Import posts from Facebook group into Discourse

(Sander Datema) #105

Thanks for testing this. I had no idea the Discourse part would still work. I remeber I was never able to extract usernames from Facebook. In stead I used mail addressess.

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(Martin Eriksson) #106

I was perhaps a bit unclear in my last post, it seems the importer could not fetch user objects at all this time. Previously it fetched users including their id, first_name, last_name etc. But I’m not sure if it ever fetched usernames. I always just referenced the user data objects by their Facebook ID.

I want to emphasize that it might be very easy to fix this and get the script to fetch user objects again. Maybe just a slightly different API call or maybe some permission you need to set when generating the access token.

See link below. If Facebook is in the middle of a transition between versions, that might explain why there are problems. So far, the importer has used the user_managed_groups permission. Perhaps it is easy to rewrite it to use the new Groups API.

(Neeraj Saini) #107

Interested in moving my Facebook group to discourse. Can you Help with this migration? My group has 40k+ members. Ready to signup for a business plan

(Neeraj Saini) #108

Based on this do you think we will be able to map fb users to discourse fb signups with the same user?

(Jeff Atwood) #109

As long as you follow the terms of our standard hosting agreement and pay for a year of business hosting up front, we’d be happy to take it on:

(Neeraj Saini) #110

Sorry I totally missed your response. I can signup for one year plan. Would like to know the deliverables. Will you be able to migrate all the existing posts/comments and users to discourse?