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  • See any malformed imported posts?

    Posted on May 9th, 2019 at 10:24 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    We’re close to 1,000,000 posts. Although we have hundreds of thousands more to come, I’d like to start getting the ones we have cleaned up.

    Some of the posts we brought in from Windows Secrets are very hard to read on AskWoody. The problem lies in the way some formatting codes in vBulletin don’t work right in bbPress. Here’s an example of a horrendously disfigured post:


    If you bump into a malformed post, could you let us know in the Comments? All we need is the post number — the number in the upper right corner that’s preceded by a #. In this case, the bad post is #497684.

    We’ll be looking to identify patterns, so we can clean up swathes of the malformed posts in one swell foop.


    P.S. I’ve already picked up all 450+ posts from Kathleen that mention the Top Story.