@Jack_Cook I’ll give my two cents on the NMUSERS, I would highly encourage us not going the route of trying to hook in discussion here directly to NMUSERS, else there is ‘no’ incentive for people to actually come here, and posts on NMUSERS have stricter requirements (eg what if someone posts a reply here with image/attachment etc) that can easily get lost in translation.
Likewise, I think it is good to incentivize moving people to a ‘modern’ platform such as this. I don’t have a silver bullet recommendation, but one option is to reply to nmusers posts very literally with something like:
‘hi I posted your question onto the isop discussion board so I could reply there, here is a link to the conversation, I’d be happy to continue to discuss there’
This would hopefully make people aware and push movement for discussion onto this board instead.
As to actually getting old NMUSERS posts here, here are some thoughts:
I have been playing around with writing some web scraping scripts to pull down all the NMusers posts and could potentially try to in-line them into an archive, that would allow people to at least upvote and comment here if they want to resuscitate a topic, however it is non trivial to also weed out all the extra spam of recruiters etc posting job opportunities, out-of-date info, etc.
I personally actually think a better intermediate solution is to have a better way of viewing the NMusers archive externally (making a light webapp that provides some indexing,searchability, etc), with some capacity for a person to actually ‘import’ a specific discussion in here if they want to continue. This way we minimize old, out-of-date, and spammy threads, but can continue on or reference relevant discussions more easily.