Okay, I actually got it to work using test forums. The problem I've run into now, is that my main forum, which is already installed and everything, doesn't have a database table prefix. I tried just giving it one in the config.php, but it didn't work (I didn't really expect it to, but it was worth a try)
I need to actually change the database, how can I do this?

Okay, I think I understand what I need to do once I know the user prefix, it seems pretty straight forward.
On the other hand, I'm getting really confused looking through my database. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be looking for, or where to be looking for it.
Could anyone tell me where I might look for it in phpmyadmin? Or should I be using phpmyadmin, I might be missing some tool I need. Databases are something I know nothing about.

Also, I'm going to try and get both forums on one database, so where can I find the database table prefix I'm looking for?

Well, I looked around for a while trying to find the information I needed.
I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking for though.

If I'm understanding you, I need to find the prefix for users in my first database, and in the files for my second forum, replace all references to users with another piece of code, that references the first database.

I was looking through my database using phpmyadmin, and I clicked on "users" but there was quite a bit of information there, and I wasn't sure what I was looking for.
I also don't know what text to replace with what on the second forum.

It might be helpful if you give an example, if it's not to much trouble.

Okay, thanks for answering so quickly.

Could you tell me how to do this, or is it documented somewhere.
I'm not to good with php, I have very limited knowledge of it. Do you think it's still something I could do?
I'm willing to put a lot of time into it if it can get things working the way I want.


I was thinking of maybe trying to do what you said, but as I thought about it, I thought of a few potential problems.

I pretty much want it to share everything except forums and posts. What I was thinking of first, would leave out post count, signatures, possibly password changes. (I'm not really sure, I'm just guessing from my limited understanding of what you just said)

What I want to do is have two different forums running, one for discussion, and one for talking about video game projects people have been working on.
The thing is I would like them to be seperate, as to reduce clutter. And I'd also like them to have different mods and settings. Such as the image tag, I really didn't want to
allow image tags to be used on my forum, but they really are needed in the project area. And if I ever consider any mods, my two sections have very different needs, so it would be nice to keep them seperated. I'd like it if they only had to sign up once, though.

What would be the best way of going about this? Is it reasonable to do this at this point, or would it be more effort to make and uphold than it's worth?

The database prefix, that you had the option of putting in during the install.

I'm pretty new with all this stuff, so this may sound dumb.

Anyway, I'm hoping to get two punbb's running on my website, only both of them will share the same users and user settings.
Basically, I was hoping to make kind of a subforum type thing, only instead of a sub forum, it would link to another forum altogether. This would help me be able to customize each section more thoroughly than I would with the sub-forum mods.

I was wondering if this is at all possible, and if maybe that is what the database prefix is for?

Thanks for any help.