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Forum: What is on Your Mind? 7 Hours Ago
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Posted By Neo
Update on vB3 Migration to Discourse - Issues and Status of BBCode Transformations
We "completed" the migration of this vB3 site to Discourse a number of days ago. However, deeper testing by @Scrutinizer and @MadeInGermany revealed that a lot of text was mangled in the migration. ...
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Posted By Neo
If you search the forums, this question has been...
If you search the forums, this question has been asked many times over the past 10 years.

The answer is always the same:


The way to clear issue this is to reboot.

There is no reason to...
Forum: Programming 4 Days Ago
219
Posted By Neo
Ruby-bbcode-to-md gem is a code mangler
Warning to Users of the Ruby gem ruby-bbcode-to-md

The Discourse plugin ruby-bbcode-to-md maintained by Neil Lalonde on GitHub (https://github.com/nlalonde/ruby-bbcode-to-md) is a total code...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Neo
Update: The moderation team has decided to...
Update:

The moderation team has decided to open both forums, the old vB forum (this one) and the new one (Discourse forum) for the time being.

We want to get more user feedback and also...
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Posted By Neo
Please Stay Home and Safe During the Pandemic
We are wishing every please stay home and stay safe during the pandemic.

Don't forget to try out our new forums at;

https://community.unix.com

Login over there while at home and tell us what...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 1 Week Ago
501
Posted By Neo
FYI: We have started the process of the...
FYI:

We have started the process of the "final migration" to the new community site.

New posts and new registrations on www.unix.com are disabled.

Details on the site site coming soon.
...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Neo
Announcement: New Discourse Site to Go Live this Weekend
Update: Both the new site and site are live.

We plan to set this site (www.unix.com) to read only and there will be no new registrations here after this weekend.

I plan do the "final"...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 1 Week Ago
627
Posted By Neo
Making progress getting the vB "thanks" to...
Making progress getting the vB "thanks" to convert and migration to discourse "like"...

Results from migration test run 5:

The number of discourse "likes" will not match the vb forums because...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 1 Week Ago
627
Posted By Neo
Seems like the "likes" migrations worked well,...
Seems like the "likes" migrations worked well, and most of the profile counters have updated, except mine (for some strange reason, LOL)

The discourse system gives more weight to likes to people...
Forum: AIX 2 Weeks Ago
1,569
Posted By Neo
Congrats and thanks for posting back your success...
Congrats and thanks for posting back your success and reasons for your success.
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 1 Week Ago
627
Posted By Neo
All is done, for the initial migrations except...
All is done, for the initial migrations except for "vb thanks" to "discourse likes".

(of course the discourse site is behind the vb site as far as the most recent posts....)

It's looking good,...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 1 Week Ago
627
Posted By Neo
Done... Updating topic reply counts... ...
Done...

Updating topic reply counts...
138032 / 138032 (100.0%) [10714 items/min]
Updating first_post_created_at...

Updating user post_count...

Updating user topic_count...
...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 2 Weeks Ago
627
Posted By Neo
Some of my crude hacking worked ..... LOL At...
Some of my crude hacking worked ..... LOL

At least some attachments are working:

8235

Success! LOL
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 2 Weeks Ago
627
Posted By Neo
Moving right along..... no apparent errors in...
Moving right along..... no apparent errors in the modifications included in the Ruby migration script, vbulletin_neo4.rb :

importing groups..
20 / 20 (100.0%) [49738 items/min] ...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 2 Weeks Ago
627
Posted By Neo
Moving along... importing users 62848...
Moving along...

importing users
62848 / 138160 ( 45.5%) [181 items/min]

We have two servers, one for MIGRATION TEST 4 (above, current test) and a future site staged and ready for the...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Neo
Update: The first half of migrating...
Update:


The first half of migrating "thanks to likes' is done, and I have already created a matching postgres discourse user_actions table in vb mysql to transfer all user likes action to...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 2 Weeks Ago
764
Posted By Neo
I think I found the problem. In all the install...
I think I found the problem. In all the install directions and migration directions I read online (many) none of them mentioned setting the ENV["IMPORT"] variable

However, now that I am moving...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Neo
Migration notes, tentative plans, ideas: ...
Migration notes, tentative plans, ideas:


When I finishing migrating and testing and have a working discourse forum for the site I will open up the forum to all to visit and test.
I will not...
Forum: Programming 2 Weeks Ago
808
Posted By Neo
Yes, I agree many company will not permit an app...
Yes, I agree many company will not permit an app like Telegram, especially a big company like yours.

On this point, I cannot advise how to proceed because your companies risk management team will...
Forum: Programming 2 Weeks Ago
808
Posted By Neo
Good job Ravinder. Always a pleasure to see...
Good job Ravinder.

Always a pleasure to see people learning new things and using that knowledge to solve real-world problems.

Can you use kind of system at your work?
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 2 Weeks Ago
764
Posted By Neo
Still chugg'n along: import topics 164667...
Still chugg'n along:

import topics
164667 / 240510 ( 68.5%)

My modification from vbulletin.rb to vbulletin_neo.rb has worked so far and fixed the importing of forums to categories was done...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 2 Weeks Ago
1,221
Posted By Neo
In addition, today, I was thinking that if I can...
In addition, today, I was thinking that if I can get this complex, two decades old vB3 to discourse migration working well, I may offer this migration for free to 10 other vB3 sites
as a way of...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 2 Weeks Ago
1,221
Posted By Neo
I'm getting better at this the second time...
I'm getting better at this the second time around, for sure; but I'm not an expert on ruby for sure.



I harbor no ill will that the leadership team at meta gave me the cold shoulder regarding...
Forum: Programming 2 Weeks Ago
710
Posted By Neo
Success! After running for 4 days (LOL)...
Success!

After running for 4 days (LOL) and detecting the sun as "oven" and moving leaves on a bonsai tree as "airplane" and "keyboard", a small bird flew in and perched itself right on the...
Forum: Programming 3 Weeks Ago
710
Posted By Neo
Had this Node-RED, COCO-SSD, TensorFlow...
Had this Node-RED, COCO-SSD, TensorFlow contraption out on the balcony hunting for birds today. Then was busy on some other project, and got this incoming.

So, not sure if the gizmo I made...
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