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Are our old posts going to be moved across?

I cannot find my old posts. Are these old posts located in an archive somewhere or are we waiting for them to be ported across? It is sometimes easier to point to an old post rather than type the answer to an old question again.

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Community Manager

Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

Hi rhall

Not all of posts, only the top posts are migrated to our new community portal. The old forum will be archived.

Thanks for your great contributions in our old forum, we look forward to your continued participation in our new community!

Regards Shong

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Community Manager

Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

Hi rhall

Not all of posts, only the top posts are migrated to our new community portal. The old forum will be archived.

Thanks for your great contributions in our old forum, we look forward to your continued participation in our new community!

Regards Shong

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Five Stars

Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

This ain't great Smiley Sad
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Twelve Stars

Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

Yeah, I have to admit that it is a bit frustrating not having the content available on here and the fact that many of us have completely lost our hard earned status is also a bit disappointing. 

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Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

Also the UI with about 2.5 messages per /screen/ leaves a lot to be desired. Call me a Luddite (Luddite!) but the clunky old forum was a goldmine (well, a silver mine maybe) and would be a severe blow to lose all that useful stuff...
Twelve Stars

Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

I think there are many positives to the new site, but there needs to be a better way of preserving the old posts.

I think the layout is quite nice, but agree that we need a way of increasing the content per page (is there a way @shong?). I very much like the ability to tag users Smiley Happy

The kudo system looks very promising. I'm interested to see how that works out. However I feel that resetting all users to 1 star may leave some of us who have posted a lot a little disenchanted by the perceived demotion.

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Community Manager

Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

Hi rhall

We have a list of top contributors including you, we will bump the top contributors to a high rank.

 


I think the layout is quite nice, but agree that we need a way of increasing the content per page (is there a way @shong?).

We will look into this.

Thanks!

Shong

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Community Manager

Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

Hi
I hear your frustration mhayhurst, but we had to make some cut. You have to realize that the old fluxbb forum was on since 2006 and beside the silver or gold nuggets you may be able to dig out (because you know your way in and out) there was a lot of junk out there that kept mislead our newest users.

We had to make a decision and we decided to elect a top range of posts and topics out of all our boards.

Of course we probably missed some posts of yours ;-) but we hope not too many and not the major ones. If you think so though, feel free to email us with the old link (if you still have it). We will post it somehow and credit you for it.

Cheers

Elisa

Community Manager

Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

Thanks Richard for all the positives.
I think Laura, our Community manager, managed to give back the top contributors a bit of your past contribution level... We're still working this out (not the easiest Lithium feature to work with to be honest...) and hope to make it better as we get more familiar with our new tool... It's new for everyone Smiley Happy
Community Manager

Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

We did "reward" the top users.

 

If I missed anyone, rest assured that it's not intentional. Feel free to PM me for questions/concerns/etc. Thank you for your patience.

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Old Forums have dissapeared?

Did the old forums get removed?  They were a wealth of technique based information and being able to use google to search was much better than the search feature here.    Also, there were many many questions answered in the old posts that have yet to be answered in this forum.  Things that have answers that cross all versions.

 

Please open these old forums or provide a searchable archive. 

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Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

The lose of technique based answers for a massive swatch of questions that covered all version is a huge problem.

That forum was way more complete than this one. Frankly this is crippling.
Twelve Stars

Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

@dggriffi maybe a data integration tool could be used to migrate the data and tag it appropriately. I wonder what tool could be used though ..... :-)

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Community Manager

Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

Hi guys

 

The main reason for us not to move everything over was that we had lots of crap in the middle of good information - So I agree there must be a lot of threads that should have been moved over, and I apologize about this loss.

Currnently, we want to consider moving more threads over but we would need some help to select them in fact.

If you have any suggestion to help selecting the right content, other than hand-pick threads one by one, we'remore than happy to hear them. Let's take this offline, and let's exchange via community_help@talend.com.

We're really scratching our heads on how to take over only the best information without all the mess that is useless and would confuse more than it would help.

 

The most viewed + most recent threads were moved over. But we have threads as old as 2006, I don't think the information there makes any sense anymore. I'm happy to reconsider if you can give me some KPI or even keywords that would help us select the right content.

 

 

Ping me directly via community_help email so we can continue discussing the possibility of moving more content.

 

Cheers

Elisa

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Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

Frankly its not possible for me to recommend posts for transition if i can no longer see the old posts.
While you certainly had a bunch of crap in the middle of good, you have now wiped out a majority of the good to avoid the crap. You threw out the baby with the bathwater.

The stuff that is important to me is the technique based information which was less prone to being wrong or changing with version changes. Things like:
How to handle manipulation strings
Ways to use the tJava,tJavarow
The need for File list components for FTP based components.
Etc.

Despite what some might suggest, these topics are not clearly covered in the help documentation. and the old forums served as a place to reference these methods for use.

There is no way to pick out the good from the bad. You are really just going to need to make the entirety of the text from these forums available and searchable. Perhaps you should just put them back online at the old URL.


Twelve Stars

Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

@dggriffi you can still access the old data here https://www.talendforge.org/forum

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Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

That does appear to be true so thank you.   The truth is that the links to the old forums from a google search suddenly started redirecting to this community front page instead of to the old forum post.   You are right that you could copy the link and correct it after redirection to see the old forum post.

 

 

It appears that the problem has been corrected since.   Now links from google searches no longer redirect here.  all is right with the world again.

Community Manager

Re: Are our old posts going to be moved across?

Hi
Last week we had a bug on redirection which led to redirecting all threads to the new home page. We reverted back and the old forge should be available now. We're working at redirecting the migrated threads to their new locations but not the threads that were not moved.
Elisa