Continuing the discussion from Special Project Planning - 2015-05-05:
I checked with @nukeador and the script does migrate users. It imports them as discourse users so they can log in using Persona with the same email address as they have listed in the old forum.
With regards to migrating threads, there’s two approaches we can take:
- Use the import script as-is and let it migrate all of the categories and threads. This would be the easiest option but we’d then have to clean up all the different categories, which could take a while.
- Get @leo or somebody else who knows ruby to edit the script so that it just dumps all of the posts into one category, which we could put in the archives category. It wouldn’t be pretty to browse, but it would be archived and searchable. (I suspect most people hit old threads via search anyway)
The other thing we’d need to think about are the new categories we’d want. From experience, I’ve found that less is more as too many categories can become confusing, but that comes later in the roadmap.
Where should we get started?