A lot of discussions have taken place in qubes-users and it could be useful to import those discussions to populate this forum and make it easier to find valuable content for people who never went to the mailing list.
Update: There are two ways of going about this:
Importing old discussions
This is for importing past discussions and is technically challenging so we decided not to do this for now.
This instance is using discourse’s free plan for open source projects and they don’t provide support for importing discussions
If you need to import existing community content of any kind we unfortunately can’t help you. For small communities we recommend simply copy & pasting in your top 20+ topics to seed your new forum with your most important content.
So if it is ok to import these discussions there might be an option of doing the import while still remaining on the free plan:
- Backup this forum
- Boot a server with discourse installed (we’ll call this the Mirror server)
- Import the backup from 1.
- Run google groups import script
- Backup the Mirror server
- Import the backup from 5. onto https://forum.qubes-os.org
This should only be done before this forum is actively used since any posts between steps 1. and 6. will be lost. Or the forum can be put in read-only mode, during that time. But the other option might be better.
Mirror discussions going forward
This is an easier option, but it will only have discussions going forward (not old ones).
This is discussed further down and it seems the staff is favorable if this works. (currently under test)