Migration of "old forum" questions..?

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HutTheNut
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Migration of "old forum" questions..?

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Hi,

Is it possible to migrate questions and answers in an anonymized form from the "old forum"..? (In order to comply with GDPR)

Best regards,
HTN :)

mrburnette
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Re: Migration of "old forum" questions..?

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HutTheNut wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:39 pm
Hi,

Is it possible to migrate questions and answers in an anonymized form from the "old forum"..? (In order to comply with GDPR)

Best regards,
HTN :)
Were the old board still online, perhaps a migration script would be effective. But the old forum is off-line and Roger's hosting company immediately shuts it down with each startup attempt. Thus, I do not think a migration of any old forum content is likely.

IMO, the internet archive version is going to have to serve for any historical requirements:
https://web.archive.org/web/20190316154 ... /index.php

arpruss
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Re: Migration of "old forum" questions..?

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One could scrape things from the internet archive and post them here, anonymized.

mrburnette
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Re: Migration of "old forum" questions..?

Post by mrburnette »

arpruss wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:05 pm
One could scrape things from the internet archive and post them here, anonymized.
Well, that sounds s bit silly to me....
Would it not be more appropriate to "say your piece" and reference the archive? That permits new readers to go back to original material and develop a context for the dialog and code/answer.

In my thinking, reference material like the old forum should not be the source for plagiarism here in the new forum.

ag123
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Re: Migration of "old forum" questions..?

Post by ag123 »

my thoughts are a little different, if things are worthy to keep, it should be filed in a 'wiki' like manner
e.g. one of the forumers here
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=44
setup a very nice base for boards on github web
https://stm32-base.org/boards/
other sort of wiki and how tos should be filed in a similar manner, and preferably kind of a 'reference site' for things that everyone commonly looks up and guides for the newbies and not so newbies, e.g. things like interfacing ili9341, sdfat, various code sources, datasheets, schematics, pinouts etc. even things with stm32 itself e.g.how to enable the fpu, hw sdio etc, as well as the various 'tips and tricks' and more importantly 'gotchas' these things are often referenced after a while, they are 'snowed under' and usually they come up as a new thread for discussion on an 'old' topic as usual
:lol:

one of those things i did and shared is a usb-serial (uart) dongle with signals (dtr/rts etc) for libmaple core
viewtopic.php?f=48&t=22
the original motivations for writing this is to use it to flash other bp/mm boards (i got into that spot after misplacing my st-link v2 dongle and realized it would be good if only i had a usb-uart dongle), though as ray has pointed out, these days good usb-uart dongles are after all pretty cheap and good :lol:
https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?ca ... t=usb+uart
then at some point in time i modified the codes for various tests with esp8266, that has become sample code which i committed into libmaple as an 'example', hopefuly if someone like me is searching for a usb-uart dongle, but only have a sketch install-able 'pill' board, now there is a sketch that does just that
https://github.com/rogerclarkmelbourne/ ... -w-signals
:D

Andy2No
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Re: Migration of "old forum" questions..?

Post by Andy2No »

There's still a partial, but largely complete, archive of the old forum here too:

https://stm32duinoforum.com/forum/index_php.html

Some links on recent posts probably still don't work, because those pages are missing... Apparently some older content is missing too, but there's still a large chunk of it there, and it links together well, when it works. The archive.org site is generally not good at that.

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