably go down later to night when they all meet. I will try to make it interesting lol sadly they will probably just whine a lot and then leave.
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lol, mysteriously "go down"
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What ended up happening?
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Well I decide not to destroy the community, because if I were to kick them out it at least half the core members would probably leave out of protest. I am currently a Mod while we work the this stuff out out. I always say our board has more drama than a teen soap.
Edited by Col. Newman - 1/4/09 at 2:58pm
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