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Re: Forum migration?

Post by Zini » 07 Aug 2011, 13:17

IIRC we went for the questions option with the old forum and that worked well.

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Re: Forum migration?

Post by Husaco » 07 Aug 2011, 15:10

Zini wrote:We need to transfer the content of the old forum to this one. It contains important information (not to mention a good part of our project's history) and we can't rely on the old site staying up permanently.

Currently the plan is to do the forum migration last. Don't down how yet.
I'm no expert at these kinds of things (far from it), but I've heard that this converter works with no DB access, despite being a PITA to set up.

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Re: Forum migration?

Post by lgromanowski » 07 Aug 2011, 15:14

Husaco wrote:
Zini wrote:We need to transfer the content of the old forum to this one. It contains important information (not to mention a good part of our project's history) and we can't rely on the old site staying up permanently.

Currently the plan is to do the forum migration last. Don't down how yet.
I'm no expert at these kinds of things (far from it), but I've heard that this converter works with no DB access, despite being a PITA to set up.
Wow, thanks! This is what I need! :D
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Re: Forum migration?

Post by lgromanowski » 11 Aug 2011, 22:07

I've downloaded data from old forum, imported into local mysql database and converted into topic text files.
Some imported topics are already visible, but thats not all (its only a small part). I need to correct converter script because in downloaded data there are some strange bbcode and html tags (from crawler script), so all remaining topics will be inserted tomorrow and at the weekend.
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Re: Forum migration?

Post by Zini » 13 Aug 2011, 13:02

It seems that people who have not posted yet on the forum can't PM. At least for established forum members we should make an exception. I looked through the admin panel. Is it enough to remove those users from the "Newly Registered" group?

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Re: Forum migration?

Post by lgromanowski » 13 Aug 2011, 15:09

Yes, I moved all users from "newly registered" group (and disabled this feature - it requires from users to write at least three posts to gain "normal user" rights).
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Re: Forum migration?

Post by Zini » 15 Aug 2011, 10:43

Looks like at least one topic ("Go?") from Editor Development has ended up in the Development archive.

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Re: Forum migration?

Post by lgromanowski » 15 Aug 2011, 10:53

You're right. I will move it.
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Re: Forum migration?

Post by Zini » 21 Aug 2011, 16:59

You haven't posted any of the old forum material for quite a while. I guess it is a lot more work than you originally anticipated? At least it looks rather tiring.
If that is the case, we could drop the old "Off Topic" and "Discuss the Site" forum sections. "General" needs to be copied over though.

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Re: Forum migration?

Post by lgromanowski » 21 Aug 2011, 17:04

Zini wrote:You haven't posted any of the old forum material for quite a while. I guess it is a lot more work than you originally anticipated? At least it looks rather tiring.
If that is the case, we could drop the old "Off Topic" and "Discuss the Site" forum sections. "General" needs to be copied over though.
I just started to copy missing categories - "General" and other sections will be copied today :)
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