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Re: [tor-talk] Plans about Askbot?

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 9:34 PM, Lunar <lunar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Runa A. Sandvik:
>> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Lunar <lunar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > One of the concern that was raised by Moritz is export capabilities of
>> > Stack Exchange. How likely are we to switch to a self-hosted application
>> > if it means losing data that had taken a lot of energy to assemble in
>> > the first place?
>> Who said we will lose data? AskBot supports importing data from Stack
>> Exchange (I have not tested it myself, so I don't know how much work
>> it requires): http://askbot.org/doc/import-data.html
> Moritz mentioned that we would not be able to migrate user/reputation.
> As such Q&A websites have an important social component (karma, badges,
> and so on), volunteers who would have invested time and energy to build
> a good reputation could be turned away by loosing all their stats
> overnight.

We can set karma manually by editing the AskBot database. Doing so
would be a bit of a pain if we have a high number of very committed
users, though.

> Overall, I am not afrad of the import part: AskBot is free software.
> It's getting data out of Stack Exchange that I am wondering about.
> Looks like at least most data (except user logins, emails and passwords)
> could be retrieved through <http://data.stackexchange.com/>, but it
> looks a bit tedious to get a full export. Also, given there's a CAPTCHA,
> I am not sure backups could be automated.

Yeah, I'll look into it.

Runa A. Sandvik
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