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Re: [tor-talk] Plans about Askbot?

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM, Tom Ritter <tom@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
>> 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?

Looks like they still have it:

Runa A. Sandvik
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