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Re: [tor-talk] Plans about Askbot?

On Jun 17, 2013 5:41 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
> > > 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.
> 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.

Did they stop doing the database dumps?

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