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New Migration Tool: Link to Discourse Community Topic from vB Thread Tools Menu
To help with migration data integrity checks, today I spend the day working on this and created a migration tool which I hope is useful.
Basically, I mapped all the new discourse topic ids to the original forum thread id and moved all that information to the mysql DB of this forum. I think the effort was worth it.
You can now visit the corresponding topic in the new forum via the thread drop down menu:
This feature is available only to registered users (for now).
It took me all day do get these mappings done and working; so I hope our great members find this tool useful.
Also note, if the thread has not been migrated yet, or for some reason it not in the mapping, there will be no "community menu item" in the thread tools menu.
Also note, if the thread is not in a public forum (for example a jailed thread in a spam forum or a topic in the moderator forum), this quick tool will (actually may) not work. This tool is only for publicly visible discussions threads.
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. We traced these bugs to two issues:
A minor bug in the Ruby vbulletin.rb migration script... (19 Replies)
Test Build 4 on New Server, with changes identified in discourse test builds 2 and 3, primarily:
Insuring ruby-bbcode-to-markdown is enabled.
Removing line breaks from ICODE to markdown in migration script.
Added vbpostid to posts in discourse to setup migrating vb "thanks" to discourse... (28 Replies)
Like we all do, we learn a lot from tests, test migrations, and so forth.
Today, I started from scratch on test migration 2, armed with a lot more knowledge,
The main differences are as follows:
Installed discourse plugin ruby-bbcode-to-md before starting the install
Modified... (30 Replies)