"Assigning" comments to another user

I’m migrating comments from Disqus as I’m migrating articles into a private Discourse site. I don’t want to mechanically import Disqus comments, but rather I’m moving them by hand for various reasons. I’d like to be able to “assign” comments to other users, including people who don’t have active accounts in my Discourse site. In essence, I’d like to make it clearer which comments are from me and which ones I’m posting on behalf of others.

Suggestions? Can I “impersonate” someone to post a comment?

Any admin can change a post author:

You will have to create staged accounts for those before being able to assign.


Thanks. I couldn’t figure out how to make a staged account, so I just created a generic “legacy commenter” account and that seems to work fine.


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