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If I import data from StackExchange, will my original URLs work?

asked 2011-06-14 17:34:17 -0600

Tomasz P. Szynalski gravatar image

updated 2011-06-15 03:40:28 -0600

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My StackExchange site has URLs that look like this:

If I install Askbot at and import the SE dump, will these URLs point to the correct question pages?

If not, can it be done easily?

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I will be offline for an hour or so...
Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2011-06-14 17:36:27 -0600 )edit
this url is done - in the github repo.
Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2011-06-15 03:41:07 -0600 )edit

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answered 2011-06-14 17:35:36 -0600

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Most of them are the same, but can be made identical, if not. Do you have a deadline to move off SE?

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I've still got over 3 weeks. Not sure I understand your answer, Evgeny. I noticed the URLs look a bit different on Does the URL format I pasted above work "out of the box" or do I have to effect some magic with mod_rewrite or something like that?
Tomasz P. Szynalski gravatar imageTomasz P. Szynalski ( 2011-06-14 17:52:44 -0600 )edit

answered 2011-06-14 17:51:52 -0600

There might be problems in the url:

Compare this url


Please notice the stackexchange is using questions, and there is no en in the url

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Yep. That's why I'm asking this question. :)
Tomasz P. Szynalski gravatar imageTomasz P. Szynalski ( 2011-06-14 17:53:13 -0600 )edit
the /en/ part is specific to this site only, but I added a setting to the ASKBOT_USE_STACKEXCHANGE_URLS - so far it just enables the /questions/<id>/slug url, if anything else needs to be adjusted - please let me know.
Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2011-06-15 03:40:03 -0600 )edit

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