What would you like done?
Import forums, topics, users, and messages from a long-dead forum.
When do you need it done?
Next few weeks.
What is your budget, in $ USD that you can offer for this task?
I have data from an old forum based on “WebBoard” software which has hasn’t been functional for many years and I’d like to get it imported into Discourse. I will later convert an active phpBB2 forum and combine with this (but that is not part of this request).
The old forum data is in a 20 MB mySQL database, in 3 tables:
- forums (19)
- users (734)
- posts (31,074)
Table structures look like this:
forums ForumID ForumName users UserID UserName FirstName LastName UserEmail posts MsgID ForumID UserID TopicID TopicTitle PostDate (format: 1999-06-29 09:15:50) Body
Many of the users’ email addresses are bad since the forum is old, so I’m not sure what would be the best way to handle that. If the users are deactivated but posts retain the user’s real name, I’d be OK with that.
Messages are grouped by
TopicID, and are in order based on the
PostDate. There is no threading, all replies are in sequence.
There is no need to redirect any links or fix formatting of content.