One of the projects I’ve had on the back-burner is migrating kupopolis.com posts to a locked private forum on this site. This has been brought back to the forefront as kupopolis.com is no more. I had lost the databases, but fortunately Jerry actually had left them on a cloud storage dropbox link and was able to recover them for me once again (yeet). I’m in the process of grabbing the kupopolis.com domain too, but ran into a capitalist hurdle which has delayed that task for a few months.
So a little progress update: I was able to set up the database programs needed to look at the databases on my laptop, and of the 4 files it appears at least one of them is all of proper, neo, and legends. (Perhaps some iron writer too, not 100% sure).
The next step, which is somewhat of a big one, is cleaning up the 7,000+ posts to be formatted for discourse, map them to threads, and curate some of the chaff of bad datasets that seem to creep into the db towards the end as the site become more hacked. The end result should be a forum similar to Gaiden that will have aol classic (the classics thread), kupopolis proper, neo, and legends. If I discover there is iron writer stories I’ll make a subforum for that as well.
Questions for you guys:
- Should I make accounts for old kupopolis people not on this site presently? Doing so would put them on our email list so they would be made aware that their content has shown up at this new domain.
- Should I migrate old users’ content at all? I might just move anyone who has written a post on here in the last 2-3 years, even if they have an account oh here.
- Should I migrate ooc posts? Personally browsing through the content it was fun to re-read a few of the discussions, but I would prefer to just keep it to story posts for references.
- Do you guys have any concerns or questions?