I would like to delete ALL topics from a single category (~5000 topics) in order to re-import these topics from phpbb.
I could delete these topics, but since Discourse doesn’t really delete them but hide them, my phpbb import won’t re-import these messages.
I can’t just re-import from scratch either because I did a lot of configuration since my import. Not only discourse admin config but also reorganized categories, moved hundreds of topics by keywords, filtered a lot of messages with regexes to remove some content, edited some users and so on.
I was suggested a rails command. Note that my forum isn’t active opened to my community yet. I imported phpbb messages but no users logged in or posted on the forum. I hope that may minimize the probability that something is broken after the deletion.
do the trick?
Do you think there some database tables that should be cleaned up in some way after this?
Any idea, advice suggestion to achieve this?