after using the bbpress import script it seems that a bunch of topic title urls were changed, just ever so slightly. I have a redirect json on my ghost site which is hosted on the root domain that does a good job at translating old bbpress topic paths to discourse while forwarding them on to the new domain name too:
"permanent": true, "from": "^/forums/topic/([a-z0-9\\-]+)", "to": "https://community.intelligentfanatics.com/t/$1"
like I said, most stuff comes across. But for some reason some topics, words like “of” “for” “on” “the” “and” and and extra “-” with some S’s in the title. So I thought ok, ghost redirects are getting like 75% of them across, but 25% are dying on the discourse side because of these variations in the URL. So I thought I would use the permalinks function on the discourse site to manually map those:
Should convert to the NEW URL:
…but it never captures the OLD URL. I tried the full URL including the domain name, I tried “/t/” instead of “t/” …the only thing that worked was went I removed the “t/” completely and just used “tony-hsieh-zappos-hiring-culture” but then I it only worked when the URL was entered too without the /t/. Any thoughts?