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Import old forum posts

Discussion in 'Suggestions and Feedback' started by jballou, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. jballou

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    Hi all, I just spent the past hour reading through the old forums and learned a lot. I'd hate to see all that information and community disappear, so are there any plans to import that data into the new forums? I've got a fair bit of experience with complex migrations of software including data migration between dissimilar products. I'd be happy to take a look and see if we can cleanly import all that stuff.
     
  2. Songbird

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    The old forum remains as an "archive". The two software tools used for the forums differ so much that importing it is impossible.
     
  3. jballou

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    You'd be surprised, the right query preprocessor can make it fairly easy. Anyway, if you think it'd be good to do, I'd be glad to take a look at the two schemas and let you know if it's doable. You're going to lose a lot of people who won't look in the archive if the forums appear empty.
     
  4. Songbird

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    There's different reasons as well. We all think it's fine as it is right now. The old forum has over a thousand inactive users and threads that no longer serve purpose. Hence why this software is a new start, or else I'd have just cleaned up the old forum.